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Jesse Williams is an American model, actor and activist

InformationDetail
BirthdayAugust 5, 1981
NationalityAmerican
FamousActivists, Fashion, Models, Actors
City/StateIllinois
SpousesAryn Drake-Lee
Known asJesse Wesley Williams
ChildrensMaceo Williams, Sadie Williams
Universities
  • Moses Brown School
  • Temple University
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Height187
GenderMale
FatherReginald Williams
MotherJohanna Chase
Net Worth$8 million as of Apr 25,2017
Sun SignLeo
Born inChicago, Illinois, United States
Famous asModel, Actor, Activist
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Who is Jesse Williams?

Jesse Wesley Williams is an American model, actor, and activist. He is popular for portraying the character of Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC’s hit series ‘Grey's Anatomy’ and of Eric Medina in the TV series ‘Beyond the Break’. Besides this, he has acted in the movies ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler’, ‘Money’, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’ and ‘Brooklyn's Finest’. Coming to Williams’ modelling projects, he has done modelling for many high end brands and companies, such as ‘Tommy Hilfiger’, ‘L. L. Bean’ and ‘Kenneth Cole Productions’, to name a few. Note that the multi-faceted personality is not only a television and film star, but is a popular activist as well. Williams is one of the members of the board of directors at the civil rights think tank and advocacy group, The Advancement Project. He is also the executive producer of the multifaceted media project, Question Bridge: Black Males. Through all his contributions to the world of acting and activism, the American star has earned fans from all over the world.

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Career

Jesse Williams has done modelling for several brands and companies, such as ‘Tommy Hilfiger, ‘Kenneth Cole Productions’, ‘Lane Bryant’ and ‘L. L. Bean’, to name a few. He has also appeared in music videos for the songs ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Fall In Love’.

Coming to his acting career on stage, he has worked for various theatre productions including ‘The Sandbox’ and ‘The American Dream’ at Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City. His other theatre works include ‘The Glass Menagerie’ off-Broadway.

Williams got featured in an episode of the TV series ‘Law & Order’ in which he played the role of Kwame. He also appeared in two episodes of the series ‘Greek’. He then had a recurring role in the show ‘Beyond the Break’. In 2009, Williams was cast as ‘Jackson Avery’ in ABC’s ‘Grey's Anatomy.’

In the year 2008, Jesse Williams made his film debut through the movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’. The same year, he was offered his first major role as Holden McCrea in the horror film named ‘The Cabin in the Woods’. Then he did the flick ‘Brooklyn's Finest’. The talented actor was also featured in the film ‘Money’.

Activism

Jesse Williams is one of the members of the board of directors at the civil rights think tank and advocacy group, The Advancement Project. He is also the executive producer of the multifaceted media project, Question Bridge: Black Males. The American actor cum model has written articles and blogs for CNN as well as ‘The Huffington Post.’ In 2016, Williams gave a speech regarding police brutality and racial injustice at the event of the BET Awards.

Personal Life

Jesse Wesley Williams was born on August 5, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His parents are Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams. The actor has two brothers who are professionals in visual arts. Williams studied at Moses Brown School in Rhode Island. He later on graduated from the Temple University, majoring in Film and Media Arts as well as African American Studies. Talking about the actor’s love life, he got married to his girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee in 2012. The couple has two children, a son named Maceo and a daughter named Sadie. In 2017, it was out in the news that the couple has filed for divorce.

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  • // 2008
    In the year 2008, Jesse Williams made his film debut through the movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’. The same year, he was offered his first major role as Holden McCrea in the horror film named ‘The Cabin in the Woods’. Then he did the flick ‘Brooklyn's Finest’. The talented actor was also featured in the film ‘Money’.
  • // 2009
    Williams got featured in an episode of the TV series ‘Law & Order’ in which he played the role of Kwame. He also appeared in two episodes of the series ‘Greek’. He then had a recurring role in the show ‘Beyond the Break’. In 2009, Williams was cast as ‘Jackson Avery’ in ABC’s ‘Grey's Anatomy.’
  • // 2016
    Jesse Williams is one of the members of the board of directors at the civil rights think tank and advocacy group, The Advancement Project. He is also the executive producer of the multifaceted media project, Question Bridge: Black Males. The American actor cum model has written articles and blogs for CNN as well as ‘The Huffington Post.’ In 2016, Williams gave a speech regarding police brutality and racial injustice at the event of the BET Awards.

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Jesse Williams's FAQ

  • What is Jesse Williams birthday?

    Jesse Williams was born at 1981-08-05

  • Where is Jesse Williams's birth place?

    Jesse Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • What is Jesse Williams nationalities?

    Jesse Williams's nationalities is American

  • Who is Jesse Williams spouses?

    Jesse Williams's spouses is Aryn Drake-Lee

  • Who is Jesse Williams childrens?

    Jesse Williams's childrens is Maceo Williams, Sadie Williams

  • What was Jesse Williams universities?

    Jesse Williams studied at Moses Brown School, Temple University

  • How tall is Jesse Williams?

    Jesse Williams's height is 187

  • Who is Jesse Williams's father?

    Jesse Williams's father is Reginald Williams

  • Who is Jesse Williams's mother?

    Jesse Williams's mother is Johanna Chase

  • What is Jesse Williams's sun sign?

    Jesse Williams is Leo

  • How famous is Jesse Williams?

    Jesse Williams is famouse as Model, Actor, Activist

  • What is Jesse Williams's facebook?

    Jesse Williams's facebook is https://www.facebook.com/iJesseWilliams/

  • What is Jesse Williams's twitter?

    Jesse Williams's twitter is https://twitter.com/ijessewilliams/

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