Jesse Williams is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He’s best known for playing Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey’s Anatomy (2009–2021), he has also appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Butler (2013), and Band Aid (2017). Prior to acting, Williams worked as a high school teacher and activist.
Jesse Williams Age
He was born on August 5, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Jesse Williams Wife
He is in a relationship with Taylour Paige. His girlfriend is an American actress and dancer. Previously, he was married to his ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee. Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee had two kids together. Their daughter Sadie Williams was born in December 2013 and a son Maceo Williams was born in October 2015. The two were divorced in 2019.
Jesse Williams Family
He is the son of Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams. Williams mother is Swedish and his father is African American from Georgia. His mother is a professional potter and his father is a history teacher. He has two younger brothers who have specialized in visual arts.
Jesse Williams Career
Williams started studying acting and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors Showcase presented by ABC Television, one of 14 actors chosen from among over 800 individuals who auditioned, in 2005. Since 2006, Williams has appeared in different television series, films, and theatre productions. In 2012, he established a production company, farWord Inc.
In June 2016, he won the humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, delivering a speech highlighting racial injustice, police brutality, and the invention of whiteness. He also worked as a model during college but never considered pursuing it as a career. He modeled for Kenneth Cole Productions, Levi’s, and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.
Williams attended Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated in 1998. He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a double major in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts.
Jesse Williams Net Worth
Jesse Williams net worth is estimated to be $12 million.