Jackson Avery

Jackson Avery, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a fictional character in the ABC prime time medical drama, Grey's Anatomy, portrayed by actor Jesse Williams.[1] The character was created by series creator and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes. He was introduced in season 6 episode "Invasion" as a surgical resident formerly from Mercy West Medical Center when it merges with Seattle Grace Hospital.

Jackson Avery
Grey's Anatomy character
The Season 9 promotional photo of Jesse Williams as Dr. Jackson Avery
First appearance"Invasion" (6.05)
October 15, 2009
(as recurring cast)
"With You I'm Born Again" (7.01)
September 23, 2010
(as series regular)
Last appearance"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (17.17)
June 3, 2021
(as main cast)
"When I Get to the Border" (19.05)
November 3, 2022
(as guest cast)
Created byShonda Rhimes
Portrayed byJesse Williams
Season(s)619
In-universe information
TitleChief of Plastic Surgery
M.D
F.A.C.S.
OccupationAttending plastic surgeon and ENT
Board Chairman of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital
FamilyRobert Avery (father)
Catherine Fox (mother)
Richard Webber (declared father, step-father)
Harper Avery (paternal grandfather, deceased)
SpouseApril Kepner (m. (2013-div. 2016; reconciled)
Significant otherLexie Grey
Stephanie Edwards
Maggie Pierce
Victoria "Vic" Hughes
Jo Wilson
ChildrenSamuel Norbert Avery (son with April, deceased)
Harriet Kepner-Avery (daughter with April)

Williams initially appeared as a recurring cast member,[2] and was later promoted to a series regular in season 7.[3] The character's main storyline involves Jackson trying to achieve success on his own instead of riding on the coattails of his surgeon grandfather's high reputation. He specializes in plastic surgery after working with chief Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) in season 7, and later became chief of the department himself. Jackson had five relationships with, in order, Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), April Kepner (Sarah Drew) Stephanie Edwards, April Kepner (Sarah Drew) (again), Maggie Pierce, Victoria Hughes, Jo Wilson, and April Kepner (Sarah Drew) (again). He married Kepner and had two children: a son, Samuel, who died of osteogenesis imperfecta type II, and a daughter named Harriet. Avery left Seattle with former spouse April Kepner (Sarah Drew) to run the Catherine Fox foundation. On the 400th episode of the show, Jackson returned to Seattle and it was revealed that he and April had rekindled their romantic relationship while living in Boston.


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