Jesse Williams (actor)

Jesse Wesley Williams is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He played Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2009–22) and has appeared in films such as The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and The Butler (2013). He has provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in the video game Detroit: Become Human (2018). He served as an executive producer of the Academy Award-winning short, Two Distant Strangers (2020) and the Tony Award-winning revival of Take Me Out (2022), the latter of which he was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Jesse Williams
Williams in 2008
Born
Alma materTemple University
Occupations
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • activist
Years active2006–present
Spouse
Aryn Drake-Lee
(m. 2012; div. 2020)
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Children2

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