Jesse Williams (actor)

Jesse Wesley Williams is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He played Jackson Avery on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2009–22) and has appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Butler (2013) and Band Aid (2017). He has provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in Detroit: Become Human (2018). He has also 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 nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

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

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