Jesse Williams Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Jesse Williams?

Jesse Wesley Williams is a notable American actor, director, producer, and activist. From 2009 to 2022, he has portrayed Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy. Moreover, he has appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Butler (2013), and Band-Aid (2017). In addition, he has provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in Detroit: Become Human (2018).

Jesse Williams

How Old Is Jesse Williams?

He is 40 years old as of May 2022, having been born on August 5, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Jesse shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Bailey SpinnenweberOlivia Holt, Yungblud, Karli Reese, Josie Totah, and many more.

Jesse Williams Family

Who are Jesse Williams’s Parents?

He was born to Reginald Williams (Father) and began teaching history in northern Maine. And Johanna Chase (Mother) is a potter.

Does Jesse Williams have Siblings?

He has two brothers who specialize and work in the field of visual arts. However, his siblings’ names and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.

Jesse Williams Education

He received his high school education at Moses Brown School. After high school, he graduated from Temple University with a double major in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts

Jesse Williams Marital Status

He is currently dating Taylour Paige. However, besides dating, he was previously married to Aryn Drake-Lee. They married on September 1, 2012, but filed for divorce in April 2017.

Jesse Williams Kids

He has two kids with his ex-wife, Aryn. A daughter by the name of Sadie Williams was born in December 2013 and a daughter by the name of Maceo Williams was born in October 2015.

Jesse Williams Acting Career

He began to study acting in 2005 and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors Showcase presented by ABC Television, he was one of 14 actors chosen from among over 800 individuals who auditioned. Also, he has appeared since 2006 in a number of television series, films, and theater productions. Moreover, Jesse established a production company forward Inc. A fan campaign was organized in May 2012, to try to influence film executives to cast Jesse in the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

In addition, he wrote an opinion piece for CNN in 2013 which analyzed the film Django Unchained. That year also, he narrated the audio version of the book The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened In Peru by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare. He appeared in an episode of Law & Order in 2006, portraying the character Kwame. Moreover, he appeared in the role of Drew Collins in two episodes of the ABC Family series Greek. He began appearing as a surgical resident Jackson Avery on October 15, 2009, in the ABC television series Grey’s Anatomy.

Career Continuation

It was announced on June 8, 2010, that he would be a series regular starting in season 7. In addition, it was announced on May 6, 2021, that he would be exiting the show and his final episode airing on May 20 on ABC. In May 2021, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said the decision to leave the show was “a collective thing”. He was ranked by BuddyTV No. 6 on its “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2010” list and No. 11 in 2011. In addition, at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards, he was named the TV Actor of the Year.

He made his film debut in 2008 in the supporting role of Leo in the sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Two years later in 2010, he appeared in Brooklyn’s Finest, starring Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, and Wesley Snipes. Jesse signed on for his first leading role as Holden McCrea in the MGM/United Artists horror film The Cabin in the Woods in 2008. It was released on April 13, 2012, and was produced by Joss Whedon and directed by Drew Goddard.

Career Continuation

Variety announced Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Jesse Williams, and Kellan Lutz on June 9, 2015, had joined the cast of the thriller film Money directed by Martin Rosete and produced by Atit Shah. In addition to acting, he was executive producer of the documentary film Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement in May 2016. He also produced 2021 an American short film titled Two Distant Strangers written by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe.

This short film 2021 won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. At the Urban Arts Partnership 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway, Jesse served as a guest director for student productions at the request of Rosie Perez and Anna Strout. Jesse made his broadway debut in March 2022, in the revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out. He also stars in the lead role of Darren Lemming.

A Career at Other Work

Besides acting and being a producer, he has worked as a model during college but never considered pursuing it as a career. Being a modeler, he has modeled for Levi’s, Kenneth Cole Productions, and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. In Rihanna‘s music video for her single “Russian Roulette”, he is seen as the love interest of R&B singer Rihanna from her album Rated R. Moreover, he also appears in the music video for Estelle’s song “Fall In Love”, from the album All of Me. Jesse appeared in 2018, in the video for “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato.

And also modeled in 2012 for Lane Bryant. On May 25, 2018, he did the voice acting and performance capture for Markus in the video game Detroit: Become Human for the PlayStation 4. In addition, he did the voice acting and performance capture for Duke in the video game NBA 2K21which released worldwide on September 4, 2020, for multiple consoles.

Jesse Williams Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built is a height of 6ft 1inch (1.85m) and a weight of 77kg (169lbs)

Jesse Williams Salary and Net Worth

He has an annual salary of $1.5 million and a net worth of $12 million.

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