Jesse Williams Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Jesse Williams Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is a former high school teacher and activist turned actor/director. He’s best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey’s Anatomy and his advocacy for the disenfranchised, highlighted by his internationally resonant acceptance speech for his 2016 BET Humanitarian Award. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels’ The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Previous roles include Holden in The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Officer Eddie Quinlan in Brooklyn’s Finest (2009), as Leo, Lena’s boyfriend, in the film sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) and as Isaac “Ike” Singer in Jacob’s Ladder (2019).

Interesting Facts about Jesse Williams

  • Attended Temple University (B.A.) in Philadelphia, PA
  • In New York shooting new movie Money (2016). [June 2015]
  • A former high school teacher.
  • Attended Moses Brown high school in Rhode Island.
  • His father is African-American, with some Seminole ancestry. His mother is of Swedish descent.

Personal Quotes by Jesse Williams

You have to be up-front from the very beginning about what your expectations of the other person are, and you can’t make any promises you don’t intend to keep.

- Jesse Williams

There’s so much material out there that’s unnecessarily racist. It takes a shot at what is ‘urban’ or demonstrates blackness with some sassy, neck-jiving character that’s not even relevant to the plot. I see it time and time again, and it doesn’t move the story forward. It just kind of cryogenically freezes us in this old racial paradigm.

- Jesse Williams

Storybooks were always a big part of my imagination, and my childhood and adolescence.

- Jesse Williams

As an actor, you want to be able to move your character forward into new ground, but also it’s really interesting to go backwards and unpeel those layers and the interesting elements of what your character is and what informs the decisions that you make so that you can have as much meat to work with.

- Jesse Williams

That’s why the role that I have on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is important to me, because it’s a human being. He doesn’t have to wear race on his sleeve; he doesn’t even have to talk about it. We just lead by our actions.

- Jesse Williams
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