Jesse Wesley Williams nicknamed as Jesse Williams (age 33) is an American actor, model, and activist for his profession. In his work field, he has been best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey’s Anatomy. Jesse stands with a height of 1.87 meter. Being born to American parents, he holds an American nationality as just like them. At current time, his net worth has been stated to be around $4 million dollars. At present he has been married to his wife Aryn Drake Lee and has only child in the name of his children. He has been active on twitter for as ease to his fans to know about him.
Williams was born as Jesse Wesley Williams on August 5, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Johanna Chase, is an artist. In an interview Williams has stated that his mother is Swedish American, while his father is of African American and some Seminole descent from Georgia. Williams graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island in 1998. After high school, his parents each began teaching in the public school system, while his mother maintained her work in pottery. Williams graduated from Temple University with a double major in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts. Following in the footsteps of his parents, he taught high school in the Philadelphia public school for six years, where he used his degree earned at Temple, to teach American Studies, African Studies, and English.
Talking about his career startup, in 2005, Williams began to study acting and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors Showcase presented by ABC Television, one of 14 actors chosen from among over 800 individuals who auditioned. Since 2006, he has appeared in a number of television series, films, and theatre productions. In 2012, he established a production company, known as farWord Inc. In May 2012, a fan campaign was organized to try to influence film executives to cast him in the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This news resulted in some Hunger Games fans to protest casting decisions made by the film executives. In 2006, Williams appeared in an episode of Law & Order, portraying the character Kwame. He also appeared in the role of Drew Collins, in two episodes of the ABC Family series Greek. He also had a recurring role in eight episodes of the TV series Beyond the Break as Officer Eric Medina. Furthermore, on October 15, 2009, he started to begin appearing as Jackson Avery in the ABC television series called Grey’s Anatomy. He appeared in the theatre productions of The American Dream and The Sandbox at Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village in New York City. Both plays were written and directed by playwright Edward Albee. He has also served as a guest director for student productions at the Urban Arts Partnership 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway, at the request of Rosie Perez and Anna Strout. In 2008, Williams made his film debut in the supporting role of Leo in the sequel to the 2004 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
In 2008, Williams made his film debut in the supporting role of Leo in the sequel to the 2004 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. In 2013, Williams wrote an article for CNN, which offered an analysis of the award-winning film, Django Unchained. Later that year, Jesse narrated the audiobook for The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened In Peru by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. Williams occasionally worked as a model during college, but never considered pursuing it as a career. He modeled for Kenneth Cole Productions, L. L. Bean, and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.
On September 1, 2012, Williams married Aryn Drake-Lee. They welcomed daughter Sadie in December 2013.