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Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. 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... See full bio »

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Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Jackson Avery
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Brooklyn's Finest
Brooklyn's Finest E. Quinlan


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  Detroit: Become Human (Video Game) (announced)
 2016/I Money
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini-Series)
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... Parker
 2013 They Die by Dawn
John Taylor
 2013 Snake & Mongoose
Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme
 2012 Rich Girl Problems (Short)
 2011 J.A.W. (Short)
 2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (TV Series)
Jackson Avery
 2010 Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights (Video short)
 2009 Washingtonienne (TV Movie)
 2008 Greek (TV Series)
The Hotness Monster / Drew Collins / Hotness Monster
- Crush Landing (2008) ... The Hotness Monster / Drew Collins
- Spring Broke (2008) ... Hotness Monster
 2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
- America, Inc. (2006) ... Kwame
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J. Wesley Williams


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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