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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 ... See full bio »

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Both Sides Now (S13, Ep5)
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Grey's Anatomy Dr. Jackson Avery
(2009-2021)
Brooklyn's Finest Eddie Quinlan
(2009)

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  Olga Dies Dreaming (TV Series) (pre-production)
Matteo
- Episode #1.1 ... Matteo
 2021 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Jesse W.
- Kim Kardashian West/Halsey (2021) ... Jesse W. (uncredited)
 2009-2021 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Jackson Avery
- Someone Saved My Life Tonight (2021) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- I'm Still Standing (2021) ... Dr. Jackson Avery (credit only)
- Tradition (2021) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Look Up Child (2021) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Good as Hell (2021) ... Dr. Jackson Avery (credit only)
 2021 A Black Lady Sketch Show (TV Series)
Isaac
- Sister, May I Call You Oshun? (2021) ... Isaac
 2020 NBA 2K21 (Video Game)
Duke (voice)
 2020 Station 19 (TV Series)
Dr. Jackson Avery
- Bad Guy (2020) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- I'll Be Seeing You (2020) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- No Days Off (2020) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Born to Run (2020) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Into the Woods (2020) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
 2020 Little Fires Everywhere (TV Mini Series)
Joe Ryan
- The Uncanny (2020) ... Joe Ryan
- Duo (2020) ... Joe Ryan
- The Spark (2020) ... Joe Ryan
 2019 Power (TV Series)
Kadeem
- Scorched Earth (2019) ... Kadeem
 2019 Jacob's Ladder
Isaac 'Ike' Singer
 2019 Selah and the Spades
Headmaster Banton
 2018 Detroit: Become Human (Video Game)
Markus (voice)
 2017 Demi Lovato: Tell Me You Love Me (Video short)
Jesse Williams
 2017 A Magical Holiday (Short)
 2017 Jay-Z: Legacy (Short)
Troy
 2017/III Versus (Short)
 2017 Band Aid
Skyler
 2016 Money
Sean
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini Series)
Parker
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... Parker
 2013 They Die by Dawn
John Taylor
 2013 Snake & Mongoose
Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler
James Lawson
 2012 Rich Girl Problems (Short)
Peter
 2011 J.A.W. (Short)
Enin
 2011 The Cabin in the Woods
Holden
 2010 Grey's Anatomy: The Webisodes (TV Series)
Dr. Jackson Avery / Self
- The Making Of (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery / Self
- The Sizzle (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Nerves (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- The Face (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
 2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Jackson Avery
- The Sizzle (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Nerves (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- The Face (2010) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
 2010 Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights (Video short)
Johnny
 2009 Beyond the Break (TV Series)
Eric Medina
- Wronged (2009) ... Eric Medina
- Would I Lie to You? (2009) ... Eric Medina
- All Riled Up (2009) ... Eric Medina
- Bailed (2009) ... Eric Medina
- Cast Away (2009) ... Eric Medina
 2009 Washingtonienne (TV Movie)
Keya
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Eddie Quinlan
 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 When Your Heart Stops Beating (Video short)
Actor
 2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Kwame
- America, Inc. (2006) ... Kwame
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Starred in the off-Broadway play, "The Sandbox", written and directed by Edward Albee, at Cherry Lane Theater in Greenwich Village in New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Twitter

Alternate Names:

J. Wesley Williams

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Aryn Drake-Lee  (divorced)  (2 children)

Parents:

Williams, Johanna Chase | Williams, Reginald
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

A former high school teacher. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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