Jesse Williams Biography

Published On Jun 05, 2018
Facts of Jesse Williams
Date of Birth: 1981 , August-5
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Jesse Williams
Birth Name Jesse Wesley Williams
Father Reginald Williams
Mother Johanna Chase
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois
Ethnicity mixed ethnicity, Swedish and African American
Profession Actor
Net Worth $8 million
Salary Unknown
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Body Measurements Unknown
Breast Size Unknown
Waist size Unknown
Neck Size Unknown
Chest Size Unknown
Bicep Size Unknown
Shoe Size Unknown
Tattoo(s) No
Famous for For his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy
Affair with Minka Kelly
Girlfriend Minka Kelly
Married Yes
Married to Aryn Drake-Lee
Children Maceo Williams(son) and Sadie Williams(daughter)
Divorce Yes
Education Williams attended Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated
Awards BET Humanitarian Award and Young Hollywood Award for TV Actor of the Year
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
Movies The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The Butler, and Jacob's Ladder
TV Show Law & Order, Beyond the Break, and The Eric Andre Show
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Jesse Williams is a well-known actor, director, teacher and activist from the United States. He is popular for portraying his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He is also popular for his role in American historical drama film The Butler.

Williams was born as Jesse Wesley Williams to Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams on August 5, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. He was brought up together with his two younger brothers.

Williams attended Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated in 1998. After that, he enrolled at Temple University, where he graduated with a double major in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts. He holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity, Swedish and African American.

Williams made his acting debut in an American police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order, which was created by Dick Wolf. The co-stars of this series were George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, and Michael Moriarty. The series was aired on NBC, an American television network.

After a couple of years, Williams featured in an American romance drama films The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. The stars of this movie are Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel. The total budget for this movie was $27 million and grossed $44,352,417 at the box office.

Currently, he is busy shooting for his upcoming American psychological horror film Jacob's Ladder, which is being directed by David M. Rosenthal. The stars of this movie are Michael Ealy, Nicole Beharie, Karla Souza, and Guy Burnet. This movie is the remake of the 1990 film of the same name.

Some of his notable movies and television series are Brooklyn's Finest, The Cabin in the Woods, Snake and Mongoose, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, Seattle Grace: Message of Hope, Sesame Street, and The Eric Andre Show.

Jesse married his girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee on 1 September 2012. The couple is blessed with two children namely Maceo Williams(son) and Sadie Williams(daughter). He lived together with his wife for five years and divorced her on 18 April 2017.

After the divorce with his ex-spouse, he was linked with his new girlfriend Minka Kelly. However, none of them ever confirmed the rumors. 

Jesse Williams is one of the popular actors who earns a big chunk of money from his professional acting career. He has given his role in numerous hit movies and television series from which he must have made a big amount of money. According to recent data of 2018, Williams net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

Jesse Williams

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Born in Chicago, Illinois

1981

Williams was born as Jesse Wesley Williams to Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. 

Graduated at Moses Brown School

1988

Jesse Williams attended Moses Brown High School in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated in 1998. 

Appeared in Law & Order

2006

Williams made his acting debut in an American police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order

Appeared in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

2008

Williams featured in an American romance drama films The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri.

Married Aryn Drake-Lee

2012

Jesse married his girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee and blessed with two children namely Maceo Williams(son) and Sadie Williams(daughter). 

Divorced his wife Aryn Drake-Lee.

2017

After living together with his wife for five years, he divorced his wife Aryn Drake-Lee on April 18, 2017. 

Net worth is $8 million

2018

Jesse Williams is one of the popular actors who earns a big chunk of money and his net worth is estimated to be $8 million.