Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1981-08-05 (40 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

21 Movies · 14 TV shows

Biography

Jesse Williams is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He played Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy (2009–present) and has appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Butler (2013) and Band Aid (2017). He also provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in Detroit: Become Human (2018).

Early Life

Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Johanna Chase, a professional potter, and Reginald Williams. Of mixed race, Williams has said his mother is Swedish and his father is African American from Georgia. His two younger brothers specialize in visual arts. Williams graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1998. After he graduated from high school, his father began teaching history in northern Maine, 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 system for six years: teaching American Studies, African Studies, and English.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Secret Headquarters

Secret Headquarters

2022
There is a secret plot.

2021.

1 Movie
Two Distant Strangers

Two Distant Strangers

2021
Carter James' repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again. Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard and Za...

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
With Drawn Arms

With Drawn Arms

2020
One of the most famous images of protest from the past century is the story behind a critical moment in American history. At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, the world watched as two American ...
TV
Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

5.5
2020
The fates of the Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter are intertwined. The weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood, and the danger of beli...

2019.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Random Acts of Violence

Random Acts of Violence

2019
A pair of comic book writers notice similarities between their characters and real-life events.
Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

2019
Jacob Singer was pulled into a paranoid state after losing his brother in combat. Singer realized that life is not what it seems.
Selah and the Spades

Selah and the Spades

2019
Paloma, the new girl at an esteemed prep school, is drawn into the daily aggressions of warring senior class factions. She befriends the leader of the Spades, a cheerleader named Selah.
TV
Desus & Mero

Desus & Mero

2019
The first ever weekly late-night talk show on Showtime features Desus and Mero speaking off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

2018.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Survivor's Guide to Prison

Survivor's Guide to Prison

2018
You are more likely to go to prison in the United States. It should happen to you if you read the Survivors Guide to Prison.
TV
Station 19

Station 19

4.43
2018
A group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. These brave men and women put their own lives in danger as first respo...
TV
Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

2018
Art and activism for black people in film are invisible from race and cinema.
TV
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

6
2018
The host of the weekly comedy commentary show brings together pop culture, social media, original videos and more.

2017.

2 Movies
Music Is My Mistress

Music Is My Mistress

2017
Music is My Mistress casts music herself as the central character of an unfolding drama across cultures, space, and time.
Band Aid

Band Aid

8
2017
A couple trying to save their marriage by starting a band.

2016.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
America Divided

America Divided

2016
There are narratives about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. The show follows high-profile correspondents as they investigate aspects of i...
Stay Woke The Black Lives Matter Movement

Stay Woke The Black Lives Matter Movement

2016
There is a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement.
TV
To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

2016
The classic game show has been reinvented. Each round, a celebrity panel will be presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. On...
BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration

BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration

2016
The 8-year Presidency of Barack Obama and the First Lady were celebrated with a concert at the White House.
Money

Money

2016
Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money, until their plans are revealed by a house guest.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
The Spoils Before Dying

The Spoils Before Dying

6
2015
Eric Jonrosh, a fictional author-filmmaker, adapted his epic tale of a pianist-turned-detective investigating a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene.

2013.

3 Movies
Snake & Mongoose

Snake & Mongoose

2013
The most famous rivalry in racing history was created when Southern California drag racers Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of ...
The Butler

The Butler

5.3
2013
Cecil Gaines was the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986 and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
They Die by Dawn

They Die by Dawn

2013
Four outlaws with a bounty on their heads are planning a gunfight. The last man takes the collective bounty. There is a lot of chaos.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Eric Andre Show

The Eric Andre Show

6
2012
A comedy talk show featuring unstable hosts, a variety of celebrities, and unusual studio action was created from an alternate reality.
The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

6.33
2012
Five college friends spend the weekend at a cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. They need to find the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

2010.

1 Movie
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights

Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights

2010
There is a spoof of Dirty Dancing.

2009.

1 Movie
Brooklyn's Finest

Brooklyn's Finest

3
2009
The NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct is used to enforce the law in the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city. There is a sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

2008.

1 Movie
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

2008
Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first y...

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Greek

Greek

6.75
2007
The most powerful girl in the Greek system is about to be crowned. Her little brother is a nerd. He sees Cyprus-Rhodes University as an opportunity to create a new identity.

2006.

1 TV show
TV
Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break

2006
Four women are pursuing their dreams of becoming professional surfers. In order to remain afloat, each of them must overcome issues to capture surf fame from Wavesync, a struggling surf company.

2005.

1 TV show
TV
Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

6.54
2005
The personal and professional lives of a group of doctors are followed.

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.

1988.

1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Your Place Or Mine

Your Place Or Mine

Two long-distance best friends who change each other's lives when she decides to pursue a lifelong dream and he volunteers to keep an eye on her teenage son.
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