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Jesse Williams : Biography at a Glance

  • Jesse Williams is an activist, actor and entrepreneur best known for his work as "Dr. Jackson Avery" on ABC's hit series Grey's Anatomy.
  • Jesse can also be seen in Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Band Aid, Jacob's Ladder, Selah and the Spades, Station 19, and Little Fires Everywhere.
  • He served as a senior producer and correspondent alongside Norman Lear for the EPIX docuseries, America Divided. He also executive produced the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement.
  • After receiving the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award, Williams gained international attention for his acceptance speech.
  • Williams is the co-founder of the Ebroji Mobile App, a popular cultural language keyboard, and BLeBRiTYgame - a successful mobile game centered around black culture. He is also a partner and board member of Schools, a mobile app that diligently works to connect students to over 80 million dollars in unclaimed scholarships.
  • Currently the youngest to sit on the Board of Directors for both The Advancement Project and Harry Belafonte's arts and social justice organization SANKOFA.ORG, Jesse continues to fight for equality and civil rights when he's not working on a set.

 

Biography

Jesse Williams is an activist, actor and entrepreneur best known for his work as "Dr. Jackson Avery" on ABC's hit series GREY'S ANATOMY. Jesse can also be seen in Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, BAND AID, and JACOB'S LADDER. This spring, Jesse can be seen in Amazon's SELAH AND THE SPADES as well as ABC's STATION 19. Hulu's LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE recently just premiered, where Jesse portrays "Joe Ryan" opposite of Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Jesse will also be making his Broadway debut in the revival of Richard Greenberg's Tony award-winning 2002 play TAKE ME OUT.

Jesse served as a senior producer and correspondent alongside Norman Lear for the EPIX docuseries, AMERICA DIVIDED. He also executive produced the documentary STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, which premiered during summer 2016 and can be seen touring internationally today. Additionally, Williams' executive producing has extended into a series of transmedia art installations called QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES, which is displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American history and Culture and serves as one of the museum's permanent collections.

He is the founder of the production company farWordInc.. After receiving the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award, Williams gained international attention for his acceptance speech.

Williams is the co-founder of the Ebroji Mobile App, a popular cultural language keyboard, and BLeBRiTYgame - a successful mobile game centered around black culture. He is also a partner and board member of Schools, a mobile app that diligently works to connect students to over 80 million dollars in unclaimed scholarships.

Currently the youngest to sit on the Board of Directors for both The Advancement Project and Harry Belafonte's arts and social justice organization SANKOFA.ORG, Jesse continues to fight for equality and civil rights when he's not working on a set.

Reviews

Jesse was amazing! Thanks for making this happen -- really impactful conversation!

HubSpot

I believe I speak for everyone in ASUU when I say we loved Jesse. He had such intricate and powerful words in the moderated conversation and audience Q&A. We all feel very fortunate to have worked with you and Jesse’s team, so thank you!

Associated Students of the University of Utah

The event went great and everyone loved having Jesse be part of our program. He's a fantastic speaker and we think he accomplished our hopes of motivating our incoming teachers!

Teach for America
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