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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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Grey's Anatomy
Nothing Left to Cling To (S16, Ep1)
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Nothing Left to Cling To (S16, Ep1)
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Grey's Anatomy Dr. Jackson Avery
(2009-2019)
Brooklyn's Finest Eddie Quinlan
(2009)

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 2009-2019 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Jackson Avery
- Nothing Left to Cling To (2019) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Jump Into the Fog (2019) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Drawn to the Blood (2019) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- What I Did For Love (2019) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
- Head Over High Heels (2019) ... Dr. Jackson Avery
 2019 Jacob's Ladder
Isaac 'Ike' Singer
 2018 Detroit: Become Human (Video Game)
Markus (voice)
 2017 Demi Lovato: Tell Me You Love Me (Video short)
 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 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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Other Works:

opinion/editorial article: "Django, in Chains". CNN.com See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

J. Wesley Williams

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I'm kind of in a middle space, being marketed as a biracial actor. Roles are written either stereotypically black, or they're written 'normal,' which is just code for white. See more »

Trivia:

Attended Moses Brown high school in Rhode Island. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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