Jesse Williams
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Jesse Williams is an American actor best known for portraying Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. He has also appeared in the films: The Cabin in the Woods, The Butler, and Band Aid. 


  • Full name: Jesse Wesley Williams
  • Birthday: Aug. 5, 1981
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
  • Net worth: $12 million
  • Relationship status: Single, previously married to Aryn Drake-Lee (2012-2017)
  • Kids: Son Maceo Williams and daughter Sadie Williams
  • Fun facts: Before he was a famous actor, he was a high school teacher; Williams received BET’s Humanitarian Award in 2016; he appeared in Rihanna’s music video for “Russian Roulette.”

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