The Life and Times of Jesse Williams

His High School Life
His High School Life
(Photo: Moses Brown School)

The foundation for Jesse Williams career was laid at Moses Brown High School in Providence, Rhode Island.

He Fought for the Cherry and the White!
He Fought for the Cherry and the White!
(Photo: Temple University)

Jesse Williams is a proud alum of Temple University located in North Philadelphia. He graduated with a double major in African-American studies and Film and Media Arts. 

His First Gig
His First Gig
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Jesse Williams begin studying acting and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors showcase presented by ABC Television. He was one of 14 actors chosen from over 800 individuals. Clearly, this opportunity set the stage for the rest of Williams's acting career.

He's Always Been About Law & Order
He's Always Been About Law & Order
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He came through on Law & Order when he played the role of Kwame.

Meet Dr. Jackson Avery
Meet Dr. Jackson Avery
(Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC)

Jesse Williams began appearing as Dr. Jackson Avery in the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. We all wanted to head on over to his hospital for an appointment.

Drawing Us to Consciousness
Drawing Us to Consciousness
(Photo: Laura Ziskin Productions, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Pam Williams Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, AI-Film)

Jesse Williams starred in Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which he played the role of James Lawson . We were here for it.

Our Generation's Harry Belafonte
Our Generation's Harry Belafonte
(Photo: Jesse Williams via Instagram)

During Ferguson October, Jesse Williams, along with thousands of protesters, marched 12 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, to St. Louis demanding justice for Michael Brown. 

He Executive Produced 'Stay Woke'
He Executive Produced 'Stay Woke'
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Jesse Williams took his passion for the movement and love for acting and executive produced the documentary Stay Woke: The Movement for Black Lives Matter. The film follows the lives of young people pushing the needle and pushing the movement forward. 

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