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Star of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"

A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse began his professional career teaching American History, African Studies, and English in low income Philadelphia public charter schools.

From there Jesse moved to New York City and began his professional acting career, performing off-Broadway in award-winning playwright Edward Albee's The Sandbox.

Jesse can presently be seen as series regular, Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC's Grey's Anatomy. His feature credits include Brooklyn's Finest, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and the upcoming Cabin in the Woods.

Mr. Williams is the youngest member of the Board of Directors at The Advancement Project, the nation's leading Civil Rights think tank and advocacy group. Jesse is also the executive producer of "Question Bridge: Black Males," a multifaceted media project, art exhibition, student & teacher curriculum and website focused on Black male identity and the diversity within the demographic. He's written articles for CNN and Huffington Post, and has been a guest on Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room." His interview on Headline News regarding the Michael Dunn trial for the murder of Jordan Davis immediately went viral.

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Enter Jesse Williams, the actor who plays the hunky Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC's “Grey's Anatomy.” Williams appeared on CNN's “State of the Union” Sunday.

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By Jesse Williams, Special to CNN -- Films such as "Django Unchained" carry with them an uncommonly high concentration of influence and opportunity...

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By Jesse Williams -- A new school year is now underway and as I look back on my time as a student, I remember the transition every fall to new classes, friends and homework...

Jesse Williams' BET Awards 2016 Speech: Watch | Billboard

It's safe to say that 34-year-old Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams stole the BET Awards on Sunday night with a wildly inspirational, confrontational speech that ...

Jesse Williams' BET Awards 2016 Speech: Watch | Billboard

It's safe to say that 34-year-old Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams stole the BET Awards on Sunday night with a wildly inspirational, confrontational speech that ...

Jesse Williams gave one of the most memorable speeches in award ...

Jesse Williams was among the stars who got political on stage at the BET awards June 26. The actor spoke passionately about the Black Lives Matter movement ...

Jesse Williams gave one of the most memorable speeches in award ...

Jesse Williams was among the stars who got political on stage at the BET awards June 26. The actor spoke passionately about the Black Lives Matter movement ...

Jesse Williams Wants You To 'Stay Woke' In New Film On Black ...

Jesse Williams wants the world to wake up. In a new documentary titled “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement,” the well-respected actor and activist is  ...

Jesse Williams Has A Message For Americans Who Say They Aren't ...

Jesse Williams is using his influence, yet again, to help bring power into the people's hands. In an election PSA, posted by super PAC Save the Day on YouTube ...

Jesse Williams Has A Message For Americans Who Say They Aren't ...

Jesse Williams is using his influence, yet again, to help bring power into the people's hands. In an election PSA, posted by super PAC Save the Day on YouTube ...

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