Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"
A native of Chicago who calls Brooklyn home, Temple University graduate Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching high school in low income Philadelphia public charters. From there he moved to New York City and, after working at a law firm, began his professional acting career, performing off-Broadway at
The Cherry Lane Theatre, under the direction of award-winning playwright Edward Albee in "The Sandbox." This year Williams enters his 5th season as Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy." His feature credits include "Brooklyn's Finest," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," "The Cabin in the Woods" and "The Butler," as well as the highly anticipated western short "They Die By Dawn."
Williams is founder of the production company, farWord Inc. and the executive producer of "Question Bridge: Black Males," a series of transmedia art installations, films and workshops that enjoy museum exhibitions nationwide as well as being official selections of the Sundance Film Festival & Los Angeles Film Festival.
HOMETOWN Chicago, IL
BIRTHDATE August 5
James Pickens, Jr.
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