Celebrity Profile

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams Opens Up About His Grey's Anatomy Exit

Handsome Jesse Williams has been active in Hollywood for 15 years and shot in popularity thanks to his role of "Dr. Jackson Avery" on Grey's Anatomy

Jesse Williams' Career

The Chicago native studied acting and was chosen to be a part of the New York Actors Showcase. He then starred in films like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Butler

In 2019 he first joined ABC in Grey's Anatomy as "Dr. Jaskson Avery" as a side character in season 6. He was so popular with audiences that he became a main cast member the following season! He became a shining star and was nominated for a People's Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor. 

Jesse also starred in the spin-off Station 19 as his own character and ultimately announced he would be leaving the series entirely in May 2021. He has recently starred in the hit miniseries Little Fires Everywhere as "Joe Ryan" and in the horror film Random Acts of Violence

Jesse Williams' Family

Jesse married real estate broker Aryn Jake-Lee in 2012 but the pair divorced in 2020 after 3 years of separation. While they have joint custody of their two children, Sadie and Maceo, the two have had a messy public split. The pair were even ordered to take "High Conflict" co-parenting courses by the court.

Jesse was then linked with news anchor Taylor Rooks, Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly, and most recently Hit the Floor actress Taylour Paige.

Jesse Williams Fun Facts

  • Jesse Williams was a teacher! He taught American Studies, African Studies, and English for six years in the Philadelphia public school system! Imagine Jesse being your teacher!
  • He is also a theatre actor! He has starred in The American Dream, The Sandbox, and The Glass Meagerie.
  • Jesse is also a professional model. You may have seen him in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger and Levi's.
  • He has starred in a few music videos: "Tell Me You Love Me" by Demi Lovato, "Russian Roulette" by Rihanna, and "Fallin Love" by Estelle.

Questions and answers about Jesse Williams

Handsome Jesse Williams has been active in Hollywood for 15 years and shot in popularity thanks to his role of "Dr. Jackson Avery" on Grey's Anatomy. 
Jesse Williams was born on 5 September 1980
Jesse Williams is 42 years old
Yes, Jesse Williams has 2 children: Maceo Williams, Sadie Williams
Jesse Williams is 6′ 1″ tall
Jesse Williams is Virgo