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Jesse Williams is a celebrated American performer, director, and producer. He is well-liked for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC hit medical series Grey’s Anatomy.

The multi-talented personality Jesse Williams has provided motion capture and voice acting for Markus in the 2018 video game called Detroit: Become Human. He worked on the Academy Award-winning short film titled Two Distant Strangers (2020) and Take Me Out (2022)  as an executive producer.

In his 17 years of acting career, he has accumulated millions of net worth. However, he prefers to live a modest lifestyle. Having a feeling of giving back to the community, he is also involved in some social activities.

Jesse Williams Net Worth: How Much He Earns?

Image of Jesse Williams as Jackson in the series Grey's Anatomy

Actor Jesse Willimas has approximately $15 million net worth, which he earned for his contribution to the entertainment industry. He began his journey in Hollywood in 2006, working on some theatre productions, television shows, and movies.

He first landed as Kwame in an episode of Law & Order (2006). Then, he acted in two episodes of the ABC Family series Greek, performing the role of Drew Collins.

In 2010, Williams was ranked No. 6 on its “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2010” chart by BuddyTV and placed No.11 in the chart of 2011. He was honored at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards as the TV Actor of the Year.

Between 2006 to 2021, he has credited on television series like Beyond the Break (2006), Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (2010) as Jackson Avery, The Spoils Before Dying (2015) as Parker, The Eric Andre Show(2016) as Parker, Most Expensivest (2018), Station 19 (2020) as Jackson Avery, A Black Lady Sketch Show (2021) as Isaac.

His latest movies are Jacob’s Ladder (2019) as Isacc “Ike” singer, Random Acts of Violence (2019) as Todd Walkley, Two Distant Strangers (2020), Secret Headquarters (2022) as Sean Irons, and Your Place or Mine (2023) as Theo.

Moreover, Williams is also a part of a civil rights think tank and advocacy group, The Advancement Project. He works as the executive producer of a multifaceted media project and art exhibition website called Question Bridge: Black Males.

Jesse Williams Parents

Image of Jesse Williams with his family

Jesse Williams with his family

Jesse Williams was born to Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams in Chicago, Illinois, on 5 August 1980. He was raised alongside his two brothers, who are now experts as visual artists.

Mr. Reginald, Williams’ father, is a native of Georgia, having the mixed ethnicity of an African American. Earlier, the senior Williams used to work at a factory. Later, he ended up serving as a history teacher in northern Maine.

Whereas, Jesse’s mother, Reginald is Swedish with American descent. She was a teacher at high school and later, she started working in the pottery business.

Since Jesse’s parents were into the teaching profession, they also motivated him to pursue a career in the same field. Thus, he worked as a teacher for six years at a high school in the Philadelphia public school system.

He earned a double major in Film and Media Arts as well as African American Studies from Temple University.

Some Quick Facts

Full Name Jesse Wesley Williams
Age 41 years old
Birth Date 5 August 1981
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Profession Performer, Producer, and Director
Parents Reginald Williams and Johanna Chase
Education Temple University
Wife Aryn Drake-Lee (2012 to 2020)
Children Two
Net Worth $15 million

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