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Jesse Williams

 
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Jesse Williams is an activist/actor/entrepreneur and former high school teacher. He plays 'Dr. Jackson Avery' on ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy" and has appeared in films including Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Band Aid, and the upcoming Jacob's Ladder and Selah and the Spades. ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Jesse Williams is an activist/actor/entrepreneur and former high school teacher. He plays 'Dr. Jackson Avery' on ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy" and has appeared in films including Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Band Aid, and the upcoming Jacob's Ladder and Selah and the Spades. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Second Stage Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Darren Lemming

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Darren Criss, Jesse Williams and Zach Braff Photo

Darren Criss, Jesse Williams and Zach Braff

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Darren Criss, Jesse Williams and Zach Braff Photo

Darren Criss, Jesse Williams and Zach Braff

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06/14/2022
Carl Lundstedt, Jesse Williams, Patrick Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Hiram Delgad Photo

Carl Lundstedt, Jesse Williams, Patrick Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Hiram Delgado

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Carl Lundstedt, Jesse Williams, Patrick Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Hiram Delgad Photo

Carl Lundstedt, Jesse Williams, Patrick Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Hiram Delgado

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams and Michael Oberholtzer Photo

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams and Michael Oberholtzer

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Performances
  [Broadway]
Second Stage Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Darren Lemming

Jesse Williams Biography

Jesse Williams is an activist/actor/entrepreneur and former high school teacher. He plays 'Dr. Jackson Avery' on ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy" and has appeared in films including Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Band Aid, and the upcoming Jacob's Ladder and Selah and the Spades. He appears on Broadway in Take Me Out.

Jesse served as senior producer and correspondent alongside Norman Lear for their EPIX docuseries "America Divided." He executive produced the documentary "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," which premiered summer 2016 and is currently touring internationally.

Williams is a partner and board member of Scholly, a mobile app that has connected students directly to over 100 million dollars in unclaimed scholarships. He is the co-founder of BLeBRiTY, a very successful black culturally centered mobile game and the Ebroji Mobile App, a popular cultural language keyboard.

Williams is founder of the production company, farWord Inc. and the executive producer of "Question Bridge: Black Males," a series of transmedia art installations on display as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's permanent collection.

Williams gained international attention for his 2016 BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech. He is also the youngest member to sit on the Board of Directors for both Advancement Project, a leading national civil rights advocacy organization, and Harry Belafonte's arts and social justice organization, Sankofa.org.




Jesse Williams News

Photos: Darren Criss & The House Of Suntory's Host After, After Tony's Celebration Photo Photos: Darren Criss & The House Of Suntory's Host After, After Tony's Celebration
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 14, 2022

Another Tonys has come and gone! Before DeBose took the stage, Darren Criss and Julianne Hough hosted The Tony Awards: Act One on Paramount+.  And after the Tonys, the party moved from Radio City Music Hall to The House Of Suntory's for a star-studded celebration. Check out photos!

Photos: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bernadette Peters & More Walk the Red Carpet for 'Broa Photo Photos: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bernadette Peters & More Walk the Red Carpet for 'Broadway Rising' Premiere
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

Just yesterday, Broadway flocked to the 2022 Tribeca Festival or the premiere of BROADWAY RISING, which tells the inspiring journey back to the stage and the toll of the pandemic on the Broadway community after a historic closure. Check out photos from the special evening!

Photos: Backstage with the Winners at the 2022 Tony Awards Photo Photos: Backstage with the Winners at the 2022 Tony Awards
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

This morning they were just nominees, but tonight... they're winners! BroadwayWorld is backstage at Radio City Musical Hall for the 75th Annual Tony Awards and we're bringing you live photos of tonight's winners.

TAKE ME OUT Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play Photo TAKE ME OUT Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Take Me Out has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibili Photo From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibility and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT.

TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Ac Photo TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT.

Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches Photo Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Miss a speech from the 75th Annual Tony Awards? As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between. 

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. BroadwayWorld has the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Jesse Williams Videos

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The teaser trailer features a star-studded lineup of Tony nominees, including Hugh Jackman, Rachel Dratch, Sutton Foster, Billy Crystal, Uzo Aduba, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, L Morgan Lee, Jesse Williams, Rob McClure, Myles Frost, and more.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Williams VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Williams
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2022

 The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Jesse Williams!

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, GAY PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and More With G VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, GAY PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and More With GLAAD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

GLAAD today released an exclusive interview with Emmy and Tony nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He discusses the Jesse Williams photo leak, Gay Pride & Prejudice and more.

VIDEO: Jesse Williams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson Play the 'Broadway BFF Test' on WATCH WH VideoVIDEO: Jesse Williams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson Play the 'Broadway BFF Test' on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by Michael Major - May 10, 2022

Watch Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Andy Cohen on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live last night to discuss their current Broadway run in Take Me Out, nude scenes and stars. The pair was also joined by Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Eduardo Ramos, and Carl Lundstedt, their fellow cast members from the show who also served as bartenders.

VIDEO: Jesse Williams Reveals His Baseball Connection to TAKE ME OUT on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Jesse Williams Reveals His Baseball Connection to TAKE ME OUT on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Jesse Williams sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss his Broadway debut in Take Me Out. Williams spoke on how the Broadway schedule differs from television, his 'intense' nude scene, and his connection to baseball prior to Take Me Out. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening NIght of TAKE ME OUT! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening NIght of TAKE ME OUT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2022

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out opened just last night at the Hayes Theatre. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out features Patrick J. Adams, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, Tyler Lansing Weaks, and Jesse Williams.

VIDEO: Watch TAKE ME OUT Cast Take Opening Night Bows VideoVIDEO: Watch TAKE ME OUT Cast Take Opening Night Bows
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2022

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out, opened just last night at the Hayes Theatre. Check out footage from their first official curtain call below!

VIDEO: Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talk TAKE ME OUT on TO VideoVIDEO: Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talk TAKE ME OUT on TODAY
by Michael Major - Mar 29, 2022

Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss Second Stage's production of Take Me Out. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out also features Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, JCarl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, and Tyler Lansing Weaks.

VIDEO: Jesse Williams Talks TAKE ME OUT on THE DAILY SHOW with Trevor Noah VideoVIDEO: Jesse Williams Talks TAKE ME OUT on THE DAILY SHOW with Trevor Noah
by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2022

Last night, Jesse Williams sat down with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Williams spoke to Trevor about his Broadway debut in Take Me Out and the power dynamics his character faces as a star baseball player of color who comes out at the peak of his career and more. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: TAKE ME OUT Gets Ready to Return to Broadway VideoVIDEO: TAKE ME OUT Gets Ready to Return to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2022

In just days, the Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out, will officially begin previews at the Hayes Theater, where it was originally set to open almost two years ago. Right before Broadway shut down, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge met with the company while they were still in rehearsals. We're looking back on that day ahead of the show's official return!


Jesse Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jesse Williams been in?
Jesse Williams has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jesse Williams been in?
Jesse Williams has not appeared in the West End