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Best known for his work on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Williams is a former high school teacher turned director, producer, entrepreneur and activist who began his acting career Off-Broadway directed by Edward Albee at The Cherry Lane Theater. For his Broadway debut, portraying Darren Lemming (Second Stage) in 2022, Williams earned a Tony Nomination, a Drama League nomination and two Broadway.com Awards: Favorite Featured Actor and Favorite Breakthrough Performance.



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.

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Jesse Williams STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2022
Darren Lemming

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


Jesse Williams Movies

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
[ 2008 ] Leo
Brooklyn's Finest
[ 2009 ] Eddie Quinlan
The Cabin in the Woods
[ 2011 ] Holden
Snake & Mongoose
[ 2013 ] Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme
The Butler
[ 2013 ] James Lawson
They Die by Dawn
[ 2013 ] John Taylor
Money
[ 2016 ] Sean
Band Aid
[ 2017 ] Skyler
Selah and the Spades
[ 2019 ] Headmter Banton
Jacob's Ladder
[ 2019 ] IsaacIkeSinger
Random Acts of Violence
[ 2019 ] Todd
Secret Headquarters
[ 2022 ] Irons
Your Place or Mine
[ 2023 ] Theo

Jesse Williams TV Shows

Grey's Anatomy
Dr. Jackson Avery

Jesse Williams Videos

Jesse Williams News


Video: See The First Trailer for THE GREAT LILLIAN HALL Starring Jessica Lange

The upcoming film The Great Lillian Hall with Tony Award nominee Jessica Lange will debut Friday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. See the trailer for the film!
Video: Watch Season 4 Teaser of ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

The trio is going to Hollywood! Hulu has just released the first trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the hit comedy Only Murders in the Building, which stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. In the new season, the characters will spend some time in Los Angeles as an in-universe movie based on the podcast is being developed.
THE GREAT LILLIAN HALL Starring Jessica Lange to Premiere on HBO This Month

The upcoming film The Great Lillian Hall with Tony Award nominee Jessica Lange will debut Friday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. As beloved Broadway star Lillian Hall (Lange) pours her heart, soul, and time into preparing for her next big role, she finds herself blindsided by confusion and forgetfulness. Battling against all odds to make it to opening night, while holding on to her fading memories and identity, she must navigate a tumultuous emotional journey – balancing her desire for the spotlight and the stark demands of the real world.
Video: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Podcast on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MARK

Jesse Tyler Ferguson joined Live with Kelly and Mark on Thursday to discuss his podcast Dinner's On Me, where he takes celebrities out for dinner and a conversation. One of the unique things about Ferguson's podcast is that it isn't a controlled environment, he says. He went on to talk about specific accommodations for guests and a dream guest that he wants to appear on the podcast. Watch the interview here!
Richard Kind, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jin Ha Join Season 4 of ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

It was announced today that more actors have joined the fan-favorite Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building. Actors Richard Kind, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Catherine Cohen, and Jin Ha have been cast in the upcoming fouth season, all in recurring roles. They join the previously announced new cast members Molly Shannon, Eva Longoria, Eugene Levy, Zach Galifianakis, Desmin Borges, Siena Werber and Lilian Rebelo. 
Molly Shannon Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING As Series Moves to LA For Season Four

Molly Shannon is joining Only Murders in the Building as a recurring character in season four. While plot details are under wraps, the Saturday Night Live will play an LA business woman who is drawn into the world of New York investigation. Season four will launch in California before the trio returns to The Arconia in NYC to solve Saz's murder.
Exclusive: Danielle Brooks Looks Back on Her Stage Debut at Six-Years-Old on FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Oscar and Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks is finding her roots tonight on PBS. The Color Purple star is sitting down with Henry Louis Gates Jr. for a new episode of Finding Your Roots tonight with Dionne Warwick. Watch an exclusive video clip, where Brooks discusses catching the acting bug while acting in plays at her church.
Sara Bareilles, Chelsea Clinton & More to Join Vineyard Theatre 2024 Gala Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Vineyard Theatre has revealed the artists that will participate in the Vineyard's 2024 Gala honoring Tony Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets!
THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For SAG Awards - Full List of Nominations!

This morning, nominees for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced. Check out the full list of nominations, which include Danielle Brooks, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Hannah Waddingham, the cast of The Gilded Age, and more.
Tony-Winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson To Be Honored At Vineyard Theatre 2024 Gala

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel are pleased to announce that the Vineyard's Annual Gala will honor Tony Award winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Take Me Out). The Gala will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). 
Video: Marc Shaiman, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul Perform 'Which of the Pickwick Triplets Did It?' From ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

Songwriters Marc Shaiman, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul performed 'Which of the Pickwick Triplets Did It?' from Only Murders in the Building in an all new video posted to social media. Check out the video here!
North Mississippi Allstars, With Special Guest Bag Men Come to Boulder Theater

North Mississippi Allstars, with Special Guest Bag Men comes to Boulder Theater on Friday, January 12, 2024. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 13 at 10am.
Anthony Ramos, Danielle Brooks & More Join FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 10

The new season will feature Valerie Bertinelli, Danielle Brooks, LeVar Burton, Ciara, Michael Douglas, Lena Dunham, Brendan Fraser, Sammy Hagar, Sunny Hostin, Tracy Morgan, Alanis Morissette, Ed O’Neill, Bob Odenkirk, Anthony Ramos, Iliza Shlesinger, Wes Studi, Dionne Warwick, and Jesse Williams.
Listen: Hear Meryl Streep & Martin Short Sing an ONLY MURDERS Song By Michael R. Jackson and Pasek & Paul

The soundtrack features killer performances by Meryl Streep, Ashley Park, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Paul Rudd, and Jason Veasey and includes four original songs written by Pasek & Paul, Sara Bareilles, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Michael R. Jackson. The deluxe edition also includes two bonus tracks and an original score by Siddhartha Khosla.
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Renewed For Season Four

Broadway fans can spot many familiar faces in the third season, including Meryl Streep, Don Darryl Rivera, Gerald Caesar, Allison Guinn, Jesse Williams, Paul Rudd, Andrea Martin, Jackie Hoffman, Wesley Taylor, Linda Emond, Matthew Broderick, and Jeremy Shamos, joining stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.
The Blues Project Announces Guitarist Mark Newman Has Joined the Band For Their October 2023 East Coast Tour Dates

Mark Newman is back on tour this October - appearing LIVE on Guitar and vocals with the legendary 60’s group, The Blues Project led by original drummer Roy Blumenfeld in a new lineup that also includes Ken Clark, Chris Bergson & Jesse Williams. East Coast Tour dates include stops in Saugerties & NYC’s Iridium and more. 
Hulu to Bring ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Interactive Experience to NYC Theater

Fans of Hulu’s hit Original series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez can be immersed into the center of season three’s broadway theater murder mystery. Taking fans into the actual space season three was filmed in, the immersive experience explores The Goosebury Theater [United Palace].
Sara Bareilles & Michael R. Jackson Wrote ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Songs For New Broadway-Themed Season

Sara Bareilles and Michael R. Jackson are the latest Broadway songwriters to join the upcoming season of Only Murders in the Building. The join the previously announced Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul in writing musical numbers for the Broadway musical-themed season. Watch the video of the trailer now!
Pasek & Paul Wrote an ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Musical Number For Season Three

After Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman had previously confirmed their involvement in the season, Hulu has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are also two of the lyricists who contributed to the series' musical numbers. Find out more about Only Murders in the Buildings upcoming Broadway musical-themed season!
Wake Up With BWW 7/27: Inside Opening Night of THE COTTAGE, BACK TO THE FUTURE Gala, and More!

Top stories: We're taking you inside opening night of The Cottage, the gala celebration of Back to the Future, and more!

Jesse Williams FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Jesse Williams been in?

Jesse Williams has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jesse Williams been in?

Jesse Williams has not appeared in the West End.

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