Jesse Williams

  • Birth Name: J. Wesley Williams
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Taught English and history in Philadelphia public high schools after graduating from college.
  • Moved to New York in 2003 to pursue a modeling career, and soon appeared in Kenneth Cole ads.
  • Auditioned for a role as Meadow's boyfriend on The Sopranos.
  • Made TV debut in a 2006 episode of Law & Order and film debut in 2008's The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants 2.
  • Appeared in Off-Broadway productions, including a 2008 production of Edward Albee's The Sandbox.
  • Was the "Hotness Monster" on two 2008 episodes of ABC Family's Greek.
  • An avid football player and fan.


  • Sadie — Daughter
  • Maceo — Son
  • Aryn Drake-Lee — Wife (separated)


  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (BA in Film and Media Arts, 2003)

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