Jessie Williams Net Worth
Who is Jessie Williams
Jessie Williams is a model, Actor, Director and Activist from the US. He was born on August 5, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. His father Reginald Williams was of Afro-American ancestry and his mother Johanna Chase was from Sweden. Both his parents worked as teachers at different times of their life.
Williams went to Moses Brown School in Rhode Island. He graduated from Temple University with majoring in both Film and Media Arts and African American Studies.
Like his parents, Jesse joined Philadelphia Public school and taught American studies, English and African studies for six years.
In 2005, he got selected for the ABC Televisions’ New York Actors Showcase from among 800 persons who audited for the program. He then started getting regular offers from the next year onwards.
His body of work on TV includes TV shows that include Seattle Grace: Message f Hope, Sesame Street, The Eric Andre show, Law and Oder, Greek and Beyond the Break. His most popular work on TV was of a surgical resident named Jackson Avery in the popular ABC series Grey’s anatomy. He was a guest on “The Situation Room” presented by Wolf Blitzer in one of the episodes of the show
By 2012 he had his own production house naming it farWord.
Willaims also dabbled in Theatre. He featured on revival productions like The American Dream, Sandbox and The Glass Menageries.
His film career began in 2008 as a supporting actor for the film The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. He also contributed to movies like Brooklyn’s Finest, The Cabin in the Woods, Jacob’s ladder, and Question Bridge: Black Males, Money Snake and Mongoose, The Butler, and Band Aid
Williams has also worked as a model for LL Bean, Lane Bryant Kenneth Cole and Tommy Hilfiger. He also appeared in music videos featuring +44, Rihanna, Estelle, and Demi Lovato.
Life History of Jesse Williams
Williams has two younger brothers who are specialist in visual arts. Williams dated Anryn Drake-Lee for five years and married her in 2012. They have two children whom they named Sadie and Maceo. He applied for divorce in the year 2017 and received joint-custody of his children according to news reports in 2018.
Williams is known for his activism especially highlighting racial injustice. He is one of the Directors of the Advancement Project a civil rights nonprofit organization that concentrates on racial injustice issues.
He is an Executive producer of Question Bridge: Black males which is a multifaceted media project.
Jesse has written various articles for Huffing Post and CNN on Racial issues.
Awards and Recognition
Jesse Williams was honored with the Bet Humanitarian award in 2016.
He won the Young Hollywood Award in the category TV actor of the year in 2011. Williams also received nominations from Orlando Film Festival, Image awards, People choice Awards
Net worth of Jesse Williams
Networth of Model and actor Jesse Williams is $8 million. His popularity and prosperity grew with TV series called “Grey’s anatomy and film, Cabin in the woods.