Who Is Jesse Williams?
Jesse Williams is an actor and model from America. He came into the spotlight after acting in ABC’s hit series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Besides this series, he also appeared in many movies such as
- Lee Daniels
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
- Brooklyn’s Finest
Moreover, he established a lot in the modeling industry and worked for many high-end brands. Some of them include
- Tommy Hilfiger
- L.L. Bean
- Lane Bryant
- Kenneth Cole Productions
Therefore, Jesse Williams is a multi-talented personality. Besides his above things, he is a popular activist as well. Jesse is one of the board members in the ‘Civil Rights Think Tank And Advocacy Group – The Advancement Project.’ In ‘Question Bridge: Black Males’, he works as an executive producer. He made great contributions towards acting and activism and thus earned a big fans base all over the world.
Jesse Williams was born on 5th August 1981. His birthplace is Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born to Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams. But there is no information regarding other details of Jesse Williams’ parents. According to some sources, he has two brothers. It seems that his brothers are professionals in Visual Arts.
The activist completed his schooling at Moses Brown School, Rhode Island. Then, he enrolled at Temple University to study in the ‘Film and Media Arts’ course. Coming to his love life, Jesse Williams got married and divorced. Jesse Williams’ wife is Aryn Drake-Lee whom he married in 2012. The couple welcomed one son and one daughter into their love life.
Jesse Williams’ kids are Maceo and Sadie. After five years of relationship, the couple ended it in 2017 by getting a divorce.
As already said, Jesse Williams worked for many brands and companies as a model. Then, he started her career in theater production. He worked for various theater productions such as
- The American Dream
- The Sandbox
- The Glass Menagerie
Williams got a chance to feature in an episode of the ‘Law & Order’ TV series. He played the role of Kwame in this series. Also, he appeared in two episodes of the ‘Greek’ series. Then, he got a stunning role in the show ‘Beyond the Break’. Then, in 2009, he appeared in the ABC’s series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
In 2008, Williams made his debut act in the movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.’ Again, in the same year, he got a chance to act in the horror movie ‘The Cabin in the Woods.’ Then, the actor did a role in the ‘Brooklyn’s Finest.’ One can also see his wonderful acting in the movie ‘Money.’ He also appeared in other movies such as
- The Butler
- Random Acts of Violence
- Jacob’s Ladder
- Selah and the Spades
Why Did Jesse Williams Leave Grey’s Anatomy?
Jesse Williams doesn’t want to renew his two-year contract with the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ production. In season 17, his two-year contract is getting over but he doesn’t want to renew it. So, Jesse Williams is leaving Grey’s Anatomy.
How Old Is Jesse Williams?
As he was born in August 1981, he is currently 40 years old. Since his birthday is falling under August, his zodiac sign is Leo. And his zodiac animal is Rooster. Williams stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch. There is no data regarding his body weight. he has black hair with blue eyes color.
Who Is Jesse Williams Dating?
Jesse Williams is now dating Taylour Paige. According to some websites, Jesse Williams may have had at least 3 relationships before dating Taylour.
Taylor Rooks was born on 22nd May 1992. Her birthplace is St. Louis. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She is popular as a journalist.
Williams married a real estate broker, Drake-Lee in 2012. He married her when he was working as a school teacher. After five years of marriage life, the couple filed for divorce legally. They have two kids named Maceo and Sadie.
After getting a divorce from Drake-Lee, Williams dated Minka Kelly. Some sources confirmed this relationship because the couple went outdoors together. Minka Kelly is an actress who is popular for her role in ‘Friday Night Lights.’
Then in 2019, Williams dated Bleacher Report Sports Journalist, Taylor Rooks. So, almost Williams had three relationships before dating Taylour Paige.
Jesse Williams’ girlfriend is an actress who appeared in Ma Rainey. She acted in this movie with Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis. But she got a huge criticism for her acting in this movie. As of now, people forget all those criticism and talking about her love life with Jesse Williams.
Jesse and Taylour opened up about their love life in one of their interviews. As of now, both of them are enjoying their love life happily. They are believing that they can support each other with a good understanding, as they are in the same industry.
At present, Jesse Williams’ net worth is approximately $12 million. He earned this net worth by working as an actor, director and activist too. As already said, he is an activist and also a member of advocacy groups.
To sum it up, Jesse Williams is a multi-faceted personality in the entertainment industry. As of now, he is enjoying his love life with Taylour Paige and also focusing on his acting career.
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