Jesse Williams

by ethnic on September 14, 2010

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 5, 1981

*African-American, possibly Seminole Native American (father)
*Swedish (mother)

Jesse Williams is an American actor, model, and activist of mixed heritage. He is known for his role on the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. He has been an activist for the Black Lives Matter movement and made an impassioned speech at the 2016 BET awards regarding Black civil rights.

Jesse’s father is African-American. Jesse has stated that his father also has Seminole Native American ancestry. Jesse’s mother, who is white, has Swedish ancestry.

Jesse has two children with his former wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. Aryn is African-American.

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Adamina September 15, 2016 at 10:27 pm

He is so hot! Too bad he is married [like I even had a chance if he was not married:'(:'(:'(]

midori29 July 13, 2016 at 6:29 am
bablah July 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

if you actually check the map of the world you’ll see that Solomon Islands are actually closer to Russia than they are to Africa.

midori29 July 15, 2016 at 10:48 am

The Africans migrated their its a historical fact and they are not mixed . Do your research they did a genetic test on them. Yes there are millions of Africans living outside of Africa many migrated thousands of years ago. All people have to do is use google. I get tired of explaining simple things lol

bablah July 16, 2016 at 7:10 am

Africans migrating to Europe is also a historical fact. They did a lot of genetic testing to prove that.
What you fail to realise is that Melanesians genetically aren’t much different from surounding Maoris, Papuans and Aboriginal Australians, but are vastly different from any African population.
Just because they have dark skin doesn’t make them African (and they’re not, they’re Pacific Islanders).

Hill July 25, 2017 at 1:44 am

midori you really hate better looking mixed people don’t you?

Kimmel June 12, 2016 at 6:09 pm

He’s ‘Swedishness’ is evident.

Malefactor September 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm

He’s ugly and looks like a troll. Has a real punchable face. Would love to sock him with a left hook.

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Jealous ass bitch, smh. He is hot as hell, you clearly need glasses.

Connerfromvine August 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

his father might have also had some mixture from the 19th century, generally when someone has blue eyes, both parents carry the gene.

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm

i like his face and his mouth and eyes

why not more african americans have *** with whites

cwm85 July 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

A mixed guy who doesn’t care for his European heritage. Why do so many mixed black people, celebs ignore their European side?

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

im not sure

there is a hate against europeans i guess

the same like asians

for example most afghans with pale skin or blue or green eyes erase their european roots

midori29 July 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

Cause a lot of white and non blacks are racist and stereotypical toward black people . Many do not take the time to befriend black people, study black history or know anything about Africa. Its so sad. Africa is a huge continent with many different countries. Then some say ignorant things that they do not even realize sound bad.

neiltennant June 14, 2015 at 8:24 am

MAYBE he has interest to marry me :-)

M June 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm

He is handsome.

Capricious April 10, 2015 at 2:00 am

Definitely looks his ancestry.

shobohunter August 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm

(OMG he is gorgeous af!
Sidenote: I noticed that most mulattoes have a
white mother and a black father. It’s rare for it to
be the other way around)

Lemme tells you why cuz I know why..
Because most black men (/boys?) practically begged and craves for white pussy. Boys Even go that far that they bashes their own race of female. Hate them.
Just look at YouTube.

fuzzybear44 August 16, 2014 at 3:14 am


(Because most black men (/boys?) practically begged and craves for white pussy. Boys Even go that far that they bashes their own race of female. Hate them.
Just look at YouTube.)

Well you are partially correct,There are black guys who do chase white girls.Also there are those that bash black girls on youtube..However you can’t say most black guys,because you haven’t met most black guys.Every black guy I know messes only with black girls,except for my brother(his girlfriend is half salvadoran).

Check7t August 11, 2014 at 4:41 am

looks weird

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Jealous ass. This man is gorgeous.

midori29 July 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

He looks totally hot and fine do not be jealous lol. He reminds me of that mugshot model that got famous for his gorgeous mugshot. Jeremy Meeks

Your Mom August 10, 2014 at 1:56 am

He Looks Only A Quarter Black.

midori29 July 15, 2016 at 10:51 am

Nope he looks half black.
Check these women lighter than Jesse are 82 and 83% black West African. Black West Africans come in light skin too. Africans can mutate color and hair texture as well as eye color all on our own.
We do not need admixture.
82% Black


This woman is 83% black African by dna and her skin is light skinned and she has curly hair. You cannot judge by skin tone.

a July 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

He looks the “black” version of Paul Walker

ihatemostpeople March 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Forgot to mention that I love his eyes.

ihatemostpeople March 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm

OMG he is gorgeous af!

Sidenote: I noticed that most mulattoes have a white mother and a black father. It’s rare for it to be the other way around.

AnonymousPerson December 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

He’s gorgeous. Most mixed guys are though, and the girls are pretty.

Sweden July 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

He has the same admixture as me half Swedish (mother) and half African (father). Maybe not the exact same African country, but the mix is the same Swedish and black. He looks half Swedish because he is half Swedish, simple.

follers April 30, 2012 at 11:00 am
jessica April 10, 2012 at 6:59 am

he has a white mother and a black father so he looks mixed i have a biracial daughter who looks exactly like me dont deny a parent!

Cossette271 August 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Blue eyes are a recessint gene, therefore his father must have white DNA as well.

nina January 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm

@cosette271 not true, you can even get blue eyes if botj of your parents don’t have blue eyes it’s just less common

gurl March 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I don’t believe in the one drop rule. Hes mixed. I know some biracial ppl chose to identify with their black side so be it.

Annoyed March 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

You all over here Need to STFU. . if the black people wanna claim him as just black so be it, if the whites wanna claim him as just white so be it. . but at the end of everything he knows he is the best of both worlds. . Black/White and he is proud of that. . now yall chill!!!

bre March 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

his mom is white so he is mixed not just black…i hate when ppl don’t credit the other side of ppl who r mixed with black

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 3:07 am

His mother is Swedish.

boss February 18, 2012 at 4:41 am





I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 3:06 am
nina January 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Are you retarted? He is also from sweden which makes him half white so he is mixed

George February 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

if someone says “O MA GWAD A BLACK GUY WITH BLUE EYES!” i will kill someone. this man is MIXED not BLACK :D

interesting February 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

you don’t know the meaning of black do you?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 3:06 am

He is biracial, but he is very invested in African-American studies. He mentioned it in an interview.

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