Jesse Williams


Birth Name: Jesse W. Williams

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

Date of Birth: August 5, 1980

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

Jesse Williams is an American actor, director, and producer. He is known for his role on the television 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 is the son of Johanna Chase, a professional potter, and Reginald Williams. His 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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  1. madman says:

    Birth name: Jesse Wesley Williams
    He was born 1980, not 1981.

    Son of Johanna P. (Chase) and Reginald K. Williams.

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