Jesse Williams

Williams in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.comcom

Birth Name: Jesse W. Williams

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

Date of Birth: August 5, 1980

*father – African-American, possibly some Seminole Native American
*mother – Swedish

Jesse Williams is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. 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.


Curious about ethnicity

42 Responses

  1. Malefactor says:

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

  2. Connerfromvine says:

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

  3. cwm85 says:

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

    • midori29 says:

      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.

  4. M says:

    He is handsome.

  5. Capricious says:

    Definitely looks his ancestry.

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