Jesse Williams Net Worth

Jesse Williams Net Worth $10 Million. Jesse Wesley Williams is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He portrayed Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy and has appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods, The Butler and Band Aid. He also provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in Detroit: Become Human.

Jesse Williams Net Worth
Jesse Williams Net Worth

Jesse Williams Biography

Name Jesse Williams
Net Worth 2022 $10 Million
Age 41
Height (1.75 m)
Weight 80KG (Approx)
Profession Actor
Date Of Birth 5 August 1981
Birthplace United States
Nationality American
Income $1 Million (Annual)
Spouse Aryn Drake-Lee

Jesse Williams Net Worth

Net Worth: $10 Million
Date of Birth: Aug 5, 1981 (40 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession: Actor, Model
Nationality: United States of America

Personal Life

Jesse Williams married his longtime girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee in 2012. They have two children together, a daughter by the name of Sadie and a son named Maceo. In April 2017, the couple filed for divorce. During the course of their divorce proceeding it was revealed that Jesse’s monthly income is $521,000 ($6.25 million per year). As a result, at one point a judge ordered Jesse to pay his ex $33,000 per month in support. That was eventually raised to $50,000 and finally $100,000 PER MONTH. That amount could be lowered as they work towards a final settlement. Also Read Nick Cave Net Worth

Early Life

Jesse Williams was born on the 5th August 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. His mother Johanna is a professional potter, and his father is called Reginald. Johanna is Swedish and his father is African American, with some Seminole ancestry, from Georgia. Jesse also has two younger brothers, who specialize in visual arts. In 1998, Williams graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island; and After graduating from high school, his parents each began teaching in the public school system. While his mother still kept up with her work in pottery.

Jesse Williams Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Jesse Williams’ career:

  • Appearance in Law & Order (2006)
  • First appearance in Beyond the Break (2006)
  • First appearance in Grey’s Anatomy (2009)
  • Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • The Butler (2013)
  • Money (2016)
  • Humanitarian Award – BET Awards (2016)

Jesse Williams Facts

  • He is biracial, as his father is African-American and his mother is Swedish.
  • He holds a double major in African American Studies and Film & Media Arts from Temple University.
  • He worked as a high school English and American Studies teacher for six years.
  • Williams is the creator of the Ebroji app, which allows users to exchange emojis and gifs with their friends. The app is primarily designed to showcase photographs that have become popular as a result of African-American culture.
  • He was married to Aryn Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, rather than to a celebrity.
  • He is an activist who is dedicated to his cause.
  • Several Music Videos Have Featured Him.
  • farWord Inc., his own production company, was founded by him.
  • He’s been honored with a Humanitarian Award.
  • He is a member of a Civil Rights Organization’s Board of Directors.
  • Off-Broadway, he has performed.
  • Haters started a petition to get him fired from the series Grey’s Anatomy as a result of his BET speech.

Jesse Williams Awards Achievements


  • Williams was named No. 6 on BuddyTV’s “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2010” list and No. 11 in 2011.
  •  In 2011, he was named TV Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards.
  • He won The Webby Awards in 2018 for Special Achievement.
  • He won the Young Hollywood Awards in 2011 for TV Actor of the Year.
  • “Two Distant Strangers,” a short film produced by William won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2021.
  • Williams took home the BET Award for Humanitarian Service in 2016.
  • In 2019, he was awarded the NAACP image, which is given to the best supporting actor in a drama series.

Jesse Williams Nominations

  • He was nominated for the Image Award in 2017 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Grey’s Anatomy.
  • He was nominated for Orlando Film Festival for Best Ensemble Cast in 2016 for Money.
  • He was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Grey’s Anatomy in 2017 and 2018.
  • Williams was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020.

Television Career

After appearing as the character Drew Collins in two episodes of the ABC Family series “Greek,” Williams debuted his biggest role yet in 2009, playing surgical resident Jackson Avery on the medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy.” Starting with the show’s seventh season the next year, he became a series regular. Williams went on to star in 270 episodes of the popular ABC series, and received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor. He eventually left “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2021.

In 2020, Williams reprised his role as Dr. Jackson Avery in the third season of ABC’s “Station 19.” Also that year, he had a recurring role as Joe Ryan on the Hulu miniseries “Little Fires Everywhere,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Among Williams’ other television credits are the Starz crime drama “Power” and the comedy sketch series “The Eric Andre Show,” on which he appeared as himself. Beyond acting, Williams was the director of the seventh episode of the ABC legal series “Rebel,” and was executive producer of the television documentary “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement,” in which he also starred.

Theatrical Career

On stage, Williams acted in revival productions of two Edward Albee plays, “The Sandbox” and “The American Dream,” at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. Additionally, he was a guest director for student productions at the Urban Arts Partnership 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway.

Film Career

Williams made his feature film debut in the 2008 sequel movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” The next year, he was part of the ensemble cast of the crime film “Brooklyn’s Finest,” starring Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, and Richard Gere. Williams had his first leading role in 2012, playing Holden McCrea in the horror comedy “The Cabin in the Woods.” In 2013, he portrayed civil rights activist James Lawson in the historical drama “The Butler,” which featured an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., and many others. Williams next had starring roles in the sports drama “Snake & Mongoose” and the crime thriller “Money.” In 2017, he had a supporting part in the dramedy “Band Aid.” Williams had his biggest year on film yet in 2019, when he starred in the horror films “Random Acts of Violence” and “Jacob’s Ladder,” and had a supporting role as Headmaster Banton in the boarding school drama “Selah and the Spades.”

In addition to his film acting, Williams produced the 2020 short film “Two Distant Strangers,” about police brutality and racial injustice in contemporary America. The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.


Jesse Williams was born in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois to Reginald and professional potter Johanna. He is of mixed race, with African-American heritage on his father’s side and Swedish ancestry on his mother’s. Williams has two younger brothers, both of whom went on to work in the visual arts. As a youth, he went to Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in 1998. Following Williams’ graduation from high school, his father started to teach history in northern Maine. Williams subsequently enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was a double major in African-American studies and film and media arts. During this time, he occasionally worked as a model for Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kenneth Cole. Like his father, Williams then became an educator, teaching high school in the Philadelphia public school system for six years. While studying acting in 2005, Williams was one of 14 actors selected to participate in the New York Actors Showcase, presented by ABC Television. In 2006, he made his television debut in an episode of “Law & Order,” playing the character Kwame. Also that year, Williams had a recurring role on the surfing drama series “Beyond the Break.

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