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.
In 2005, Williams began to study acting and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors Showcase presented by ABC Television, one of 14 actors chosen from among over 800 individuals who auditioned.Since 2006, he has appeared in a number of television series, films and theatre productions. In 2012, he established a production company, far Word Inc.
In May 2012, a fan campaign was organized to try to influence film executives to cast him in the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This news resulted in some Hunger Games fans protesting casting decisions made by the film executives.
In 2013, Williams wrote an opinion piece for CNN which analyzed the film Django Unchained.Later that year he narrated the audio version of the book The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened In Peru, by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.
In 2006, Williams appeared in an episode of Law & Order, portraying the character Kwame. He also appeared in the role of Drew Collins, in two episodes of the ABC Family series Greek