Jesse Williams is an actor and model now known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy.
He also played Lena's boyfriend Leo in the film sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
He also stars in the upcoming Joss Whedon horror film The Cabin in the Woods.
Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Swedish mother and an African American father. Williams graduated from Temple University with degrees in African American Studies and Film & Media Arts.
He taught American Studies, African Studies and English at a Philadelphia public high school following a brief modeling career in college.