Jesse Williams News

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.

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The first time I kissed my wife, she wasn't my wife then, she was just this girl in a bar. But when we kissed, it was like, I gotta tell you, it was like I'd never kissed any other woman before. It was like my first kiss. The right kiss.

Derek

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)