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Jesse Williams

  • Jesse Williams
  • Jesse Williams

    A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his career teaching at low-income Philadelphia public charter schools. Williams is currently a star and now a director of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. His feature credits include Cabin In The Woods, The Butler, Brooklyn’s Finest, the upcoming Jacob’s Ladder, Random Acts of Violence and Selah & The Spades. 

    Williams founded his own production company, farWord Inc., and executive produced Question Bridge: Black Males, a series of transmedia art installations, films, curriculum, and website. The exhibition is part of the permanent collection at the National Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum.  He served as senior producer and correspondent for the EPIX docuseries America Divided with Norman Lear. He executive produced the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement. Williams gained international renown for his now famous 2016 BET Humanitarian Award Acceptance Spee

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