Aug. 5th, 1981
Jesse Williams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Brooklyn's Finest
2008 - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Guest TV Roles
The Hotness Monster
Himself - Guest
Williams was born Jesse Wesley Williams on August 5, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. In an appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, which aired March 9, 2010, Williams stated that his mother is Swedish American, while his father is of African American and Seminole ancestry from Georgia. Williams was born in Chicago, Ill and graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, RI in 1999. After Williams graduated from high school, his parents each began teaching in the public school system, while his mother maintained her work in pottery. Williams graduated from Temple University with a double major in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts. Following in the footsteps of his parents, he taught high school in the Philadelphia public school system for six years, where he used his degree earned at Temple, to teach American Studies, African Studies, and English.