Jesse Williams may be known to most general audiences to have played the character of Dr. Jackson Avery on the hit TV show called Grey’s Anatomy. Now the actor has more recognition from video game audiences because he plays the character of Markus in the PS4 exclusive video game called Detroit: Become Human. A fun fact is that he used to go out with Minka Kelly who also stars in Detroit: Become Human playing Markus’ girlfriend named North. Before that though, he has had many bit parts in other smaller movies and TV shows throughout his career allowing himself to earn a decent living for himself over the years. So what is Jesse Williams net worth in 2018? What are Jesse Williams’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Getty Images
Jesse Williams was born on August 5th, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is of mixed race with his mother being Swedish while his father is an African American. In 1998, he graduated from Moses Brown School and then went on to graduate at Temple University several years later. He currently has a double major in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts. For a brief time after graduating university, he decided to teach in public schools in the topics of American Studies, African Studies, and English. He did teaching for six years before he decided he wanted to become famous and start his growing Hollywood career.
He did not start studying acting until 2005 and has since gotten roles in lots of various TV shows and films over the years. His first role was a one off appearance in the TV show Law & Order in 2006. He got more screen time in the show Beyond The Break instead where he appeared in eight episodes. His first major film role was playing the character of Leo in the chick flick named The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. However, his biggest film role to date is the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods directed by Drew Goddard. He got to act alongside other big Hollywood names at the time joining the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison.
His biggest career earner though is getting a recurring role in Grey’s Anatomy playing the character of Dr. Jackson Avery. He joined the popular TV drama in 2009 in Season 6 and has since been a main cast member of the show ever since. His role has been pretty good to him as he’s been nominated twice for Favorite Dramatic Actor at the People’s Choice Awards. Due to his good looks, he has a modeling career too and has appeared in several music videos. His most recent music video appearance is in a Demi Lovato song called “Tell Me You Love Me” in 2017. He previously also did a music video for Rhianna back in 2009.
While most of Jesse William’s income comes from his role in Grey’s Anatomy, he may have a chance to expand his career thanks to his new appearance in the video game called Detroit: Become Human. His motion captured performance in the game is excellent and this could open the doors for him to star in many other video games in the near future. Motion capture work has increased over the years thanks to video games as well as the heavy use of CGI in movies. Overall though, it looks like his net worth will be increasing in the years to come.
In all, we estimate Jesse Williams net worth in 2018 at $8 million.