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5 Things You Should Know About Jesse Williams

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Jesse Williams is an activist, community organizer, actor, and tech entrepreneur. This fearless crusader is fighting for marginalized people across the tech industry, film, and beyond.

Many people recognize him as Jackson Avery on the hit series Grey’s Anatomy, but actor Jesse Williams’ talents extend beyond the television screen. As an outspoken activist, Williams has been addressing systemic oppression and the representation of people of color across the entertainment and tech industries for years—especially with his Ebroji GIF keyboard and mobile game BLeBRiTY.

We’re so honored to have Jesse Williams in the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as an esteemed judge for The Webby Awards! Read on for 5 facts you might not know about him.

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