A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching American History, African Studies, and English in low income Philadelphia public charter schools. From there Jesse moved to New York City and began his professional acting career, performing off-Broadway in award-winning playwright Edward Albee's The Sandbox. Jesse can presently be seen as series regular, Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC's Grey's Anatomy. His feature credits include Brooklyn's Finest, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Cabin in the Woods, and The Butler. Williams is the youngest member of the Board of Directors at The Advancement Project, the nation's leading Civil Rights think tank and advocacy group. Jesse is also the executive producer of Question Bridge: Black Males," a multifaceted media project, art exhibition, student & teacher curriculum and website focused on Black male identity and the diversity within the demographic. He's written articles for CNN and Huffington Post, and has been a guest on Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room.".
How to hire Jesse Williams for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Jesse Williams.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Jesse Williams, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Jesse Williams or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Jesse Williams's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Jesse Williams for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Jesse Williams, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Jesse Williams. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Jesse Williams booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Jesse Williams for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Jesse Williams booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Jesse Williams charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Jesse Williams for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Jesse Williams agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Jesse Williams, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Jesse Williams booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Jesse Williams, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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