On a beautiful day in Los Angeles, a couple of our female NOBLEMAN team members were carrying items in preparation for our photoshoot and interview. As they lifted some water bottles from the car, they heard a familiar voice call out to them. It was Jesse Williams, the man they were preparing the room for. He walked up casually, grabbed the waters quickly from them, and offered a warm smile and a helping hand. Our team was taken aback by the simple act of lending a hand. This humility of Jesse Williams has propelled him forward in the industry, but also has kept him grounded and not out of touch with humanity.
Jesse Williams, a name that resonates with sophistication and talent, has firmly established himself as a modern gentleman in the entertainment industry. Best known for his captivating roles on both the small and big screens, Williams has effortlessly portrayed characters that exude charisma and nobility. His portrayal of Dr. Jackson Avery in the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has not only showcased his dashing looks but also his impeccable acting prowess, making him a symbol of contemporary elegance. Beyond the operating room, Jesse has received a Tony nomination for his performance in the hit Broadway show, Take Me Out, and you can currently catch him in his role as Tobert in season three of, Only Murders in the Building. Jesse has also ventured into the world of luxury as an ambassador for high-end brands, adding a touch of opulence to his repertoire.
Yet, Jesse Williams is not just a man of style and grace; he is also a man of substance. His commitment to activism and social justice is as impressive as his acting career. Williams, with his strong voice and unwavering dedication, has become a beacon for change in a world where nobility extends beyond the silver screen. His impassioned speeches on racial equality and humanitarian issues have resonated with audiences worldwide, proving that true gentlemen use their influence for the betterment of society. In this age of elegance and advocacy, Jesse Williams stands tall as a modern role model, captivating hearts with his talent and inspiring minds with his activism.
We believe that Jesse Williams is a perfect example of not just saying the right things but putting actions behind your words. We talk to him about how those convictions were formed in him since his childhood. We talk about how those convictions are operating in him now, as well as talk about timepieces, hobbies, and future projects. Let his humility and dedication inspire you and move you to not only be noble in word but be noble in action.
How would you define a NOBLEMAN?
I think that involves calm, patience, and kindness. You have to be decisive and clear, but also sensitive and tender and a great listener. That’s where real confidence comes from not overcompensating and not trying to always puff your chest out. But obviously, start with etiquette. Have some grace, hold the door, be polite, and say thank you. Those basic things that you’d first think you’d teach your kid when you take them out in public.
Looking back, who has been your greatest role model that shaped you?
Definitely my parents, without question. They really both with theory and practice gave me landmarks and guiding lights for most things in my life. They were very different from each other and didn’t always agree in terms of their global view, vision, or experience, but they did a really good job of setting expectations. – READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN PRINT
Photography: Eric Michael Roy
Interview: Doug McLaughlin
Styling: Christopher Laboy
Executive Editor: Lydia McLaughlin
Grooming: Courtney Ulrich
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