Cress Williams is an American actor best known for Living Single, Prison Break, and Hart of Dixie. He plays Jefferson Pierce.
Williams was born in Heidelberg, Germany and shortly after his birth, moved to Chicago. He then relocated with his mother to California at the age of 3 and spent most of his childhood in Orange County. He attended Fullerton Community College where he received his theater and acting foundation and later completed his theater degree at UCLA. While attending college,Williams performed in over 20 plays such as “Othello,” “The Elephant Man,” “Extremities” and “Red Noses,” to name a few. His film and television career began toward the end of his college years.
Williams currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Kristen Torrianni.
- He appeared in other CW shows such as Veronica Mars and Hart of Dixie.
- Along with his co-star, Nafessa Williams, he guest starred on the CBS drama Code Black.