The buzz around "The Cabin in the Woods" is deafening, and Jesse Williams is in the middle of the beehive.
The former teacher, model and "Grey's Anatomy" hot doc is part of the ensemble headed off to the "Woods" cooked up by cowriter Joss Whedon and writer-director Drew Goddard. His character Holden is a smart cookie who can also kick some butt, which comes in handy when he and his friends run into some serious trouble during a weekend getaway. To know more is the spoil the fun, so don't read any reviews -- just head for the "Cabin," and get to know a little bit more about Williams first.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
What He's Done: He played model Leo in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," a cop in "Brooklyn's Finest" and Dr. Jackson Avery on "Grey's Anatomy." You might have also seen him in a music video by some pop star named Rihanna.
What He's Doing Now: He's Holden, the sexy and smart love interest for our heroine Dana (Kristen Connolly) in the awesome new horror film "The Cabin in the Woods."
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Reminds Us of: "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller, fellow model and soccer lover David Beckham, and Michael Ealy from "Think Like a Man" and "Underworld: Awakening."
Fun Facts: His character in "Traveling Pants 2" drops trou as an artist's model for Alexis Bledel's art class. Obviously, his bum didn't make the final PG-13 cut.
Quotable: Williams dished on the secretive nature of being cast in the film at SXSW. "We were told from the beginning it's a horror film but it's more than that -- very much like how we are marketing it. Less is more would be the description. Our auditions were fake. The material we were reading totally wouldn't be in the film at all but you could still see the elements of it, that it was going to be a genre-bender."
Young Hollywood Awards last summer. "The cast of a TV show is often like a family," she said. "It takes a certain kind of person to break through and win everyone over. Jesse Williams is that kind of person … He's magnetic, on-screen and off, and we couldn't be happier to have someone who's so talented and amazing as part of our family."
Famous Friends: Williams is engaged to a real estate agent named Aryn, which means he gets bonus cool points for dating someone outside of the biz.
Twitter Handle: @JesseWilliams
What's Next: First, "The Cabin in The Woods" will knock your socks off. Then, Williams will be fielding offers right and left. Wait and see.