Award-winning actor Tyler James Williams, who has starred in such TV hits as “Abbott Elementary” and “Everybody Hates Chris,” will present William & Mary’s 2023 Atwater Lecture on April 4.

Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams

The event, titled “An evening with Tyler James Williams,” begins at 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium. It will include a moderated Q&A along with a brief opportunity for questions from the audience.

The lecture is free for students, faculty and staff with a W&M ID, and a limited number of general public tickets will also be available for $10. People interested in attending must register in advance.

The event is sponsored by Alma Mater Productions with generous support from the Janet and Peter Atwater Lecture Endowment.

Williams began his acting career at the age of five when he was chosen to star in Chris Rock’s “Everybody Hates Chris.” Throughout the years, he has appeared in numerous other shows including “The Walking Dead,” “Ballers,” and “Whiskey Cavalier.”

He currently plays Gregory Eddie on the critically acclaimed “Abbott Elementary, for which he won the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Comedy or Drama. His latest TV role is on the recently released Hulu sketch comedy show “History of the World: Part II.” Williams has also appeared in a number of feature films, including 2021’ “The United States vs. Billy Holiday.” He has had roles in “The Argument,” “The Wedding Year,” “Detroit,” “Peeples,” “Unaccompanied Minors” and the Sundance-winning feature “Dear White People.”

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