William Jackson Harper is an American actor, theatre actor, and voiceover artist who has gained prominence with his role as Chidi Anagonye in the fantasy philosophical comedy television series, The Good Place. Apart from that, he has also been cast in several other acting projects including The Breaks, The Electric Company, They Remain, and That’s What She Said.

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William Jackson Harper is represented by Stone Manners Salners Agency, Talent Agency, New York City, New York, United States.

Girlfriend / Spouse

William Jackson Harper has dated –

  1. Ali Ahn – He is in a relationship with Ali Ahn and they have often attended several events together.

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Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled smile
  • Prominent Adam’s apple

William Jackson Harper Facts

  1. He changed his middle name from ‘Fitzgerald’ to ‘Jackson’ because he felt that ‘Fitzgerald’ was too long.
  2. Between 2009 and 2011, he co-starred as Danny Rebus in the television series, The Electric Company.
  3. In 2010, William Jackson Harper made his first theatrical film appearance as Moynihan’s Assistant in the mystery/crime romantic drama film, All Good Things, which starred , , and Frank Langella.
  4. He has co-starred on the popular show, The Good Place, alongside the likes of , , , , and .
  5. Just before securing the role of Chidi Anagonye, a deceased professor of ethics and moral philosophy from Senegal, in The Good Place, William Jackson Harper was on the verge of quitting acting. Later, this role got him nominated for the 2019 Critics’ Choice Television Award in the “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” category.
  6. He has done voiceover work for the video game titled Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  7. He enjoying playing the drums.
  8. William Jackson Harper has described himself as a nerd.
  9. His theatre credits include having worked on productions such as Ruined and An Octoroon.
  10. He has also earned a huge social media fan base and enjoys more than 800k followers on Instagram and more than 150k followers on Twitter.

Featured Image by William Jackson Harper / Instagram


Facts of William Jackson Harper

  • Gender Male
  • full nameWilliam Jackson Harper
  • middle nameJackson
  • nicknamesWilliam
  • birthplaceDallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States
  • Date of Birth February 08, 1980
  • Age 41 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican-American
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$4 Millions
  • professionActor, Voiceover Artist, Theatre Actor
  • weight70 kg or 154.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildAthletic

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