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Tyler James Williams of Abbott Elementary visiting Illini Union on April 23rd

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Tyler James Williams, the actor known for his work in Everybody Hates Chris, Abbott Elementary, and Let It Shine, is coming to the Illini Union on Tuesday, April 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m. Williams won a Golden Globe last year for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Comedy, or Drama for his role as Gregory Eddie in Abbott Elementary. Janelle James, one of the stars of the show, has deep connections to Champaign-Urbana.

This is part of Illini Union Board’s Speaker Series, and if you have an i-card, you can get in free.

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