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Michelle Williams

1980-09-09 Kalispell, Montana, USA

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Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. Known for her roles in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes, Williams is the recipient of several accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and nominations for four Academy Awards, and a Tony Award. Daughter of the politician and trader Larry R. Williams, she was raised in Kalispell and San Diego. She began her career with television guest appearances and made her film debut in the family film Lassie in 1994. At 15, she gained emancipation from her parents, and soon achieved recognition for her leading role in the television teen drama series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003). This was followed by low-profile films, before having her breakthrough with the drama film Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Williams went on to gain critical acclaim for playing emotionally troubled women coping with loss or loneliness in the independent dramas Wendy and Lucy (2008), Blue Valentine (2010), and Manchester by the Sea (2016). For the last two of these she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, respectively. She won two Golden Globes for portraying Marilyn Monroe in the drama My Week with Marilyn (2011) and Gwen Verdon in the miniseries Fosse/Verdon (2019), in addition to a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for the latter. Her highest-grossing releases came with the thriller Shutter Island (2010), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), the musical The Greatest Showman (2017), and the superhero film Venom (2018). On Broadway, she starred in revivals of the musical Cabaret in 2014 and the drama Blackbird in 2016, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Williams is an advocate for equal pay. She is reticent about her personal life; she has a daughter from her relationship with the late actor Heath Ledger, and was briefly married to the musician Phil Elverum. She is married to theater director Thomas Kail, with whom she has a child. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michelle Williams (actress), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Showing Up Lizzie 2022-05-27
The Fabelmans Sammy's Mother 2022-11-23
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Anne Weying 2021-09-30
That Click Herself 2020-06-17
After the Wedding Isabel 2019-08-09
I Feel Pretty Avery LeClair 2018-04-19
Venom Anne Weying 2018-09-28
Wonderstruck Elaine Wilson 2017-10-13
The Greatest Showman Charity Barnum 2017-12-20
All the Money in the World Gail Harris 2017-12-21
Project X (voice) 2016-11-18
Certain Women Gina Lewis 2016-09-25
Manchester by the Sea Randi Chandler 2016-11-18
Suite Française Lucille Angellier 2015-03-12
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Oz the Great and Powerful Annie / Glinda 2013-03-07
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Herself 2012-11-06
Take This Waltz Margot 2011-11-25
My Week With Marilyn Marilyn Monroe 2011-11-23
Blue Valentine Cindy Heller 2010-12-16
Meek's Cutoff Emily Tetherow 2010-09-05
Shutter Island Dolores Chanal 2010-02-14
Heath Ledger: A Tribute Herself 2009-06-01
Mammoth Ellen Vidales 2009-01-19
Deception S 2008-04-24
Incendiary Young Mother 2008-01-20
Synecdoche, New York Claire Keen 2008-10-24
Wendy and Lucy Wendy 2008-12-10
I'm Not There Coco Rivington 2007-10-01
The Hawk Is Dying Betty 2007-03-30
The Hottest State Samantha 2006-09-02
The Baxter Cecil Mills 2005-08-26
Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers 2005-09-10
Land of Plenty Lana 2004-09-10
A Hole in One Anna Watson 2004-05-02
Imaginary Heroes Penny Travis 2004-09-14
The United States of Leland Julie Pollard 2003-01-18
The Station Agent Emily 2003-01-26
Me Without You Holly 2001-11-01
Prozac Nation Ruby 2001-09-08
Perfume Halley 2001-04-08
But I'm a Cheerleader Kimberly 2000-07-07
If These Walls Could Talk 2 Linda 2000-03-05
Dick Arlene Lorenzo 1999-08-04
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Molly Cartwell 1998-08-05
A Thousand Acres Pammy 1997-09-19
Killing Mr. Griffin Maya 1997-04-07
My Son Is Innocent Donna 1996-05-06
Timemaster Annie 1995-01-01
Species Young Sil 1995-07-07
Lassie April Porter 1994-07-22
Fever Peggy Lee