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Michelle Williams is an Oscar-nominated American actress

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 9, 1980
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateMontana
Boy FriendsHeath Ledger, Heath Ledger (Ex)
Known asMichelle Ingrid Williams
Childrens Matilda Ledger
Universities
  • Illinois State University
Birth PlaceKalispell, Montana
Height163cm
GenderFemale
FatherLarry R. Williams
MotherCarla Ingrid Williams
Sun SignVirgo
Born inKalispell, Montana
Famous asActress

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Who is Michelle Williams?

Michelle Williams is an Oscar-nominated American actress known for her roles in movies such as ‘Brokeback Mountain’, ‘Blue Valentine’, ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘My Week with Marilyn’. Her career began at a young age with guest roles in various TV shows. She first gained attention for her role in ‘Dawson’s Creek’ a teen drama series. She also earned appreciation for her role in the romantic drama film ‘Brokeback Mountain’. Directed by Ang Lee, the film did well commercially and earned Williams her first nomination for the Academy Award. She next appeared in lead roles in movies such as ‘Wendy and Lucy’ after which she starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the psychological thriller ‘Shutter Island’. By choosing to play troubled women with psychological issues in many of her films, the actress has earned critical acclaim for her unconventional choice of roles. In her career so far, she has won several awards and nominations which include four Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations, as well as five Golden Globe nominations, out of which she had won one.

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Childhood & Early Life

Michelle Williams was born on 9th September 1980 in Kalispel, Montana in the US. Her father Larry R Williams is an author and a commodities trader while her mother Carla Ingrid is a homemaker. She is of Norwegian descent. She has one younger sister and three half-siblings.

She grew up in Montana though the family later moved to San Diego. She developed an interest in acting at a very early age and she performed in a local play named ‘Annie’. She eventually played a guest role in the popular TV series ‘Baywatch’.

Career

Michelle Williams made her film debut with a supporting role in the 1994 film ‘Lassie’. It was directed by Daniel Petre. She went on to appear in movies, such as ‘Timemaster’, (1995) ‘Species’ (1995), ‘A Thousand Acres’ (1997), and ‘Perfume’ (2001). She started gaining popularity after her role in the TV series ‘Dawson’s Creek’ which aired from 1998 to 2003.

She next appeared in movies such as ‘Land of Plenty’ and ‘Imaginary Friends’. In 2005, she reached the peak of her career after she played a supporting role in the film ‘Brokeback Mountain’. The film received critical acclaim and was also a huge success commercially. Directed by Ang Lee, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three. It also earned Williams her first Oscar nomination in the category of ‘Best Actress’.

After appearing in movies such as ‘I’m Not There’ (2007) and ‘Mammoth’ (2009), she earned her second Oscar nomination for her role in the romantic drama film ‘Blue Valentine’ in 2010. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, the film was a commercial success.

She starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the psychological thriller ‘Shutter Island’ in 2010. The film was a huge success commercially. Although the film didn’t receive any significant awards, it is still regarded as one of the best psychological thriller movies ever.

In 2011, Williams portrayed Marilyn Monroe in the drama film ‘My Week with Marilyn.’ Directed by Simon Curtis, the film was about the making of the 1957 film ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film did well commercially, and was met with positive reviews. It earned Williams her third Oscar nomination in the ‘Best Actress’ category. She also won the Golden Globe in the same category.

Her next important role on the big screen was in the 2013 film ‘Oz the Great and the Powerful’. Directed by Sam Raimi, the movie was a commercial success. Critical reception was mixed. It won multiple awards as well. She earned her fourth Oscar nomination for her role in ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ where she starred alongside Casey Affleck. The film was a commercial success and earned multiple Oscar nominations.

In 2017, she played one of the main roles in the musical film ‘The Greatest Showman’, which was directed by Michael Gracey. The film was a huge success commercially, earning more than $433 million on an $84 million budget. The same year, she played the lead role in the crime thriller ‘All the Money in the World’. The film wasn’t a huge financial success though it was met with positive reviews and received multiple Oscar nominations.

Her on-stage roles include her performances in the revivals of ‘Cabaret’ in 2014 and ‘Blackbird’ in 2016. She earned a Tony Award nomination for the latter. Her most recent work on the big screen was her role in the 2018 comedy film ‘I Feel Pretty’. The film was a commercial success and received mixed reviews.

Major Works

‘Brokeback Mountain’ is one of Michelle Williams’ most successful and acclaimed works. Directed by Ang Lee, the movie also starred actors such as Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini and Anne Hathaway. The film was a huge success commercially, earning nearly $180 million on a $14 million budget. It was also praised by the critics. It was nominated for eight Oscars, out of which it won three: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Williams also earned an Oscar nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’.

‘Shutter Island,’ a 2010 psychological thriller, is another one of Williams’ best known works and commercially successful movies. The movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role; he played a US Marshall Edward Daniels, who is investigating a psychiatric facility for a missing patient. Williams played his deceased wife, appearing through flashbacks and dreams. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie did well at the box office and received favorable reviews. The National Board of Review chose the film as one of the top ten movies of the year.

More recently, she played one of the main roles in the 2016 drama film ‘Manchester by the Sea’. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, the movie also starred Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges. It did well commercially, earning nearly $80 million on an $8.5 million budget. It was also praised by the critics and nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

Personal Life

Michelle Williams dated actor Heath Ledger for three years but they broke up shortly before his death. The couple had a daughter who was born in 2005. She was named Matilda.

She dated Spike Jonze from 2008 to 2009.

Besides acting, she is also the face of multiple brands. She became the face of Louis Vuitton handbags in 2013, Louis Vuitton jewelry collection in 2014, and Louis Vuitton sunglasses collection in 2017.

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Michelle Williams awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2012Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMy Week with Marilyn (2011)

Michelle Williams biography timelines

  • // 1957 To 2011
    In 2011, Williams portrayed Marilyn Monroe in the drama film ‘My Week with Marilyn.’ Directed by Simon Curtis, the film was about the making of the 1957 film ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film did well commercially, and was met with positive reviews. It earned Williams her third Oscar nomination in the ‘Best Actress’ category. She also won the Golden Globe in the same category.
  • // 9th Sep 1980
    Michelle Williams was born on 9th September 1980 in Kalispel, Montana in the US. Her father Larry R Williams is an author and a commodities trader while her mother Carla Ingrid is a homemaker. She is of Norwegian descent. She has one younger sister and three half-siblings.
  • // 2005
    She next appeared in movies such as ‘Land of Plenty’ and ‘Imaginary Friends’. In 2005, she reached the peak of her career after she played a supporting role in the film ‘Brokeback Mountain’. The film received critical acclaim and was also a huge success commercially. Directed by Ang Lee, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three. It also earned Williams her first Oscar nomination in the category of ‘Best Actress’.
  • // 2005
    Michelle Williams dated actor Heath Ledger for three years but they broke up shortly before his death. The couple had a daughter who was born in 2005. She was named Matilda.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    She dated Spike Jonze from 2008 to 2009.
  • // 2010
    She starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the psychological thriller ‘Shutter Island’ in 2010. The film was a huge success commercially. Although the film didn’t receive any significant awards, it is still regarded as one of the best psychological thriller movies ever.
  • // 2010
    ‘Shutter Island,’ a 2010 psychological thriller, is another one of Williams’ best known works and commercially successful movies. The movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role; he played a US Marshall Edward Daniels, who is investigating a psychiatric facility for a missing patient. Williams played his deceased wife, appearing through flashbacks and dreams. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie did well at the box office and received favorable reviews. The National Board of Review chose the film as one of the top ten movies of the year.
  • // 2013
    Her next important role on the big screen was in the 2013 film ‘Oz the Great and the Powerful’. Directed by Sam Raimi, the movie was a commercial success. Critical reception was mixed. It won multiple awards as well. She earned her fourth Oscar nomination for her role in ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ where she starred alongside Casey Affleck. The film was a commercial success and earned multiple Oscar nominations.
  • // 2016
    More recently, she played one of the main roles in the 2016 drama film ‘Manchester by the Sea’. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, the movie also starred Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges. It did well commercially, earning nearly $80 million on an $8.5 million budget. It was also praised by the critics and nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, she played one of the main roles in the musical film ‘The Greatest Showman’, which was directed by Michael Gracey. The film was a huge success commercially, earning more than $433 million on an $84 million budget. The same year, she played the lead role in the crime thriller ‘All the Money in the World’. The film wasn’t a huge financial success though it was met with positive reviews and received multiple Oscar nominations.

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Michelle Williams's FAQ

  • What is Michelle Williams birthday?

    Michelle Williams was born at 1980-09-09

  • Where is Michelle Williams's birth place?

    Michelle Williams was born in Kalispell, Montana

  • What is Michelle Williams nationalities?

    Michelle Williams's nationalities is American

  • Who is Michelle Williams boy friends?

    Michelle Williams's boyFriends is Heath Ledger, Heath Ledger (Ex)

  • Who is Michelle Williams childrens?

    Michelle Williams's childrens is Matilda Ledger

  • What was Michelle Williams universities?

    Michelle Williams studied at Illinois State University

  • How tall is Michelle Williams?

    Michelle Williams's height is 163

  • Who is Michelle Williams's father?

    Michelle Williams's father is Larry R. Williams

  • Who is Michelle Williams's mother?

    Michelle Williams's mother is Carla Ingrid Williams

  • What is Michelle Williams's sun sign?

    Michelle Williams is Virgo

  • How famous is Michelle Williams?

    Michelle Williams is famouse as Actress