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Michelle Williams

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.


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Born:
Sep 9, 1980 In Kalispell, Montana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
76
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie This Is Jane 2022
Known For
Poster of I Feel Pretty
Poster of The Greatest Showman
Poster of Shutter Island
Poster of The Hottest State
Filmography
Movie This Is Jane Jenny 2022
Movie The Challenger Christa McAuliffe 2022
Movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage Anne Weying 2021-09-30
Movie That Click Herself 2020-06-17
Series Fosse/Verdon Gwen Verdon 2019-04-09
Movie Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé Self 2019-04-17
Movie After the Wedding Isabel 2019-08-09
Movie Beyoncé: Live at Coachella Self 2018-04-15
Movie I Feel Pretty Avery LeClair 2018-04-19
Movie Venom Anne Weying 2018-09-28
Movie Wonderstruck Elaine Wilson 2017-10-13
Movie The Greatest Showman Charity Barnum 2017-12-20
Movie All the Money in the World Gail Harris 2017-12-21
Movie Certain Women Gina Lewis 2016-09-25
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Herself - Performer 2016-11-15
Movie Manchester by the Sea Randi Chandler 2016-11-18
Movie Project X (voice) 2016-11-18
Movie Suite Française Lucille Angellier 2015-03-12
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Oz the Great and Powerful Annie / Glinda 2013-03-07
Movie BEYONCÉ Self 2013-12-13
Movie Life Is But a Dream Self (archive footage) 2013-06-10
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie What My Husband Doesn't Know Lena Summer 2012-02-07
Movie Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Herself 2012-11-06
Movie My Week With Marilyn Marilyn Monroe 2011-11-23
Movie Take This Waltz Margot 2011-11-25
Movie Shutter Island Dolores Chanal 2010-02-14
Movie Meek's Cutoff Emily Tetherow 2010-09-05
Movie Blue Valentine Cindy Heller 2010-12-16
Movie Mammoth Ellen Vidales 2009-01-19
Series 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s 2009-03-31
Series Cougar Town Laurie's Foster Sister 2009-09-23
Movie Moonwalking: The True Story of Michael Jackson - Uncensored Herself 2009-07-27
Movie Deception S 2008-04-24
Movie Incendiary Young Mother 2008-01-20
Movie Wendy and Lucy Wendy 2008-05-22
Movie Synecdoche, New York Claire Keen 2008-10-24
Movie The Hawk Is Dying Betty 2007-03-30
Movie B'Day Anthology Video Album Self 2007-04-03
Movie I'm Not There Coco Rivington 2007-10-01
Movie The Hottest State Samantha 2006-09-02
Movie Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers 2005-09-10
Movie The Baxter Cecil Mills 2005-04-24
Movie Live 8 Herself 2005-11-07
Movie A Hole in One Anna Watson 2004-05-02
Movie Land of Plenty Lana 2004-09-10
Movie Imaginary Heroes Penny Travis 2004-09-14
Movie The United States of Leland Julie Pollard 2003-01-18
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Station Agent Emily 2003-01-26
Movie Prozac Nation Ruby 2001-09-08
Movie MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2001-03-13
Movie Perfume Halley 2001-04-08
Movie Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001-11-13
Movie Me Without You Holly 2001-11-01
Movie The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 Linda 2000-03-05
Movie But I'm a Cheerleader Kimberly 2000-07-07
Movie Dick Arlene Lorenzo 1999-08-04
Series Dawson's Creek Jen Lindley 1998-01-20
Movie Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Molly Cartwell 1998-08-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Killing Mr. Griffin Maya 1997-04-07
Movie A Thousand Acres Pammy 1997-09-19
Movie My Son Is Innocent Donna 1996-05-06
Movie Timemaster Annie 1995-01-01
Movie Species Young Sil 1995-07-07
Movie Lassie April Porter 1994-07-22
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Home Improvement Jessica Lutz 1991-09-17
Series Step by Step Unknown 1991-09-20
Series Baywatch Unknown 1989-04-23
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Horizon Unknown 1964-02-04
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18