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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Birthday: 1980-09-09 | Place of Birth: Kalispell, Montana, USA

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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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage

as    Anne Weying

2019
Fosse/Verdon

as    Gwen Verdon

2019
After the Wedding

as    Isabel

2018
Venom

as    Anne Weying

2018
I Feel Pretty

as    Avery LeClair

2017
The Greatest Showman

as    Charity Barnum

2017
Wonderstruck

as    Elaine Wilson

2017
All the Money in the World

as    Gail Harris

2016
Certain Women

as    Gina Lewis

2016
Manchester by the Sea

as    Randi Chandler

2015
Suite Française

as    Lucille Angellier

2013
Oz the Great and Powerful

as    Annie / Glinda

2013
2012
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease

as    Herself

2011
Take This Waltz

as    Margot

2011
My Week With Marilyn

as    Marilyn Monroe

2010
Blue Valentine

as    Cindy Heller

2010
Shutter Island

as    Dolores Chanal

2010
Meek's Cutoff

as    Emily Tetherow

2009
Mammoth

as    Ellen Vidales

2008
Deception

as    S

2008
Wendy and Lucy

as    Wendy

2008
Incendiary

as    Young Mother

2006
The Hottest State

as    Samantha

2005
Brokeback Mountain

as    Alma Beers

2005
The Baxter

as    Cecil Mills

2004
Land of Plenty

as    Lana

2004
Imaginary Heroes

as    Penny Travis