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Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Michelle Williams

Eye Color

Green

Place Of Birth

Kalispell, USA

Age

41 years old

Birth Date

September 08, 1980

Star Sign

Leo

Michelle Williams Facts

Child Star?

Yes

Occupation

Actress

Education & Qualifications

Santa Fe Christian Schools

Net Worth

$10 million

Current Partner

Thomas Kail

Children

Matilda Ledger

Parents

Larry R. Williams, Carla Ingrid Williams

Siblings

Paige, Sara, Kelley, Jason

Height

1.6m (5'3"")

Nationality

American

Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

About Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, whose full name is Michelle Ingrid Williams, was born on September 9, 1980.

She is an American actress who has carved a niche for herself by acting in roles that have a tragic backstory. Working mostly in low-budget independent films, she has received four Academy Awards.

Additionally, she has been awarded a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globes, along with three British Academy Film Award nominations. Williams started her film career as a 14-year-old in the 1994 family movie 'Lassie'. While she did her noticed for her performance, she got her breakthrough TV debut role in 'Dawson's Creek', a teen drama television series. The show, which ran from 1998-2003, saw Williams gain global recognition for her leading role as Jen Lindley. As for her film career, it took off when she was cast in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film 'Brokeback Mountain' in 2005.

One of the most technically sound and emotive actors in Hollywood, Williams has received consistent critical acclaim for taking up roles that portray emotionally troubled women struggling through life with loneliness or personal loss.

Some of the movies worth mentioning that have brought her great success in such roles are independent dramas like 'Blue Valentine', 'Wendy And Lucy', and more recently, the 2016 film 'Manchester By The Sea', in which she acted opposite Casey Affleck.

Williams has also acted in commercially successful films like the fantasy film 'Oz The Great And Powerful', 'Shutter Island', a thriller released in 2010, and the musical 'The Greatest Showman'. For her role as Marilyn Monroe in 'My Week With Marilyn', she earned a Golden Globe in 2011. She won the award yet again when she played Gwen Verdon in the miniseries 'Fosse/Verdon'. Williams has also starred in two superhero movies, 'Venom' and its 2021 sequel 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'.

Williams has been playing various roles on Broadway for the past few years and has starred in the drama 'Blackbird' in 2016. She received a Tony nomination for her role. Williams has been extensively featured in the magazine Vanity Fair for her vocal support of equal pay for women in films.

Michelle Williams Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Michelle Williams' net worth?

Owing to her massive success in the film industry and popular roles in high-grossing films, Michelle Williams has a net worth of over $10 million.

How much does Michelle Williams earn per year?

Although it has not officially been confirmed, according to some estimates, Williams earns more than $2 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Michelle Williams?

Actress Michelle Williams stands at the height of 5 ft 4 in (163 cm).

How old is Michelle Williams?

Born in 1980, Williams is 42 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Michelle Williams was born in Kalispell, Montana. Her mother's name is Carla, who is a homemaker, and her father is Larry R. Williams, a former politician, commodities trader, and author. Her family has been in Montana for many generations, and she is of Norwegian ancestry.

While growing up, Williams used to live with her younger sister Paige and three half-siblings. Even though her family relocated to San Diego, California, when she was nine, she has fond memories of her birthplace and recounts growing up in the mountainous region. She completed her high school education through correspondence courses.

Williams' interest in acting started at a young age when she saw local productions of various plays like 'The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer'. Her parents showed encouragement and support for her passion and used to drive her to auditions to and fro from San Diego. She also participated in a local production of the musical 'Annie' when she was young.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Michelle Williams' partner?

Williams prefers to keep her personal life private and stays away from social media, sharing as little information as she can. However, it is known that the actress was in a relationship with the late actor Heath Ledger and had a daughter, Matilda Ledger, from the relationship.

The actress was married to musician Phil Elverum for a short time until their divorce in 2019. In late 2019 she got engaged to theater director Thomas Kail, her co-worker on 'Fosse/Verdon'. The couple got married in 2020 and had their son Hart later that year. As of June 2022, the couple is expecting their second child.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After her initial years of acting in movies and TV as a teenager, Williams got her big break on TV with the teenage drama series 'Dawson's Creek'. The show was made by Kevin Williamson and had a star-studded cast with Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek, and Joshua Jackson. The show ran from 1998-2003, for a total of six seasons. Williams had the lead role as Jen Lindley in the show, a mature teenager from New York who moves to the fictional town of Capeside, where the show was set.

Williams was always on the lookout for challenging roles with adult-centric themes right from her teenage years. In 1999, she was seen in the Tracy Letts written play titled 'Killer Joe'. The off-Broadway play was a black comedy of sorts centered around a dysfunctional family. Williams got to play the family's youngest daughter. After a few other acting roles, Williams showcased her true talent in the movie 'Brokeback Mountain' in 2005. The movie, with a brilliant cast consisting of Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, and Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Ang Lee, was a runaway success because of its sensitive theme and emotional presentation. People also noticed Michelle Williams for her subtle performance and appreciated her acting.

In 2011, Williams won accolades for her performance in the drama film 'My Week With Marilyn'. In 2022, she was seen in the Kelly Reichardt-directed feature 'Showing Up'.

What awards has Michelle Williams won?

The actress has been awarded the Golden Globe Award twice, has one Emmy Award, and one Screen Actors Guild Award. Williams has been honored with four Academy Award nominations for her brilliant performances and several other nominations throughout her career. Williams has also won a Critics' Choice Movie Award and an Independent Spirit Award.

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