Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams Born: 1980-09-09

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.

Appeared In


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