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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

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    • September 9th, 1980
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.

Starring Michelle Williams on Plex

Filmography

Acting (43 Credits)

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2021Venom: Let There Be Carnage as Anne Weying
2019After the Wedding as Isabel
2019Fosse/Verdon as Gwen Verdon
2018Venom as Anne Weying
2018I Feel Pretty as Avery LeClair
2017All the Money in the World as Gail Harris
2017The Greatest Showman as Charity Barnum
2017Wonderstruck as Elaine Wilson
2016Manchester by the Sea as Randi Chandler
2016Certain Women as Gina Lewis
2014Suite Française as Lucille Angellier
2013Oz the Great and Powerful as Annie / Glinda
2011Take This Waltz as MargotWatch Free
2011My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe
2010Meek's Cutoff as Emily TetherowWatch Free
2010Blue Valentine as Cindy Heller
2010Shutter Island as Dolores Chanal
2009Mammoth as Ellen Vidales
2008Wendy and Lucy as Wendy
2008Incendiary as Young Mother
2008Deception as S
2008Synecdoche, New York as Claire Keen
2007I'm Not There as Coco Rivington
2006The Hawk Is Dying as Betty
2006The Hottest State as Samantha
2005Brokeback Mountain as Alma Beers
2005The Baxter as Cecil Mills
2004Land of Plenty as Lana
2004Imaginary Heroes as Penny Travis
2003The Station Agent as Emily
2003The United States of Leland as Julie PollardWatch Free
2001Me Without You as Holly
2001Perfume as Halley
2001Prozac Nation as Ruby
2000If These Walls Could Talk 2 as Linda
1999Dick as Arlene Lorenzo
1999But I'm a Cheerleader as KimberlyWatch Free
1998Halloween H20: 20 Years Later as Molly Cartwell
1998Dawson's Creek as Jen Lindley
1997Killing Mr. Griffin as Maya
1997A Thousand Acres as Pammy
1995Species as Young Sil
1994Lassie as April Porter

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