Michelle Williams (actress)
Michelle Ingrid Williams is an American actress. She is particularly known for her roles in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes. 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. Her breakthrough role as the wife of a gay man in Brokeback Mountain earned her an Academy Award nomination.
About Michelle Williams (actress) in brief
Michelle Ingrid Williams is an American actress. She is particularly known for her roles in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes. 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. Her breakthrough role as the wife of a gay man in Brokeback Mountain earned her an Academy Award nomination. She has a daughter from her relationship with the late actor Heath Ledger, and was briefly married to the musician Phil Elverum. 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. Her highest-grossing releases came with the thriller Shutter Island, the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful, the musical The Greatest Showman, and the superhero film Venom. She is married to theater director Thomas Kail, with whom she has a child. She was born on September 9, 1980, in Kalispell, Montana, to Carla, a homemaker, and Larry R. Williams, an author and commodities trader. Her father twice ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as a Republican Party nominee. Williams has recounted fond memories of growing up in the vast landscape of Montana. She shared a close bond with her father, who taught her to fish and shoot, and encouraged her to become a keen reader. Her parents would drive her from San Diego to Los Angeles to audition for parts in musicals and TV shows.
She had minor roles in the films My Son is Innocent and Mr. Pfeiffer, and starred in the drama A Thousand Acres Of Acres of Acres, in which she lived with herself in Burbank, California, and lived with her mother in a trailer park. She also appeared as the child form of Sil, an alien played in adulthood by actress Natasha Henstridge, in the 1995 science fiction film Species. Her first screen appearance was as Bridget Bowers, a young woman who seduces Mitch Buchannon’s son, Hobie, in a 1993 episode of the television series Baywatch. The following year, she made her film debut in the family movie Lassie, about the bond between a young boy and the titular dog. By 1995, Williams had completed ninth grade at Santa Fe Christian Schools in San Diego. She left the school and enrolled in in-home tutoring for them, so she could better pursue her acting career with less interference from child laws. She later regretted not getting a proper education through correspondence guidelines with the emancipation guidelines. She won two Golden Globes for portraying Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn and Gwen Verdon in the miniseries FosseVerdon, in addition to a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for the latter. She has said of the experience, ‘It was less happy probably by virtue of it being my preteen years, which are perhaps unpleasant wherever you go’