Michelle Williams

Birth Day September 9th, 1980
Birth Place Kalispell, Montana, United States
Age 43 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Michelle Ingrid Williams is an American actress who is particularly known for her work in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes. She has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for My Week with Marilyn (2011) and has also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Fosse/Verdon (2019).

Michelle Williams gives a rousing speech about gender pay disparity and dedicates first-ever Emmy win to daughter Matilda

Michelle Williams received a standing ovation Sunday at the 71st Emmys in delivering a moving speech about pay disparity surrounding gender and race.

She won her first Emmy in the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her portrayal of Broadway dance legend Gwen Verdon in FX's Fosse/Verdon, dedicating the win to her daughter Matilda Ledger, 13. Michelle delivered a moving speech that touched on sensitive topics. Williams showed her gratitude toward the network for their commitment creatively and financially. 'My bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon, so I want to say thank you to FX and thank you to Fox 21 Studios for supporting me completely and for paying me equally,' she said. 'Because they understood when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value and then where do they put that value - they put that value into their work,' she added. Williams continued, taking the moment to call for equal pay throughout the entertainment industry. “The next time a woman, and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterparts, tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, believe her, because one day she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment, and not in spite of it,” she said.

Famous for

  • Her work in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes.
  • Winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Fosse/Verdon (2019).

Where was Michelle Williams born?

Michelle Ingrid Williams was born on September 9, 1980, in Kalispell, Montana was raised in Kalispell, Montana, and San Diego, California. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Her birth name is Michelle Ingrid Williams with the birth sign of Virgo and was born to her father Larry R.Williams and mother Carla Ingrid Williams. Her father is an author and commodities trader and her mother is a homemaker. She grew up with her three paternal half-siblings and her younger sister, Paige. Moreover, Williams became interested in acting at an early age when she saw a local production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Also, she performed in an amateur production of the musical Annie whereas her parents would drive her from San Diego to Los Angeles to audition for parts. Her parents had always been very supportive on her acting career and her first screen appearance was as Bridget Bowers in a 1993 episode of the television series Baywatch.

 Regarding her education, Williams had completed ninth grade at Santa Fe Christian Schools in San Diego by 1995. Later she left the school and enrolled for in-home tutoring to focus on her acting pursuits. But she regretted not getting a proper education although she completed her high school education in nine months through correspondence.

How tall is Michelle Williams?

Actress Michelle Williams stands the perfect height of 5ft 7in tall with a balanced weight of 54kg. As an actress, she has an attractive slim and healthy body physique with the body measurement of 33-24-34 inches and wears a bra size of 32B, and a shoe size of 7.5(US). Moreover, she has a fair complexion with blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Career of Michelle Williams

  • She began her career at a young age with television guest appearances and made her feature film debut in the family film Lassie (1994). 
  • To support herself, she took assignments in low-budget movies and commercials.
  • She had minor roles in the television films My Son is Innocent (1996) and Killing Mr. Griffin (1997), and the drama A Thousand Acres (1997).
  • In 1998, Williams career rose up after she began starring in the television teen drama series Dawson's CreekJanuary 1998 to May 2003. Williams has credited Dawson's Creek as "the best acting class".
  • Williams played her first role in the comedy film Dick (1999) which was a parody of the Watergate scandal.
  • Williams was keen to play challenging roles in adult-oriented projects and spent the summer of 1999 starring in an Off-Broadway play named Killer Joe. 
  • Her next role was in the HBO television film If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), and also agrees to a sex scene between Chloe Sevigny and her.
  • Williams starred in the British film Me Without You (2001), about an obsessive female friendship with Anna Friel.
  • She received her first nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for the film. film Land of Plenty (2004) 
  • Williams gained wider recognition later in 2005 when she appeared in Ang Lee's romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, also earned Williams her first Academy Award nomination.
  • 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).
  • In 2011, Williams played the actress Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.
  • For portraying Marilyn Monroe in the drama My Week with Marilyn (2011) and Gwen Verdon in the miniseries Fosse/Verdon (2019), she won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, respectively.
  • On Broadway debut, Williams starred in revivals of the musical Cabaret in 2014 and the drama Blackbird in 2016 and also received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination for Blackbird.
  • Williams' 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).  
  • Among them, Venom earned over $855 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in which Williams has appeared.
  • Williams returned to the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 with After the Wedding, a remake of Susanne Bier's Danish film of the same name.
  • William appeared in a television series for the first time as a lead role in Fosse/Verdon, an FX miniseries about the troubled personal and professional relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon where She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series.

Is Michelle William married?

Actress Williams was married to the musician Phil Elverum in 2018 in a very private ceremony. But unfortunately, the couple got separated less than a year after they married. Also, Michelle is secretive about her personal life and hasn't commented on the split. Previously, she was in a living relationship with the famous late actor Heath Ledger and also had a daughter together named Matilda Boerum(28 October 2005). The couple also got separated three months earlier before Heath Ledger died on January 22, 2018. Therefore, Currently, she is single and is busy on her acting career.

Birthday of Michelle Williams

Actress Michelle Williams celebrates her birthday on the 9th of September.

Net worth of Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is earning a good amount of money from her acting career. She earns through her various films, TV series and many other shows. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be around $16 Million,

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