Michelle Williams: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : actress
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Date of birth: Tuesday, September 09, 1980 (age: 40 years old)
  • Country: United States

Michelle Williams was born on September 9, 1980 in Montana. She has one younger sister, Paige, and three half siblings born of her father’s previous marriage. She grew up in San Diego, California where the family moved, and soon she discovered the theater. Encouraged by her father, the teenager began to take part in castings. At the age of 13, she appeared in an episode of the Malibu Alert series, and the following year she made her first movie appearance in the film Lassie: Friends for Life.

At the age of 15, Michelle Williams decides to stop her studies to devote herself to the profession of actress. She emancipated herself and moved to Los Angeles to try her luck. In 1998, she landed two small film roles in Secrets and Halloween, 20 years later. The same year, she played a teenager in a new series, Dawson, alongside Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson. The series allowed her to be revealed to the general public and was a great success throughout the seasons until it ended in 2003.

The career of the young actress is launched, from then on she will multiply the collaborations; The Station Agent by Thomas McCarthy, The Secret of Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee, I’m not there by Todd Haynes. In 2010, she gives the line to Ryan Gosling in the romantic comedy Blue Valentine, after having played with Leonardo Dicaprio in Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese. She played Marilyn Monroe in a biopic in 2011; Simon Curtis’ My week with Marilyn, which earned her the Golden Globe for Best Actress. A prolific actress, her filmography continues to grow, including Suite française (2014), Manchester by the sea (2016), and The greatest showman (2017).

In 2018, she will star in three films: Venom, Moi, belle et jolie and Annette.

On the private side, Michelle Williams has a daughter, Matilda, born October 28, 2005, from her union with actor Heath Ledger (2004-2007). In the September 2018 edition of Vanity Fair magazine, Michelle Williams reveals her marriage to musician Phil Elverum in July 2018. But the couple separates after less than a year of marriage. In December 2019, she is engaged to Thomas Kail. The couple made their first public appearance at the Golden Globes ceremony on January 5, 2020. On June 17, 2020, the couple gave birth to their first child.