Fast Facts

  • Father ran unsuccessfully for the Montana Senate in 1978 and 1982.
  • Legally emancipated from her parents at age 15.
  • Appeared in the off-Broadway play Killer Joe in 1999, and performed a scene naked.
  • The Comas' singer-songwriter Andy Herod wrote an entire album, 2005's Conductor, about their breakup.
  • Brokeback Mountain costar Jake Gyllenhaal is godfather to her daughter Matilda; her Dawson's Creek costar Busy Philipps is Matilda's godmother.
  • Received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009.
  • Is an avid reader and enjoys baking pies.

Awards

  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jason Segel — Ex-significant Other
  • Paige Williams — Sister
  • Matilda Rose Ledger — Daughter
  • Larry Williams — Father
  • Carla Williams — Mother
  • Heath Ledger — Ex-fiancé
  • Spike Jonze — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: Michelle Ingrid Williams
  • Birth Place: Kalispell, Montana, United States
  • Birthday: September 9, 1980, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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