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Michelle Williams Biography

Birth Name:
Michelle Ingrid Williams
Birth Place:
Kalispell, Montana, United States
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2017BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2016Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2016National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2016Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 2016New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2016Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2011Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner
  • 2011Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actress: winner
  • 2011Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2011Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2010Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2009Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2009Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2008Online Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2008Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2008Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2006BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2005Phoenix Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

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