Michelle Williams

Michelle Ingrid Williams born September 1980 is an American actress. After starting her career with television guest appearances in the early 1990s, Williams achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on the WB television teen drama Dawson’s Creek, which she played from 1998 to 2003. A starring role alongside James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson in hit teen TV drama, Dawson’s Creek (1998–2003), helped raise them to prominence. At age 17, Williams portrayed Jen Lindley, to whom she related because they both grew up “too fast.” For filming of the semi-autobiographical series based on its creator, Kevin Williamson’s childhood, she moved to North Carolina. In an interview with USA Today, she described her character as “this stable, happy-go-lucky girl still wrestling with demons.”  She said that being on Creek enabled her to choose her projects, and has stated that she graduated to full-length features, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later , Dick , and Prozac Nation . Michelle’s stage work has included Cabaret (2014) with Alan Cummings and Blackbird (2016) with Jeff Daniels.

Blackbird at theatregold.com

Blackbird with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams

Williams received critical acclaim for her role as the wife of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which she won a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and was nominated for the SAG Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Williams began dating Australian actor Heath Ledger, her Brokeback Mountain co-star, in 2004 after meeting on the set of their film. In late April 2005 People first reported that Williams and Ledger were expecting a child together. On October 28, 2005, Williams gave birth to their daughter Matilda Rose Ledger.

Stage Work


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Killer Joe Dottie April 20, 1999 – June 13, 1999 at The SoHo Playhouse
2002 Smelling a Rat Melaine-Jane May 7, 2002 – June 16, 2002 at Samuel Beckett Theatre
2004 The Cherry Orchard Varya August 11, 2004 – August 22, 2004 at Williamstown Theatre Festival
2014 Cabaret Sally Bowles March 11, 2014 – November 9, 2014 at Studio 54 (Broadway debut)
2016 Blackbird Una February 5, 2016 – June 12, 2016 at Belasco Theatre

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