Happy Birthday Michelle Williams
Michelle Ingrid Williams or simply Michelle was born on September 9th, 1980 in Kalispell, Montana, the daughter of Carla Ingrid and Larry Richard Williams. Her mother is a homemaker, and her father is an author, stock and commodities trader, and two-time Republican candidate for the United States senate. Her parents are separated, and she has one sister, Paige, and three half-siblings.
After completing the ninth grade at the Upper School of Santa Fe Christian Schools, in Solana Beach, California, she left school because of severe bullying.Subsequently, Williams was home-tutored by her father and later graduated with a GED from a correspondence school. 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.
She loves reading in her free time and, is in the habit of collecting rare books. She owns a first edition of The Great Gatsby among many others. As a child, she kept to herself and was self-sufficient; as she has said, I was really secretive with my parents and I think I sort of continued that… I found that by keeping to myself I got on OK. I don’t know why. When Williams was nine, her family moved to San Diego, California. She became interested in acting at an early age when she saw a local production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Williams began her career in the early 1990s by making guest appearances in television programs such as Step by Step and Home Improvement and, as years crossed she was also seen in many others shows like Baywatch (1993), Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003). In 1994, she made her debut through an adventure film titled Lassie. Along with TV shows, she played an active role in a number of stage shows like Killer Joe (1999), The Cherry Orchard (2004, Cabaret (2014).
She appeared in the HBO television movie sequel If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000). From then on, Williams began to work in independent features, which attracted smaller audiences. She was also seen in movies like; Land of Plenty (2004), Meat Loaf, Brokeback Mountain and many more. In her entire film career, she got nominated many times for roles in movies like: Lassie, The Station Agent but she gained public recognition because of her role in the movie titled: Brokeback Mountain for which she bagged the Best Supporting Actress award in 2005.