Who is Michelle Williams?


Michelle Williams who is best known for her roles in films and TV shows like “Dawson’s Creek”, “Brokeback Mountain” and “Manchester by the Sea” is an American actress/singer who has been active in the industry since 1993. She came into prominence after appearing in “Dawson’s Creek”. She has won several awards including two Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Awards. Some of her prominent films include films like “Venom”, “The Greatest Showman” and “Shutter Island”. 

Quick Info
Full NameMichelle Ingrid Williams
Date of BirthSeptember 9, 1980
Birth PlaceKalispell, Montana, U.S.
Parent(s)Carla and Larry R. Williams
Partner(s)/Spouse(s)Heath Ledger (2004–2007)
Phil Elverum
​(m. 2018; div. 2019)​
Thomas Kail ​(m. 2020)
Net worthUS $20 million

Early Life


Michelle Williams’ full name is Michelle Ingrid Williams. She was born to parents Carla and Larry R. Williams on the day of September 9 of 1980 in Kalispell which is located in Montana, USA. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a politician who also worked as a trader. She grew up with three half-siblings and a sister.

As a child, Michelle Williams would spend much time with her father and engage in activities like fishing, shooting, and reading books. Her family moved to San Diego in 1989. She started acting at an early age and appeared in various musicals. Her parents were highly supportive and took her to LA for auditions often. She studied at Santa Fe Christian Schools but dropped out and opted for home-schooling instead. She got emancipated at the age of 15. 

Michelle Williams


Michelle made her film debut in 1994 With the film “Lassie” in which she appeared as April Porter. The following year, in 1995, she appeared in the films “Timemaster” as Annie and “Species” as the younger version of Sil. In 1997, she appeared in the film “A Thousand Acres” as Pammy. The following year, in 1998, she appeared in the role of Molly Cartwell in “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”. In 1999, she portrayed the role of Arlene Lorenzo in the film “Dick” and Kimberly in “But I’m a Cheerleader”.

In 2001, she portrayed the role of Halley in the film  “Perfume”, the role of Holly in “Me Without You” and the character of Ruby in “Prozac Nation”. She went on to play the role of Julie Pollard in the film “The United States of Leland” in 2003. In  2003, she appeared in “The Station Agent” as Emily. In 2004, she appeared in 3 films, namely, “Land of Plenty” in which she acted as Lana, “Imaginary Heroes” in which she appeared as Penny Travis, and “A Hole in One” in which she portrayed Anna Watson.

Michelle Williams did two films in 2005, namely, “The Baxter” in which she appeared as Cecil Mills, and “Brokeback Mountain” in which she portrayed the role of Alma Beers del Mar. In 2006, she acted in “The Hawk Is Dying” as Betty and in “The Hottest State” as Samantha. The following year, she appeared in “I’m Not There” as Coco Rivington. In 2008, she was seen in three films, namely, “Deception” in which she acted as S, “Incendiary” in which she appeared as A young mother, “Synecdoche, New York” in which she portrayed Claire and “Wendy and Lucy” in which she portrayed the role of Wendy Carrol.

In  2009, Michelle Williams appeared in “Mammoth” as Ellen Vidales. 2010 saw her appear in “Blue Valentine” as Cindy, “Shutter Island” as Dolores Chanal alongside Mark Ruffalo and  Leonardo DiCaprio, and “Meek’s Cutoff” as Emily Tetherow. In 2011, she appeared in the film “My Week with Marilyn” as Marilyn Monroe and in “Take This Waltz” as Margot. In 2013, She appeared in the film “Oz the Great and Powerful” as Annie/Glinda. In 2015, she appeared in “Suite Française” as Lucille Angellier. In 2016, she appeared in the film “Manchester by the Sea” as Rand and in “Certain Women” as Gina Lewis.

Michelle Williams

In 2017, Michelle Williams appeared in three films, namely, “Wonderstruck” in which she portrayed the role of Elaine, “The Greatest Showman” in which she acted as Charity Barnum, and “All the Money in the World” in which she acted as Gail Harris. 2018 saw her flaunt her acting skills in the film ‘I Feel Pretty” in the role of Avery LeClaire and in “Venom” as Anne Weying. In 2019, she appeared in “After the Wedding” as Isabel. She will be reprising her role as Anne in the upcoming sequel for “Venom” titled “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”. 

Personal Life/ Relationships


Mitchell is secretive about her personal life and doesn’t like to talk about it to the media. She was in a relationship with the late Heath Ledger from 2004 to 2007. Together, they had a daughter named Matilda Ledger. From 2018 to 2019, she was married to Phil Elverum. Thomas Kail and Michelle got married in 2020. They have a child together who was born in June of 2020. 


Height, Weight, and Age


Michelle Williams stands 1.63 meters tall and weighs approximately 54 kg. As of December of 2020, she is 40 years old. 

Michelle Williams

Social Media


Michelle Williams isn’t active on other social media platforms except for Facebook. She has 70.8k followers and 70.6k likes on Facebook as of December of 2020.


Net Worth


Michelle Williams’ net worth is estimated to be around US$ 20 million as of December 2020. She makes most of her fortune from acting in films and TV shows.