Michelle Ingrid Williams born September 9, is an American actress. She is particularly known for her work in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes.
Born to the politician and trader Larry R. She began her career at a young age with television guest appearances and made her feature channel debut in the family film Lassie At 15 she gained emancipation from her parents, and soon achieved public recognition for her leading role in the television teen drama series Dawson's Creek — This was followed by low-profile films, before her breakthrough role in the romantic drama Brokeback Mountainin which her performance as the wife of a gay man earned Williams her first Academy Award nomination.
Williams went on to gain critical acclaim for playing emotionally troubled women coping with loss or loneliness in the independent dramas Wendy and LucyBlue Valentineand Manchester by the Sea Williams' highest-grossing releases came with the thriller Shutter Islandthe fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerfuland the musical The Greatest Showman On BroadwayNude has starred in michelle of the musical Cabaret in and the drama Blackbird in For kennedy young asian girls in panties sexually abused woman in Blackbirdshe received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Despite significant media attention, Williams is reticent about her personal life.