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A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, English, Swedish, Swiss-German, Danish, Welsh, and Scottish. Williams was first known as bad girl Jen ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

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Shutter Island
Shutter Island Dolores
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek Jen Lindley
Blue Valentine
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn Marilyn Monroe


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 2018 Janis (announced)
Janis Joplin (rumored)
 2017 Wonderstruck (post-production)
 2013 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Laurie's Foster Sister
- Blue Sunday (2013) ... Laurie's Foster Sister (uncredited)
 2008/I Deception
 2001 Perfume
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Linda (segment "1972")
 1997 A Thousand Acres
 1997 Killing Mr. Griffin (TV Movie)
 1996 My Son Is Innocent (TV Movie)
 1995 Raising Caines (TV Series)
Trish Caines
 1995 Timemaster
 1995 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Jessica Lutz
- Wilson's Girlfriend (1995) ... Jessica Lutz
 1994 Step by Step (TV Series)
- Something Wild (1994) ... J.J.
 1994 Lassie
April Porter
 1993-1994 Baywatch (TV Series)
Hobie's Groupie / Bridget Bowers
- Second Time Around (1994) ... Hobie's Groupie (uncredited)
- Race Against Time: Part 1 (1993) ... Bridget Bowers
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Played Varya in Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. See more »

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12 Interviews | 21 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 110 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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[on taking on the role of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011)] As soon as I finished the script, I knew that I wanted to do it, and then I spent six months trying to talk myself out of it. But I always knew that I never really had a choice. I've started to believe that you get the piece of material that you were ready for. See more »


Was considered for the role of Helene in Burnt (2015). The role went to Sienna Miller. See more »


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