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MICHELLE WILLIAMS' (Charity Barnum) performances have established her as one of
Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors, earning her a Golden Globe
Award and three nominations, a Tony Award nomination, a Critics' Choice Award
and four Academy Award nominations.
Williams most recently starred in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea,
opposite Casey Affleck. For her performance, she was nominated for an Academy
Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and
Critics' Choice Award for "Best Supporting Actress." She also received awards
from major critics' groups including the Chicago Film Critics Association,
Florida Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, Toronto Film
Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Vancouver Film Critics Circle
and San Diego Film Critics Society.
Williams will soon be in pre-production on Ridley Scott's film All The Money In
Previously, Williams was seen in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine opposite Ryan
Gosling. Williams' captivating performance earned her an Academy Award
nomination for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics
Association nominations and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Williams'
performance in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, released in 2005, earned her
nominations from Independent Spirit Award, SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Broadcast
Film Critics Association as well as an Academy Award nomination for "Best
Supporting Actress." In late 2011, she took on the iconic Marilyn Monroe in My
Week with Marilyn opposite Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, a role that garnered
her third Academy Award nomination, as well as nods from BAFTA and the Screen
Actors Guild Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award
In her first collaboration with Kelly Reichardt in the critically acclaimed
independent film Wendy And Lucy, Williams' moving and evocative performance as
"Wendy" garnered a Toronto Film Critics Award for "Best Actress" in 2009 and her
third Independent Spirit Award Nomination. 2010 marked Williams second
collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt in the period drama Meek's Cutoff,
which won the Producers Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards as well as
the SIGNIS Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Williams' third collaboration
with Reichardt, Certain Women, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to
rave reviews, and was released by IFC Films. Certain Women received the BFI
London Film Festival's best film award.
Williams' other film credits include Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island, Sam
Raimi's Oz: The Great And Powerful, Saul Dibb's Suite Francais, Sharon Maguire's
Incendiary, Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz, Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New
York, Todd Haynes' I'm Not There, Wim Wenders' Land Of Plenty, Ethan Hawke's The
Hottest State, Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, Sandra Goldbacher's Me
Without You, and Andrew Fleming's Dick. In 2005, Williams was honored by the
Motion Picture Club as "Female Star of Tomorrow."
On television, Williams starred opposite ChloĆ« Sevigny in Martha Coolidge's HBO
movie If These Walls Could Talk 2. She also had a six-year run as Jen Lindley on
the WB's hit television series Dawson's Creek. The series premiered in 1998 and
remained one of the WB's top-rated shows throughout its run.
On stage, Williams was most recently seen on Broadway starring in David
Harrower's Olivier Award-winning Drama "Blackbird" opposite Jeff Daniels with
Joe Mantello directing and Scott Rudin producing. Her depiction of Una garnered
her a Tony nomination. She made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the recent
Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret. Her previous theatre credits
include the Off-Broadway productions of Mike Leigh's "Smelling a Rat" and Tracy
Letts's "Killer Joe" and the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "The
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