How much is Michelle Williams worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 9, 1980|
|Country:||United States of America|
This adorable blonde caught fans’ attentions in Dawson’s Creek before she caught the Academy’s attention with films like Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine.
Who Is Michelle Williams
With her brilliant green eyes, full lips, blonde hair and serious talent to match, it’s no surprise that Michelle Williams has risen to the top of Hollywood’s A-list. The actress hedged a role on a small teen soap into a critically lauded acting career, proving that there was more to her than just a pretty face. It’s not hard to see how Michelle has always captivated audiences—even at a young age.
American actress Michelle Williams has a net worth of $10 million dollars, as of 2020.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Michelle Williams got her start in acting with community theater productions when, at the age of 10, her family moved from Kalispell, Montana to San Diego. She made her film debut in Lassie, co-starring alongside Thomas Guiry. Although it wasn’t her big break, it did open the door to smaller roles in movies such as Species, Timemaster and A Thousand Acres.
Michelle landed the role that would catapult her career in 1997, when she was just 17, on the hit sitcom Dawson’s Creek. She played a troubled, rebellious teen alongside the talented cast of Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and James Van Der Beek. Her popularity soared and Michelle was suddenly overwhelmed with movie offers. She hedged her popularity into a role in 1998’s Halloween: H20 with a star-studded cast such as Jamie Lee Curtis and Josh Hartnett and Dick with Kirsten Dunst a year later.
Life After The Creek
Michelle continued taking on a wide range of roles alongside her Dawson’s Creek gig including Me Without You, The United States of Leland and The Station Agent—roles that cemented her name in the indie film circuit. After Dawson’s Creek wrapped in 2003, Michelle didn’t slink into obscurity. In 2005, she was catapulted into the limelight once again when she starred in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. Michelle received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as the lonely wife of a closeted gay cowboy.
It wasn’t just the sprawling, picturesque scenes, the controversial storyline and the critically acclaimed performances that got everyone buzzing. Off camera, Michelle and her co-star Heath Ledger were acting out a love story of their own.
Michelle became pregnant shortly after the film wrapped and the two lovebirds purchased a $3.5 million town house in Brooklyn, New York. Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in October of 2005 and the trio became neighborhood regulars, often seen out for strolls and running errands. Ledger even took a break from acting and the spotlight to focus on being a father.
But this happy picture was shattered when the couple split in October of 2007 and Ledger moved to a loft in downtown Manhattan. Despite the rift, they stayed close for their daughter.
Just months later, Heath was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from an accidental drug overdose. In order to cope with her grief, she channeled her energy into her work, going back to her indie film roots with Synecdoche, New York, Wendy and Lucy and Mammoth.
Michelle eventually emerged from the rubble, appearing on the cover of Vogue to discuss the details about life after Heath and embarking on a romance with another indie darling Spike Jonze. She made a mainstream comeback with a role in Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller Shutter Island in 2010 and generated more Oscar buzz as a wife trapped in a loveless marriage in Blue Valentine.
All in all, Michelle has become a woman who refuses to be known for her past, gracefully recovering in front of the media’s glaring eyes. She’s proven that with enough diligence and passion for acting, you can overcome some of life’s hardest obstacles.
Defining Quote “I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father.”