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Michelle Williams

Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. After starting her career with television guest appearances in the early 1990s, Williams achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on the WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek, which she played from 1998 to 2003. Williams graduated to full-length features including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, her first mainstream film, Dick (1999), a comedy, and Prozac Nation (2001). From the 2000s, Williams appeared primarily in dramatic independent films, for which she has received critical acclaim. A career highlight was 2005's controversial movie Brokeback Mountain, about a homosexual relationship in the 1960s, which earned Williams a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Academy Awards. She followed this with I'm Not There (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008) and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010). Williams's performance as a drifter in 2008's Wendy and Lucy earned her critical praise and her work opposite Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine (2010) received another Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress. Upcoming films include playing Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011) and the 2013 3-D Oz: The Great and Powerful. Williams had a high-profile relationship with actor and Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger. Before separating in 2007, they had one child together: a daughter named Matilda Rose, born October 28, 2005.

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MICHELLE'S CABARET PROMOTION

Michelle Williams seen on Feb 24 2014 in New York, NY. Michelle Williams was photographed earlier this evening, February 24, while taking to the stage to promote her upcoming role as Sally Bowles in the iconic Broadway musical "Cabaret" at Times Center alongside co-star Alan Cumming. For her promotional ensemble, Michelle paired a black blazer with leather lapels (Line & Dot's Leather Lapel Jacket in Black is very similar) with a plain white top (you can't go wrong with Free People's classic Knit Linen Tank in White) and black skinnies (try Hudson Jeans' Collin in Black), and then added on a pair of flat leather boots to complete her 'fit. For a slightly edgier pair, take a look at Rag & Bone's Moto Boot in Continuous Black. It must have been quite some time since I've seen Michelle, as I don't remember her hair being this long! Her adorable pixie cut is definitely growing out. In other MW news, there have been a great number of rumors swirling about the possibility of a "Dawson's Creek" reunion, with original castmates James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle all coming together. It turns out that this is most likely nothing more than a rumor, as James recently said: "Nobody is writing it, nobody's producing it. It's just stupid." I'm sure many people would love to see this reunion take place, so for James to call it "stupid" doesn't seem right!

MATILDA AND MICHELLE'S BIRTHDAY STROLL

Michelle Williams seen on Oct 28 2013 in New York, NY. Michelle Williams was photographed going for a stroll in NYC earlier today, October 28, with her mother Carla and her adorable daughter Matilda, who was celebrating her birthday today. Happy birthday Matilda! For her New York street style, Michelle opted for a pair of leather leggings (go faux with Bailey 44's Pixel Pant in Black) that she wore with a light wash denim button up (check out Rails' Carter Button Down Shirt in Denim) that was layered under a cream colored sweater (like Joie's Mosselle Top in Chalk. From there, MW added on a classic pair of Ray-Ban New Wayfarers in Black and a pair of leopard print slip-ons. What is your take on this casual look for Michelle, everyone - is this one that you'd be interested in replicating this season? Speaking of Matilda, Michelle recently chatted with The New Yorker about how her little girl is understanding more and more about her career and how she portrayed Glinda the Good Witch in the recent film Oz, the Great and Powerful. According to Michelle: "She’s starting to understand more and more. She knows a lot about Glinda the Good Witch, a lot about who that is, what that was. She would go up to people in the park and say, ‘My mommy is Glinda the Good Witch in Oz. There’s two bad ones and only one good one and that’s my mom.' She’s very outgoing, very friendly. [She] likes meeting people and new experiences, so she makes it easy." So cute!

MICHELLE'S BLESSING FROM LIZA

Michelle Williams seen on Sep 09 2013 in New York, NY. Michelle Williams was photographed in NYC earlier today, September 9, which also happens to be her 33rd birthday! Accompanied by her daughter Matilda, Michelle looked cool and casual as the paparazzi snapped away. For her birthday look, Michelle paired a brown leather biker jacket (for two similar options, take your pick between BB Dakota's Johs Quilted Moto Jacket in Light Brown and The Fillmore's Missy Tinted Jacket in Brown) with a printed button up (like Equipment's Signature Top in Nature White), and then slipped into a pair of slim fit jeans (try Bleulab's Detour Legging in Bleu Fortis Wash). A pair of black Wayfarers and black clogs completed MW's street style. Are you liking this look on her, everyone? In other news, Michelle has signed on to star as Sally Bowles when she makes her Broadway debut in "Cabaret" next year. Alan Cumming will be Michelle's co-star and portray Emcee, the role that he also played during the legendary show's 1998 revival. Someone who is excited to see Michelle's portrayal of the character? None other than Liza Minnelli! Said Liza to E! Online: "Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming. I'm excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great!" Will any of you plan on checking out the "Cabaret" revival when it opens on April 24, 2014?

A BOLD PRINT FOR COMIC-CON

Michelle Williams seen on Jul 12 2012 in San Diego, CA. Michelle Williams made a bold style statement in a printed Giulietta Resort 2013 dress at day one of Comic-Con 2012, which was held at the San Diego Convention Center on July 12. Michelle's 60s-style dress was paired a pair of vibrant purple Giuseppe Zanotti heels and minimal makeup. Do you think it was smart of the blonde actress to keep her jewelry and accessories to a minimum with such a bold dress? If you're in the mood to rock a statement print to a summertime soiree, check out Voom by Joy Han's Ira Off Shoulder Dress in either Yellow or Red, as both the print and silhouette are similar to Michelle's. Or, if you're looking to go sleeveless, take a peek at Aaron Ashe's Lace Up Dress in Black Ikat. From there, it might be nice to add on a pair of stud earrings, like Avanessi's Large Stud Earrings in White Gold, so that you're not completely jewelry-free. Thoughts on MW's look here, everyone? In other Michelle news, she recently announced that she would "very happily" do a "Dawson's Creek" reunion! According to Us Weekly, Michelle dished: "I would very happily do a reunion show, I don't know what it would be. My character died in the end, so there are certain limitations for me. It's either I come back as a ghost or I'm shot through a lot of gauzy, hazy light as my nineteen-year-old self." Ha! Would any of you be excited to tune into a "Dawson's" reunion if they were to get one together?

Michelle Williams seen on Jan 30 2012 in New York, NY. Michelle Williams was caught by the paparazzi as she made her way through JFK Airport in NYC on January 30, flying in from LA and her appearance at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards the night before. Outfit wise, Michelle chose a printed dress (for two similar options, check out Splendid's Polka Dot Dress in Black or Joie's Carlina Dress in Caviar) and a cozy coat (for a similar coat in a mustard color, try Nanette Lepore's In The Clouds Jacket in Gold), along with a pair of black tights and grey boots. A pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and a black leather bag (check out Julie K Handbags' Brie in Black) completed her ensemble. Is this something you would wear to the airport, everyone? Michelle recently spoke out about her future plans post-awards season (Michelle has been nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn), saying that she has no movie projects in the works. What will she be doing with all of her free time, you ask? "I just want to go back to being a mom for a while." Michelle also spoke out about how she wished that her daughter Matilda had a sibling, saying: "I really wanted, and I really expected or imagined, that Matilda would have siblings that were close to her age. I wanted that for her. But I couldn't make that happen. And now that she's 6 that isn't even a possibility anymore. So something that was making me feel impatient, that's been removed. For whatever reason, that's not our luck, or our path." Very interesting... do you have any thoughts about Michelle's reflections?

MICHELLE'S STABILIZING FORCE

Michelle Williams seen on Nov 18 2011 in New York, NY. Michelle Williams was spotted heading out of an office building in NYC on November 18, rocking a stylish yet sensible ensemble. Starting with bright blue skinny jeans (similar to Paige Premium Denim's Legging Pant in Blue), Michelle wore Stella McCartney's striped top (try Bailey 44's Stay Six Top in Black/Cream) under a white tuxedo jacket with black lapels, and a pair of Wayfarers. Black platforms (check out Diane von Furstenberg's Grace Suede Platform Pump in Black) and a black leather tote (Cassandra's Caroline Large Tote in Black has cool multi-colored studs) completed MW's look. What are your thoughts, everyone? As I'm sure you know, Michelle portrays the iconic Marilyn Monroe in her latest project My Week With Marilyn. Michelle recent dished with Reuters about the role, and what she considers to be her own personal stabilizing force. Says Michelle: "I’m not in as needy of a place, although I think I was when I played the role. I found myself becoming far more dependent and clingy in a way that I had never done before. Luckily, I have a stabilizing force, which is my [6-year-old] daughter [Matilda]. I often think, if Marilyn had a kid, she would have pulled through, I really do." Very interesting stuff.

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