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'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Hugo" and "The Artist" each earned 11 nominations for the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, organizers announced in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
D.C. critics honor 'Artist,' 'Hugo'

D.C. critics honor 'Artist,' 'Hugo'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was declared the Best Film of 2011 by the Washington Area Film Critics Association Monday.
'Artist,' 'Shelter' earn 5 Spirit nods each

'Artist,' 'Shelter' earn 5 Spirit nods each

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "The Artist" and "Take Shelter" were each nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Megan Fox removing Marilyn Monroe tattoo

Megan Fox removing Marilyn Monroe tattoo

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Megan Fox says she is in the process of having a tattooed image of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe removed from her inner right arm.
Williams set for Hollywood Awards honor

Williams set for Hollywood Awards honor

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams is to be honored with the Hollywood Actress Award at next month's Hollywood Film Awards gala, organizers announced Wednesday.
Brinkley to make B'way debut in 'Chicago'

Brinkley to make B'way debut in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Supermodel Christie Brinkley is to make her Broadway musical debut playing murderess Roxie Hart in "Chicago," the show's producers confirmed Monday.
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Williams opens up about losing Ledger

Williams opens up about losing Ledger

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams says she found comfort in Joan Didion's book "The Year of Magical Thinking" after the death of her former beau, Heath Ledger.

Sleep lack may put pregnant women at risk

SEATTLE, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Most sleep studies exclude pregnant women, so little is known about how sleep contributes to increased risks during pregnancy, U.S. researchers say.
Michelle Williams headed to Broadway

Michelle Williams headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former "Destiny's Child" singer Michelle Williams is set to appear in the Broadway musical "Chicago" next month, the show's producers said.
Williams says she and Jonze broke up

Williams says she and Jonze broke up

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams, who is the mother of the late Heath Ledger's 3-year-old daughter, says she and filmmaker Spike Jonze are no longer dating.
Ledger's NY building sold at auction

Ledger's NY building sold at auction

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- The New York apartment building where Australian actor Heath Ledger died last year has been sold for $15 million at a foreclosure auction.
Jackman, Hathaway invited to join Academy

Jackman, Hathaway invited to join Academy

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Some 134 U.S. film industry figures have been invited to become voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, officials say.
Singer Williams to star in 'Chicago'

Singer Williams to star in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Michelle Williams has signed on to play Roxie Hart in the West End production of "Chicago the Musical," Music World/Columbia Records said.
Gosling, Williams land 'Valentine' roles

Gosling, Williams land 'Valentine' roles

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams have joined the cast of the drama, "Blue Valentine," currently filming in New York and Pennsylvania.
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Actress Michelle Williams arrives at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 21, 2009. Mickey Rourke and "The Wrestler" won top honors at the Spirit Awards here Saturday, the annual eve-of-Oscars salute to the best of independent cinema. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. She first achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on The WB television teen drama, Dawson's Creek, from 1998 to 2003. Williams later graduated to full-length features, including Prozac Nation (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as I'm Not There (2007), Shutter Island (2010) and Blue Valentine (2010), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Williams was born in Kalispell, Montana, the daughter of Carla Ingrid (née Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a stock and commodities trader. When Williams was nine, her family moved to San Diego, California, and, at an early age, she became interested in acting. At age 15, faced with her parents' disapproval, she emancipated herself from them. After completing the ninth grade at the Upper School of Santa Fe Christian Schools, in Solana Beach, California, she left school in order to pursue her acting career in Dawson's Creek.

In 1997, she won the Robbins World Cup Trading Championship, as her father had done 10 years earlier. She won after turning $10,000 into $110,000 over the course of a year and that gain (as of 2006) is the fourth highest in the history of that competition (her father has the highest).

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