'Baby Mama' is No. 1

'Baby Mama' is No. 1

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hit the big screen in U.S. theaters with the weekend's No. 1 movie, "Baby Mama."
Report: Jay-Z and Beyonce wed in N.Y.

Report: Jay-Z and Beyonce wed in N.Y.

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. music "royalty" Jay-Z and Beyonce married in New York Friday, a friend of the couple told People.com.

Woman unable to sue over fetus loss

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a Chicago woman cannot sue for the death of a fetus from an alleged accident-forced abortion.
Ledger may have fathered another child

Ledger may have fathered another child

PERTH, Australia, March 31 (UPI) -- Two of Heath Ledger's relatives told an Australian newspaper the late actor may have fathered a child when he was 17 and dated a 25-year-old woman.
Report: Ledger family fighting over estate

Report: Ledger family fighting over estate

PERTH, Australia, March 19 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger's uncles claim the father of the late Australian film star has a history of mishandling estates and shouldn't be in charge of the actor's money.

Williams: Ledger had 'too much energy'

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- Actress Michelle Williams said her former fiance, the late Australian actor Heath Ledger, had "too much energy" and was very vulnerable.
Williams recalls Ledger as 'vulnerable'

Williams recalls Ledger as 'vulnerable'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Michelle Williams spoke kindly about her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger, who died earlier this year, in a chat with Interview magazine.

Ledger's father downplays bestowal

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- The father of the late Aussie actor Heath Ledger downplays the absence of his son's daughter and ex-girlfriend from his will, saying they will be provided for.

Michelle Williams returns to New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Film actress Michelle Williams has returned home to New York City after attending her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger's funeral in Australia during the weekend.

Ledger laid to rest in Australia

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Friends and family of Heath Ledger were on hand Saturday in the Australian city of Perth for the late film actor's funeral.
Williams in Australia for Ledger's funeral

Williams in Australia for Ledger's funeral

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams and her toddler daughter Matilda have arrived in Perth, Australia, for film star Heath Ledger's funeral.

Williams speaks out about Ledger's death

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New York-based actress Michelle Williams Friday asked for privacy as she mourns the death of Heath Ledger, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her daughter.
Heath Ledger's rep refutes rehab reports

Heath Ledger's rep refutes rehab reports

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A publicist for Heath Ledger insisted reports stating the late Australian actor refused to enter rehab in 2006 to treat his addiction to drugs were fabricated.

Michelle tried to get Heath to rehab

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Australian actor Heath Ledger refused to get out of the car when his ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams took him to drug rehab in 2006, Us Weekly reported.

Michelle Williams' next film postponed

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams' upcoming film "Blue Valentine" has been postponed as the Hollywood actress mourns the death of her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger.
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Michelle Williams
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)

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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