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.
Report: Ledger to be buried in Perth

Report: Ledger to be buried in Perth

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actor Heath Ledger, who died suddenly in New York Tuesday, is expected to be buried in his native Perth, a report said Friday.
Williams arrives home after Heath's death

Williams arrives home after Heath's death

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams, the ex-girlfriend Heath Ledger described as his soul mate, reportedly returned home to New York from a film shoot upon hearing of his death.

Actor Heath Ledger dead at 28

NEW YORK , Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Australian movie actor Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York apartment Tuesday.

Ambrose replaces Williams for 'Wild' movie

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose has replaced fellow Hollywood actress Michelle Williams as one of the voice talents in Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are."

Michelle Williams to star in 'Mammoth'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams has signed on to star in "Mammoth," Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's first English-language film, Variety.com reported.

Heath Ledger, girlfriend split

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger and girlfriend Michelle Williams of New York have parted company after three years.

U.S. actresses to play Bronte sisters

CANNES, France, May 19 (UPI) -- A move by a British director to cast U.S. actresses in his biopic film about Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte has come under fire in Cannes, France.

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Bread, water for pupil without lunch money

BROCKWORTH, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An English mother says her 8-year-old daughter was fed bread and water and an overripe banana at school because she did not have her lunch money.

Ledger, Williams join Dylan biopic cast

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" stars and real-life couple Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams are joining the cast of the Bob Dylan biopic, "I'm Not There."
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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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