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Star's father arrested for tax evasion

SYDNEY, May 23 (UPI) -- Financial guru Larry Williams, the father of Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams, was arrested in Sydney for international tax evasion.

50 Cent is ASCAP songwriter of the year

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent won Songwriter of the Year honors during the 23rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.

Stars lined up for 'Wild Things' film

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic book "Where the Wild Things Are" will feature the voices of Benicio Del Toro and Michelle Williams.

Allen scraps Paris film, returns to London

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- Director Woody Allen has abruptly canceled his Paris film -- even though Michelle Williams and David Krumholtz had already been cast.

'Numb3rs' star joins Woody Allen's cast

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- CBS' "Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz has become the latest to sign on with Woody Allen's latest project to be filmed in Paris.

Lawsuit: Car crash necessitated abortion

CHICAGO, April 6 (UPI) -- The Illinois Appellate Court will hear a woman's wrongful death lawsuit that claims she was forced to have an abortion because of injuries in a car crash.

Woody Allen casts Michelle Williams

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Woody Allen has tapped Oscar-nominated "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams for his next film shooting in Paris.

Ledger said to be balking over trip home

SYDNEY, April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Heath Ledger is reportedly still so steamed about the behavior of Australian paparazzi he may skip the Sydney premeiere of his film "Candy."

Destiny's Child gets Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- The women of Destiny's Child fulfilled their destiny Tuesday with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Michelle Williams snubbed by alma mater

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- She may be an Oscar nominee, but Michelle Williams gets no love from her Christian grade school for her role in the gay cowboy film "Brokeback Mountain."

Casting is complete for 'Hottest State'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Casting has been completed for "The Hottest State" with the additions of Mark Webber and Catalina Sandino Moreno, it was announced Thursday.

Destiny's Child tapped for All-Star anthem

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Superstar pop trio Destiny's Child will sing the national anthem before the NBA All-Star game in Houston, it was announced Tuesday.

Photog not sorry for water pistol stunt

SYDNEY, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- An Australian photographer who sprayed Heath Ledger with a water pistol at the Sydney premiere of "Brokeback Mountain" says he's not sorry.

'Brokeback Mountain' is Critics Choice

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" took best picture, director and supporting actress honors at the Broadcast Film Critics' 11th annual Critics Choice Awards.

Huffman gets three SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Felicity Huffman led the field with three Screen Actors Guild nominations Thursday for "Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica."
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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)
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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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