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MICHELLE WILLIAMS' (Charity Barnum) performances have established her as one of Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors, earning her a Golden Globe Award and three nominations, a Tony Award nomination, a Critics' Choice Award and four Academy Award nominations.

Williams most recently starred in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea, opposite Casey Affleck. For her performance, she was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and Critics' Choice Award for "Best Supporting Actress." She also received awards from major critics' groups including the Chicago Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, Toronto Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Vancouver Film Critics Circle and San Diego Film Critics Society.

Williams will soon be in pre-production on Ridley Scott's film All The Money In The World.

Previously, Williams was seen in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine opposite Ryan Gosling. Williams' captivating performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Williams' performance in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, released in 2005, earned her nominations from Independent Spirit Award, SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actress." In late 2011, she took on the iconic Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn opposite Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, a role that garnered her third Academy Award nomination, as well as nods from BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award wins.

In her first collaboration with Kelly Reichardt in the critically acclaimed independent film Wendy And Lucy, Williams' moving and evocative performance as "Wendy" garnered a Toronto Film Critics Award for "Best Actress" in 2009 and her third Independent Spirit Award Nomination. 2010 marked Williams second collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt in the period drama Meek's Cutoff, which won the Producers Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards as well as the SIGNIS Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Williams' third collaboration with Reichardt, Certain Women, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, and was released by IFC Films. Certain Women received the BFI London Film Festival's best film award.

Williams' other film credits include Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island, Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great And Powerful, Saul Dibb's Suite Francais, Sharon Maguire's Incendiary, Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz, Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, Todd Haynes' I'm Not There, Wim Wenders' Land Of Plenty, Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State, Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, Sandra Goldbacher's Me Without You, and Andrew Fleming's Dick. In 2005, Williams was honored by the Motion Picture Club as "Female Star of Tomorrow."

On television, Williams starred opposite Chloƫ Sevigny in Martha Coolidge's HBO movie If These Walls Could Talk 2. She also had a six-year run as Jen Lindley on the WB's hit television series Dawson's Creek. The series premiered in 1998 and remained one of the WB's top-rated shows throughout its run.

On stage, Williams was most recently seen on Broadway starring in David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning Drama "Blackbird" opposite Jeff Daniels with Joe Mantello directing and Scott Rudin producing. Her depiction of Una garnered her a Tony nomination. She made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the recent Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret. Her previous theatre credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Mike Leigh's "Smelling a Rat" and Tracy Letts's "Killer Joe" and the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "The Cherry Orchard."

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