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Michelle Williams      

Award-Winning Film & Broadway Actress; Equal Pay Advocate

Michelle Williams is an American actress. Primarily known for her work in small-scale independent films with dark or tragic themes, she is the recipient of various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for four Academy Awards and three British Academy Film Awards.

Williams received critical acclaim for playing emotionally troubled women coping with loss or loneliness in the independent dramas "Wendy and Lucy" (2008), "Blue Valentine" (2010), and "Manchester by the Sea" (2016). She won two Golden Globes for portraying Marilyn Monroe in the drama "My Week with Marilyn" (2011) and Gwen Verdon in the miniseries "Fosse/Verdon" (2019), in addition to a Primetime Emmy Award for the latter. Her highest-grossing releases came with the thriller "Shutter Island" (2010), the fantasy film "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013), the musical "The Greatest Showman" (2017), and the superhero films "Venom" (2018) and "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" (2021).

On Broadway, Williams starred in revivals of the musical "Cabaret" in 2014 and the drama "Blackbird" in 2016, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Williams has spoken about how she tries to balance her desire to be private and her wish to use her celebrity status to speak out against issues such as sexism, gender pay gap, and sexual harassment. On the occasion of Equal Pay Day in 2019, she drew on the pay gap controversy involving All the Money in the World to deliver a speech in the United States Capitol urging for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.


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