actress had to share: On being a single mom to daughter Matilda with the late Heath Ledger: “I know a handful of women in similar positions [to me], it’s kind of like a club. My friend Busy [Phillips] and her husband Marc [Silverstein] said, ‘Michelle, you’re in like a blackout zone, everybody is now partnered up and you have to wait for people to start getting divorced.’ Oh my f*cking God…” On getting into the dating scene: “Talk about a learning process. I feel really sensitive about it and certainly did not expect to be still dating at 36 with an 11-year-old. I went back into the house and sobbed because of this incredibly simple moment – common everyday happiness.
It’s a sh*tty club and we don’t want any new members… I really felt like in that moment, like wow, we’ve done it. Life has brought us to a place that’s not just surviving, but thriving.” For more from Michelle, visit
She followed this with films such as Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010).
Although they look much more chic now—Porta-Potty and all—Williams and Philipps have always known how to party.
Time is not making the untimely passing of former boyfriend Heath Ledger any easier for Michelle Williams.
The actress opened up about how her life has changed since Ledger's sudden passing almost a decade ago.
She won a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011), which also garnered her BAFTA, SAG, and Academy Award nominations.
In 2016, she received wide acclaim for her performance in the drama Manchester by the Sea, earning her nominations from the BAFTA, SAG, and Academy Award ceremonies.