How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.
Nominated for “Best Actress In A Leading Role”
Film: Blue Valentine
Role: Cindy, a young wife and mother whose marriage to a man she once loved deeply is now failing.
How she got started: Michelle Williams fell in love with performing at a young age. When she was 9 years old, her family moved from Kalispell, Montana to San Diego. While attending Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach, she saw her first live theater performance and became infatuated with acting. At 14, she made her feature debut in the movie Lassie. She left school to pursue acting eventually landed a role on the WB show “Dawson’s Creek,” which launched her career to stardom.
Other notable films: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Prozac Nation, Brokeback Mountain (Academy Award nomination), Deception, Shutter Island