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In 2004, Michelle Williams shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with her fellow actors from Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film had previously earned the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and also won a BAFTA Award.
She has recently finished production on Julian Goldberger's The Hawk is Dying, with Paul Giamatti and Michael Pitt. Last year, Ms. Williams starred in Wim Wenders' Land of Plenty, which was in competition at the Venice International Film Festival, winning the UNESCO Prize.
On stage, Ms. Williams received glowing reviews for her portrayal of Varya in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Prior to that, she also achieved critical acclaim for her run in Mike Leigh's Smelling a Rat at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and her off-Broadway debut in Tracy Letts' Killer Joe.
Ms. Williams' other film credits include Dan Harris' Imaginary Heroes, Richard Ledes' A Hole in One, Michael Showalter's The Baxter, Sandra Goldbacher's Me Without You, and Andrew Fleming's Dick.
On television, she starred opposite Chloë Sevigny in the critically acclaimed HBO telefilm If These Walls Could Talk 2, for director Martha Coolidge. She also had a 6-year run as Jen Lindley on The WB's hit television series Dawson’s Creek. The program premiered in 1998 and remained one of The WB's top-rated shows throughout its time on the air.