Michelle Williams has built quite the career for herself. From her early days on Dawson’s Creek, to her more recent role as Marilyn Monroe, Michelle is an exceptional actress who only gets better with time. At an early age, she was driven to pursue acting, and has been fearless in forging her path. Here’s 10 things you might not know about Michelle’s upbringing and acting career.
10. Christian Upbringing
Michelle attended a private Christian school when she lived in San Diego. With the success of her 2005 film Brokeback Mountain, a romantic drama about two gay cowboys, the school’s headmaster expressed disappointment about her involvement in the film. “Michelle doesn’t represent the values of this institution…I hope we offered her something in life. But she made the kinds of choices of which we wouldn’t approve,” the headmaster stated. “‘Brokeback Mountain’ basically promotes a lifestyle we don’t promote. It’s not the word of God.” The criticism didn’t bother Michelle though, as she proudly stood behind her work.Focus Films / Everett Collection