Michelle Williams

American singer Michelle Williams

Tenitra Michelle Williams, commonly known as Michelle Williams, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Williams released her debut solo album Heart to Yours which topped the US gospel album chart and became the best-selling gospel album of 2002.
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Birthday
23 July 1980
home town
Illinois
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Michelle Williams responds to controversy over pay gap with Mark Wahlberg
ABC News - about 1 month
The actress was paid less than $1,000 while her co-star received $1.5 million.
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Stars 'shocked' at gender pay disparity in Hollywood
ABC News - about 1 month
Stars are sharing their shock at reports of a significant pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on the Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World."
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Report: Actress paid way less than co-star
CNN - about 1 month
USA Today reports Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 for the re-shoot of "All the Money in the World", whereas Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million.
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Michelle Williams found big challenges and even bigger opportunities in 'All the Money'
LATimes - about 1 month
To say that Michelle Williams did not spend the Thanksgiving holiday as she intended is something of an understatement. The 37-year-old actress was scheduled for a short break from filming the 2018 Sony/Marvel tentpole “Venom” in Atlanta. Instead, she found herself traveling to London and Rome...
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Michelle Williams gives thanks for her 'All the Money in the World' nomination and a shout-out to 'Greatest Showman' castmates
LATimes - 2 months
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Busy Philipps Lands In The Hospital While Celebrating BFF Michelle Williams' Birthday! Oops! - PerezHilton.com
Google News - 5 months
PerezHilton.com Busy Philipps Lands In The Hospital While Celebrating BFF Michelle Williams' Birthday! Oops! PerezHilton.com Not exactly how Busy Philipps imagined celebrating her BFF's birthday!!! Michelle Williams was celebrating her 37th birthday last night in Boston alongside Philipps when Busy started having horrible pains in her lower abdomen — bad enough that the ... For Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams, a memorable weekend in BostonThe Boston Globe Busy Philipps Landed In The Hospital After BFF Michelle Williams' BirthdayRefinery29 Busy Philipps hospitalised after her ovary flips overChannel 24 Brit + Co -Yahoo7 Be -9Honey -Daily Mail all 15 news articles »
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Destiny's Child Gives The Fans What They Want With Cute Reunion Photo
Huffington Post - 10 months
Beyoncé may be about to give birth to twins any minute now, but she still made time to reunite with her fellow independent women.  On Friday, the singer shared a series of photos on Instagram from Kelly Rowland’s Whoa, Baby! book launch at The Grove in Los Angeles, which took place on Wednesday.  The first three photos show Bey, dressed in an oversized blush-pink dress with flowing sleeves and a pair of tight over-the-knee boots. She accessorized with drop earrings and oversized sunglasses. She’s definitely nailing this whole maternity style thing.  Bey was, of course, there with fellow Destiny’s Child members Rowland and Michelle Williams. The trio made sure to satisfy fans’ thirst for the supergroup and pose for a cute photo, complete with a Whoa Baby! filter.  A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:25pm PDT Fuck Cancer founder and CEO Yael Braun, hosted the book launch, and Rowland took to Instagram to thank Braun for hostin...
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Kirsten Dunst’s Throwback Photos Will Make You Ache For the '90s
Huffington Post - 11 months
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19 Quotes From Single Parents To Remind You That You're Not Alone
Huffington Post - 11 months
Being a single parent can be isolating in so many ways. For starters, we single parents are physically alone with our kid(s) a lot of the time, without a partner to carry some of the burden or even just have an adult conversation with. And on an emotional level, we’re constantly seeing two-parent families held up as the ideal situation. If I’m not careful, I can end up feeling not just alone, but resentful as hell. But one thing that helps lance my boil of single parent bitterness is seeing people in the public eye going through the same things I am.  Today, on National Single Parent Day, we’re repping for solo parenting by collecting some relatable quotes from celebrities who are (or have been) single parents. Of course having a couple of nannies and a load of disposable income can make things a little easier, but some feelings are universal. Hopefully they’ll serve as a reminder that even though you’re a single parent, you are definitely not alone.  1. Edie Falco: ”...
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WATCH: Emma Stone, Michelle Williams supported by famous friends at Oscars
ABC News - 12 months
ABC News' Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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Oscars 2017 Dresses: Sleeves, Sparkles and Surprises
NYTimes - 12 months
See what Emma Stone, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams and more wore on Hollywood’s most surprising night.
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Oscars red carpet: Stylists to Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams share secrets
ABC News - 12 months
The stylists dish on how they dressed this year's nominees.
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Stars sparkle in metallics and sequins on BAFTA red carpet
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams and Penelope Cruz add sparkle to the BAFTA red carpet with metallic dresses. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Pregnant Natalie Portman Just Wore Topshop To An Oscars Lunch
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Thanks to Natalie Portman’s widely acclaimed portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie,” we’ve been blessed with numerous red carpet sightings over the course of her second pregnancy. Portman previously seemed to take inspiration from Kennedy, giving us chic ‘60s vibes in long-sleeve gowns with big, bold details. But for an Oscars luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday, the 35-year-old went casual chic in flats and a belted black Topshop dress that was on sale for $30 before it sold out.  She looked absolutely radiant (and comfortable!) for the star-studded affair, which also reunited the impeccably dressed cast of “The Help.” Behold Octavia Spencer... Viola Davis in Bottega Veneta... ... and Emma Stone in Stella McCartney: In fact, there was a bevy of well-dressed celebs. Check out more of our favorite looks from the event below.  Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton:  Naomie Harris in Bottega Veneta: Ruth Negga in Miu Miu: Laura Dern in Roksanda: ...
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Viola Davis Wins SAG Award, Thanks 'Fences' Author For Elevating Black Narrative
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Viola Davis took home the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her stunning work in “Fences,” but not before she delivered a few powerful words onstage.  Davis, whose portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film has earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award, made sure to take a moment to thank August Wilson, the black playwright who wrote “Fences.” In doing so, she praised him for placing a man of color at the center of the narrative, making sure his story was told.  Viola Davis thanks August Wilson: “he honored the average man, who happened to be a man of color” #SAGawards pic.twitter.com/tjcVsPtGTd — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 30, 2017 “What August did so beautifully is he honored the average man who happened to be a man of color,” Davis said. “Sometimes we don’t have to shake the world and move the world and create anything that is going to be in the history book. The fact ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Williams
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 34
    On September 30, 2015, Williams premiered her Believe at Home bedding collection on EVINE; she believes her journal entry is proof of what she dreamed years earlier.
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    On April 14, 2015, Williams sang for US President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
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    In 2015, Williams sang for U.S. President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
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  • 2014
    Age 33
    In September 2014, Journey to Freedom became Williams' best-charting album on the US Billboard 200, debuting at number twenty-nine and was her first appearance on the US Independent Albums chart, where it debuted at number seven.
    She reunited with Destiny's Child bandmates Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland for the third single "Say Yes", which was released a year later and became Williams' first number-one on the US Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Digital Songs and Gospel Streaming charts; additionally charting internationally in the UK, France and Belgium. "Say Yes" spent seven weeks at number one on the Hot Gospel Songs chart and received a nomination for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards.
    In June 2014, Williams released the lead single from Journey to Freedom, titled "If We Had Your Eyes".
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    In 2014, Williams became the spokesperson for a Playtex campaign titled Play On Playbook.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    In December 2013, Beyoncé released her self-titled fifth studio album in which Williams appeared alongside Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland on the song and music video "Superpower".
    On January 3, 2013, it was announced that Williams would play Sandra in the national tour of the Tony-nominated musical Fela!, beginning January 29 in Washington, D.C. and playing in a total of 16 cities.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    On June 7, 2012, it was announced that Williams had been signed to Light Records and is due to release her fourth studio album in 2013.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    In August, Electronic Giant Beatz released a press release, cover art and a music video teaser for a song featuring Williams titled "On the Run". "On the Run" was released in the UK on November 27, 2011.
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    In August 2011, during an interview for The BoomBox she discussed collaborating with hip-hop artist Talib Kweli on a song produced by Hi-Tek on which she sings a verse and the hook.
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    On July 6, 2011, Williams released a buzz single titled "Love Gun" produced by Druski, to precede the release of her upcoming fourth solo album.
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    On February 4, 2011, Williams began a 28-city tour starring in the David E. Talbert stage-play What My Husband Doesn't Know along with Brian J. White, Ann Nesby and Clifton Davis, playing the lead role of Lena Summer.
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    In January 2011, Williams appeared on BBC's popular comedy panel game show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In December 2010, Williams released a song entitled "Stay for a Minute" for free digital download via Twitter to celebrate gaining over 100,000 followers. "Stay for a Minute", written by Keli Nicole and produced by Jazz Nixon in 2006, was due for inclusion on the original version of Williams' Unexpected, which she described as a "solid R&B album", however when "the sound changed", the song was shelved and left unreleased.
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    In 2010, she started work on her fourth studio album.
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    In December 2010, Williams joined DJ Martin Jay to become a co-host on Choice FM's Breakfast Show in London for the month, replacing Lucy Ambache who was on maternity leave.
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    In August 2010, it was reported that Williams would be participating on season 8 of the British TV dance competition show Strictly Come Dancing, the original version of Dancing With The Stars.
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    Originally slated to play her final performance on Sunday, March 28, 2010, Williams played an additional 18 performances through Tuesday, April 13, prior to joining the Los Angeles engagement of the Chicago national tour, Tuesday, April 20 through Sunday, May 9 at the Pantages Theatre.
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    On February 8, 2010, Williams made a return to Broadway by commencing a seven-week limited engagement in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre, replacing Ashlee Simpson.
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  • 2009
    Age 28
    Her run was extended and Williams continued appearing for three additional weeks for an extended engagement starting August 23 through September 12, 2009.
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    In July 2009, Williams elaborated further on the re-release in an interview for Digital Spy, confirming that Sony Music (London division) was considering a re-issue of the album for which some new songs could be recorded.
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    In 2009, Williams confirmed in a video blog that she and a production team were putting the finishing touches on a remix version of the album due for release in North America and Asia.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    Speaking of her move from gospel music to secular pop/R&B with Unexpected in August 2008, Williams told noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul: "For me to sell the number of units that I did, and to get the amount of love and reception that I got, from doing gospel was great.
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    Gaining favorable reviews from critics, in October 2008 Unexpected debuted on the US Billboard 200 albums chart at number 42 and number 11 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with first week sales of 14,000 units.
    In June 2008, Williams released lead single "We Break the Dawn" to universal acclaim from critics who hailed it as "a terrific fusion of European disco and American R&B".
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    In March 2008, Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment revealed that Williams would be releasing her third studio album Unexpected on October 7, 2008, in the U.S. The album, her first secular release and first release since the disbanding of Destiny's Child, involves production by Stargate, Rico Love, the Heavyweights, Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton and Soulshock and Karlin, among others.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    Beginning in April 2007, Williams joined Oprah Winfrey's Chicago-based cast of the hit Broadway musical The Color Purple for its national tour, starting with an extended run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    In April 2006, Williams performed "America the Beautiful" at World Wrestling Entertainment's event WrestleMania 22, which was in her hometown of Chicago.
    Following Destiny's Child's disbandment in early 2006 Williams made her television debut in the UPN comedy Half & Half, where she played the role of Naomi, a record company executive who is HIV positive.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    The album also became her second to debut at number two on the US Top Gospel Albums chart — the first being 2004's Do You Know — and was also a top 10 success on the UK Christian & Gospel Albums chart where it debuted at number 6.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    Following the release and promotion of Heart to Yours, Williams made her on-stage acting debut in 2003, replacing fellow R&B singer Toni Braxton in the title role of Aida, the hit Broadway musical with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.
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  • 2002
    Age 21
    Billboard ranked Williams as the fifth Top Gospel Artist of 2002 due to the success of her debut release Heart to Yours which was one of the best-selling gospel releases of the year.
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    Billboard listed Williams as the fifth Top Gospel Artist of 2002.
    Released on April 16, 2002, in North America to much critical acclaim, Williams became the first member of Destiny's Child to release solo material with Heart to Yours.
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    Also in 2002, Billboard, named her the fifth Top Gospel Artist of the year and she received a MOBO Award for "Best Gospel Act". and garnered her three Grammy nominations for her work on the album including for Best Gospel Album.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    After the much-publicized turmoil, Williams, alongside backup dancer Farrah Franklin—officially joined the group in early 2000, replacing LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson without notice.
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  • 1999
    Age 18
    In late 1999, Williams met Destiny's Child band members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland in the lobby of an Atlanta hotel.
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  • 1997
    Age 16
    Williams graduated from Rockford Auburn High School in 1997.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Williams was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1980.
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