Michelle Williams would like you to think she grew up poor in rural Montana (she’s peddled this lie for years in interviews) but the bulk of her childhood was spent living in a mansion inside an exclusive San Diego gated community while attending Christian, private schools.
Michelle’s parents paid for her to study acting in SD and LA and ferried her back and forth to LA for private lessons, auditions, etc.
Michelle’s father is successful, commodities guru Larry Williams, twice the Montana Republican US Senate nominee endorsed by President Ronald Reagan.
Larry Williams paid a bribe to secure his daughter Michelle her first role on the hit 1990’s TV series Bay Watch.
Michelle Williams is fond of saying “I always say to [daughter with Heath Ledger] Matilda…Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.” A nice story but a lie (and an absurd one): it doesn’t take an Einstein to conclude Dawson’s Creek had already made Williams adored and wealthy by the time director Ang Lee cast her in Brokeback Mountain.
When Ridley Scott wanted to reshoot parts of All The Money In The World to erase Kevin Spacey’s performance, both of the film’s stars (Williams and Mark Walberg) agreed. Only Walberg asked for more money–not Williams. (“…They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted…”) When the story of the pay discrepancy broke, Williams used it to burnish her woke credentials at Walberg’s expense. Draw your own conclusions.
Williams chose her recent Emmy acceptance speech (for Fosse/Verdon) to highlight pay equality in Hollywood. But one of Michelle’s father’s children from a previous marriage–an educator in an urban school district and single parent–has to keep refinancing her modest home to stay afloat with zero support from Michelle—even though Michelle enjoyed the regular presence of her father growing up and the half-sister did not.
Michelle sends her daughter to an exclusive private school. Michelle’s half-sister sends her teenage son to a public middle school, which draws upon students from several high-crime areas.
The policy group Independent Woman’s Forum–in response to Michelle’s Emmy speech, which also touched on race, gender and MeToo–wrote “Michelle Williams is perpetrating a victimhood mentality that all black women are victims of their race and gender, but we aren’t victims and this needs to stop.” 10.Michelle is reported to have a Net Worth between 16 and 20 million dollars.