Michelle Williams has come a long way since playing Jen Lindley in the hit US show Dawson’s Creek.  Nominated for two Academy Awards for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and tear-jerker Blue Valentine she has established herself as one of Hollywood’s top Indie actresses.  To celebrate the UK release of Blue Valentine, on DVD and Blu-ray May 9th we take a look at the evolution of Michelle Williams.

Blue Valentine – 2010

Blue Valentine is a story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) use one night to try and save their failing.  Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in this heartbreaking portrayal of a marriage break up.

Shutter Island – 2010

In this drama set in 1954, Michelle Williams plays the wife of U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding nearby.

Mammoth – 2009

Mammoth follows the story of Leo (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Ellen (Williams) a successful New York couple, totally immersed in their work. Leo is the creator of a booming website, and has stumbled into a world of money and big decisions. Ellen is a dedicated emergency surgeon who devotes her long shifts to saving lives. Their 8-year old daughter Jackie spends most of her time with her Filipino nanny Gloria, a situation that is making Ellen start to question her priorities.

Wendy and Lucy – 2008

Williams plays a woman whose life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, as she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions.

Brokeback Mountain – 2005

In this Oscar winning drama we see Williams take on the role of the wife of Ennis Del Mar, a Cowboy played by Heath Ledger. The story depicts a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

A Hole in One – 2004

When her brother Bobby returns from World War II mentally damaged, Anna (Williams) has to deal with her parents who don’t acknowledge her brother’s existence, who is now brought to a mental hospital. After his sudden death Anna begins to question her own sanity.

Land of Plenty – 2004

Land of Plenty investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America. Williams plays the American daughter of missionaries ‘Lana’ who returns to Los Angeles from Palestine to work in a mission helping homeless people.

Blue Valentine is released on DVD and Blu-ray May 9th