Michelle first found fame in 1998
playing bad girl Jen Lindley on the teen drama Dawson’s Creek. She went onto appear in films
including Dick, Prozac Nation and Me Without You, and won good reviews for her
performance in Brokeback Mountain. Her other films include Shutter Island
and Blue Valentine.
She met Heath Ledger on the set
of Brokeback Mountain and their daughter, Matilda
Rose Ledger, was born on 28th October 2005. They broke off their engagement in
September 2007, after three years together. Heath was found dead in his New York apartment on
22nd January 2008. She has since been linked with director Spike Jonze.
Michelle and her daughter live in
a commune in Brooklyn, New York. They share a seven-bedroom
townhouse with her mother and sister and several friends.