Michelle Williams (Jen Lindley)
Although Jen Lindley dies of a fatal heart condition in the series finale, Michelle Williams, 31, has enjoyed the most successful career of the former Capeside crew.
After receiving a best-supporting actress Oscar nomination in 2005 for "Brokeback Mountain
," Williams appeared in a string of serious, critically acclaimed movies including "Synecdoche, New York
," "Blue Valentine
" (cue her second Oscar nomination), and "Shutter Island
." She's currently getting rave reviews (and another Oscar nod) for her star turn as the iconic Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn
," and she's sure to dazzle as Glinda in 2013's "Oz: The Great and Powerful
Williams started dating her "Brokeback" co-star Heath Ledger in June 2004, and the couple had a daughter, Matilda, on October 28, 2005. In a tragic twist, Ledger died of a prescription drug overdose on January 22, 2008, only a few months after he and Williams called it quits. In the October 2011 issue of Vogue, Williams revealed, "For a really long time, I couldn't stop touching people's faces. I was like, 'Look at you. You move. You're here.' It all just seemed so fleeting, and I wanted to hold on to it."
In the wake of Ledger's death, Williams has developed a thing for guys behind the camera: After dating director Spike Jonze from 2008 to 2009, Williams was rumored to have had a relationship with "Jane Eyre
" director Cary Fukunaga in early 2011.
There's always been a lot of "City Girl" Jen in Williams -- emotional pain included. Fortunately, she hasn't let it bring her down. At all.