Dawson's Creek - Netflix

Dawson Leery, Joey Potter, and Pacey Witter are life long friends, whose lives start to rapidly change when a new girl, Jen Lindley, moves in next door to Dawson and the foursome start high school. Chronicling the passage from adolescence to young adulthood, they are joined by two other newcomers to Capeside: brother and sister Jack and Andie McPhee and, when they go to college, by Audrey Liddell. Set in the fictional town of Capeside, MA., Dawson's Creek is the coming of age story of a close knit group of friends on the verge of adulthood.

Dawson's Creek - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1998-01-20

Dawson's Creek - Michelle Williams (actress) - Netflix

Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. She is particularly known for her work in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes. The recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, Williams has been nominated for four Academy Awards and one Tony Award. Born to the politician and trader Larry R. Williams, Williams was raised in Kalispell, Montana and San Diego, California. She began her career at a young age with television guest appearances and made her feature film debut in the family film Lassie (1994). At 15, she gained emancipation from her parents, and she soon achieved public recognition for her leading role in the television teen drama series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003). Williams followed it by featuring in small-scale films that were not widely seen before achieving her breakthrough with the tragic romance Brokeback Mountain (2005), in which her performance as the wife of a gay man earned Williams her first Oscar nomination. Williams went on to gain critical acclaim for playing emotionally troubled women coping with loss or loneliness in the independent dramas Wendy and Lucy (2008), Blue Valentine (2010), and Manchester by the Sea (2016). For portraying the actress Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011), she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Williams' highest-grossing releases came with Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island (2010), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and the musical The Greatest Showman (2017). On Broadway, Williams has starred in revivals of the musical Cabaret in 2014 and the drama Blackbird in 2016. For playing a sexually abused woman in the latter, she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Despite significant media attention, Williams is reticent about her personal life. She was in a relationship with the actor Heath Ledger for three years, with whom she has a daughter.

Dawson's Creek - 1980–1995: Early life - Netflix

Michelle Ingrid Williams was born on September 9, 1980, in Kalispell, Montana, to Carla Ingrid (née Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry R. Williams, an author and commodities trader. She is of Norwegian descent. Her father twice ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate as a Republican Party nominee. In Kalispell, Williams lived with her younger sister, Paige, and three half-siblings from her father's first marriage. Although she has described her family as “not terribly closely knit”, she shared a close bond with her father, who encouraged her to form a reading habit and develop an independent personality. Williams has recounted fond memories of growing up in the vast landscape of Montana. The family relocated to San Diego, California, when she was nine. She has said of the experience, “It was less happy probably by virtue of it being my preteen years, which are perhaps unpleasant wherever you go.” She mostly kept to herself and was self-sufficient. Williams became interested in acting at an early age when she saw a local production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She performed in a local production of the musical Annie, and her parents would drive her from San Diego to Los Angeles to audition for parts. Her first screen appearance was as Bridget Bowers, a young woman who seduces Mitch Buchannon's son, Hobie, in a 1993 episode of the television series Baywatch. The following year, she made her film debut in the family film Lassie, about the bond between a young boy (played by Tom Guiry) and the titular dog. Williams played the love interest of Guiry's character, which led Steven Gaydos of Variety to take note of her “winning perf”. She next took on guest roles in the television sitcoms Step by Step and Home Improvement, and appeared in the brief part of Sil, a character played in adulthood by the actress Natasha Henstridge, in the 1995 science fiction film Species. By 1995, Williams had completed ninth grade at Santa Fe Christian Schools in San Diego. However, she disliked going there as she did not get along with other students. To focus on her acting pursuits, she left the school and enrolled for in-home tutoring. At age 15, with her parents' approval, Williams filed for emancipation from them, so she could better pursue her acting career with less interference from child labor work laws. To comply with their guidelines, she completed her GED tests in nine months through correspondence. She later regretted not getting a proper education.

Dawson's Creek - References - Netflix