Heath Ledger is known internationally for his movie career, esspecially for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight and his death was voted the top entertainment story of 2008. His meteoric rise was also attributed to his acting in 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight's Tale, and Brokeback Mountain. Ledger died on 22 January 2008 from an overdose of prescription medicationsafter finishing filming his performance as the Jocker in The Dark Knight.
Ledger attended Guildford Grammar School, where he first acted and became famous in a school production as Peter Pan at age 10. Ledger's older sister Kate, an actress, his closest sister, inspired him in acting on stage, and his love of Gene Kelly inspired his successful choreography.
Ledger had relationships with actresses Lisa Zanem Heater Graham and Naomi WattsIn 2004, he met and began dating actress Michelle Williams and had 2 daughters with her.