Actress who played bad girl Jennifer Lindley on the television series Dawson's Creek, then went on to star in such movies as Blue Valentine, I'm Not There and Synecdoche, New York. Her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the 2011 film My Week with Marilyn earned her a multitude of awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role as Alma Beers del Mar in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain.
She starred in Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling.
Her first acting roles included guest appearances on hit sitcoms like Step by Step and Home Improvement.
She had a daughter in 2005 with then-boyfriend, Heath Ledger.
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