Who is Matilda Ledger?
Matilda Ledger was born on 28 October 2005, in New York City, USA, and is best known for being the daughter of the late actor Heath Ledger from his relationship with actress Michelle Williams. Her parents did not stay together long due to drug problems that her father had, and she only had a few experiences with him as he passed away in 2008 when she was very young.
The Net Worth of Matilda Ledger
How rich is Matilda Ledger? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is approaching $1 million, earned partly through success in her various endeavors, but her parents have mainly been responsible for the wealth she accrued, as her father had an estimated net worth of over $16 million, while her mother also has a similar net worth. It is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Current Endeavors
According to several sources, Matilda’s name was given to her due to the name meaning The Militant Rose. Her pictures show that she has the same eyes to those of her father, while she has light skin, dark brown eyes, and light brown hair. As a child, she spent a bit of time with her father, and the two were even photographed together.
Before his passing, Heath signed a will that left everything to his parents but Matilda’s grandfather decided that all the money should be given to the mother; Michelle also mentioned that the money will go to her daughter in the future. Very little is known about Matilda’s current endeavors, as she is still in her early teens and focused on completing her education. She is very close to her mother and was close to her father before his passing.
Mother – Michelle Williams
Matilda’s mother Michelle is known for her work in various independent productions which has helped her win numerous accolades over the course of her career. She is a Golden Globe Award recipient, and has been nominated for Academy Awards and a Tony Award. She initially found fame through a leading role in the television series “Dawson’s Creek” which ran from 1998 to 2003, then in numerous low profile films before her breakthrough in the film “Brokeback Mountain”, during which she met and started a relationship with Heath Ledger.
In the film, she played the wife of a gay man, and this marked her first Academy Award nomination. Other critically acclaimed films she’s worked on include “Wendy and Lucy”, “Blue Valentine”, and “Manchester by the Sea”. She is known for playing emotionally troubled women, and won a Golden Globe Award for “My Week with Marilyn” in which she portrayed Marilyn Monroe. Her most successful films include “Shutter Island” and “Oz the Great and Powerful”, both of which were successful at the box office. She also appeared in the musical “The Greatest Showman”, and in various stage productions including the drama ‘Blackbird” for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.
— Michelle Williams (@MichelleWFans) February 8, 2019
Father – Heath Ledger
Heath Andrew Ledger began his career in Australian film and television, before leaving for the US to start his film career. He made his breakthrough in 1999 when he starred in the film “10 Things I Hate About You”, after which he was in a string of successful films including “The Patriot”, “A Knight’s Tale”, “Brokeback Mountain”, “The Dark Knight”, and “”Monster’s Ball”. He also aspired to be a film director, and directed music videos.
His performance in “The Dark Knight” as the DC Comics character, the Joker is considered one of the greatest performances in cinema history. He also won numerous awards for his performance in “Brokeback Mountain”, which gained him a New York Film Critics Circle Award, and nominations for Academy and BAFTA Awards. In 2008, he passed away from accidental intoxication from prescription drugs which led to cardiac arrest. He had just finished filming for “The Dark Knight” before his death. He gained numerous posthumous accolades for his performance in the film, and became the first actor to win an Academy Award posthumously.
For her personal life, presumably Matilda is still too young to be involved in romantic relationships, and is focused on other things such as completing her education. She has managed to remain out of the spotlight despite the fame of her parents, but many believe that she will try to pursue a similar career to that of her parents as an actress. Time will tell if that is the direction she will take for her career. It is known that her mother married indie musician Phil Elverum in a secret marriage which surprised many of her fans.
Her parents started their relationship on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” – her godparents include actor Jake Gyllenhaal who was also a part of “Brokeback Mountain”, and Busy Philipps who was her mother’s co-star in “Dawson’s Creek”. She lived with her mother in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, though her current residence is not known. According to reports, her parents ended their relationship in 2007, two years after she was born and there was suspected drug abuse that led to the two separating. Prior to his death, her father was linked to supermodels Gemma Ward and Helena Christensen.