Born in New York City in 2005, Matilda Ledger celebrates her birthday every 28 October. She got massive attention from the day of her birth as she is the daughter of popular Hollywood couple, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams.
But fame and global recognition had nothing to do with Matilda as her dad, who gave her all the popularity, lost his life before he could fulfill his responsibility as a father. Despite the absence of a father in her life, Matilda’s mom Michelle has actively raised her daughter and tried her best to provide Matilda with the best of everything.
Heath Ledger Net Worth
Matilda's father, Heath Ledger was a famous actor, known for his incredible role in the movie, 10 things I Hate About You. He had amassed a net worth of 16 million dollars. Born and raised in Australia, Heath was not involved in acting but was an active chess player. He has won Western Australia’s junior chess championship at a tender age of 10.
Heath started his career as a television actor for the show Ship to Shore. His other significant contribution to the Hollywood includes The Patriot, A Knight’s Tale and Brokeback Mountain. Heath rose to massive stardom after he got a chance to portray the role of joker in the movie The Dark Knight. Because of his outstanding acting, Heath is considered to be the most loved villain of all time.
But, he had to pay a cost for the fame and stardom he received from the movie. After portraying the role of a joker, he suffered from insomnia which not only destroyed his career, but also his health. Heath was prescribed medicines for the disease. But, on 22 January 2008, the accidental overdose of the drug killed him: he was just at the age of 28.
Matilda Ledger Parents; Heath And Michelle Williams
Heath and Michelle were romantically linked with each other since 2004. Just like Heath, Michelle is also a famed actress known for the movies like Blue Valentine, I’m Not There and Manchester by the Sea.
In addition to this, Michelle won multiple awards for her prominent role of Marilyn Monroe in the film My Week with Marilyn. From her experience as an actress like Erin Everly, Michelle has accumulated a net worth of 16 million dollars.
Speaking of her relationship with Heath, the pair met in 2004 on the set of the movie Brokeback Mountain and eventually started dating. After three long years of dating, Michelle and Heath welcomed their daughter, Matilda in 2005.
However, this couple lasted for three years as they split up in September of 2007. Soon after that, around three months from their divorce, Heath passed away due to a drug overdose.
Matilda was just two years old when their heart-wrenching incident took place. Michelle was left as a single parent and was more than devastated.
Where Is Matilda Ledger Now?
As of 2018, 13-years-old Matilda is in Brooklyn. And, she is relishing her life with her mother, her stepsister and her stepdad. Well, her mom secretly married the musician Phil Elverum in 2018. The duo tied the wedding knots behind the camera in the Adirondacks in the presence of a few friends and Matilda.
Matilda Ledger heads out with her stepdad Phil Elverum and stepsister Agathe in Brooklyn on 26 November 2018 (Photo: yahoo.com)
Well, the moving on has not only brought bliss in Michelle's life but also in Matilda's. She was spotted strolling the streets of Brooklyn with her new dad and younger stepsister Agathe in a cool winter dress.
From the picture, it is evident that Matilda has got the tall height and the blonde hair from her dad, Heath Ledger. Moreover, it is apparent that she has got a beautiful and family.
But things were not easy for Matilda and her mother when they lost Heath. Michelle tries her best to remind Matilda about how much of a nice person her father was.
She has mentioned during a magazine interview in 2016 on how she has told Matilda about how Heath loved Michelle even during her worst days. Although Heath didn't get the chance to raise his daughter and share his experiences with her, Matilda still loves her dad a lot.