In 2004, while she was filming in the movie Brokeback Mountain, she fell in love with her co star Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger was an actor and movie director. After being in love for about a year, she gave birth to their first child together on 28th of October 2005 and they named their only daughter Matilda Rose Ledger. However, at the end of 2007 they revealed that they got separated in the friendly manner. Few months later on 22nd of January 2008, Heath died of combined drug intoxication.
In July 2008, Michelle was found having romantic love affairs with Spike Jonze. Spike Jonze is a director, producer and a screenwriter. He is also a well known actor. They began dating while they were filming in the movie Synecdoche, New York. But this love life came to an end within two months.
After spending single life with her sweet daughter, she was seen with Cary Fukunaga in 2011. Cary Fukunaga is a director and a writer. She dated him as her boyfriend for several months.
With the start of 2012, Michelle became close to Jason Segel. Jason Segel who is an actor and comedian is well known in the world for his role in the TV series, How I Met Your Mother. They confirmed their love affairs within few months and they dated each other for about a year.
After she broke up with How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel, she began dating contemporary artist Dustin Yellin. They began dating since May 2013 and it lasted till the following year May.
In July 2015, it was conformed that Michelle is seeing Jonathan Safran Foer. Jonathan Safran Foer who is an author is renowned in the world for his novel, Everything Is Illuminated. They are still together.
When Michelle was child, she watched the musical show The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After watching this show she became more interested in acting and then finally in 1993 she made her acting debut by appearing in the television series, Baywatch. She played the role of Bridget Bowers in this series. The following year, she appeared in the next television series Step by Step and that year she also played her feature film debut by portraying the role of April Porter in the movie, Lassie. Her breakthrough role came in 1998 after she began starring in the television series, Dawson's Creek. Her net worth is said to be around $8 million dollars.