How Heath Ledger’s Daughter Looks Now
Ledger will never be forgotten in the minds of his fans, as will his phenomenal performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight, for which he was awarded an Oscar posthumously.
In January 2008, at the age of 28, he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, having died from acute intoxication with analgesics, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills.
His girlfriend, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain, has been actress Michelle Williams since 2004, and his tragic death happened 4 months after the break in their relationship.
Williams gave Ledger a daughter, Matilda Rose, born October 28, 2005.
For Heath, fatherhood was a turning point in his life. He doted on his daughter and in 2006 shared with the media that the family for him is the most important thing in life.
After his death, Michelle decided to protect her daughter from the scrutiny of the paparazzi and moved to a farmhouse in upstate New York.
For a while, Michelle dated musician Phil Elverum, and in 2018 she returned to Brooklyn. In 2020, she married director Thomas Cale, and soon the couple had a boy. In May 2022, the couple announced that they were expecting another child.
In October 2022, Matilda turned 17 years old, and she is incredibly similar to her father.
Williams, with a height of 160 cm, is one of the smallest actresses in Hollywood. But the daughter inherited the genes of her father and is already taller than her mother from the age of 12, and now her height is 168 cm.
The teenager’s grandfather, Kim Ledger, noted that the granddaughter, in addition to a striking external resemblance, has the same character as his son.
It is common knowledge that Heath was an avid skateboarder. He showed off his impressive skateboarding skills in the drama Kings of Dogtown (2005).
The daughter shares his passion for sports, just like him, skateboarding.
Ledger was obsessed with chess and won the Western Australian Junior Chess Championship when he was 10 years old.
Before his untimely departure, he was about to make a film about chess that would likely rival John Leguizamo’s 2019 biopic King’s Gambit.
Interestingly, Matilda is a good chess player. She keeps his old chessboard in memory of her father, plans to develop her talent in the future and she may become a grandmaster.
It is not yet known whether the girl will follow in the footsteps of her star parents by taking up acting, but there is no doubt that Ledger would be proud of his smart and gifted daughter.