Actress Michelle Williams will be honoured at an Oscar Wilde event in February 2012.

The My Week With Marilyn star will be honoured at the seventh annual 'Oscar Wilde: Honouring the Irish in Film' event which will be held at Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams Santa Monica production company.

The US-Ireland Alliance created the event to recognize the contributions of the Irish in film and allow for people in the creative industries in the US and Ireland to meet once a year.

In recent years, the Alliance has given honorary Irish awards, and Williams will be the first honorary Irishwoman.

President of the US-Ireland Alliance Trina Vargo said that the organization is delighted to honour Michelle Williams: "She is an incredible actress with a string of memorable performances, with the latest perhaps being her greatest.

"She captures not only Monroe's look, voice, laugh, and walk, but even the smallest of mannerisms."

Previous winners of the award were honorary Irishmen Paul Rudd, JJ Abrams and James L. Brooks.

Other recipients of Oscar Wilde Awards include Sarah Bolger, Saoirse Ronan, Brendan Gleeson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Colm Meaney, Van Morrison and Neil Jordan.