Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley crop.jpg
Williams-Paisley in June 2008
Born Kimberly Payne Williams
(1971-09-14) September 14, 1971 (age 43)
Rye, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Kimberly Payne Williams
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberley Paisley
Occupation Actress, television director
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Brad Paisley (m. 2003; 2 children)
Website
kimberlywilliams-paisley.com

Kimberly Williams-Paisley (born September 14, 1971) is an American actress who is known for her co-starring role on According to Jim, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride, for which she was nominated for several awards, and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II.

Throughout her acting career, she has guest-starred on TV shows including Tales From The Crypt, George Lopez and Less Than Perfect. She is also well known for her roles in made-for-television films, including Safe House, The Christmas Shoes, and Lucky 7, and also her role as Laura Parker in Shade, a short film she also wrote and directed. Williams is married to country musician Brad Paisley, with whom she has two sons; actress Ashley Williams is her sister.

Youth[edit]

Kimberly Williams was born in Rye, New York, the daughter of Linda Barbara (née Payne), a fund-raiser, and Gurney Williams III, a health and science writer.[1][2] She has a sister, Ashley, also an actress, and a brother, Jay. Williams has been in show business since the age of 13. In 1989 she directed the Rye High School Musical Revue. She left Northwestern University during her sophomore year to appear in the 1991 film version of Father of the Bride but returned to complete her degree in drama. While there she was a sister of the Alpha Phi sorority.

Career[edit]

Williams-Paisley breakthrough role was Annie Banks in Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.[3] She later appeared in Indian Summer (1993), Coldblooded (1995), The War at Home (1996), and in 1996 landed to lead role in ABC drama series Relativity. She won critical acclaim for her performance,[3] but the series was canceled after 17 episodes due to low ratings. In 2000, Williams-Paisley starred as Virginia in the fantasy miniseries The 10th Kingdom.

From 2001 to 2008, Williams-Paisley played the role of Dana in the ABC sitcom According to Jim, opposite Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith. She left the show after its 7th season, but she came back for the show's final episode in 2009. On stage, Williams-Paisley replaced Arija Bareikis as Sunny in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, written by Alfred Uhry (of Driving Miss Daisy fame) sometime later in the play's February 1997 to June 1998 run.[4] In 2000s, she also starred in number of made for television movies, and also guest starred on Less than Perfect, Boston Legal, and Royal Pains. In film, she starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in 2006 drama We Are Marshall.

In 2012, Williams-Paisley began starring in the recurring role of Peggy Kenter in the ABC drama series, Nashville.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2003 Williams married country music singer Brad Paisley.[6] On February 22, 2007, Williams-Paisley gave birth to her and Paisley's first child, a son named William Huckleberry Paisley, also known as "Huck," in Nashville, Tennessee.[7] On April 17, 2009, they welcomed their second son, Jasper Warren Paisley.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Father of the Bride Annie Banks
1992 Porco Rosso Fio Voice
1993 Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon Kim
1993 Indian Summer Gwen Daugherty
1995 Coldblooded Jasmine
1995 Father of the Bride Part II Annie Banks-MacKenzie
1996 War at Home, TheThe War at Home Karen Collier
1998 Safe House Andi Travers
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex Allison
1999 Elephant Juice Dodie
1999 Simpatico Young Rosie
2002 Ten Tiny Love Stories Five
2003 Shade Laura Parker Short film. Also producer, director, writer
2003 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Amy
2004 Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story Michelle Brown Television film. Also co-producer
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Mom
2006 We Are Marshall Sandy Lengyel
2012 Eden Court Bonnie Duncan
2014 Ask Me Anything Margaret Spooner

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 ABC Afterschool Special Vanessa Episode: "Stood Up!"
1994 Tales from the Crypt Hiley Zeller Episode: "The Bribe"
1996 Jake's Women Molly TV movie
1996 Relativity Isabel Lukens Series regular, 17 episodes
2000 10th Kingdom, TheThe 10th Kingdom Virginia Lewis TV miniseries
2001 Follow the Stars Home Dianne Parker- McCune TV Movie
2001–09 According to Jim Dana Series regular, 165 episodes. Also director (3 episodes)
2002 The Christmas Shoes Maggie Elizabeth Andrews TV Movie
2003 Lucky 7 Amy Myer TV Movie. Also co-producer
2004 George Lopez Vanessa Brooks Episode: "E.I.? E.I. OH"
2005 Less than Perfect Laura Episode: "Get Away"
2008 Wonder Pets Mama Armadillo (voice) Episode: "Save the Armadillo"
2008 Boston Legal Attorney Elisa Brooks Episode: "Last Call"
2010 Amish Grace Ida Graber TV movie
2012 Royal Pains Sam Chard Episode: "Business and Pleasure"
2012–13 Nashville Peggy Kenter Recurring role, 20 episodes
2014 Two and a Half Men Gretchen Recurring role, 6 episodes

As producer, writer, and/or director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 Lucky 7 Co-producer
2004 Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story Co-producer, also played the lead character
2006 Shade Producer, director, writer
2001–09 According to Jim Director, 3 episodes
2007 Numero Dos Director, writer
2010 When Mom's Away Executive producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Heartland Film Festival

  • 2006: Won, "Crystal Heart Award for Best Dramatic Short Film" – Shade
  • 2006: Won, "Vision Award for Best Short Film – Shade

MTV Movie Awards

  • 1993: Nominated, "Best Breakthrough Performance" – Father of the Bride

Satellite Awards

  • 1997: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series" – Relativity

Sedona International Film Festival

  • 2006: Won, "Outstanding Acting & Directing" – Shade

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kimberly Williams Biography (1971–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Gurney Williams 3d, Yale '63, Weds Linda Payne in Mt. Kisco". The New York Times. June 25, 1967. 
  3. ^ a b "Kimberly Williams-Paisley Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ The Broadway League. "The Last Night of Ballyhoo | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Kimberly Williams-Paisley Getting Promoted To Regular On ABC's 'Nashville'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams Expecting". people.com. September 19, 2006. Retrieved December 6, 2009. 
  7. ^ CMT: News: Brad Paisley Announces Son's Name
  8. ^ Brad Paisley (April 20, 2009). "The Paisleys Reveal Newborn Son's Name! – Babies, Brad Paisley". People.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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