Williams-Paisley in June 2008
|Born||Kimberly Payne Williams
September 14, 1971
Rye, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Kimberly Payne Williams
|Occupation||Actress, film director, film producer, television director|
|Spouse(s)||Brad Paisley (m. 2003; 2 children)|
Kimberly Williams-Paisley (born September 14, 1971) is an American actress, film director, film producer and television director who is perhaps best 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 (along with 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.
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. 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.
Williams-Paisley is known for her role as Annie Banks in Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. She starred as Virginia in The 10th Kingdom.
She also played Dana in the ABC sitcom According to Jim for seven years, from 2001 to 2008. She left the show after its 7th season, but she came back for the show's final episode in 2009. 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.
As of 2012, she plays the recurring role of Peggy Kenter in the ABC drama series, Nashville.
In March 2003, Williams married country music singer Brad Paisley. 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. On April 17, 2009, they welcomed their second son, Jasper Warren Paisley.
|1991||Father of the Bride||Annie Banks|
|1992||Porco Rosso||Fio (voice)||English version|
|1993||Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon||Kim|
|Indian Summer||Gwen Daugherty|
|Father of the Bride Part II||Annie Banks-MacKenzie|
|1996||War at Home, TheThe War at Home||Karen Collier|
|1998||Safe House||Andi Travers|
|Just a Little Harmless Sex||Allison|
|2001||Follow The Stars Home||Dianne Parker- McCune|
|2002||Ten Tiny Love Stories||Five|
|The Christmas Shoes||Maggie Elizabeth Andrews|
|Shade||Laura Parker||Short film|
|How to Go Out on a Date in Queens||Amy|
|2006||How to Eat Fried Worms||Mom|
|We Are Marshall||Sandy Lengyel|
|2007||Eden Court||Bonnie Duncan|
|2010||Amish Grace||Ida Graber|
|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||7 episodes|
|2000||10th Kingdom, TheThe 10th Kingdom||Virginia Lewis||TV miniseries|
|2001||Hallmark Hall of Fame||Dianne Parker-McCune||Episode: "Follow the Stars Home"|
|2001–2009||According to Jim||Dana||165 episodes|
|2002||Christmas Shoes, TheThe Christmas Shoes||Maggie Andrews||TV movie|
|2003||Lucky 7||Amy Myer||TV movie|
|2004||Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story||Michelle Brown||TV movie|
|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"|
|Boston Legal||Attorney Elisa Brooks||Episode: "Last Call"|
|2010||Amish Grace||Ida Graber||TV movie|
|2012||Royal Pains||Sam Chard||Episode: "Business and Pleasure"|
|Nashville||Peggy Kenter||Recurring role|
|2004||Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story||Co-producer|
|2006||Shade||Producer, director, writer|
|2001–2009||According to Jim||Director, 3 episodes|
|2007||Numero Dos||Director, writer|
|2010||When Mom's Away||Executive producer|
Awards and nominations
- 2006: Won, "Crystal Heart Award for Best Dramatic Short Film" – Shade
- 2006: Won, "Vision Award for Best Short Film – Shade
- 1993: Nominated, "Best Breakthrough Performance" – Father of the Bride
- 1997: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series" – Relativity
- 2006: Won, "Outstanding Acting & Directing" – Shade
- "Kimberly Williams Biography (1971–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- "Gurney Williams 3d, Yale '63, Weds Linda Payne in Mt. Kisco". The New York Times. June 25, 1967.
- The Broadway League. "The Last Night of Ballyhoo | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- "Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams Expecting". people.com. September 19, 2006. Retrieved December 6, 2009.
- CMT: News: Brad Paisley Announces Son's Name
- Brad Paisley (April 20, 2009). "The Paisleys Reveal Newborn Son's Name! – Babies, Brad Paisley". People.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- Official website
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley at the Internet Movie Database
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley at the Internet Broadway Database
- Official website of the short film, Shade, directed by Kimberly William-Paisley
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Twitter