Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley crop.jpg
Williams-Paisley in June 2008
BornKimberly Payne Williams
(1971-09-14) September 14, 1971 (age 42)
Rye, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Other namesKimberly Payne Williams
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberley Paisley
OccupationActress, film director, film producer, television director
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Brad Paisley (m. 2003; 2 children)
Website
kimberlywilliams-paisley.com
 
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Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley crop.jpg
Williams-Paisley in June 2008
BornKimberly Payne Williams
(1971-09-14) September 14, 1971 (age 42)
Rye, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Other namesKimberly Payne Williams
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Kimberley Paisley
OccupationActress, film director, film producer, television director
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Brad Paisley (m. 2003; 2 children)
Website
kimberlywilliams-paisley.com

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. Williams is married to country musician Brad Paisley, with whom she has two sons; actress Ashley Williams is her sister.

Early life[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 is most well-known for her breakthrough role as 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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Father of the BrideAnnie Banks
1992Porco RossoFioVoice
1993Samuel Beckett Is Coming SoonKim
1993Indian SummerGwen Daugherty
1995ColdbloodedJasmine
1995Father of the Bride Part IIAnnie Banks-MacKenzie
1996War at Home, TheThe War at HomeKaren Collier
1998Safe HouseAndi Travers
1998Just a Little Harmless SexAllison
1999Elephant JuiceDodie
1999SimpaticoYoung Rosie
2002Ten Tiny Love StoriesFive
2003ShadeLaura ParkerShort film
2003How to Go Out on a Date in QueensAmy
2004Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown StoryMichelle BrownTelevision film
2006How to Eat Fried WormsMom
2006We Are MarshallSandy Lengyel
2012Eden CourtBonnie Duncan
2014Undiscovered Gyrl

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990ABC Afterschool SpecialVanessaEpisode: "Stood Up!"
1994Tales from the CryptHiley ZellerEpisode: "The Bribe"
1996Jake's WomenMollyTV movie
1996RelativityIsabel LukensSeries regular, 17 episodes
200010th Kingdom, TheThe 10th KingdomVirginia LewisTV miniseries
2001Follow The Stars HomeDianne Parker- McCuneTV Movie
2001–2009According to JimDanaSeries regular, 165 episodes
2002The Christmas ShoesMaggie Elizabeth AndrewsTV Movie
2003Lucky 7Amy MyerTV Movie
2004George LopezVanessa BrooksEpisode: "E.I.? E.I. OH"
2005Less than PerfectLauraEpisode: "Get Away"
2008Wonder PetsMama Armadillo (voice)Episode: "Save the Armadillo"
2008Boston LegalAttorney Elisa BrooksEpisode: "Last Call"
2010Amish GraceIda GraberTV movie
2012Royal PainsSam ChardEpisode: "Business and Pleasure"
2012-2013NashvillePeggy KenterRecurring role, 20 episodes
2014-presentTwo and a half MenGretchenRecurring role

Other works[edit]

YearTitleNotes
2003Lucky 7Co-producer
2004Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown StoryCo-producer
2006ShadeProducer, director, writer
2001–2009According to JimDirector, 3 episodes
2007Numero DosDirector, writer
2010When Mom's AwayExecutive producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Heartland Film Festival

MTV Movie Awards

Satellite Awards

Sedona International Film Festival

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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