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Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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Though she worked consistently throughout the 1990s, Kimberly Williams made her biggest impression on movie audiences as the sweet ingenue in the remake of Father of the Bride (1991). Raised in New York, Williams began acting in commercials as a teenager. During her second year at Northwestern University, Williams got her feature film break when she was cast as protective father Steve Martin's soon-to-be-married daughter Annie in the (slightly) modernized version of the popular 1950s comedy Father of the Bride. Though the movie became a hit, Williams chose to finish college rather than head immediately to Hollywood, appearing only in the gentle nostalgia piece Indian Summer (1993) before she earned her degree. After school, Williams reunited with screen parents Martin and Diane Keaton to play the now-expectant mother Annie in the genial sequel Father of the Bride II (1995). Moving beyond gentle, crowd-pleasing comedy, Williams co-starred with TV heartthrob Jason Priestley in the hitman black comedy Coldblooded (1995), played Emilio Estevez's sister in the Vietnam drama The War at Home (1996), and appeared in the TV version of the Neil Simon play Jake's Women (1995). Williams' doe-eyed earnestness also won over a cadre of fans when she was cast as the female lead in the Edward Zwick/Marshall Herskovitz series Relativity in 1996, but the critically acclaimed show lasted only one season. Along with acting in Broadway and off-Broadway plays in the late '90s, Williams also played the young Sharon Stone in the film version of Sam Shepard's Simpatico (1999), joined the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy Just a Little Harmless Sex (1999), and starred as a contemporary young woman transported to fairytale land in the splashy NBC miniseries The 10th Kingdom (2000). That assignment seemed prophetic in retrospect, for Williams subsequently gravitated toward television projects and away from the big screen; she played Dana, sister-in-law of the titular suburbanite (Jim Belushi) on the popular ABC sitcom According to Jim (2001), and also began accepting leads in longform features. The majority of these projects constituted sentimental, family-friendly melodramas, such as the 2001 Follow the Stars Home (with Williams as a young woman deserted by her husband after she gives birth to a deformed baby) and the 2002 outing The Christmas Shoes (as a mother dying of congenital heart failure). Also in 2002, Williams turned up in Rodrigo GarcĂ­a's drama Ten Tiny Love Stories, as one of several characters who deliver heartfelt monologues on their romantic lives. She married country singer Brad Paisley in 2003 and they have two children. Her film and television career includes Identity Theft, How to Eat Fried Worms, Eden Court, and Amish Grace.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
55% Speech & Debate
  • Susan
2017
No Score Yet Darrow & Darrow
  • Claire Darrow
2017
No Score Yet The Christmas Train
  • Eleanor
2017
15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Paisley
$66.6M 2015
No Score Yet Ask Me Anything
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Growing Hope Against Hunger
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Amish Grace
  • Ida Graber
2010
No Score Yet Eden Court
  • Bonnie Duncan
2008
49% We Are Marshall
  • Sandy Lengyel
$43.6M 2006
No Score Yet The Christmas Shoes
  • Maggie Andrews
2006
59% How to Eat Fried Worms
  • Mom
$13.1M 2006
No Score Yet How to Go Out on a Date in Queens
  • Amy
2006
No Score Yet Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story
  • Executive Producer
  • Michelle Brown
2004
No Score Yet Lucky 7
  • Amy
2003
No Score Yet Ten Tiny Love Stories
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Follow the Stars Home
  • Dianne Parker
2001
25% Simpatico
  • Young Rosie
1999
20% Just a Little Harmless Sex
  • Allison
1999
No Score Yet Safe House
  • Andi Travers
1999
No Score Yet Elephant Juice
  • Dodie
1999
60% The War at Home
  • Karen Collier
1996
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Jake's Women'
  • Molly
1996
48% Father of the Bride: Part II
  • Annie Banks MacKenzie
1995
No Score Yet Coldblooded
  • Jasmine
1995
No Score Yet Cold Blooded
  • Actor
1995
61% Indian Summer
  • Gwen Daugherty
1993
94% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta)
  • Fio [English version]
1992
No Score Yet Secret Games
  • Actor
1992
71% Father of the Bride
  • Annie Banks
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Gretchen
  • 2014
92% Nashville
2012
  • Peggy Peggy Kenter
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Elisa Brooks
  • 2008
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Vanessa
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom
2000
  • Virginia
  • 2000

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