Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Highest Rated: 95% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (1992)

Lowest Rated: 15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

Birthday: Sep 14, 1971

Birthplace: Not Available

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 García'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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Christmas Chronicles 2 Claire 2020
65% The Christmas Chronicles Claire Pierce 2018
No Score Yet Darrow and Darrow: In the Key of Murder Actor Executive Producer 2018
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
58% Indian Summer Gwen Daugherty 1993
95% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) Fio [English version] 1992
No Score Yet Secret Games Actor 1992
70% Father of the Bride Annie Banks 1991


50% Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
Emily 2019
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
Guest 2016
63% Two and a Half Men
Gretchen 2014
90% Nashville
Peggy Peggy Kenter 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2013
92% Royal Pains
No Score Yet Sesame Street
Guest 2011
No Score Yet According to Jim
Director Dana 2009
86% Boston Legal
Elisa Brooks 2008
No Score Yet George Lopez
Vanessa 2004
20% Like Family
Trish 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2003
No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom
Virginia 2000
80% Relativity
Isabel Lukens 1997
82% Tales from the Crypt

QUOTES FROM Kimberly Williams-Paisley CHARACTERS

Ida Graber says: forgiveness

Ida Graber says: Forgiveness.