Williams, Kimberly 1971- (Kimberly Payne Williams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley)

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Williams, Kimberly 1971- (Kimberly Payne Williams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley)


Full name, Kimberly Payne Williams; born September 14, 1971, in Rye, NY (some sources say Mount Kisco, NY); daughter of Gurney (a science and health writer) and Linda (a fundraiser) Williams; sister of Ashley Williams (an actress); married Brad Paisley (a country music performer and actor), March 15, 2003; children: William Huckleberry. Education: Northwestern University, B.S., performance studies, 1993; studied acting at the Royal Court Theatre International Summer School.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actress, director, writer, editor, and producer. Appeared in television commercials beginning c. 1985.

Awards, Honors:

MTV Movie Award nomination, best breakthrough performance, 1992, for Father of the Bride; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series—drama, International Press Academy, 1997, for Relativity; Director's Choice Award, outstanding acting and directing, Sedona International Film Festival, Crystal Heart Award, dramatic short film, and Vision Award, both Heartland Film Festival, 2006, both for Shade.


Film Appearances:

Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Banks, Father of the Bride, Buena Vista, 1991.

Secret Games, Imperial Entertainment, 1992.

Gwen Daugherty, Indian Summer (also known as L'ete indien), Buena Vista, 1993.

Kim, Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (short), 1993.

Jasmine, Coldblooded (also known as Max Is Dead and The Reluctant Hitman), IRS Releasing, 1995.

Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Banks-MacKenzie, Father of the Bride, Part II (also known as Father's Little Dividend), Buena Vista, 1995.

Karen Collier, The War at Home, Buena Vista, 1996.

Andi Travers, Safe House, Viacom, 1999.

Alison, Just a Little Harmless Sex, Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Dodie, Elephant Juice, Miramax, 1999.

Young Rosie, Simpatico, Fine Line, 1999.

Virginia Lewis, The 10th Kingdom: The Making of an Epic, 2000.

Ten Tiny Love Stories (also known as Women Remember Men), Lionsgate, 2001.

(English version) Fio, Kurenai no buta (animated; also known as Porco Rosso), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Laura Parker, Shade, 2006.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Amy, How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, Allumination FilmWork, 2006.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Mom, How to Eat Fried Worms, New Line Cinema, 2006.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Sandy Lengyel, We Are Marshall, Warner Bros., 2006.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Bonnie Duncan, Eden Court, 2007.

Film Work:

Producer, director, and editor, Shade, 2006.

Director and editor, Numero Dos, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Isabel Lukens, Relativity, ABC, 1996-97.

Dana, According to Jim, ABC, 2001-2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Virginia Lewis, The 10th Kingdom, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Molly at age twenty-one, "Neil Simon's "Jake's Women"" (also known as Jake's Women), CBS Playhouse 90s, CBS, 1996.

Dianne Parker-McCune, Follow the Stars Home (also known as A Second Chance), CBS, 2001.

Maggie Andrews, The Christmas Shoes (also known as Les souliers de noel), CBS, 2002.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Amy Myer, Lucky 7 (also known as Lucky Seven), ABC Family, 2003.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Michelle Brown, Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story (also known as Identity Theft and Ma vie volee), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Television debut; as Kimberly Payne Williams) "Stood Up," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1990.

Presenter, The MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992.

Presenter, The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2004.

Celebrity Weddings: In Style (also known as In Style: Celebrity Weddings), ABC, 2004.

InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings, VH1, 2004.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Presenter, The 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards (also known as 40th Annual CMA Awards), 2006.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Presenter, The 41st Annual Country Music Association Awards (also known as 41st Annual CMA Awards), 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Inspector Zeller's daughter, "The Bribe," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1994.

"Kimberly Williams," Lauren Hutton and …, 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Vanessa Brooks, "E.I.? E.I. OH," George Lopez, ABC, 2004.

Guest cohost, Good Day Live, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC, 2004.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Laura, "Get Away," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2005.

"Steve Martin," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Martha, 2008.

Also appeared as voice of mama armadillo, "Save the Armadillo," The Wonder Pets (animated).

Television Work; Movies:

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Coproducer, Lucky 7 (also known as Lucky Seven), ABC Family, 2003.

(As Kimberly Williams-Paisley) Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story (also known as Identity Theft and Ma vie volee), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Director; Episodic:

"The Grumpy Guy," According to Jim, ABC, 2006.

"Any Man of Mine," According to Jim, ABC, 2007.

"Ruby's First Date," According to Jim, ABC, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Sunny Freitag, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1997-98.

All in the Timing, Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA, 1998.

(London debut) Speed-the-Plow, 2000.

The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 2002.

Constanze, Amadeus, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, 2006.


Music Videos:

Brad Paisley's "Little Moments," 2004.



Shade, 2006.

Numero Dos, 2007.

Children's Books:

(With Gurney Williams) Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden, 2008.



Glamour, November, 1996, p. 91.

People Weekly, January 13, 1992, p. 94; September 2, 1996, p. 47; June 2, 1997, p. 125; October 27, 2008, p. 101.


Kimberly Williams Website,http://www.kimberlywilliams-paisley.com, November 15, 2008.

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