Kimberly Williams-Paisley is an American TV & movie actress, producer, director & writer. Kimberly is popular for playing the roles Dana(According to Jim), Laura Parker(Shade(2006)), Annie Banks (Father of the bride 1,2) Sandy Lengyel(We are Marshall(2006)).
Kimberly Williams-Paisley was born on 14th September 1971 in Rye, New York, United States to Linda Barbara Payne(Mother) a charity worker & Gurney Williams III(Father)- a writer.
Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley Marriage: Brad Paisley is a country musician, he had seen Kimberly in the movie Father of the bride(1991) and had thought she was cute, They started dating in 2001. The couple got engage in 2012 and got married on 15th March 2003 in the Stauffer Chapel on Pepperdine University campus. The couple live in Franklin, Tennessee, previously lived in Pacific Palisades.
Image: Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley wedding
Brad & Kimberly have two sons, an elder one named William Huckleberry Paisley born in February 2007 & the younger Jasper Paisley born in April 2009. 'William' comes from her maiden name Williams, Huckleberry from Mark Twain's novel 'Huckleberry Finn'. Jasper is named after Brad's grandfather Jasper who gifted him his first guitar.
Image: Kimberly Williams-Paisley with sons- William Paisley & Jasper Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Facts & Trivia
- Kimberly Williams got into the acting business at the age of 13.
- Kimberly was studying for her graduation at Northwestern University in the year 1991 when she got an offer to act in movies and left the university to take acting full time.
- Alpha Phi International Women's Fraternity (ΑΦ): She was part of the sisterhood sorority when she was in college for her degree in drama.
- Is My Mother Gone?: Kimberly had written an article for Redbook magazine about her mother's health which eventually became the book.
- Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again: Kimberly wrote a book named 'Where The Light Gets In', a biographical account of her mother Linda's dementia and the life after that, the book was released in April 2016.
- Alzheimer’s Association: kimberly-williams-paisley is a spokesperson for the association, after her mother's troubles with dimentia Kimberly decided to help people in similar situations.
- The Last Night of Ballyhoo(1998): She was on this comedy broadway as Sunny Freitag whichwas played at Helen Hayes Theatre.
- Some other broadway appearances/plays of her's are-
- The Vagina Monologues
- The Last Night of Ballyhoo
- All in the Timing
- Speed The Plow
- Philanthropy: She supports Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson's Research) and Saint Jude's Hospital.
- She has appeared in some of her husband Brad Paisley's music videos like-
- I'm Gonna Miss Her
- Little Moments
- As director & Writer: Kimberly created a short movie titled- Shade in 2006 making her directorial and writing debut.
- In 1989 she directed the Musical Revue at Rye High School.
- There is a Playboy model with the same name- Kimberly Williams, thus she chose to use the name- Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
- Writing for magazines: She has written articles for magazines like- In Style, New You, Redbook.
- Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden: a children's book she co-wrote with her father
- The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope, in support of the mothers and children she was part of the project.
- NPT Reports: Children's Health Crisis- She hosted the children's health related show for Nashville Public Television (it won a Regional Emmy award)
- Sean Penn's Haitian relief organization- a charity headed by the actor which works to improve the lives of people of Haiti
- She is a member of Entertainment Council for Feeding America- a charity of people in entertainment business which fights hunger
- She loves animals, has two dogs herself and is a member of various animal rescue organizations.
- She is part of numerous philanthropist organizations, some of those are:
- Meals on Wheels
- Save the children
- Adopt a Golden Nashville
- Second harvest Food bank
- The Michael J Fox foundation
- Feeding America
- Unity Shoppe
- Haitian Relief Organization
- Alzheimer's association
- She has worked on books:
- The Power of Paws: Reflections on a Life with Dogs
- The Promise of Jesus: God's Redemptive Story
- Henry And The Hidden Veggie Garden
- Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley Book club: A book club she is part.
- Commercials she has appeared in- Alzheimer's Association's awareness campaign, Hallmark Cards
- She supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential elections
- As a youth she wanted to be a DJ
- Ancestry: She is of English, French, German, Welsh descent
- She loves hot Yoga
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Quotes
- More than anything, he keeps me laughing. That s the best. (About her husband)
- I've learned to be in the present from my mother
- I love to be able to do something positive with the celebrity image I have.
- Always enjoy the ride, because you don't know where it's going, but it's going to be all right.
- Hershey's Moderation Nation Campaign: She was involved with the campaign which advocated moderate use of dieting without missing the desserts
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Awards
- MTV Movie Awards: Nominated for her role in Father of the Bride(1991)
- Satellite Awards: Nominated for her role in Relativity(1996)
- Heartland Film Festival- Best Dramatic Short Film award for Shade(2006)
- Sedona International Film Festival- For acting and direction of Shade(2006)
- Vision Award for Best Short Film- Shade(2006)
- Mid-south Regional Emmy for the show she hosted- NPT Reports: Children's Health Crisis
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Career
Some of the movies, TV Series and projects she has been part of are as follows:
- Speech & Debate(2017): Kimberly played Susan Merrick in this Drama movie directed by Dan Harris , cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeremy Rowley, Jerry Leggio
- You Get Me(2017): She portrayed the role- Mrs. Hanson in this Thriller movie directed by Brent Bonacorso with stars- Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith in the main roles.
- Darrow & Darrow(2017): Kimberly played Claire Darrow in the Comedy directed by Peter DeLuise starring Tom Cavanagh, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Wendie Malick in the lead.
- The Christmas Train(2017): Kimberly Williams-Paisley portrayed the character of Eleanor Carter in the Romantic TV Drama directed by Ron Oliver with actors- Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Danny Glover, Dermot Mulroney playing the lead characters.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip(2015): Kimberly played Samantha in the Adventure Comedy movie directed by Walt Becker starring Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler in the lead.
- Ask Me Anything(2014): Kimberly played Margaret Spooner in the Drama directed by Allison Burnett , it has Britt Robertson, Molly Hagan, Andy Buckley in the lead cast.
- Eden Court(2010): Kimberly appeared as Bonnie Duncan in this Comedy movie directed by Paul Leuer with stars- Thomas Lennon, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Stephnie Weir in the lead.
- Amish Grace(2010): She portrayed Ida Graber in this Biographical Drama directed by Gregg Champion featuring Tammy Blanchard, Fay Masterson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley in the cast.
- We Are Marshall(2006): She acted as Sandy Lengyel in this Sports Drama movie directed by McG with actors- Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie playing main roles.
- How to Eat Fried Worms(2006): She acted as Mom in the movie directed by Bob Dolman with Adam Hicks, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Luke Benward in the lead cast.
- How to Go Out on a Date in Queens(2006): She played the character- Amy in the Romantic movie directed by Michelle Danner with the cast of Carlos Castillón, Ruth Barrie, Jason Alexander
- Identity Theft(2004): She acted as Michelle Brown in the Crime Drama directed by Robert Dornhelm with actors- Carter Burns, Jason London in the lead cast.
- Lucky 7(2003): She portrayed Amy Myer in this Romantic Comedy directed by Harry Winer , it features Brad Rowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Patrick Dempsey in the cast.
- Ten Tiny Love Stories(2002): She acted in the Drama movie directed by Rodrigo García with stars- Radha Mitchell, LisaGay Hamilton, Alicia Witt in the lead.
- The Christmas Shoes(2002): She portrayed the role- Maggie Andrews in this Drama directed by Andy Wolk with the cast Max Morrow, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Rob Lowe
- Follow the Stars Home(2001): She portrayed the role- Dianne Parker-McCune in the Romantic Family Drama directed by Dick Lowry with the cast of Eric Close, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Campbell Scott
- Elephant Juice(1999): She portrayed the role of Dodie in the Romantic movie directed by Sam Miller starring Emmanuelle Béart, Sean Gallagher, Daniel Lapaine in the lead.
- Simpatico(1999): She portrayed Rosie in the Crime Comedy Drama movie by Matthew Warchus , it was created by Matthew Warchus, Sam Shepard, it stars Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges in the cast.
- Just a Little Harmless Sex(1998): She portrayed the character- Allison in the Romantic Comedy directed by Rick Rosenthal , cast includes Rachel Hunter, Alison Eastwood, Lauren Hutton
- Safe House(1998): Kimberly Williams-Paisley was Andi Travers in the Thriller movie directed by Eric Steven Stahl , cast includes Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Patrick Stewart, Hector Elizondo
- The War at Home(1996): Kimberly played Karen Collier in this movie directed by Emilio Estevez , cast includes Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen
- Jake's Women(1996): Kimberly played Molly in this Comedy Drama directed by Glenn Jordan with stars- Alan Alda, Anne Archer, Lolita Davidovich playing important roles.
- Father of the Bride Part II(1995): She played the character- Annie Banks-MacKenzie in the Romantic Family Comedy movie directed by Charles Shyer , cast included Steve Martin, Martin Short, Diane Keaton
- Coldblooded(1995): Kimberly Williams-Paisley portrayed the character of Jasmine in this Comedy Thriller movie directed by Wallace Wolodarsky starring Peter Riegert, Jason Priestley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley in the lead.
- Indian Summer(1993): She played Gwen Daugherty in the Romantic Comedy by Mike Binder , it features Diane Lane, Matt Craven, Alan Arkin in the cast.
- Porco Rosso(1992): She vocie the role- Fio in the Adventure Comedy movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
- Father of the Bride(1991): She portrayed the role- Annie Banks in the Comedy directed by Charles Shyer with Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Steve Martin in the lead.
- Two and a Half Men(2014): She played Gretchen in the Romantic Comedy Series with the cast of Angus T Jones, Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher
- Nashville(2012): She played the character of Peggy Kenter in this Drama Series , cast includes Hayden Panettiere, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen
- Royal Pains(2012): She portrayed the role- Sam Chard in the Drama TV Series with Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty in the lead.
- Wonder Pets!(2008): She played Mama Armadillo in this Series with actors- Sofie Zamchick, Danica Lee, Teala Dunn playing the lead characters.
- Boston Legal(2008): She played the role- Attorney Elisa Brooks in the Crime Comedy Drama Series created by David Kelley, cast included Candice Bergen, James Spader, William Shatner
- Less Than Perfect(2005): Kimberly played Laura in the Comedy Series with the cast of Andrea Parker, Zachary Levi, Sara Rue
- George Lopez(2004): She portrayed Vanessa Brooks in the Comedy Drama TV Series , it stars Luis Armand Garcia, Constance Marie, George Lopez in the cast.
- The 10th Kingdom(2000): She portrayed the character- Virginia Lewis in this Adventure Family Comedy with Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dianne Wiest, Scott Cohen in the lead cast.
- Relativity(1996): She acted as Isabel Lukens in this Drama TV Series starring David Conrad, Jane Adams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley in the lead.
- Tales from the Crypt(1994): She played Hiley Zeller in the Crime Comedy TV Series with stars- John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer in the lead.
- ABC Afterschool Specials(1990): Kimberly Williams-Paisley portrayed the character of Vanessa in this Adventure Comedy Drama Series created by Guy Fraumeni with actors- Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel in the lead cast.
- According to Jim: She portrayed the role- Dana in the Comedy with actors- Larry Joe Campbell, Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith playing the lead characters.
- When Mom's Away(2010): Kimberly was in this Comedy directed by Brad Paisley, it featured Jasper Paisley, Brad Paisley, Huck Paisley in the cast. with Kimberly producing it
- Numero Dos(2007): She acted , directed, edited this Comedy movie it starred her brother in-lawNelson Dodson, brother Jay Williams & Kendal Marcy in the main roles.
- Shade(2006): She played the role of Laura Parker in this award winning Romantic short drama directed & created by Kimberly Williams with Philip Charles MacKenzie, Patrick Dempsey.
- Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon(1993): She played the role of Kim, it was directed by Alan Arkin with Alan Arkin, Jim Flanagan, Anthony Arkin.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Photos, Pictures
Kimberly Williams-Paisley with siblings- Ashley Williams, Jay Williams
Kimberly Williams-Paisley with mom Linda Williams & son William Paisley
Kimberly Williams-Paisley with mother and sister