Kimberly Williams Paisley Biography
Kimberly Williams Paisley is an American actress. She is known for her co-starring roles on According to Jim and Nashville, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride (1991), for which she was nominated for several awards, and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II (1995).
Kimberly Williams Age
She was born on September 14, 1971, and is 47 years old as of 2018.
Kimberly Williams Paisley Family
Kimberly Williams-Paisley is born Kimberly Payne Williams-Paisley, in Rye, New York. She’s the daughter of Linda Barbara, a fund-raiser, and Gurney Williams III, a health and science writer. Her sister, Ashley, also an actress, and a brother, Jay. Williams has been in show business since the age of 13.
Kimberly Williams Paisley Education
As a teenager, she directed the Rye High School Musical Revue (1989). She went to Northwestern University and left 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.
Kimberly Williams Husband
Williams married country music singer Brad Paisley on March 15, 2003.
Kimberly Williams Children
Paisley gave birth to their first child, a son named William Huckleberry Paisley In February 2007 and their second son, Jasper, was born in April 2009.
Kimberly Williams Career
Williams Paisley first lit up the screen as the radiant young bride in the comedy feature film series Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II. Other film and then television roles followed, including the co-starring role of Dana on the ABC TV comedy series According to Jim.
By the time that series concluded it’s impressive eight-season run, Williams-Paisley had fully evolved in her role opposite Jim Belushi and Courtney-Thorne Smith, increasing her involvement in the production by directing three episodes of the show.
She went on to star in such films as How to Eat Fried Worms, the film adaptation of the popular young children’s book opposite Tom Cavanagh; the Warner Bros feature We are Marshall for director McGopposite Matthew McConaughey; and the indie film Undiscovered Gyrl, co-starring Christian Slater and Martin Sheen.
Most recently she was seen in the latest installment of the popular Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise for Fox 2000, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip co-starring Jason Lee and Tony Hale
On television, she starred in Amish Grace, the story of the Amish schoolhouse massacre for the Lifetime Network, which debuted as the networks’ highest-rated movie of the week at the time. She recurred for two seasons on the hit ABC TV drama Nashville as the mysterious Peggy Kenter, and had a recurring role on CBS’s Two and a Half Men, opposite Jon Cryer.
Williams also starred in the ABC Family Network’s Lucky Seven, and the Lifetime Movie Network original feature Identity Theft, serving on both as Co-Producer. She co-starred in The Christmas Shoes for The CBS Network, in ABC’s Relativity, in the NBC mini-series The Tenth Kingdom and in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, Follow the Stars Home.
Williams-Paisley made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-Winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo and has appeared on stage in The Vagina Monologues, in NY and LA, and in All in the Timing at the Geffen Playhouse. She also performed on London’s West End in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, opposite Mark Strong and Patrick Marber.
In addition to her acting work, Williams-Paisley is an accomplished writer, with her first full-length book Where The Light Gets In landing on the New York Times best-seller list in 2016. The book, for Crown Archetype, was born out of an essay she wrote for Redbook magazine in 2014 called Is My Mother Gone? that chronicled the impact of her mother’s dementia.
The piece created such national attention that she decided to delve deeper with a memoir, further exploring how she and her family coped with the illness, care, and loss of her mother Linda. The paperback version was recently released.
Williams-Paisley has become a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association, speaking at various fundraisers and events throughout the country over the last couple of years.
In the past, Williams-Paisley has also published articles for In Style and New You magazines and a year-long column for Redbook entitled My Life as a New Wife. She and her father, Gurney Williams co-authored the children’s book, Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden, and she wrote a chapter for the Zondervan-published book The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope, a project to help support mothers and children around the globe.
In other charitable work, Williams-Paisley hosted the critically acclaimed series, NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis for Nashville Public Television. The program won a Mid-south Regional Emmy for its excellence in documentaries in the Community Service Category. She is actively involved with JP/HRO, Sean Penn’s Haitian relief organization, which is currently working to improve the lives of the people of Port-Au-Prince.
She is also a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America, a Nashville Zoo Board member, and a supporter of various animal rescue organizations.
Kimberly Williams Paisley Movies and TV Shows
- Speech & Debate (2017)
- You Get Me (2017)
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
- Ask Me Anything (2014)
- Eden Court (2012)
- How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
- We Are Marshall (2006)
- Shade (2003)
- How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (2003)
- Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
- Elephant Juice (1999)
- Simpatico (1999)
- Safe House (1998)
- Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998)
- The War at Home (1996)
- Coldblooded (1995)
- Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
- Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (1993)
- Indian Summer (1993)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Father of the Bride (1991)
- 2017 – The Christmas Train
- 2014 – Two and a Half Men
- 2012 – Royal Pains
- 2012–13 – Nashville
- 2010 – Amish Grace
- 2008 – Wonder Pets
- 2008 – Boston Legal
- 2005 – Less than Perfect
- 2004 – Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story
- 2004 – George Lopez
- 2003 – Lucky 7
- 2002 – The Christmas Shoes
- 2001 – Follow the Stars Home
- 2001–09 – According to Jim
- 2000 – The 10th Kingdom
- 1996 – Jake’s Women
- 1996 – Relativity
- 1994 – Tales from the Crypt
- 1990 – ABC Afterschool Special
Kimberly Williams Paisley Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
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