Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Kimberly Williams-Paisley


9/14/1971, Rye, New York, USA

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Kimberly Williams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley
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Kimberly Williams was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York to parents Gurney, a freelance medical journalist, and Linda, a fund-raiser. Kimberly has two younger siblings: Jay, a camera assistant, Torrence, California firefighter, and Ashley , also an actress.

She has been in show business since…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kimberly is the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in The Word of Promise, a dramatized audio book of the New Testament released by Thomas Nelson in October of 2007.

    • Kimberly was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

    • Kimberly and Brad Paisley had a son born on February 22, 2007 at 5:00am.

    • Kimberly appears in Brad's music video "Little Moments". This song is also loosely based on their relationship.

    • Kimberly appears the music video "I'm Gonna Miss Her" by Brad Paisley.

    • In 1996, Kimberly appeared in television ads for Hallmark Cards.

    • Kimberly is actively involved with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research, St. Jude Hospital and the XP Foundation.

    • When Kimberly was a child, she had an imaginary friend named "Joshua".

    • On According to Jim, Kimberly's character Dana is pregnant and having a baby. Now, she and her husband, country singer Brad Paisley, are having a baby due late February.

    • Kimberly has created a 13-minute short movie titled "Shade" about a young woman who suffers from a rare genetic condition called Xeroderma Pigmentosum which prevents the person from being able to be in sunlight. Kimberly wrote, directed and played the lead character. Her husband Brad produced the music.

    • Kimberly and Brad were fostering a rescue dog named Sonic last march.

    • August 2005, Kimberly and her husband Brad got a male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that they named Holler.

    • Kimberly went to Europe for the first time after shooting the movie "Father of the Bride". There she traveled alone through Germany, France and Ireland.

    • Kimberly is a sleep walker.

    • Kimberly can touch her tongue to her nose.

    • When Kimberly moved to LA she got a cockatiel and named him Louis. Louis was renamed Louise later, after she started laying eggs. In the end, Kimberly had to give her away cause she was difficult to take care of.

    • Kimberly is alergic to cats and dogs.

    • While she was a kid, Kimberly had a blue parakeet, snakes, mice, and guinea pigs.

    • Kimberly has a unibrow. She is dealing with that problem since College.

    • Kimberly has a sister Ashley Williams & brother Jay Williams. Her sister Ashley is also an actress.

    • Kimberly took on her husband's name to differentiate herself from Playboy star Kimberly Williams.

    • Kimberly won a 2006 Director's Choice Award for Outstanding Directing & Acting for short movie Shade (2006.)

    • 1997. Kimberly was nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama, for "Relativity" (1996) at Golden Satellite Award.

    • Kimberly was nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance for Father of the Bride (1991) at MTV Movie Award.

    • She is 5'5" (or 165 cm) tall.

    • Kimberly's wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of In Style Magazine.

    • She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority at Northwestern University.

    • Kimberly graduated Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    • Kimberly dated tennis star Pete Sampras from 1997 to 1999.

    • Kimberly's husband, Brad Paisley, used the two little girls from Kimberly's show 'According to Jim' in his video 'Celebrity.' They wear masks while walking down the street with Brad in what is presumably a spoof on Michael Jackson's behavior.

    • Brad and Kimberly had a surprise wedding! They invited everyone to a rehearsal and when Kimberly got to the altar she shed her coat and was in a wedding dress. The two proceeded to get married as a surprise to all the guests!

    • Her husband Brad Paisley originally saw her in 'Father of the Bride' with a woman he was dating at the time. It was during that movie that he first developed his crush on her, he's known to say.

  • Quotes

    • Kimberly: It's crucial to motivate your guy while not hurting his feelings.

    • Kimberly: When I look at my career, I can say, "I'm so glad I have this career because it means I can help these people in this way or I can create awareness or whatever I can do." That's when I'm even more thankful that people know who I am.

    • Kimberly: Never underestimate a man's ability to rationalize away a mess.

    • Kimberly: He proposed right in front of the public rest rooms. Just after I said yes to his proposal, a man in one of the stalls flushed the toilet. This is a picture of one of the happiest moments of my life. It is perfect. (talking about proposal)

    • Kimberly: I've noticed that people aren't as interested in poring over my wedding album as I am. Not only that, but some of what I consider to be average pictures get a great reaction, while some of my best ones go by without getting so much as a grunt. Maybe it's because they aren't half as interesting as the memories they conjure up in my head. (about her wedding pictures)

    • Kimberly: I've heard that the first year is the hardest for many couples, so I must be crazy to chronicle my experience for the entire world to read. after a wedding

    • Kimberly: I thought, I can always tell my grandchildren that I was in the same room with Steve Martin. (about a time she flew to Hollywood for "Father of the Bride" tryout)

    • Kimberly: I didn't want anyone comparing our wedding to the one in the movie.

    • Kimberly: I wanted a baby. Brad gave me a dog. We're both really busy so it's not the right time yet. But we're going to have a family sooner or later.

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  • Great woman.

    Great actor.Funny. Happy for her and Brad.
  • Kim you are a true 10; good job Brad!

    Kim you are a true 10, good job Brad! Well since reviews have to be 100 words long I guess I have to say more. I really only watch "According to Jim" because you are in it, and that Father and the Bride was a great movie that I originally saw when I was I in 5th grade (you were a 10 then too). Anyways I wish the best for you and your family in the future and look forward to anything you do. Damn only 84 words; um I don't know what else to say; lets recap you are a 10, married to Brad Paisley, were amazing in Father of the Bride and I wish you and your family the best in the future.moreless