- Kimberly Payne Williams
- Rye New York
- United States
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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Early Life
Kimberly Williams was born in Rye, New York to parents Gurney, a freelance medical journalist, and Linda, a fund-raiser. Williams has been in show business since the age of 13. In 1989 she directed the Rye High School Musical Revue. She left Northwestern University 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-Paisley Career
Williams-Paisley is known for her role as Annie Banks in Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. She currently plays Dana in the ABC sitcom According to Jim and starred as Virginia in the NBC mini-series The 10th Kingdom.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Personal Life
Beginning from May 1997, Williams dated tennis star Pete Sampras. The relationship ended in 1999.
Williams married country star Brad Paisley on March 15, 2003. She then took on her husband's name to differentiate herself from brunette Playboy model Kimberly Williams. They live in Franklin, Tennessee.
Brad Paisley had seen Father of the Bride with a former girlfriend. They broke up, but he returned to his hometown when they replayed the film hoping his former girl would do the same. She never showed up, leading to Paisley's lyrics in his "Part II" album. He used the pretense of planning a video of the song as a pickup line to meet Kim, but never intended to make the video. After they were dating, Williams appeared in a video for the song "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" in 2002, the last release from Part II album.
She has a sister, actress Ashley Williams and a brother, Jay Williams.
Brad Paisley has stated that Kim was the basis for his 2004 hit "Little Moments". Specifically the opening part, which reads as follows:
"Well I'll never forget the first time that I heard that pretty mouth say that dirty word. And I can't even remember now, what she backed my truck into. But she covered her mouth and her face got red and she just looked so darn cute. That I couldn't even act like I was mad- Yeah I live for little moments like that."
The two events were taken right from the first time Brad heard her swear and how she started to blush when he found a dent in his truck. Kim even appeared in the music video for the song.
On February 22, 2007, she gave birth to her and Paisley's first child, a boy named William Huckleberry Paisley, in Nashville, Tennessee.