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Also Known As: Kimberly Payne Williams, Kimberly Williams Died:
Born: September 14, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rye, New York, USA Profession: actress, writer, director

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An attractive ingenue who invited comparisons with Elizabeth Taylor when she put a "modern woman" spin on Taylor's famous role in the 1991 remake of the 1950 sentimental comedy "Father of the Bride", Williams began acting in commercials as a teenager and got her first TV role as the Other Woman in "Stood Up" (1990), an "ABC Afterschool Special".

An attractive ingenue who invited comparisons with Elizabeth Taylor when she put a "modern woman" spin on Taylor's famous role in the 1991 remake of the 1950 sentimental comedy "Father of the Bride", Williams began acting in commercials as a teenager and got her first TV role as the Other Woman in "Stood Up" (1990), an "ABC Afterschool Special".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Amish Grace (2010)
4.
 We Are Marshall (2006)
6.
 Christmas Shoes, The (2002) Maggie Andrews
7.
 Follow the Stars Home (2001) Dianne Parker
8.
 Elephant Juice (1999) Dodie
9.
 Simpatico (1999) Young Rosie
10.
 Safe House (1999) Andi Travers
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Milestones close milestones

1985:
Moved with her family to Rye, New York
1985:
Neighbor, actress Anna Holbrook (of "Another World"), sent Williams' photo to the William Morris Agency; Williams then appeared in commercials for Pizza Hut, Clearasil and o.b. Tampons (date approximate)
1990:
TV debut as a teenage "other woman" in ABC Afterschool Special, "Stood Up"; billed as Kimberly Payne Williams
1991:
Feature film debut in "Father of the Bride"
1992:
Played the nervous bride in AT&T Calling Card commercial
1993:
Graduated college, moved to Los Angeles
1996:
Appeared with "Father of the Bride" co-star George Newbern in a series of commercials for Hallmark
1997:
Made Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry's award-winning "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
1999:
Had featured role in "Just a Little Harmless Sex"
1999:
Portrayed the youthful incarnation of Sharon Stone's Rosie in "Simpatico"
2000:
Starred in the NBC fanatasy miniseries "The 10th Kingdom"
2000:
Made London stage debut in "Speed-the-Plow"
2001:
Co-starred in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Follow the Stars Home" (CBS)
2001:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the ABC fall sitcom "According to Jim"
2006:
Cast as Billy┬┐s mom in the family comedy, "How to Eat Fried Worms"
2006:
Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the sports drama "We Are Marshall" directed by McG
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Education

Rye High School: Rye , New York - 1989
Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois - 1993

Notes

Not to be confused with the professional golfer Kimberly Williams or the adult movie actress of the same name.

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companion:
Pete Sampras. Tennis pro. Together from April 1997 to May 1999; born on August 12, 1970.
companion:
Brad Paisley. Country singer. Married March 16, 2003, in Malibu, CA.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Gurney Williams. Freelance science and health writer.
brother:
Jay Williams. Film crew worker. Born in 1974.
sister:
Ashley Williams. Actor. Born on November 12, 1978; appeared on CBS soap "As the World Turns".

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