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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."
Williams was attending Northwestern University when she won the role of the daughter of Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in "Father of the Bride." She gained favorable notices for her wholesome, no-nonsense approach to the role. She returned to college, appearing only in such low-impact fare as the thriller "Secret Games" (1992) and the comedy "Indian Summer" (1993). Williams reprised her role as Annie Banks, this time as an expectant mother, in "Father of the Bride, Part II" (1994), loosely based on "Father's Little Dividend" (1951). In 1996, she appeared in "The War at Home" before making her TV series debut on ABC's romantic drama "Relativity" (1996-97).
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Moved with her family to Rye, New York
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)
TV debut as a teenage "other woman" in ABC Afterschool Special, "Stood Up"; billed as Kimberly Payne Williams
Feature film debut in "Father of the Bride"
Played the nervous bride in AT&T Calling Card commercial
Graduated college, moved to Los Angeles
Appeared with "Father of the Bride" co-star George Newbern in a series of commercials for Hallmark
Made Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry's award-winning "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
Portrayed the youthful incarnation of Sharon Stone's Rosie in "Simpatico"
Had featured role in "Just a Little Harmless Sex"
Made London stage debut in "Speed-the-Plow"
Starred in the NBC fanatasy miniseries "The 10th Kingdom"
Returned to series TV as co-star of the ABC fall sitcom "According to Jim"
Co-starred in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Follow the Stars Home" (CBS)
Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the sports drama "We Are Marshall" directed by McG
Cast as Billy's mom in the family comedy, "How to Eat Fried Worms"