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Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams

A native New Yorker, Kimberly Williams began her career doing commercials as a teenager. As a sophomore at Northwestern University, she won the coveted role of Steve Martin's daughter in the remake of Father of the Bride. Despite her auspicious debut, Williams returned to Northwestern to complete her degree. "I wanted to study theater in-depth and establish a foundation on which to build my career," she explains. While at Northwestern she did, however, find time for a starring role in Touchstone Picture's ensemble comedy drama, Indian Summer.

After college, Williams resumed her acting career, winning critical praise as Isabel Lukens in the series Relativity, created by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. She also starred in Touchstone's The War at Home, co-starring Emilio Estevez, and reprised her role with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in Father of the Bride Part II. She starred opposite Jason Priestley in Cold Blooded, appeared in Neil Simon's Jake's Women - a critically-acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame production - with Alan Alda, and starred in Samuel Beckett is Coming Soon, directed by Alan Arkin.

On stage, Williams appeared in the Los Angeles run of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, opposite Phylicia Rashad and Carol Kane, and performed off-Broadway in the same show. Williams' other stage credits include her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning Best Drama The Last Night of Ballyhoo and the 1998 Geffen Playhouse production of All in the Timing in Los Angeles. She made her London stage debut in David Mamet's Speed the Plow.

Williams has been actively involved in civic and charitable efforts, including Andrew Shue's Do Something, a national organization that cultivates the leadership of young people in their communities, and as a spokesperson for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Kimberly Williams Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1971 (46)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceRye, New York, USA
Social Media Kimwilliamspais

Selected Filmography

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Friday Night Lights
Father Of The Bride/Father Of The Bride 2 2-Movie Collection
Barbie: Star Light Adventure
The Girls Lose Rodney
K-PAX
Porco Rosso
We Are Marshall
How to Eat Fried Worms
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