"There is enough food in this country to feed all of its citizens, and then some. I continue to have a passion for children's health here and around the world. Lack of proper nutrition affects everything else in a human life, especially in a child's development. I'm happy to continue to serve on the Entertainment Council for this great organization, Feeding America. I hope one day we will get the resources into the proper hands and eradicate this problem."
Starred on the hit ABC TV drama Nashville as the mysterious Peggy Kenter, Kimberly Williams-Paisley continues to garner praise for both her dramatic and comedic roles including her most recent turn in the independent feature film Undiscovered Gyrl, co-starring Christian Slater and Martin Sheen directed by Allison Burnett, based on his novel.
Williams-Paisley first lit up the screen as the radiant young bride in the comedy feature film series Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II. Other film and then television roles followed quickly including the co-starring role of Dana on the ABC TV comedy series According to Jim. By the time that series concluded its impressive eight-season run, Williams-Paisley had fully evolved in her role opposite Jim Belushi and Courtney-Thorne Smith, greatly increasing her involvement in the production, ultimately directing three episodes of the show.
She would go on to star in such films as How to Eat Fried Worms the film adaptation of the popular young children’s book opposite Tom Cavanagh; she also played the wife of Matthew McConaughey in the Warner Bros feature We are Marshall for director McG.
On television she starred in Amish Grace, the story of the Amish schoolhouse massacre for the Lifetime Network which debuted as the networks’ highest-rated movie of the week to date. Williams-Paisley’s other television credits include the ABC Family Network’s Lucky Seven, and the Lifetime Movie Network original feature Identity Theft, on both of which she also served as Co-Producer. She co-starred in The Christmas Shoes for The CBS Network, in ABC’s Relativity, in the NBC mini-series The Tenth Kingdom and in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, Follow the Stars Home.
Williams-Paisley wrote and directed the multi award-winning short film, Shade, in which she also starred, opposite Patrick Dempsey. The film finished its festival circuit with a win for the Vision Award for Best Festival Short at the Heartland Film Festival. Her second short, Numero Dos, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival.
Williams-Paisley made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-Winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo and has appeared on stage in The Vagina Monologues, in NY and LA, and in All in the Timing at the Geffen Playhouse. She also performed on London’s West End in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow. In addition to her acting work. Williams-Paisley is an accomplished writer, with published articles for In Style magazine and a year-long column for Redbook entitled My Life as a New Wife. She and her father Gurney Williams co-authored the children’s book, Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden.
Williams-Paisley hosted the critically-acclaimed series NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis for Nashville Public Television. The program won a Midsouth Regional Emmy for its excellence in documentaries in the Community Service Category.
Williams-Paisley is actively involved with the organization Live Beyond which is currently working to improve the lives of the people of Thomazeau in Haiti. Through their efforts a clean water initiative was recently launched that aims to provide over 200,000 people with clean water. She has also associated with St. Jude’s Hospital, the XP Foundation and she is a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.