Who is Kimberly Williams-Paisley, the Sibling of Ashley Williams?

Image of Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams


Ashley Williams, an accomplished and adaptable performer, has graced both television and film with her presence, featuring in notable productions like Good Morning, Miami, How I Met Your Mother, and Something Borrowed.

However, it might surprise you to learn that stardom runs in the family.

Ashley shares the limelight with her elder sister, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who has achieved success as an actress and producer.

This piece will delve into the fascinating lives and careers of these two remarkable sisters, shedding light on the mutual support they’ve provided for each other in both good times and challenges.

Ashley Williams Siblings

Who is Ashley Williams?

Ashley Williams, born on November 12, 1978, in Westchester County, New York, is the daughter of Linda Barbara, a fundraiser for The Michael J.

Fox Foundation, and Gurney Williams III, a freelance health and science writer.

She has a younger brother, Jay Williams, a firefighter and paramedic in Los Angeles.

At 15, Ashley started her acting career in the movie Indian Summer with her sister Kimberly.

She played Danielle Andropoulos on As the World Turns from 1994 to 1996 and graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001.

Ashley is known for her roles in Good Morning, Miami, How I Met Your Mother, and Something Borrowed.

She has also appeared in Psych, The Mentalist, Royal Pains, Warehouse 13, and The Front.

Additionally, she is currently co-starring with her sister Kimberly in the Christmas television series Sister, A Hometown Holiday, and Sister.

Since 2011, Ashley has been married to film producer Neal Dodson, and they have two sons, Gus and Odie.


Who is Kimberly Williams-Paisley?

Born on September 14, 1971, in Rye, New York, Kimberly Williams-Paisley is the eldest child of Linda and Gurney Williams. She pursued a drama education at Northwestern University.

In 1991, Kimberly made her film debut as Annie Banks in the comedy Father of the Bride, alongside Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.

She reprised the role in the 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride Part II. Her notable television roles include appearances in Relativity, The 10th Kingdom, and According to Jim.

Kimberly is known for her performances, as follows:

  1. Dana on Nashville, Peggy Kenter on Justified
  2. Nora Clark on Darrow & Darrow
  3. Kimberly has also been featured in The Christmas Chronicles, Two and a Half Men, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  4. We are Marshall.

As the executive producer and star, she collaborates with her sister Ashley in the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies:

  1. Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday
  2. Sister Swap: Christmas in the City

Married to country music star Brad Paisley since 2003, Kimberly and Brad have two sons, William and Jasper.

How are Ashley and Kimberly Williams related?

Ashley and Kimberly Williams collaborate on various projects, such as Sister Swap movies, Where the Light Gets In, and the How to Survive podcast.

In Sister Swap, the movies feature Ashley and Kimberly as Jennifer and Meg Swift, two sisters exchanging roles to aid each other’s businesses and love lives during the holidays, inspired by their relationship.

Where the Light Gets In is a memoir by Kimberly, with a foreword by Ashley, chronicling Kimberly’s journey caring for her mother with a rare form of dementia.

The book honors their mother’s courage and resilience, emphasizing family and love.

Ashley and Kimberly are regular guests on the comedy podcast How to Survive, hosted by Danielle Schneider and Christine Nangle.

Both stand by each other by offering humorous advice; they tackle challenges like surviving a zombie apocalypse, a bad haircut, or a family reunion.


Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams-Paisley share a deep bond beyond sisterhood; they are not only best friends and co-stars but also partners in various endeavors.

Both have attained significant success in diverse fields, showcasing their versatility and talent.

Beyond their professional achievements, they actively support causes like the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, utilizing their platform to raise awareness and funds for these meaningful initiatives.

Leave a Comment