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Hallmark Actresses Are Sisters Who Acted Together in Two Hallmark Movies

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about various topics including celebrities and entertainment.


Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams are biological sisters. You have seen them act in separate Hallmark movies, but you might not have noticed the resemblance.

Even though they have been actresses on the Hallmark Channel for a long time, they performed for the first time together in two Christmas movies in December 2021.


Kimberly Williams Paisley's Personal Life

Kimberly Williams Paisley has been in show business since she was only 13 years old. When she was a sophomore, Kimberly left Northwestern University to appear in the 1991 film version of Father of the Bride, but she returned and completed her degree in drama.

Kimberly married country music singer Brad Paisley on March 15, 2003. They are proud parents of two sons. William Huckleberry "Huck" Paisley was born in February 2007. His brother, Jasper Paisley was born in April 2009.

Kimberly Williams Paisley's Hallmark Movies


Jake's Women, March 3, 1996

Alan Alda (Kimberly Williams Paisley in a supporting role)

Jake is a writer and his marriage to Maggie is in trouble because he keeps making up conversation with his female characters.

The 10th Kingdom, February 27 -March 26, 2000

Scott Cohen, John Larroquette

Queens Snow White, Cinderella and Riding Hood III have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.

Follow the Stars Home, May 6, 2001

Campbell Scott

This is a story of a mother and child's love that overcomes adversity.

The Christmas Train, November 25, 2017

Dermot Mulroney

A journalist take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story to honor of his late father.

Darrow & Darrow, October 22, 2017

Tom Cavanagh

A dedicated lawyer fights cases she believes in, including the one in which her mother has been wrongly fired from her law firm.

Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder, May 6, 2018

Tom Cavanagh

Miles seeks Claire's legal counsel when his singer sister is arrested for the murder of her controlling manager.

Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence, October 14, 2018

Tom Cavanagh

Laura is convicted for her husband's alleged murder after she reported him missing, Claire takes the case even though no body has been found.

Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery, September 8, 2019

Tom Cavanagh

Joanna's former colleague, who had been instrumental in having her fired and disbarred, seeks the services of Darrow & Darrow after she is now being framed for insider trading.

A Nashville Christmas Carol, November 21, 2020

Jessy Schram and Wes Brown (Kimberly Williams-Paisley in a supporting role)

A workaholic television producer is warned by her recently-deceased mentor that she is on a path that leads to a dark future.

Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday, December 5, 2021

Ashley Williams, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson

The first story of two sisters in real life swap places and positions at Christmas to see how the other one lives.

Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, December 12, 2021

Ashley Williams, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson

The second story of two sisters in real life who swap lives and find a deeper meaning in their lives during the Christmas holiday.

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Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams Dodson, known professionally as Ashley Williams, was born on born November 12, 1978, in Westchester County, New York. She is the younger sister of actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

Ashley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre in May 2001.

Her acting career started in 1993. Even before she was a leading star, she was a supporting actress in several movies as seen in the chart below. While she was making Hallmark movies, she was also making movies for ABC Family and Lifetime Television.

As a lot of Hallmark actors and actresses have done, Ashley also had a role in a soap opera. From 1994 to 1996, she played teenage Danielle Andropoulos on As the World Turns.

Ashley Williams' Personal Life

On May 29, 2011, Ashley married film producer Neal Dodson. They have two sons: Gus Williams Dodson, born on October 5, 2014, and Odie Sal Dodson, born on May 17, 2017.

Ashley does not use her married name professional as her older sister, Kimberly does. Other than acting, Ashley is a certified birth doula.

Ashley Williams' Hallmark Movies


October Kiss, October 17, 2015

Sam Jaeger

Poppy goes from job to job and dates to dates looking for the right one. She starts as a nanny for a busy widower's two kids.

Love on a Limb, October 1, 2016

Trevor Donovan

Aimie is always up for a cause. When the town's beloved oak tree is set to be cut down, she takes it upon herself to try to save it.

Christmas in Evergreen, December 3, 3017

Teddy Sears

A small-town veterinarian wishes upon a snow globe for her most romantic Christmas ever.

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa: November 18, 2018

Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin (Ashley Williams in a supporting role)

A woman's trip home to Evergreen for the holidays gets her wishes of a Christmas past fulfilled, and she finds a romance full of Christmas magic.

Northern Lights of Christmas, December 15, 2018

Corey Sevier

A woman has had a lifelong goal of becoming a pilot, but his goal changed when she unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm, along with a handsome ranch hand.

Holiday Hearts, November 23, 2019

Paul Campbell

While planning an annual Christmas party, a woman is forced to work with a man to care for a friend's daughter.

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy, November 29, 2019

Paul Greene (Ashley Williams in a supporting role)

A skeptical writer shows up in Evergreen to find out what's behind the town's famed passion for Christmas.

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater, November 7, 2020

Niall Matter

Maggie is facing Christmas alone until Lucas become an unexpected house guest.

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing, December 5, 2020

Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Antonio Cayonne

Hannah steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future.

Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday, December 5, 2021

Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson

At Christmas, two sisters in real life swap lives and find a deeper meaning in their lives

Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, December 12, 2021

Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson

The second story of two sisters in real life who swap lives and find a deeper meaning in their lives during the Christmas holiday.

Kimberly and Ashley's Hallmark Movies Together

In December 2021, Kimberly and Ashley starred in their first Hallmark interconnected movies.

  1. Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday, premiered on December 5, 2021. The movie is about two sisters, Jennifer and Meg Swift who are close to each other even though they live far apart in different cities. Jennifer runs a successful restaurant in Salt Lake City while raising her teenage son Simon. Meg stayed in their hometown of Hazelwood to help her parents run the local bakery. They swap places and positions to see how the other one lives.
  2. Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, premiered on December 12, 2021. The second movie starring Kimberly and Ashley is about Jennifer and Meg Swift. The sisters look for a new purpose during the holiday season. Their swapping provided some unexpected results.

Kimberly and Ashley


50 Years Old

43 Years Old

Married to Brad Paisley, country singer, in 2003

Married to Neal Dobson, film producer, in 2011

2 sons

2 sons

Started acting career 1988

Starting acting career 1993

11 Hallmark Movies

12 Hallmark Movies

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