The Cast of 'Father of the Bride' -- Where Are They Now?

Rebecca Deczynski | Jun 21, 2016 Movies

Back in 1991, a film aimed to tell the story of a young girl marrying the love of her life through her father's eyes. Father of the Bride became an instant hit, offering a stirring yet hilarious look at what happens when daddy's little girl is suddenly all grown up. For the first time, the beautiful colonial house where the film (and its sequel) takes place is on the market — for a whopping $2 million. Who wouldn't want to live in the house from Father of the Bride

We may not be able to move in, but it's a perfect time to wax nostalgic about one of the sweetest films of all time. It's been 25 years since the release of this heartwarming comedy — check out where your favorite actors have ended up! 


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  • Kimberly Williams Then

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    At just 20 years old, Kimberly Williams was a total newcomer when she made her debut in Father of the Bride. Her only screen credit before the blockbuster was an ABC After School Special!

  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley Now

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    This stunning actress's career took off. She costarred on According to Jim for eight years, and had a regular role on Nashville. Up next, she'll appear in the film Speech & Debate, directed by X-Men writer Dan Harris. Years after her happy ending on-screen, Kimberly Williams also found her own fairy-tale ending — she's been married to country star Brad Paisley since 2003!

  • George Newbern Then

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    Who could forget the dashing young man that Annie Banks fell in love with? George Newbern had previously appeared in the 1986 James Earl Jones movie My Little Girl and 1990's Working Girl TV series before nabbing the part of the heart-stealing Bryan MacKenzie.

  • George Newbern Now

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    For fans of Scandal, it may be surprising to connect that the actor who plays former B613 agent Charlie got his start in such a sentimental movie. Since Father of the Bride, Newbern has shifted toward more action-packed, dramatic roles. He's played the voice of Superman several times and also had a recurring role on 2015's drama Granate Falls.

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  • Steve Martin Then

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    The legendary comedy actor proved that not only could he make people laugh, but he could also warm some hearts in his role as father George Banks. Nearly two decades before this emotional flick, Martin was a regular on The Sonny and Cher Show

  • Steve Martin Now

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    Author, screenwriter, Tony nominee, producer, and composer: There are few titles that Steve Martin hasn't held. Since Father of the Bride, he's gone on to write several plays, books, movies, and even a Broadway musical—this year's Bright Star. The banjo player has also continued his comedic streak, holding the record for the most episodes of Saturday Night Live hosted. He'll always know how to make us smile.

  • Diane Keaton Then

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    Even before Father of the Bride, Diane Keaton enjoyed a fruitful career, with major parts in several Woody Allen films, including Annie HallManhattan, and more. It's safe to say that along with Steve Martin, she helped give this 1991 film some serious star power.

  • Diane Keaton Now

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    Since Father of the Bride, Diane Keaton has remained nothing short of a film icon. The Oscar winner nabbed her second Golden Globe in 2003 for Something's Gotta Give, and she's continued to take the occasional screen role, even appearing in this year's Finding Dory! The 70-year-old has proven herself quite the legend.

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  • Martin Short Then

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    As he had appeared on Saturday Night Live alongside Steve Martin since 1984, it came as no surprise that comedian Martin Short would take on the flamboyant, hilarious role of wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer. Who else could talk about picking out a cake with such pizzazz?

  • Martin Short Now

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    Once a goofball, always a goofball. These days, Martin Short has found an outlet for his hilarious impersonations alongside comedian Maya Rudolph on their NBC variety show, Maya and Marty (Steve Martin even made an appearance on the second episode!) The former SNL star has enjoyed constant work, lending his talents to shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtHow I Met Your Mother, and more.

  • Kieran Culkin Then

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    At just 9 years old, Kieran Culkin appeared in Father of the Bride as Annie Banks's little brother. He made his film debut just a year prior in Home Alone, in which he played his older brother Macaulay's younger cousin.

  • Kieran Culkin Now

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    Once a child star, now a bona fide Broadway actor. Kieran Culkin recently starred in This Is Our Youth alongside Michael Cera, who also starred with him in 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. While his older brother has reduced his screen appearances, this Culkin boy has become an indie darling.

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