There is no party here! It’s been nearly three decades since fans met the Banks family at Father of the Bride and watched Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) go from college grad to beaming bride.
The Nancy Meyers rom-com hit theaters in 1991, showing what it’s really like for a father to let his little girl go on her wedding day—or in the case of George Banks (Steve Martin), lose their mind while battling marriage
The memorable film, which starred Diane Keaton as Annie’s mother, Kieran Culkin as younger brother Matty Banks, and George Newburn as the groom, Brian Mackenzie, led to the 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride Part II.
The original, however, wouldn’t have been complete without over-the-top wedding planners, Frank Egelhofer (Martin Short) and his assistant Howard Weinstein (BD Wong). The two pushed for the swans, redecorating the family yard and taking out all the furniture, all of which sent George through the roof.
Twelve years after the film’s sequel revealed the story of Annie and Nina getting pregnant at the same time, some of the cast reunited in person, and fans just couldn’t get enough of it.
Williams-Paisley wrote via Instagram in March 2017 alongside a photo of herself with her movie dad and go-to planner, “Great to see my former costars @stevemartintogo and @themartinshort in #Nashville at the Opryhouse tonight. ”
Seven months later, Newborn teased the possibility of a third film from the cast, telling a November 2017 Us Weekly exclusive, “I know there’s a script and there’s talk.”
At the time, the actor also revealed what it would take for his character to follow his life as an independent communications consultant.
“I think Brian Mackenzie will probably be a grandfather now. He’s had a kid, so I think at this point he’s probably got a grandson. Or at least close to it,” he told us. Will be getting married. They’ve probably invested in a startup in Silicon Valley because they’re on the West Coast. And they probably live in the Bay Area. They’ve had four kids. They’ve got to shoot a third. We need to do a third. . that would be great.”
Three years later, Newborn’s third film theory was confirmed when Netflix announced in September 2020 that the cast was reuniting for a reunion film titled Father of the Bride Part 3(ish).
“Finally! Very happy to inform you that I have made a new movie – Father of the Bride Part 3(ish),” producer Meyers wrote via Instagram in September alongside the film’s trailer. It’s because it’s not as long as a movie, but I think you’re going to love it!”
The original cast joined the project together to tell the next part of Banks’ story and help raise money for World Central Kitchen.
Scroll down to see what the cast has done since planning Annie’s huge wedding in the ’90s.
The Emmy winner played his role as the ultimate girl father in the Dozen franchise, the Pink Panther films, The Big Years and the father of the bride with a narrative part in Cruel Shoes. The comedian also has producer and writer credits to his name, including screenplays for Pink Panther, Shopgirl and Bluegrass Diva. Martin hosted the Academy Awards solo in 2001 and 2003, and again in 2010 with Alec Baldwin.
The Texas native also plays the banjo and has released 10 albums so far. In 2018, he reunited with Short for the stand-up specials Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You’ll Forget for the Rest of Your Life. The pair have been working on Hulu’s Only Murder in the Building since 2021. He is also a writer and executive producer on the project.
Martin married Anne Stringfield in 2007, and they share one child. The Saturday Night Live alum announced in August 2022 that he was “not going to seek other” TV or film roles once the only murders in the building ended.
After playing the mother of the bride Nina in the rom-coms, Keaton went on to star in The First Wives Club, The Family Stone and Because I Said So. She reunited with Father of the Bride creator Meyers for Something’s Gotta Give before coming to The Young Pope, Book Club, and Poms. Keaton’s producer credits include Pasadena, On This Ice and Love the Coopers. He has also written several books, including Brother and Sister: A Memoir and Again. Keaton is set to star in 2022’s Mac & Rita, 2023’s Book Club 2: The Next Chapter and 2024’s A Childhood History Plan.
The fashion icon and activist is the mother of two children, daughter Dexter and son Duke.
Williams-Paisley’s first film role was playing Annie in the heartwarming film. She then landed a role on Relativity and The Tenth Empire before playing Mage on Nashville according to Jim and Peggy Kantor. Film-wise, the actress appeared in the We Are Marshall, The Darrow & Darrow films and The Christmas Chronicles franchise (which she also executive produced).
The actress also starred on Broadway in The Last Night of Ballyhoo and has appeared in other plays. In 2016, she wrote Where the Light Gets In about losing her mother to dementia. Williams-Paisley teamed up with her sister Ashley Williams for Hallmark Channel’s Sister Swap films in 2021, both of which she also served as an executive producer.
The New York native married country singer Brad Paisley in 2003 and they have two sons. In 2020, the couple launched The Store in Nashville, a nonprofit focused on providing free groceries to those in need.
Culkin played George and Annie’s son, Matty, in both Father of the Bride films. He then reprized his role as Cousin Fuller in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York alongside his real-life brother Macaulay Culkin. Kieran has since starred in She’s All That, Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, Wiener-Dog and Infinity Baby. He began playing the role of Toman Roy on Succession in 2018 and received an Emmy nomination for the part in 2020.
The New York native married Jazz Charton in 2013. Four years later, they welcomed their first child, daughter Kinsale. The couple quietly joined their family in August 2021 with the arrival of their son.
Short’s Frank stole the show throughout the film, which the actor also did with other roles, including his part in Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause and Hairspray Live. The comedian also voiced characters in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Treasure Planet, Frankenweenie and The Addams Family. Emmy-winning TV credits include Damage, Mulaney, the variety show Maya & Marty, the animated series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! and guest appearances on Saturday Night Live.
She also starred in several stage productions, including Broadway’s The Goodbye Girl, which won her a Tony Award, and The Producers. In 2014, the actor released his memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend. Short starred with Martin again in 2021 and produced Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building.
The Canadian native shares three children with his late wife, Nancy Dolman.