Sela Ward Biography
Sela Ward full name Sela Ann Ward, is an American actress, author and producer. She was born on July 11, 1956 in Meridian, Mississippi to Annie Kate and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr. Ward is the eldest of four children with a sister, Jenna, and two brothers, Brock and Granberry Holland Ward III.
Ward attended the University of Alabama, where she was Homecoming Queen, a Crimson Tide cheerleader, and joined Chi Omega sorority. She double-majored in fine art and advertising. Ward began modeling to supplement her income while working in New York City as a storyboard artist for multimedia presentations. She was recruited by the Wilhelmina agency and was soon featured in television commercials promoting Maybelline cosmetics.
Ward moved to California to pursue acting and landed her first film role in the 1983 Burt Reynolds vehicle The Man Who Loved Women. Her first regular role in a television drama series, as a socialite on Dennis Weaver’s short-lived CBS series, Emerald Point N.A.S., followed in the same year. Ward continued to land guest roles in both television and movies throughout the 1980s, most notably opposite Tom Hanks in 1986’s Nothing in Common. In 1991 she was cast as the bohemian alcoholic Teddy Reed on Sisters, for which she received her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994. She portrayed Helen Kimball, the wife of Dr. Richard Kimball (Harrison Ford), in The Fugitive, one of the top films of 1993. Ward won a CableACE Award for her portrayal of the late television journalist Jessica Savitch in the 1995 TV movie Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story.
Her breakthrough TV role was as Teddy Reed in the NBC drama series Sisters (1991–96), for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994. She received her second Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for the leading role of Lily Manning in the ABC drama series Once and Again (1999–2002). Ward later had the recurring role of Stacy Warner in the Fox medical drama House, and starred as Jo Danville in the CBS police procedural CSI: NY (2010–2013)
She also played supporting roles in films, including The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985), Nothing in Common (1986), Hello Again (1987), The Fugitive (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Guardian (2006), The Stepfather (2009), and Gone Girl (2014). In 2016, she played the President of the United States in the science fiction film Independence Day: Resurgence, and starred in the Epix political comedy Graves.
Sela Ward Age
She was born on July 11, 1956.
Sela Ward Husband
Ward married entrepreneur Howard Elliott Sherman on May 23, 1992. They have two children.
Sela Ward Children
Together with husband Howard Elliott Sherman, the couple has two children: Anabella Raye Sherman and Austin Ward Sherman.
Sela Ward Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Sela Ward Movies and TV Shows
Sela Ward Movies
- The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
- Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
- Nothing in Common (1986)
- Hello Again (1987)
- Steele Justice (1987)
- The Haunting of Sarah Hardy (1989)
- Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1991)
- Double Jeopardy (1992)
- The Fugitive (1993)
- My Fellow Americans (1996)
- 54 (1998)
- Runaway Bride (1999)
- The Badge (2002)
- Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
- The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- The Guardian (2006)
- The Stepfather (2009)
- Gone Girl (2014)
- Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Sela Ward TV Shows
- 2016–present – Graves
- 2010–13 – CSI: NY
- 2005–12 – House
- 2004 – Suburban Madness
- 2000 – Catch a Falling Star
- 1999–2002 – Once and Again
- 1999 – The New Batman Adventures
- 1997 – Frasier Kelly Easterbrook
- 1997 – Stories of Courage: Two Women
- 1995 – Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story
- 1991–96 – Sisters
- 1990 – Rainbow Drive
- 1987 – Night Court
- 1986 – Hotel
- 1986 – L.A. Law
- 1985 – I Had Three Wives
- 1983–84 – Emerald Point N.A.S.
Sela Ward House
Actress Sela Ward and her husband, venture capitalist Howard Sherman, sold their eight-acre Bel Air home for $39.995million to Jennifer Lopez.
The five-bedroom home features a 100-seat outdoor amphitheater, miniature golf course, man-made beach, massage room, 30-seat movie theater, an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and an infinity swimming pool.
Ward, 59, and Sherman bought the estate, which was originally built in the 1940s, in 2003 for $3.8million. They tore down much of the original structure and redeveloped the site using reclaimed wood from Mississippi and Louisiana in a nod to Ward’s southern roots.
In the extensive grounds there is a greenhouse off the kitchen that houses fruit trees, plus a one-bedroom guest cottage, vineyard, covered footbridge leading to a gazebo with an outdoor fire pit, and man-made pond.
Sela Ward Awards And Nominations
|1994||Sisters||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|2000||Once and Again||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|2001||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Won|
|2002||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
Primetime Emmy Award
|1994||Sisters||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Won|
|1996||Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|2000||Once and Again||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Won|
|2001||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
Screen Actors Guild Award
|1996||Sisters||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie||Nominated|
|2001||Once and Again||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
Other awards and nominations
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
|1996||Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story||Actress in a Movie or Miniseries||Won|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Ensemble of the Universe||Won|
Gold Derby Awards
|2005||House||Drama Guest Actress||Nominated|
|2015||Gone Girl||Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
Golden Raspberry Awards
|2017||Independence Day: Resurgence||Worst Supporting Actress||Nominated|
Online Film & Television Association
|2000||Once and Again||Best Actress in a New Drama Series||Won|
|Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2001||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Won|
|2002||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2001||Once and Again||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|2002||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|2000||Once and Again||Individual Achievement in Drama||Nominated|
TV Guide Awards
|2000||Once and Again||Favorite Actress in a New Series||Nominated|
|2001||Actress of the Year in a Drama Series||Nominated|
Viewers for Quality Television
|2000||Once and Again||Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series||Won|