Sela Ward is a Actor American born on 11 july 1956 at Meridian (USA)
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Birth name Sela Ann WardNationality USABirth 11 july 1956Sela Ann Ward (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, author and producer, best known for her roles on television. During 1980s, she played supporting roles in films The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Nothing in Common (1986) and Hello Again (1987), before her breakthrough role 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.
(62 years) at Meridian (USA
Ward has appeared in several films during her career, include The Fugitive (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Guardian (2006), The Stepfather (2009), and Gone Girl (2014). She received her second Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for the leading role as Lily Manning in the ABC drama series, Once and Again (1999–2002). Ward later had a 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).
While attending the University of Alabama, Ward dated Bob Baumhower, an All-America defensive tackle coach for Bear Bryant's football team. Baumhower went on to an All-Pro career with the Miami Dolphins and played in two Super Bowls.
On May 23, 1992, Ward married actor Howard Sherman. They have a son, Austin Ward Sherman (born May 13, 1994) and a daughter Anabella Raye Sherman (born May 30, 1998).
After meeting two foster children during a holiday trip home to Mississippi in 1997, Ward decided to meet a broader need for abused and neglected children by initiating and partially funding the creation of an emergency shelter for those awaiting placement in foster homes. Housed on a 30-acre (120,000 m) property once used as a Masonic-owned and -operated orphanage, the Hope Village for Children opened in Ward's home town of Meridian in January 2002 and is intended to serve as a pilot for a nationwide network of similar shelters. Hope Village currently has a capacity for 44 residents and serves an average of 200 children per year.
A business district portion of 22nd Avenue in Meridian (from 6th Street to the Interstate 20 highway interchange) has been named the "Sela Ward Parkway" in Ward's honor.
In 2002, Ward published her autobiography, Homesick: A Memoir, through HarperCollins' ReganBooks imprint.