Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Sela Ward is a Actor American born on 11 july 1956 at Meridian (USA)

Sela Ward

Sela Ward
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Sela Ann Ward
Nationality USA
Birth 11 july 1956 (63 years) at Meridian (USA)

Sela 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.

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).

Biography

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.

Best films

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
(Actress)
The Fugitive (1993)
(Actress)

Usually with

Harald Kloser
Harald Kloser
(2 films)
Ron Dean
Ron Dean
(3 films)
Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sela Ward (22 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)

Directed by David Fincher
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit
Roles Sharon Schieber
Rating80% 4.048614.048614.048614.048614.04861
Amy et Nick forment en apparence un couple modèle. Victimes de la crise, ils quittent Manhattan pour retourner s’installer dans la ville du Missouri où Nick a grandi. Mais le jour de leur 5ème anniversaire de mariage, Amy disparaît et Nick retrouve leur maison saccagée. Lors de l’enquête tout semble accuser Nick. Celui-ci décide, de son côté, de tout faire pour savoir ce qui est arrivé à Amy et découvre qu’elle lui dissimulait beaucoup de choses.
Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)
, 2h29
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski
Roles Sharon Schieber
Rating80% 4.0486054.0486054.0486054.0486054.048605
The day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne returns home to find that his wife Amy is missing. Her disappearance receives heavy press coverage, as Amy was the inspiration for her parents' popular "Amazing Amy" children's books. Detective Rhonda Boney does a walkthrough of their house and finds poorly concealed evidence of a struggle. The police conduct a forensic analysis and uncover the remnants of cleaned blood stains, leading to the conclusion that Amy was murdered. Suspicions arise that Nick is responsible, and his awkward behavior is interpreted by the media as characteristic of a sociopath.
The Stepfather, 1h41
Directed by Nelson McCormick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Jon Tenney, Sherry Stringfield
Roles Susan Harding
Rating56% 2.8008952.8008952.8008952.8008952.800895
The film opens as Grady Edwards (Dylan Walsh) transforms himself in a bathroom. He shaves off his beard, dyes his hair, and removes his brown contact lenses. He goes downstairs with his luggage and fixes himself peanut butter toast and coffee. As he leaves the house, the camera reveals the bodies of his wife and her three children.
The Guardian, 2h19
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown, Neal McDonough, Brian Geraghty
Roles Helen Randall
Rating69% 3.4503353.4503353.4503353.4503353.450335
Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) is the top rescue swimmer at the United States Coast Guard's Aviation Survival Technician (AST) program. Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher) is a hot-shot candidate for AST, who was ranked as a top competitive swimmer in high school with scholarships to every Ivy league college, but he opted to enlist in the Coast Guard. The film's title is introduced by a mythic tale: people lost at sea often claim they feel a presence lifting them to the surface, breathing life into their bodies while they are waiting for help to arrive. They call this presence "The Guardian".
The Day After Tomorrow, 2h4
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Catastrophe climatique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Sela Ward, Dash Mihok
Roles Dr. Lucy Hall
Rating63% 3.1999953.1999953.1999953.1999953.199995
On an expedition in Antarctica, paleoclimatologist Jack Hall and his colleagues Frank and Jason are drilling for ice-core samples on the Larsen Ice Shelf for the NOAA when the shelf breaks off.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 1h26
Directed by Guy Ferland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Romola Garai, Diego Luna, Sela Ward, John Slattery, Mika Sue Boorem, Jonathan Jackson
Roles Jeannie Miller
Rating60% 3.0013353.0013353.0013353.0013353.001335
In 1958, Katey Miller (Romola Garai), her parents (Sela Ward and John Slattery), and her younger sister Susie (Mika Boorem) arrive in Cuba during the Cuban revolution. A self-described bookworm, Katey is not very happy about having to move to a different country during her senior year of high school, as she had been planning to attend Radcliffe College, although the rest of her family seem extremely pleased to be in Cuba. Meeting several other rich American teenagers down by the pool, including James Phelps (Jonathan Jackson), the son of her father's boss, Katey becomes disgusted when one of the teenagers insults a local waiter when he accidentally knocks over some of their drinks. Katey attempts to talk to the waiter—Javier (Diego Luna), who works at the hotel to support his family—because she feels awful about what had occurred but he is not interested.
The Badge
The Badge (2002)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, William Devane, Sela Ward, Marcus Lyle Brown, Julie Hagerty
Roles Carla Hardwick
Rating62% 3.100493.100493.100493.100493.10049
La Salle Parish, Louisiana sheriff Darl Hardwick (Billy Bob Thornton) investigates the controversial local murder of a transsexual, with the highly sensitive matter being concealed as much as possible by the parish's most influential figures, such figures even going so far as to frame Hardwick for statutory rape involving a local waitress. With his career as sheriff at an end, Hardwick takes a personal stake in the investigation after becoming acquainted with the victim's widow (Patricia Arquette), and begins down a somewhat reckless path to an understanding of the victim's world, reconciliation for past sins, and a series of dark truths within the parish itself.
The Reef
The Reef (1999)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sela Ward, Timothy Dalton, Alicia Witt, Jamie Glover, Cynthia Harris, Leslie Caron
Roles Anna Leath
Rating59% 2.962582.962582.962582.962582.96258
The film is set in early 20th century, in France. A young widow renews her love with a man until she discovers that he had a past relationship with one of her new employees, who is a nanny. This makes the two women accuse each other for particular reasons until the end of the movie.
Runaway Bride, 1h56
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Héctor Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley
Roles Pretty Woman in Bar
Rating55% 2.7528952.7528952.7528952.7528952.752895
Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is a spirited and attractive young woman who has had a number of unsuccessful relationships. Maggie, nervous of being married, has left a trail of fiancés. She's left three men waiting for her at the altar on their wedding day (all of which are caught on tape), receiving tabloid fame and the dubious nickname "The Runaway Bride".
54
54 (1998)
, 1h33
Directed by Mark Christopher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, Breckin Meyer
Roles Billie Auster
Rating57% 2.8997852.8997852.8997852.8997852.899785
Shane O'Shea (Ryan Phillippe) is a young Jersey man, handsome enough to become a bartender at Studio 54. There he befriends aspiring singer Anita (Salma Hayek) and her husband, Greg Randazzo (Breckin Meyer). Shane gets sucked into the hard-partying scene at Studio 54, as his life spirals downward, so does It.
My Fellow Americans, 1h41
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Politique, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Sela Ward
Roles Kaye Griffin
Rating64% 3.2485753.2485753.2485753.2485753.248575
Republican Senator Russell Kramer of Ohio (Jack Lemmon) wins the Presidential election, narrowly defeating archrival Democratic Governor Matt Douglas of Indiana (James Garner). Four years later, Douglas wins a landslide victory over the now-incumbent Kramer. Another four years later, Kramer's former Vice President, William Haney (Dan Aykroyd), defeats Douglas. His Vice President, Ted Matthews (John Heard), is widely seen as an idiot, and becomes a continuing embarrassment for the administration. A further three years later, Kramer is spending his time writing books and speaking at various inconsequential functions, while Douglas is finishing his own book and going through a divorce.
The Fugitive, 2h10
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about disabilities, Films about capital punishment, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Pantoliano, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Roles Helen Kimble
Rating77% 3.8982553.8982553.8982553.8982553.898255
Dr. Richard Kimble, a prominent Chicago vascular surgeon, arrives home to find his wife Helen fatally wounded by a one-armed man. Kimble struggles with the killer but he escapes. The lack of evidence of a break-in, Helen's lucrative life insurance policy, and a misunderstood 9-1-1 call result in Kimble's conviction of first-degree murder. Being transported to death row by bus, his fellow prisoners attempt an escape. The pandemonium sends the bus down a ravine and into the path of an oncoming train. Kimble escapes the collision and flees. Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his colleagues Renfro, Biggs, Newman and Poole arrive at the crash site and begin the search for Kimble. Kimble sneaks into a hospital to treat his wounds and alter his appearance. He eludes the authorities, but Gerard corners him at the edge of a storm drain over a dam. Kimble leaps into the raging water and escapes.