Sela Ward

Sela Ward

actress, producer

Sela Ward was born on Jul 11, 1956 in USA. Sela Ward's big-screen debut came with The Man Who Loved Women directed by Blake Edwards in 1983. Sela Ward is known for Gone Girl directed by David Fincher, Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne. Sela Ward has got 9 awards and 18 nominations so far. The most recent award Sela Ward achieved is CinemaCon, USA. The upcoming new tvshow Sela Ward plays is FBI - Season 1 which will be released on Sep 25, 2018.

Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (1961). "Sela" is a Hebrew word that means "rock, boulder, cliff". Sela graduated from the University of Alabama in 1977, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art and advertising; Sela was also a cheerleader for the Crimson Tide football team, a Homecoming Queen and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Sela moved to New York to work for an advertising agency.Responding to a friend's suggestion that she was tall (5' 7") and pretty enough to try modeling, Sela began a highly successful career with the Wilhelmina Agency. Sela's first gig was in the Pepsi advertising department, and her first commercial was for Maybelline. After appearing in 20 national television commercials, Sela moved to Los Angeles and got her first television role in Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983); she dated tall co-star Richard Dean Anderson for three years (which is much longer than the television series lasted). Sela's movie break came by appearing with Burt Reynolds in the film The Man Who Loved Women (1983), and by now her acting career was established.But perhaps Sela is best known for starring in the television series Sisters (1991), which ran for six seasons. The series was a big hit with women, and if the males in the audience stuck around after the steamy (literally) opening sauna sequence, they too would discover a series with fascinating writing and story plots, with Sela as Teddy Reed -- in the fashion industry she began her first company, which she wanted to call Teddy Wear. In 1992 and 1994, Sela got the Golden Globe Award nomination for best lead actress in a drama series; in 1994, she won an Emmy Award and, in 1996, the Screen Actors Guild Award.During the series' run, Sela married Howard Sherman (May 23, 1992 - present). They had two children: Austin Ward (May 13, 1994), Anabella Raye (May 30, 1998). Still very much a pretty woman, Sela appeared in Runaway Bride (1999) as Pretty Bar Woman. In 2000, Sela won her second Emmy Award, this time for her work in Once and Again (1999).

  • Birthday

    Jul 11, 1956
  • Place of Birth

    Meridian, Mississippi, USA
  • Also known

    Sela Ann Ward, Σίλα Γουόρντ, Σίλα Αν Γουόρντ

Known For


9 wins & 18 nominations

CinemaCon, USA
Ensemble of the Universe
Winner - CinemaCon Award
Peabody Awards
Winner - Peabody Award
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows