Sela Ward Biography
With her 57 frame, beautiful dark hair and strong features, Sela Ward easily got commercials and modeling work. She soon started appearing in Maybelline commercials, and about 20 more television commercials. Sela Ward then moved to Los Angeles, realizing that she wanted to study and pursue acting. Her first film was 1983s The Man Who Loved Women. This was then followed by her role in Edward Point, Nas, a television series where she starred as Hilary Adams.
In 1991, she starred on the television series, Sisters, the show that launched Sela Ward into the consciousness of the American audience. The show lasted 6 seasons, and she got many awards and nominations for this. She won a 1994 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series in a Drama, and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, all for Sisters.
In 1986, Sela Ward starred opposite Tom Hanks in Nothing in Common, a comedy-drama. In the late eighties, she became a regular in television, both in shows and television movies, including Night Court, Hotel, and Bridesmaids. In 1992, she starred in Double Jeopardy, followed by roles in Killer Rules in 1993, and the Fugitive in 1993. in 1995, Sela Ward did the biopic of Jessica Savitch, called Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story. She won the 1995 CableAce Awards for Actress in a Movie or Miniseries, and was nominated a 1996 Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and nominated a 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries, for her work in the biopic.
Sela Ward is married to Howard Sherman, a venture capitalist. The pair have been married since 1992, and have two children together, Austin and Annabella.