Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Highest Rated: 96% The Fugitive (1993)

Lowest Rated: 10% Hello Again (1987)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1956

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, USA

Born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1956, Sela Ward graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in fine art and advertising. She moved to New York City and began working as a storyboard artist, but when she was recruited to be a model it was too tempting to turn down. After modeling for print and TV campaigns, Ward moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Her first role came in the Blake Edwards comedy "The Man Who Loved Women" (1983) staring Burt Reynolds and Julie Andrews. The same year, she landed her first series regular role on "Emerald Point N.A.S." (CBS, 1983-84), chronicling life on a military base. When that show was cancelled after one season, Ward continued to work, playing supporting roles in films like "Nothing in Common" (1986) starring Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason and TV series such as "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994). In 1991, she began her starring role on the on the series "Sisters" (NBC, 1991-96), for which she earned her first Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994. Ward continued to play supporting roles in features as well, memorably playing the murdered wife of Harrison Ford's Richard Kimble in the hit film adaptation of "The Fugitive" (1993). In 1996, Ward was nominated for another Emmy, when she played the title character in the TV Movie "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story" (Lifetime, 1996). Two more nominations and one victory came when she played the lead role in the drama "Once and Again" (ABC, 1999-2002). She played a substantial recurring role on the medical drama "House" (Fox, 2004-2012) and a major part on "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-2013). Supporting roles in the films "Gone Girl" (2014) and "Independence Day: Resurgence" (2016) were followed by a series regular role in the political drama "Graves" (Epix, 2016-17) starring Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States.

Highest rated movies

The Fugitive
Gone Girl
Nothing in Common
My Fellow Americans
The Day After Tomorrow
The Guardian
The Badge
The Man Who Loved Women




29% 30% Independence Day: Resurgence President Lanford (Character) $103.1M 2016
87% 87% Gone Girl Sharon Scheiber (Character) $167.8M 2014
13% 34% The Stepfather Susan Harding (Character) $29.1M 2009
37% 80% The Guardian Helen Randall (Character) $55.0M 2006
No Score Yet 42% Suburban Madness Bobbi Bacha (Character) - 2004
45% 50% The Day After Tomorrow Dr. Lucy Hall (Character) $186.7M 2004
23% 73% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Jeannie Miller (Character) $14.1M 2004
33% 38% The Badge Carla Hardwick (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catch a Falling Star Sydney Clarke/Cheryl Belson (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2000
15% 32% 54 Billie Auster (Character) $16.6M 1998
No Score Yet 57% The Reef Anna Leath (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage -- Two Women Marie-Rose Gineste (Character) - 1997
47% 64% My Fellow Americans Kaye Griffin (Character) $22.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Jessica Savitch (Character) - 1995
96% 89% The Fugitive Helen Kimble (Character) $183.8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Rules Dorothy Wade (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 30% Double Jeopardy Karen Hart (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 21% Child of Darkness, Child of Light Sister Anne (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Drive Laura Demming (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 64% Bridesmaids Caryl (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% The Haunting of Sarah Hardy Sarah Hardy (Character) - 1989
20% 41% Steele Justice Tracy (Character) $490.7K 1987
10% 49% Hello Again Kim Lacey (Character) $20.3M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cameo by Night Jennifer Cameo (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King of Love Annie Larkspur (Character) - 1987
54% 40% Nothing in Common Cheryl Ann Wayne (Character) $32.0M 1986
17% 86% Rustlers' Rhapsody Colonel's Daughter (Character) - 1985
33% 38% The Man Who Loved Women Janet Wainwright (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet 62% FBI Special Agent in Charge Dana Mosier (Character) 2018-2019
55% 82% Graves Margaret Graves (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2010 2016
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Jo Danville (Character) 2010-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovery Atlas Narrator 2006
90% 96% House Stacy Warner (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Lily Manning (Character) 1999-2002
95% 94% Frasier Kelly Easterbrook (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Teddy Reed (Character) 1991-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emerald Point N.A.S. Hilary Adams (Character) 1983-1984