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Sela Ward Biography

Birth Name:
Sela Ann Ward
Birth Place:
Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • First name means "hallelujah" or "amen
  • " Was a cheerleader for the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide football team, a Homecoming Queen and a member of the Chi Omega sorority
  • Began her career as a model and appeared in dozens of TV commercials
  • Made her feature-film debut in The Man Who Loved Women (1983), directed by Blake Edwards
  • Played the lead in the made-for-cable biopic Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story to critical acclaim
  • She won a CableACE award for her performance
  • Published a memoir, Homesick, in 2002

Awards

  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress for a Miniseries or a Special: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated

Relationships