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Sela Ward

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, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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The Fugitive
The Fugitive Helen Kimble
Gone Girl
Gone Girl Sharon Schieber
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow Dr. Lucy Hall
Sisters Teddy Reed / Teddy Reed Falconer / Teddy Reed Sorenson


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 2016 Graves (TV Series)
Margaret Graves
- Hunter or Savage (2016) ... Margaret Graves
- A Tincture of Madness (2016) ... Margaret Graves
- Lions in Winter (2016) ... Margaret Graves
- That Dare Not Speak (2016) ... Margaret Graves
- Nothing Can Come of Nothing (2016) ... Margaret Graves
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
President Lanford
 2004 Suburban Madness (TV Movie)
Bobbi Bacha
 2000 Catch a Falling Star (TV Movie)
Sydney Clarke, aka Cheryl Belson
 1999 Passion's Way (TV Movie)
Anna Leath
 1999 Runaway Bride
Pretty Woman in Bar
 1998 54
Billie Auster
 1997 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (TV Movie)
Marie-Rose Gineste (segment "Woman on a Bicycle")
 1995 Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (TV Movie)
Jessica Savitch
 1993 Killer Rules (TV Movie)
Dorothy Wade
 1992 Double Jeopardy (TV Movie)
Karen Hart
 1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV Movie)
Sister Anne
 1990 Rainbow Drive (TV Movie)
Laura Demming
 1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Toni Cerreta
- In Vino Veritas (1990) ... Toni Cerreta
 1989 The Haunting of Sarah Hardy (TV Movie)
Sarah Hardy
 1989 Bridesmaids (TV Movie)
 1987 The King of Love (TV Movie)
Annie Larkspur
 1987 Cameo by Night (TV Movie)
Jennifer / Cameo
 1987 Steele Justice
 1987 Night Court (TV Series)
- Christine's Friend (1987) ... Heather
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Lynette Pierce
- Fry Me to the Moon (1986) ... Lynette Pierce
- The Venus Butterfly (1986) ... Lynette Pierce
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Isabel Atwood
- Hornet's Nest (1986) ... Isabel Atwood
 1985 I Had Three Wives (TV Series)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1985) ... Emily
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody
Colonel's Daughter
 1983-1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Hilary Adams
- The Wedding (1984) ... Hilary Adams
- Pandora's Box (1984) ... Hilary Adams
- Friends and Lovers (1984) ... Hilary Adams
- The Best Laid Plans (1984) ... Hilary Adams
- The Climax (1984) ... Hilary Adams
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women
Janet Wainwright
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1981: TV commercial for Camay soap. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 16 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[after being rejected for the femme fatale role in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) at age 39] I'd never felt more sexy and more confident as a woman, and more ready as an actress. Yet, as I quickly discovered, if you were over 35, you weren't any of those things as far as Hollywood is concerned.


2002: Her mother, Annie, died while battling ovarian cancer. Her father, Granberry, a retired engineer, died of complications following surgery at age 85 in January 2009. See more »

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