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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence President Lanford
(2016)
Gone Girl
Gone Girl Sharon Schieber
(2014)
The Fugitive
The Fugitive Helen Kimble
(1993)
The Stepfather
The Stepfather Susan Harding
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 FBI (TV Series) (pre-production)
Dana Mosier
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Dana Mosier
 2018 Westworld (TV Series)
Juliet
- Vanishing Point (2018) ... Juliet
 2016-2017 Graves (TV Series)
Margaret Graves
- Spark Meet Gasoline (2017) ... Margaret Graves
- Not All Who Wander Are Lost (2017) ... Margaret Graves
- They Die Happier (2017) ... Margaret Graves
- All the King's Horses (2017) ... Margaret Graves
- Cradle to the Graves (2017) ... Margaret Graves
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
President Lanford
 2014 Gone Girl
Sharon Schieber
 2010-2013 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Jo Danville
- Today Is Life (2013) ... Jo Danville
- Blood Actually (2013) ... Jo Danville
- Seth and Apep (2013) ... Jo Danville
- White Gold (2013) ... Jo Danville
- Nine Thirteen (2013) ... Jo Danville
 2005-2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Stacy Warner
- Everybody Dies (2012) ... Stacy Warner
- Need to Know (2006) ... Stacy Warner
- Failure to Communicate (2006) ... Stacy Warner
- The Mistake (2005) ... Stacy Warner
- Hunting (2005) ... Stacy Warner
 2009 The Stepfather
Susan Harding
 2006/I The Guardian
Helen Randall
 2004 Suburban Madness (TV Movie)
Bobbi Bacha
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow
Dr. Lucy Hall
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Jeannie Miller
 2002 The Badge
Carla Hardwick
 1999-2002 Once and Again (TV Series)
Lily Manning
- Chance of a Lifetime (2002) ... Lily Manning
- Losing You (2002) ... Lily Manning
- Experience Is the Teacher (2002) ... Lily Manning
- Aaron's List of Dreams (2002) ... Lily Manning
- One Step (Parent) Backward (2002) ... Lily Manning
 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
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Calendar Girl / Page Monroe
- Mean Seasons (1998) ... Calendar Girl / Page Monroe (voice)
 1997 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (TV Movie)
Marie-Rose Gineste (segment "Woman on a Bicycle")
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
Kelly Easterbrook
- Frasier's Imaginary Friend (1997) ... Kelly Easterbrook
 1996 My Fellow Americans
Kaye Griffin
 1991-1996 Sisters (TV Series)
Teddy Reed / Teddy Reed Falconer / Teddy Reed Sorenson
- War and Peace: Part 2 (1996) ... Teddy Reed Sorenson
- War and Peace: Part 1 (1996) ... Teddy Reed Sorenson
- Taking a Gamble (1996) ... Teddy Reed Sorenson
- Housecleaning (1996) ... Teddy Reed Sorenson
- Nothing Personal (1996) ... Teddy Reed Sorenson
 1995 Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (TV Movie)
Jessica Savitch
 1993 The Fugitive
Helen Kimble
 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)
Caryl
 1987 The King of Love (TV Movie)
Annie Larkspur
 1987 Hello Again
Kim Lacey
 1987 Cameo by Night (TV Movie)
Jennifer / Cameo
 1987 Steele Justice
Tracy
 1987 Night Court (TV Series)
Heather
- 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
 1986 Nothing in Common
Cheryl Ann Wayne
 1985 I Had Three Wives (TV Series)
Emily
- '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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Other Works:

2006: Print ads for Kellogg's Smart Start breakfast cereal. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

First name is pronounced "See-La." (At times being confused with the Biblical word "Selah."). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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