Sela Ward is an American actress best known for her award-winning television roles as free-spirited Teddy Reed on Sisters (1991-96) and single mother Lily Manning on Once and Again (1999-2002).
She is also noted for her portrayal of Dr. Richard Kimble's murdered wife in the Oscar-nominated film version of The Fugitive.
She also starred as Jo Danville on the police procedural television drama series CSI: NY, from 2010-2013. She replaced Melina Kanakaredes on the show, who left after Season 6.
Ward's television credits include starring roles on House; Once and Again, for which she received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy nominations; and Sisters, where she received an Emmy Award and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
She also starred in the television special, Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story.
Ward's film credits include The Stepfather, The Guardian, The Fugitive, and The Day After Tomorrow, among others.
In 2002, Ward published her first book, titled Homesick. Part inspirational story, part memoir, the book tells Ward's quest for a balance between the comforts of her small-town childhood and her big city way of life. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
The Mississippi native and University of Alabama alumnus moved to New York after graduation, where she planned to pursue advertising. Soon after moving to New York, Ward began to model for Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, where she embarked on a successful modeling career.
Ward has been married to Howard Sherman since 23 May, 1992. They have two children, Austin (born 1994) and Anabella (born 1998).