Sela Ward Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows

Sela Ward Biography

Sela Ward is an actress, author, and producer from the United States who is widely known for her role in the NBC drama Sisters was her breakout TV role. Ward has also appeared in CSI: NY and FBI. For her performance in Once and Again, she received two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.


How old is Sela Ward? – Age

She is 64 years old as of 11 July 2020. She was born Sela Ann Ward in 1956 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States.

Sela Ward Family

Ward was the son of housewife Annie Kate (née Boswell) and electrical engineer Granberry Holland “G.H.” Ward, Jr. Her father is a Meridian native, whereas her mother was born in Choctaw County, Alabama, before moving to Meridian as a child. Ward is the eldest of four children, the other three being his sister Jenna and two brothers, Joseph Brock and Granberry Holland Ward III.

Sela Ward Husband

Ward married entrepreneur Howard Elliott Sherman on May 23, 1992. Austin and Anabella are their two children. After meeting two foster children on a holiday trip home to Mississippi in 1997, Ward decided to address a broader need for abused and neglected children by initiating and partially funding the establishment of a permanent group home, emergency shelter, and transition houses.

Sela Ward Net Worth

Sela has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.

Sela Ward Once and Again

She was cast as Lily Manning: Grace and Zoe’s mother, separated from Jake in the American television series Once and Again.


Lily Manning is a Deerfield, Illinois-based suburban soccer mom in her forties. Lily’s life changes when she meets Rick Sammler in Grace’s school’s principal’s office. Rick and his uptight ex-wife Karen have been divorced for three years and have two children. Lily and Rick are instantly attracted to each other and begin dating. Their budding relationship causes issues in both of their families. To a lesser extent, the show focused on their ex-spouses, Jake and Karen, and their own struggles to move on in a post-divorce environment.

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Sela Ward CSI: NY

She played the role of Jo Danville, a Detective First Grade, a skilled investigator, an unrivaled criminal profiler, and the most recent assistant supervisor on Mac’s team in the American police procedural television series CSI: NY.


She was an FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Washington before being fired for blowing the whistle on a corrupt technician. Her previous marriage to a fellow FBI agent produced a college-aged son, Tyler, and an adopted daughter, Ellie. The show follows a group of detectives who work for New York City’s crime lab. Detective Mac Taylor, a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, leads the team. The series places a high value on criminal profiling. Stella Bonasera, the main character, is half-Greek, half-Italian, and entirely New York.

Sela Ward Emerald Point N.A.S.

Sela played Hilary Adams, Harlan’s equally scheming daughter, engaged to Glenn Matthews, a man her best friend, Kay Mallory, loves in the American television drama Emerald Point N.A.S. She is disheartened when he breaks off their engagement and marries Kay.


The series was created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, who also created Dynasty. It was set at a Naval Air Station somewhere in the American South and focused on the lives of the personnel stationed there. Emerald Point N.A.S was a typical soap opera, combining military and espionage plots with plots revolving around family intrigue, romance, and power scheming. Bill Conti composed the series’ theme song, which had previously been written for other prime-time dramas such as Dynasty, Falcon Crest, and Cagney and Lacey.

Sela Ward Sisters

She appeared as Theodora “Teddy” Reed Margolis Falconer Sorenson in the American family drama television series Sisters.


Teddy Reed was the second sister on “Law and Order: SVU.” She was Mitch Reed’s ex-wife and a fashion designer. Teddy married Dr. Gabriel Sorenson, a neurosurgeon, and had a daughter. George Clooney portrayed detective James Falconer, who was assassinated not long after she married him. As a teenager, she was an artist and had a relationship with British millionaire Simon Bolt, who bought her fashion company and later sold it to another British millionaire. Teddy and Mitch’s adolescent daughter, the Cat, was raped at college.

Sela Ward Movies

♦ 2016 – Independence Day: Resurgence
♦ 2014 – Gone Girl
♦ 2009 – The Stepfather
♦ 2006 – The Guardian
♦ 2004 – Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
♦ 2004 – The Day After Tomorrow
♦ 2002 – The Badge
♦ 1999 – Runaway Bride
♦ 1998 – 54
♦ 1996 – My Fellow Americans
♦ 1993 – The Fugitive
♦ 1992 – Double Jeopardy
♦ 1991 – Child of Darkness, Child of Light

Sela Ward TV Shows

♦ 2018–2019 – FBI
♦ 2018 – Westworld
♦ 2016–17 – Graves
♦ 2005–06 – House
♦ 2004 – Suburban Madness – Bobbi Bacha
♦ 2000 – Catch a Falling Star – Sydney Clark
♦ 1999–2002 – Once and Again
♦ 1999 – The New Batman Adventures
♦ 1997 – Frasier
♦ 1997 – Stories of Courage: Two Women
♦ 1995 – Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story
♦ 1991–96 – Sisters
♦ 1990 – Rainbow Drive
♦ 1989 – Bridesmaids