Sela Ward is an American actress, producer, and author. 0.9 miles of Avenue in Meridian is named “Sela Ward Parkway” in her honor. 

Quick Info
Birth NameSela Ward
BornJuly 11, 1956
Age64 yrs
MotherAnnie Kate
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight63 kg
HusbandsHoward Elliott Sherman
ChildrenAustin Ward Sherman, Anabella Raye Sherman
Net Worth$50 million

Sela Ward


Sela Ward was born on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi, U.S. She was born to Annie Kate (née Boswell), a housewife, and Granberry Holland “G.H.” Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer. Ward’s father, Grandbeery Holland, was from a native Meridian family, and her mother, Annie, was from Choctaw County, Alabama. Likewise, she has 3 cousins with a sister and two brothers. She is the oldest among all. Her brothers are Joseph Brock and Granberry Holland Ward III, and her sister is Jenna.

Early Life

She had revealed that her father used to become so aggressive whenever he drank. Moreover, this all made her mother suffered a lot due to his self-destructive habits.  


She has attended the University of Alabama. There she was Homecoming Queen, a Crimson Tide cheerleader, and joined Chi Omega sorority. Talking about her studies, Sela has doubled-majored in art and advertising, graduating in 1977. 


Sela Ward was always unaware of how successful she could be as a model. So she has chosen to model to supplement her income. Likewise, she worked in Newyork city as a storyboard artist when recruited by the Wilhelmina agency. After that, she was featured in television commercials. Furthermore, she started her modeling career in the 1970s when she was offered a reputed agency contract by ‘Wilhelmina Models.’

She has also modeled in print, and very soon, she appeared in commercial advertisements for ‘Maybelline.’ After almost 4-5 years, in the early 1980s, she had become a known model.  That was the point when she started venting about her acting career.

Movies and Tv Shows

To get successful in acting, she moved to Los Angeles to earn film and TV roles. Her first acting debut happened in the year 1983. Likewise, she debuted with a small role in the Burt Reynolds-starred film ‘The Man Who Loved Women.’  The very same year that was in 1983, she also made her television debut. She got a sinewy role in her debut series, ‘Emerald Point N.A.S.’

Sela Ward

Her other works include ‘Hilary Adams’ in 22 episodes of the series ‘Emerald Point N.A.S.’  Completing this work was really a big task to deal with, and after this, she appeared in guest roles in series such as ‘I Had Three Wives’ and ‘L.A. Law.’ The early 1990s turned out to be very fruitful for her career, giving her career a new turn. Sela Ward made her TV breakthrough from the series Sisters. This was a family drama series that attracted high female viewership and became a major hit.

As the series ran successfully for five seasons and the work Sela did,  she received widespread acclaim for her performance.  Her other movies include ‘Double Jeopardy’ and ‘The Fugitive.’ She worked with different stars like Tommy Lee Jones, Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, and Joe Pantoliano. But after the middle of the 1990s, Sela mostly focused on TV roles more than movies and all.


She has fairly and beautifully been active in the television world. Sela played a supporting role in many series, including  ‘House’ and ‘CSI: NY.’ Her key roles in ‘Graves,’ ‘Westworld,’ and ‘FBI’ were really appreciated. Ward has also appeared in TV films such as ‘Catch a Falling Star’ and ‘Suburban Madness.’ Unfortunately, her career got a little slip during the 2000s and the 2010s when she only appeared in supporting roles like ‘Independence Day: Insurgence’ and ‘Gone Girl.’

Sela Ward has voiced for the character ‘Page Monroe/Calendar Girl’ in an animated series ‘The New Batman Adventures.’ Moreover, she has appeared in newswoman Sharon Schieber in Gone Girl (2014), co-starring in Independence Day: Resurgence. She portrayed the President of the United States, President Lanford.

Other work of Sela Ward

She has also written an autobiography about herself which she named ‘Homesick.’ It is a memoir published in 2002 by ‘ReganBooks,’ a ‘HarperCollins’ division. 


Her work was always immaculate, and she is always dedicated to her work. That’s why she has received her second Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. 

How old is Sela Ward?

Born on July 11, 1956, Sella Ward is 64 years. She has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches or 1.71 m. She weighs 63 kg. Moreover, she has hazel-colored eyes and dark-brown hair color.

Persona Life

Definitely, Sela is taking not only the breaths of men’s but women’s too. This lovely lady married Howard Elliott Sherman on May 23, 1992. This beautiful couple has two children named Austin Ward Sherman and Anabella Raye Sherman.

Sela Ward

Net worth

A comely personality and brimful pocket are what we all need.  Sela is both beautiful and rich. Proving among all the odds, she has made a great life. Her net worth is $50 million.  The major source of her income is from a successful career in acting, making her most fortunes from movies and series.     

Social media

Connecting with such a beautiful soul on social media will make our day. To join her on Instagram, you have to follow her on it. The same goes for Twitter. She has an Instagram handle of username @selaward and a Twitter handle of username @selaward again. She has 78.4k followers, 653 followers on Instagram, and 115.3K followers, 730 followers on Twitter.