July 11, 1956
Sela Ward was born to an electrical engineer and a homemaker in Meridian,
Mississippi. She is the eldest of four children, and her name is from the Bible, meaning
Hallelujah or Amen.
She majored in art and advertising at the University of Alabama where she also was a
cheerleader and homecoming queen. Sela graduated in 1977 and moved to New York to work
for an advertising agency. When a friend suggested that she try modelling she agreed, and
began what proved to be a highly successful career with the Wilhelmina Agency. After
appearing in around twenty TV commercials, Sela decided to move to Los Angeles to try
her hand at television and film. She nabbed her first TV role on the short-lived series,
"Emerald Point, N.A.S." from which sprang a three year relationship with costar Richard
Dean Anderson. She got her big break when she was cast in "The Man Who Loved Women" with
Sela married Howard Sherman in 1992, and has two children, a son named Austin, and a daughter,
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