Sela Ward

Biography: Despite a handful of film roles---most notably her haunting performance as Harrison Ford's murdered wife in The Fugitive---Sela Ward made a name for herself on the small screen, starring in a number of TV movies and the dramas Sisters and Once and Again. Although the former model had romances with actors Richard Dean Anderson and Peter Weller in the 1980s, she settled down and had two kids with real-estate developer Howard Sherman, whom she met on a blind date. Unwilling to commit to a full-time job on series television, Ward passed on the role of Susan for ABC's mega-hit Desperate Housewives but returned to TV in 2005 for a stint on House. Offscreen, the Mississippi native shows lots of love for her hometown, which was the subject of her 2002 memoir Homesick and where she founded Hope Village for Children, a shelter for abused and abandoned kids.

Sela Ward's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 87 The Fugitive
Lowest Metascore: 32 Independence Day: Resurgence
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
32 Independence Day: Resurgence Jun 24, 2016 Cast / Cast / President Lanford / President Lanford 7.5
79 Gone Girl Oct 3, 2014 Sharon Scheiber / Sharon Schieber 8.2
33 The Stepfather Oct 16, 2009 Susan Harding 5.4
53 The Guardian Sep 29, 2006 Helen Randall 7.7
47 The Day After Tomorrow May 28, 2004 Dr. Lucy Hall 6.6
39 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Feb 27, 2004 Jeannie Miller 7.3
33 54 Aug 28, 1998 Billie Auster 2.2
49 My Fellow Americans Dec 20, 1996 Kaye Griffin 6.8
87 The Fugitive Aug 6, 1993 Helen Kimble 8.7
62 Nothing in Common Jul 30, 1986 Cheryl Ann Wayne 7.3