Sela Ward

Sela Ann Ward, popularly known as Sela Ward, is a very renowned American actress, author, producer, and spokesperson. She has won many awards, including the prestigious Emmy Award for playing the character of Teddy Reed on the drama series Sisters, which aired on NBC. She has won a second Emmy as well as the Golden Globe awards as well. She went on to star in many famous series as well as movies, including the very renowned Gone Girl.

Well, how well do you know about Sela Ward? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Sela Ward’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Sela Ward to date.

Biography and Early Life-

Sela Ann Ward is the daughter of Granberry Holland “G.H.” Ward, Jr. and Annie Kate Boswell. She was born and brought up in Meridian, Mississippi. Ward has three siblings: one sister and two brothers, Jenna, Granberry Holland Ward III, and Joseph Brock. Her mother was natively from Alabama, whereas his father was a local in Meridian. She grew up in a quiet spiritual household.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Sela Ward in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Sela Ward’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 11 July 1956. Though, she is 5’ 7’’ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 139 lbs in Pound and 63kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Hazel and hair color is Dark Brown.


She completed her schooling at the Lamar School in Meridian. She completed her graduation in Fine Arts and Advertisement in 1977 from the University of Alabama. She was very active in extracurricular throughout her school and college life, and she was also crowned as the Homecoming Queen in college.

She also participated in the Crimson Tide cheer-leading. She got a double major in Fine Arts and Advertising and also became a member of the Chi-Omega sorority.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Sela Ward is very compassionate towards the plight of foster children. She came across two such children once in 1977 when she was visiting her hometown Mississippi, and she was too touched and decided to help these under-privileged children. She established the Hope Village for Children, which was started in Meridian in the year 2002.

She then expanded her cause nationwide, and currently, the Hope Village shelter is a home for 44 children, and her campaign serves as many as 200 children in a year. She got married to a businessman Howard Elliot Sherman in the year 1992, with whom she has a son and a daughter Austin and Annabella, respectively.

Is Sela Ward Lesbian?

Sela Ward has a husband named Howard Elliot Sherman, whom she is married to since 1992. With Howard, she has two children, a son named Austin and a daughter named Annabella. Hence Sela Ward is not a lesbian.

Professional Career-

The career of Sela Ward in the fashion industry began as a side hustle where she did modeling assignments for some extra money. She was employed by the Wilhelmina agency, which scored her first of her studies in Maybelline Cosmetics advertisements.

Following this, she moved to California to work in the entertainment industry, where is achieved her first movie role in 1983 on The Man who Loved Women. In the year 1991 where she, fortunately, got to play the role of Teddy Reed on the NBC series Sisters, for which she won her first Emmy award. She has acted in prominent positions in movies like The Fugitive, Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story.

She portrayed the role of Lily Brooks Manning in the drama series Once and Again, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and her second Emmy. Later she was offered some prominent roles, but she refused to take them as she wanted to spend more time with her family. Following this, she has appeared in movies like Gone Girl, The Stepfather, etc.


  • She won the Cable ACE award in 1996 in the category Best Actress in a movie or miniseries for her role in Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story.
  • She was awarded an Emmy in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Teddy Reed in the series Sisters in 1994.
  • She again won an Emmy in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Lilly Brooks Manning on the series Once and Again in 2000.
  • She also won a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Television series for her role as Lily Brooks Manning on Once and Again in 2001.

Net Worth, Salary and Earnings of Sela Ward in 2021

Sela Ward has acquired most of his legacy from her acting and modeling career. Over the years, she has acted in many renowned movies and bagged many commercials, which makes her net worth at a whopping amount of $60 million as of 2021.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know-

  • Sela has crowned the Homecoming Queen while in college, and she was also a cheerleader for the football team.
  • She applied for the Bond Girl role in 1996, for which she was rejected for being too old.
  • She started the Home Village for children initiative to help and support the orphans and abused children.

Sela Ward is a very famous American actress, author, producer, and spokesperson, who has achieved many prestigious awards and starred in many renowned movies and series. She has also started a welfare project for under-privileged children in Meridian called the Home Village for Children.


Facts of Sela Ann Ward

  • Gender Female
  • full nameSela Ann Ward
  • birthplaceMeridian, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Date of Birth July 01, 1956
  • Age 67 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$60 million
  • professionActress, Author, Producer
  • weightIn Kilograms-63 kg, In Pounds-139 lbs
  • heightIn Centimeters- 170 cm, In feet and inches- 5’ 7’’
  • hair colorDark Brown
  • eye colorHazel
  • high schoolLamar School, Meridian

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