Sela Ann Ward is an American actress, author and producer, best known for her roles on television. During 1980s, she played supporting roles in films The Man Who Loved Women, Nothing in Common and Hello Again, before her breakthrough role as Teddy Reed in the NBC drama series Sisters, for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994.
Ward has appeared in several films during her career, include The Fugitive, My Fellow Americans, The Day After Tomorrow, The Guardian, The Stepfather, and Gone Girl. She received her second Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for the leading role as Lily Manning in the ABC drama series, Once and Again. Ward later had a recurring role of Stacy Warner in the Fox medical drama House, and starred as Jo Danville in the CBS police procedural CSI: NY.