Sela Ward born on the 11th July 1956 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. She is an actress. She is best known for her Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning roles in Sisters (1991-1996) and Once and Again (1999-2002). She is also noted for her portrayal of Richard Kimble's murdered wife in the Oscar nominated film version of The Fugitive. While working in New York City, the 5'7" Sela began modelling to supplement her income. She was recruited by the Wilhelmina agency and was soon featured in television commercials promoting Maybelline cosmetics. She eventually moved to California to pursue acting and landed her first film role in The Man Who Loved Women in 1983. At age 39 Sela auditioned for the role of a bond girl but was passed over, the casting director said "What we really want is Sela, but Sela ten years ago". In response, she developed and produced a documentary, The Changing Face of Beauty, about American obsession with youth and its effect on women. She was originally offered the role of Megan Donner on CSI: Miami and Susan Meyer on Desperate Housewives, but turned both down because they would take her away from her family too much, she has two children.