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Faith Ford (born September 14, 1964) is an Americanmarker television and film actress, best known for her role as Corky Sherwood on Murphy Brown and her role as Hope Fairfield-Shanowski on Hope & Faith.

Biography

Early life

Ford was born as Alexis Ford in Alexandria, Louisianamarker, the daughter of Pat, a schoolteacher, and Charles Ford, an insurance agent. Ford lived in nearby Pinevillemarker and began acting while attending Pineville High School. She moved to New York Citymarker at the age of 17 and began to model and find commercial work.

Career

In 1983, Ford gained her first television role on ABC's One Life to Live, her first major gig was on the NBC soap opera Another World, where she played Julia Shearer (a role previously played by Kyra Sedgwick) for several years.

Ford was let go by the producers and soon moved to Hollywoodmarker, where she gained a regular role on the short-lived sitcom, The Popcorn Kid, a five-episode appearance on thirtysomething and later her role on Murphy Brown. After a nine-year run, the series ended, and Ford began to work in TV-movies. In 1998 she executive produced her own short-lived sitcom Maggie Winters. Ford also appeared on The Norm Show with Norm Macdonald, Laurie Metcalf and Artie Lange from 1999 to 2001.

Ford was married to Robert Nottingham from 1989-1996 and has been married to personal trainer/screenwriter Campion Murphy since 1998. Ford's sister, Devon O'Day, hosts country radio programs, owns a media company, and is an author. Ford and Murphy co-produced an original short film, entitled Citation of Merit which appeared in numerous film festivals across the U.S.

Ford starred with Kelly Ripa in Hope & Faith, where she managed a catering business; the sitcom lasted three seasons. The show was pulled from the ABC lineup in May 2006 after a decline in ratings following a switch from Fridays to Tuesdays.

In 2004, she published her own cookbook, Cooking with Faith, and credited her mother and two grandmothers for teaching her how to cook. Ford played the mother of a family whose husband had died in Disney's filmThe Pacifier, which was released in early 2005. In 2007, she appeared in the sitcom, Carpoolers.

At the moment, she currently hosts and stars in Mind Body Balance, a web series on MSN. In June 2009, she spoke about her series and the future of digital programming at the Digital Content NewFront.

Selected Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Another World Julia Shearer (TV series)
One Life to Live Muffy Critchlow (Soap opera)
1988-1998 Murphy Brown Corky Sherwood (TV series)
2002 Mom's On Strike Pam Harris
2003 Beethoven's 5th Julia Dempsey (Film)
2003-2006 Hope & Faith Hope Shanowski (Sitcom)
2005 The Pacifier Julie Plummer (Film)
2007 Carpoolers Leila Brooker (Sitcom)
2008 A Kiss At Midnight Susan Flowers (TV film)
2008 My Name Is Earl Rachel (Episode: Got The Babysitter Pregnant)


Awards

Nominations

References

  1. Biodata
  2. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=107383


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