Faith Ford has received five Emmy® nominations and two consecutive Golden Globe nominations for her 10-year portrayal of reporter Corky Sherwood on “Murphy Brown.” Most recently, Ford co-starred opposite Fred Goss and Jerry O’Connell in the ABC comedy series “Carpoolers.” Prior to that she starred in the comedy series “Hope & Faith” with Kelly Ripa for three seasons and co-starred opposite Vin Diesel in “The Pacifier.”
Ford’s television credits include the ABC Family Channel feature “Moms On Strike” starring for two seasons as ‘Shelly Kilmartin,’ a probation officer who is the object of Norm Macdonald’s affection on the sitcom “Norm.” Between “Murphy Brown” and “Norm,” Ford headlined her own series, “Maggie Winters,” for CBS.
In addition to her acting career, Ford made her writing debut in 2004 with, Cooking With Faith, co-written with Melissa Clark. This Southern cookbook draws on Ford’s childhood in Louisiana where she learned how to cook down-home food at the knees of her grandmother and mother.
Ford was raised in the quiet community of Pineville, LA. In high school, she acted in plays, and in her senior year she was a finalist in Teen Magazine’s annual model search. Ford moved to New York City when she was 17, where she worked in commercials, took acting classes, and modeled. At 18, Ford landed a role on the soap “Another World.”
Relocating to Los Angeles in 1985 and continuing her acting studies, she began acquiring prime time television credits. She was a regular on the series “Popcorn Kid” and had a recurring role on “Thirtysomething” before meeting “Murphy Brown” executive producer Diane English.
Faith also starred in Rob Reiner’s feature “North,” NBC’s sci-fi action thriller “Night Visitors,” and Lifetime Television’s “Her Desperate Choice.”
Ford currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.