Ford, Faith 1964-

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Ford, Faith 1964-


Original name, Alexis Ford; born September 14, 1964, in Alexandria, LA; daughter of Charles (an insurance agent) and Pat (a schoolteacher) Ford; married Robert Nottingham (an actor), July 15, 1989 (divorced, 1996); married Campion Murphy (a writer and fitness consultant), June 27, 1998. Avocational Interests: Cooking.


Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 420, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress. Worked as a model and as a singer with the Creole Gold Singers; appeared in television commercials, including Hitachi televisions, 1995, and Sprint communications, 1997.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1991, 1992, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest supporting female performer in a television series, 1996, all for Murphy Brown; TV Guide Award nomination, favorite star of a new series, 1999, for Maggie Winters; People's Choice Award nomination, favorite female performer in a new television series, 1999.


Film Appearances:

Dana Archer, You Talkin to Me?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987.

For Goodness Sake, 1993.

Donna Nelson, North, Columbia, 1994.

Dr. Jennifer Wells, Sometimes They Come Backfor More (also known as Frozen and Ice Station Erebus), Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Julie Dempsey, Beethoven's 5th (also known as Beethoven's 5th: Big Paw), Universal, 2003.

Herself, It's a Dog Life: Behind the Scenes and Cast Interviews "Beethoven's 5th" (short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Julie Plummer, The Pacifier (also known as Gnome and Le pacificateur), Buena Vista, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Julia Shearer, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1983-84.

Muffy Critchlowe, One Life to Live, ABC, 1985.

Lynn Holly Brickhouse, The Popcorn Kid, CBS, 1987.

Jeannine, a recurring role, thirtysomething, ABC, 1987-88.

Corky Lynn Sherwood-Forrest Silverberg, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1988-98.

Title role, Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998-99.

Shelley Kilmartin, The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 1999-2001.

Hope Shanowski, Hope & Faith, ABC, 2003-2006.

Leila, Carpoolers, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kalin Brewster, If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium, NBC, 1987.

Joyce Catlin, Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (also known as Murder So Sweet), CBS, 1993.

Susan Kaye, A Weekend in the Country, USA Network, 1996.

Kelly Wells, Night Visitors, NBC, 1996.

Jody Murdock, Her Desperate Choice (also known as Desperate Justice), Lifetime, 1996.

Pam Harris, Mom's on Strike, ABC Family, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Stand-up Comics Take a Stand!, syndicated, 1988.

Parade host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day, CBS, 1989.

The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1990.

Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1991.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1991.

The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1994.

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994.

The Murphy Brown Special, 1995.

The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995.

An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood, 1995.

Host, The Greatest Show You Never Saw, 1996.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1996.

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1996.

The American Red Cross Celebrates Real Life Miracles, 1998.

Intimate Portrait: Faith Ford, Lifetime, 1998.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Valerie Bertinelli, Lifetime, 1998.

The 1st Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1999.

NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz, CBS, 1999.

Murphy Brown: TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2004.

Host, The Funniest Families of Television Comedy, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Leila, Carpoolers, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tina Cutler, "The Career Breaker," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985.

"Almost Home," Webster, 1986.

Tina Cutler, "All the World's a Stage," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Karen Price, "Rites of Passage," Cagney and Lacey, CBS, 1986.

Donahue, syndicated, 1989.

CBS This Morning, CBS, 1989.

The Pat Sajak Show, CBS, 1989.

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1989.

Home, ABC, 1989.

Sunny Albertson, "Good-bye Charlie," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1993.

Iris/Ruth, "The Third Option," The Hidden Room, syndicated, 1993.

Young woman, "Love at First Flight," Something Wilder, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 2002.

Voice, "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2000.

Voice of Corky Sherwood and pretty woman, "A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2000.

The View, ABC, 2003.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Martha, syndicated, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.

"Small Screen, Big Stars," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Co-executive producer, Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998-99.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990.

Crimes of the Heart, Los Angeles, 1999.



(With Melissa Clark) Cooking with Faith, 2004.



Newsmakers, Issue 3, Thomson Gale, 2005.


Good Housekeeping, June, 2005, p. 216.

People Weekly, March 6, 1989, p. 239.