September 14, 1964
Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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Faith Ford was an American actress who became a staple on TV throughout the nineties thanks to the hit sitcom "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998, 2018), and later reprised her role on the show for a reboot in the late aughts. Born on September 14, 1964 in Alexandria, LA, Ford first became interested in acting when she was a teenager. At age 17, she moved to Manhattan and began pursuing modeling and acting work. Ford made her TV debut in 1983, when she joined the cast of the legendary daytime soap opera, "One Life to Live" (ABC/Hulu, 1968-2013). The next year, Ford joined the cast of yet another legendary daytime soap opera, "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999). Her next series regular role came on the short-lived sitcom "The Popcorn Kid" (CBS, 1987). When that series was cancelled after 6 episodes, Ford bounced back with a 5-episode arc on the acclaimed drama series "thirtysomething" (ABC, 1987-1991). Ford's big break came when she was cast as Corky Sherwood in the seminal sitcom "Murphy Brown." Starring Candace Bergen as the titular investigative TV journalist, the show was a critical and commercial darling, and an awards juggernaut; Ford herself was nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series no less than five times. The show ran a full decade, staying on the air until 1998. Even after the whirlwind ten-year experience of "Murphy Brown," Ford refused to slow down. She quickly joined the cast of Norm McDonald's post "SNL" (NBC, 1975-) sitcom, "The Norm Show" (NBC, 1999-2001). After that show ended, she joined yet another sitcom, starring alongside Kelly Ripa on "Hope & Faith" (ABC, 2003-06), which was a moderate hit during its three seasons. Ford continued to pop up in films and on television throughout the new millennium, before she delighted "Murphy Brown" fans in 2018 with the news that the show was returning for a new season, and Ford was reprising the role of Corky Sherwood.