Actress Sela Ward was honored with a bronze star in the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center’s Walk of Fame in front of the MSU Riley Center on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Immediately following the 4 p.m. unveiling, a reception was held at the MSU Riley Center that included a meet and greet.
Keynote speakers for the event were Lt. Governor Phil Bryant, Mayor Cheri Barry, Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center Board President Tommy Dulaney, Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center Board member Paul Ott and Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors President Hank Florey.
Lt. Governor Phil Bryant said, “This is another great opportunity to spotlight the successes of a Mississippi artist who has never forgotten where she came from. Not only does this marker recognize her accomplishments as an actor but also her caring spirit for those less fortunate.”
Ward has won Emmy Awards for her starring roles in the TV series Sisters and Once and Again. In 2000, she and her husband, Howard Sherman, founded Hope Village for Children, a Meridian shelter and residence for children who have been removed from their primary caregiver’s custody because of abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Enjoy this interview with Sela Ward and learn what role was her favorite and her life around family.