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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 14, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Alexandria, Louisiana, USA Profession: actor, model

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Faith Ford started her career when she became a finalist in Teen Magazine's model search. From there, she landed a regular role on the NBC daytime drama "Another World" (1984-85) before segueing to primetime with guest appearances on "Webster" and "Hardcastle and McCormick". The attractive blonde performer made her TV series debut in the little-seen "Popcorn Kid" (CBS, 1987) but scored the following year when she was cast as Corky Sherwood, the cloying, wholesome, flighty Miss America-cum-newscaster on CBS' long-running "Murphy Brown" (1988-98). Ford branched out into the occasional TV-movie, most effectively in a dramatic turn as a mother convinced that her ex-husband has molested her daughter who goes into hiding in "Her Desperate Choice" (Lifetime, 1996). Within months of the demise of "Murphy Brown", the actress was back on CBS, headlining her own sitcom "Maggie Winters" (1998-99), about a woman who returns to her hometown after a failed marriage and a string of dead-end jobs. After stints in routine TV movies and an addition to the cast of Norm McDonald's "The Norm Show" (ABC, 1999-2001), Ford found another moderate sit-com hit when she co-starred with Kelly Ripa in the ABC sit-com "Hope &...

Faith Ford started her career when she became a finalist in Teen Magazine's model search. From there, she landed a regular role on the NBC daytime drama "Another World" (1984-85) before segueing to primetime with guest appearances on "Webster" and "Hardcastle and McCormick". The attractive blonde performer made her TV series debut in the little-seen "Popcorn Kid" (CBS, 1987) but scored the following year when she was cast as Corky Sherwood, the cloying, wholesome, flighty Miss America-cum-newscaster on CBS' long-running "Murphy Brown" (1988-98). Ford branched out into the occasional TV-movie, most effectively in a dramatic turn as a mother convinced that her ex-husband has molested her daughter who goes into hiding in "Her Desperate Choice" (Lifetime, 1996).

Within months of the demise of "Murphy Brown", the actress was back on CBS, headlining her own sitcom "Maggie Winters" (1998-99), about a woman who returns to her hometown after a failed marriage and a string of dead-end jobs. After stints in routine TV movies and an addition to the cast of Norm McDonald's "The Norm Show" (ABC, 1999-2001), Ford found another moderate sit-com hit when she co-starred with Kelly Ripa in the ABC sit-com "Hope & Faith" (2003- ), playing a woman whose normal family life is disrupted when she takes in her self-involved, out-of-work soap actress sister (Ripa). Ford's Disney connections also helped land her a supporting role in the Vin Diesel comedy "The Pacifier" (2005).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Prom (2011)
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 Field of Vision (2011)
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 Sorority Wars (2009)
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 Pacifier, The (2005) Cast
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 Weekend in the Country, A (1996) Susan Kaye
9.
 Her Desperate Choice (1996) Jody Murdoch
10.
 Night Visitors (1996) Kelly Wells
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1983:
TV series debut as Julia Shearer on the NBC daytime drama "Another World"
1985:
Made primetime TV debut as a guest on "Hardcastle and McCormick"
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Had recurring role of Muffy Critchlowe on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"
1987:
Made TV series debut in "The Popcorn Kid" (CBS)
1987:
Made feature debut in "You Talkin' to Me?"
1988:
Original ensemble member of the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown"; played Corky Sherwood
1994:
Returned to features in Rob Reiner's "North"
1998:
Starred in her own CBS sitcom "Maggie Winters"
1999:
Played recurring role of a probation officer on the ABC sitcom "The Norm Show"; made regular in the 2000-2001 season
1999:
Co-starred in Los Angeles stage production of "Crimes of the Heart"
2002:
Starred with Florence Henderson in the ABC Family series "Moms on Strike"
2003:
Cast as Hope Shanowski on the ABC sitcom "Hope and Faith"
2005:
Starred opposite Vin Diesel in "The Pacifier"
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Notes

On her return to series TV in the fall of 1998: "You'd think I was an eager beaver. But I'm actually a creature of habit. I found a medium I love, and I didn't want to leave it behind." --Faith Ford to Entertainment Weekly, September 11, 1998.

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husband:
Robert Nottingham. Actor. Married c. 1989; separated in 1996; divorced.
husband:
Campion Murphy. Fitness consultant, writer. Born c. 1965; married on June 27, 1998.

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