2009 AMGA Grand Marshall
2009 Grand Marshall
Her classic beauty, combined with wit and
comedic talent, earned Ford five Emmy nominations and
two consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations for her
ten-year portrayal of reporter Corky Sherwood
on the CBS series Murphy Brown. Most recently,
Ford co-starred opposite Fred Goss and Jerry OConnell
in the ABC comedy series, Carpoolers, created
by Bruce McCulloch and directed by the Russo brothers.
Prior to that she starred in the ABC hit comedy series
Hope & Faith with Kelly Ripa for three
seasons and co-starred opposite Vin Diesel in Touchstone
Pictures The Pacifier. Most recently
she completed filming on the Hallmark movie, A Kiss
In addition to her acting career, Ford made her writing
debut in 2004 with an exciting cookbook, Cooking With
Faith, co-written with Melissa Clark. This multi-generational
Southern cookbook draws on Fords childhood in Louisiana
where she learned how to cook down-home food at the knees
of her Grandmother and Mother. Along with the traditional
family recipes, the cookbook includes updated healthier
versions sprinkled with familial anecdotes of good ole
Southern hospitality and charm.
Ford was raised in the quiet community of Pineville, Louisiana.
In high school, Faith acted in school plays, and in her
senior year she was a finalist in Teen Magazines
annual model search. Faith moved to New York City when
she was 17 where she worked in commercials, took acting
classes, and did some modeling. At 18, Ford landed a role
on the soap Another World. After a year on
the show, she decided to move to Los Angeles to further
pursue her career as an actress.