Anabella Raye Sherman is an American actress who rose to fame as the celebrity child of Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward. She was born on 30th May 1998 to Sela Ward and her husband, Howard Sherman. Anabella later joined and graduated from Brown University in May 2020.
She has an elder brother, Austin Ward Sherman, born on 13th May 1994. Her maternal grandparents are Granberry Holland Ward Jr. and Annie Kate Ward. Annabella Sherman has followed in her mother’s footsteps and taken the entertainment industry by storm. Anabella has made appearances in films such as Love and War (2014), Graves (2016), and Long Slow Exhale (2022).
Even though he currently identifies as an entrepreneur by profession, Howard Sherman spent most of his glory days as an actor. Sherman is best known for appearing in films such as The Equalizer (1985), CBS Summer Playhouse (1987), and Great Performances (1971).
Sherman grew up in Los Angeles and joined Harvard, where he graduated with a master’s in business.
Howard Sherman and Sela Ward exchanged wedding vows on 23rd May 1992.
Howard touts himself as a job creator and has been able to employ 40 people in the Ward’s Hope Village for Children, a group home for abused and neglected children.
Sela Ann Ward is an American author, producer, and actress from Meridian, Mississippi. She is the child of Annie Kate, a housewife, and Granberry Holland Ward Jr., an electrical engineer.
Sela attended and graduated from a local school, Lamar School, after which she enrolled at the University of Alabama. The belle double majored in fine arts and advertising. She was also the Homecoming Queen, a member of the Omega sorority, and a Crimson Tide cheerleader. Beauty and brains. Ward graduated from the university in 1977.
Times were tough when Sela started out as a storyboard artist for multimedia presentations in New York; thus, the new graduate supplemented her income with modeling. Sela was scouted and hired by the Wilhelmina modeling agency and soon started promoting Maybelline cosmetics in television commercials.
Her breakthrough in the film industry was in NBC’s Sisters (1991 – 1996), where she portrayed Teddy Reed’s character. She received her first Primetime Emmy Award in 1994 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her lead role as Lily Manning in ABC’s Once and Again (1999 – 2002) also won her a second Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Sela Ward has appeared in other films like The Man Who Loved Women (1983), The Stepfather (2009), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985), and Gone Girl (2014), among others.
Through HarperCollins’ ReganBooks imprint, Ward published her autobiography titled, Homesick: A Memoir in 2002. In addition, she is the spokesperson for “Sprint Corporation.”
A Big Leap for Humanity…
In January 2002, Ward and Sherman set up and funded the Hope Village for Children in Meridian. The 30-acre home offers emergency shelter, a permanent group home, and transition houses for abused and neglected kids. It currently houses 44 residents and serves approximately three hundred children per year. And that’s no small feat.