SUSAN WARD Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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As a teenager, she had every intention of becoming a vet, until a modeling agent spotted her in a mall at the age of 13. Ward and her mom were convinced to travel to New York to investigate modeling opportunities. Ward saw it as the perfect way to finance her veterinary training and therefore was immediately enthused. Little did she know that the weeklong mother/daughter adventure in the Big Apple would lead to a contract with the prestigious Ford modeling agency.


“What just happened here?” Her mother asked as they left the agency, and then cried all the way back to their hometown of Monroe, La., over her daughter’s good fortune. In June of 1995, she auditioned for a part on the NBC prime-time series from Aaron Spelling, “Malibu Shores.” More than six months later, she was asked to fly to Los Angeles to test for the role. “I had completely forgotten about it,” Ward recalls. It was at the test that she was first introduced to Aaron Spelling, a meeting which she describes as “very overwhelming": “I was very nervous at first, but he is one of the nicest men I’ve ever met and put me totally at ease.


” Needless to say, she got the role. Susan Ward then began pursuing opportunities on the big-screen. She continued her chain of passionate and seductive roles, appearing in “Poison Ivy: The New Seduction". Her next film, opening July 19th, is the Warner Bros. picture “The In Crowd” in which she co-stars with Lori Heuring. Ward can next be seen in the upcoming primetime TV show “Day One". Ward is single and lives in Los Angeles. As a child, she raced the BMX bicycle circuit in Louisiana but now settles for a more relaxing mode of transportation: rollerblading. She still has a love for animals and the outdoors but also enjoys the company of a good book, especially classics and murder mysteries. Her birthday is April 15.