Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas

Faith Ford


Her classic beauty, combined with wit and comedic talent, earned actress Faith 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." 

Ford also starred in the ABC hit comedy series, "Hope & Faith," with Kelly Ripa for three seasons and co-starred opposite Fred Goss and Jerry O’Connell in the ABC comedy series, "Carpoolers." She has a wide range of guest starring roles from "My Name is Earl" to "Criminal Minds," and also co-starred opposite Vin Diesel in Touchstone Pictures’ "The Pacifier." More recently, Ford starred in the NBC television movie, "Field of Vision" and appeared in the Disney feature, "Prom."

Ford has recently added a producer credit to her resume with the independent feature, "Escapee," which will be distributed by Voltage Pictures ("The Hurt Locker"). She also has a supporting role in the film that stars Dominic Purcell and is written and directed by Campion Murphy. The film, which was inspired by a true story that took place in her hometown, is about a mental patient who becomes obsessed with a pretty psychology student and escapes from his hospital to terrorize a small town.

In addition to her acting and producing career, Ford currently hosts a lifestyle web series on MSN called "Mind Body Balance" which is in its second season. In it, Ford and a series of experts offer fresh and easy tips to add balance to a busy life with smart nutrition, fitness, organization and more.

In 2004, she made her writing debut with an exciting cookbook, Cooking With Faith, co-written with Melissa Clark. This multi-generational Southern cookbook draws on Ford’s 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 Southern hospitality and charm.

Ford was raised in the quiet community of Pineville, Louisiana. In high school, she acted in school plays and in her senior year, she was a finalist in Teen Magazine’s annual model search. Ford 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 opera "Another World." After a year on the show, she decided to move to Los Angeles to further pursue her career as an actress.

Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas cast