Megan Ward

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Megan Ward
Megan Ward 2014.jpg
BornMegan Marie Ward
(1969-09-24) September 24, 1969 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Michael Shore (1995–present)
 
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Megan Ward
Megan Ward 2014.jpg
BornMegan Marie Ward
(1969-09-24) September 24, 1969 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Michael Shore (1995–present)

Megan Marie Ward (born September 24, 1969) is an American actress best known for her numerous credits in science fiction and horror movies and television series. In 2007, she joined the cast of the American daytime drama General Hospital as Kate Howard.

Early life[edit]

Ward, born in Los Angeles, California, was the youngest of four siblings, and her parents were both professional actors and acting coaches. When Ward was four years old, the family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of nine, she began doing commercials for local department stores. In her early teens, she went to Japan for modeling jobs and stayed for several years. Having previously learned to speak the language from her schooling in Hawaii, she landed a job hosting a Japanese television show, "Science Q," a science TV program broadcast in NHK from 1988 to February 1989.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After graduating from Kaiser High School, Ward moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and secured roles in science-fiction and comedy movies (including leading roles in the Charles Band-classics Crash and Burn, Trancers II and Trancers III (as Jack Deth's future-wife), Arcade, and the 1994 Tom Stern/Alex Winter horror/comedy Freaked).

In the mid-1990s, Ward had a recurring role on the show Party of Five. Following the exit of her Party of Five character, Ward took the lead role in the Cold War UFO thriller-series Dark Skies. Since the cancellation of Dark Skies, she was appearing in mainly direct-to-video films such as Tick Tock and Mirror Man as well as TV series such as Summerland, Sports Night, Kevin Hill, and Boomtown, in which she had a substantial part.

She later debuted as Kate Howard on General Hospital on May 4, 2007. Ward was taken off contract in March 2009 and remained on the series as a recurring character. In 2010 Ward was dropped completely from the cast of General Hospital.

Most recently, Ward portrayed Michelle in the horror-thriller film The Invited under the direction of Ryan McKinney.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1995, Ward married Michael Shore, whom she met in acting class. They have two children, a son named Oliver (born in 2001) and a daughter named Audrey (born in 2006).[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Crash and BurnArrenVideo
1991Trancers IIAlice Stillwell
1991Goodbye ParadiseLittle Sharon
1992Encino ManRobyn Sweeney
1992Amityville: It's About TimeLisa SterlingVideo
1992Trancers IIIAlice StillwellVideo
1993ArcadeAlex ManningVideo
1993FreakedJulie
1994PCUKaty
1995Brady Bunch Movie, TheThe Brady Bunch MovieDonna Leonard
1995Glory DazeJoanie
1996Joe's ApartmentLily Dougherty
1999Say You'll Be MineMelanie
2000Tick TockRachel Avery
2003Mirror ManCheryl ParkerShort film
2005Complete Guide to GuysKelly
2007Wedding DreamsRebecca
2010Invited, TheThe InvitedMichelle
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990What a DummyTracyEpisode: "The Substitute"
1990Out of This WorldKimberlyEpisode: "Evie's High Anxiety"
1991Sons and DaughtersDiDiEpisode: "Dating Game"
1993Class of '96Patty Horvath17 episodes
1994Winnetka RoadNicole Manning6 episodes
1994Sweet JusticeDedraEpisode: "One Good Woman"
1994-1995Party of FiveJill Holbrook9 episodes
1995Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a BridgeAshley JuddTV movie
1995Single Guy, TheThe Single GuyMonicaEpisode: "Gift"
1996Voice from the GraveRenee PerkinsTV movie
1996-1997Dark SkiesKimberly Sayers18 episodes
1997-1998Melrose PlaceConnie Rexroth7 episodes
1998Four CornersKate WyattTV series
1998Don't Look DownCarla EngelTV movie
1998Fantasy IslandAshley GableEpisode: "Wishboned"
1999JesseAprilEpisode: "My Casual Friend's Wedding"
1999FriendsNancyEpisode: "The One Where Rachel Smokes"
1999Sports NightPixley RobinsonEpisode: "A Girl Named Pixley"
2000Sports NightPixley RobinsonEpisode: "The Giants Win the Pennant, the Giants Win the Pennant"
2000Rated XMeredithTV movie
2001All SoulsEpisode: "Pilot"
2002-2003BoomtownKelly Stevens8 episodes
2003Mr. AmbassadorAmyTV movie
2003West Wing, TheThe West WingJaneEpisode: "Guns Not Butter"
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationAudrey HildenEpisode: "A Night at the Movies"
2004Without a TraceHillary SterlingEpisode: "Life Rules"
2004SummerlandKaren WesterlyEpisode: "Pilot"
2004Murder Without ConvictionChristine BennettTV movie
2004Kevin HillHeather ValerioEpisode: "House Arrest"
2004NCISLaura RowensEpisode: "Forced Entry"
2004Boston LegalSusan MayEpisode: "Hired Guns"
2005CSI: MiamiJennie HaleEpisode: "Vengeance"
2005ERJudy AndersonEpisode: "Blame It on the Rain"
20057th HeavenSallyEpisode: "Chicken Noodle Heads"
2005Sleeper CellAngela Fuller4 episodes
2007-2010General HospitalKate HowardTV series
2010Ghost WhispererDaisyEpisode: "Dead Air"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLisa AdamsEpisode: "Fracked"
2011CSI: NYAnnie CartlandEpisode: "Vigilante"

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