Faith Ford (born Faith Alexis Ford on September 14, 1964, in Alexandria, Louisiana) is an American television and film actress, best known for her role as Corky Sherwood on Murphy Brown.
Born in Alexandria, Ford was raised in nearby Pineville. Ford began acting in high school plays. She moved to New York City at the age of 17 and began to model and find commercial work. Gaining her first television role on ABC's One Life to Live, her first major gig was on the NBC soap opera Another World, where she played Julia Shearer (a role previously played by Kyra Sedgwick) for several years. Ford was let go by the producers and soon moved to Hollywood, where she gained a regular role on the shortlived sitcom, The Popcorn Kid, a recurring role on thirtysomething and later her role on Murphy Brown. After a nine-year run, the series ended, and Ford began to work in TV-movies. In 1998 she executive produced her own short-lived sitcom Maggie Winters.
Ford was married to Robert Nottingham from 1989-1996 and has been married to personal trainer/screenwriter Campion Murphy since 1998. Ford's sister Devon O'Day hosts country radio programs, owns a media company, and is an author. Ford and Murphy co-produced an original short film, entitled Citation of Merit which appeared in numerous film festivals across the U.S.
Ford starred with Kelly Ripa in Hope & Faith, where she managed a catering business; the sitcom lasted three seasons. The sitcom was pulled from the ABC lineup in May 2006 after a decline in ratings following a switch from Fridays to Tuesdays.
In 2004, she published her own cookbook, Cooking with Faith, and thanked her mother and two grandmothers for teaching her how to cook.
Ford also played the mother of a family whose husband had died in Disney's film The Pacifier, which was released in early 2005.
In 2007, Ford took a role in a new pilot for sitcom, Carpoolers, a production affiliated with Disney.