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Hope Shanowski in Hope & Faith; Corky Sherwood in Murphy Brown
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Born in Alexandria, Louisiana, Faith was raised in nearby Pineville. In high school, Faith acted in school plays and, in her senior year, was a finalist in Teen Magazine`s annual model search. At 17, she was in New York where she worked in commercials and did some modeling. Soon Faith had recurring roles in soap operas such as "Muffy" in "One Life to Live" (1968). In 1984, Faith made the move to Hollywood. Faith found prime time work as Janine, the fumbling secretary, on "thirtysomething" (1987) as well as guest spots on other shows. Her big screen debut was in the seldom seen You Talkin` to Me? (1987). In 1988, after first turning down the role, she joined the cast of the Television series "Murphy Brown" (1988) as Corky, the blond. Over the years, Faith has received 5 Emmy nominations for her character and has seen Corky mature from the beauty queen ditz to the lightweight fluff reporter. After nine seasons on "Murphy Brown" (1988), Faith has tried to distance herself from Corky with the thriller Night Visitors (1996) (TV) and Her Desperate Choice (1996) (TV).
Never one with a weight problem, around 1992 "my thyroid got wacky" [quote from Faith] and she has to watch her diet.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 
Diagnosed with Graves disease (overactive thyroid)
Sister of Devon O`Day (a country radio host).
Has two dogs: Tess and Bosco.
Her mother is a schoolteacher.
Her husband, Campion Murphy, is a personal trainer & writer.
Is good friends with her costar, Kelly Ripa, from "Hope & Faith" (2003).
Likes to cook.
Former roommate of Jane Leeves.
Has two additional (large) dogs named Belle and Rounder.
Once worked as a perfume girl at Bloomingdale`s.
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Faith Ford (born September 14, 1964) is an American actress, known for her roles as Corky Sherwood in the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown and Hope Fairfield-Shanowski on ABC sitcom Hope & Faith. She was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in Murphy Brown.
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