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Megan Marie Ward
September 24, 1969
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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.
Ward, born on September 24, 1969, 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.
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 Charles Band's classics Crash and Burn, Trancers II and Trancers III (as Jack Deth's future-wife), Arcade, and the 1993 Tom Stern/Alex Winter horror/comedy Freaked). She is also well known for playing Robyn Sweeney, the teen crush of Dave (played by Sean Astin), in the 1992 comedy Encino Man.
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. She made a special guest appearance on the show in 2018. Ward has also made a guest appearance on CSI: NY.
|1990||Crash and Burn||Arren||Direct-to-video film|
|1991||Trancers II||Alice Stillwell||Direct-to-video film|
|1991||Goodbye Paradise||Little Sharon|
|1992||Encino Man||Robyn Sweeney|
|1992||Amityville: It's About Time||Lisa Sterling||Direct-to-video film|
|1992||Trancers III||Alice Stillwell||Direct-to-video film|
|1993||Arcade||Alex Manning||Direct-to-video film|
|1995||The Brady Bunch Movie||Donna Leonard|
|1996||Joe's Apartment||Lily Dougherty|
|1999||Say You'll Be Mine||Melanie|
|2000||Tick Tock||Rachel Avery||also known as A Friendship to Die For|
|2003||Mirror Man||Cheryl Parker||Short film|
|2005||Complete Guide to Guys||Kelly|
|1990||What a Dummy||Tracy||Episode: "The Substitute"|
|1990||Out of This World||Kimberly||Episode: "Evie's High Anxiety"|
|1991||Sons and Daughters||DiDi||Episode: "Dating Game"|
|1993||Class of '96||Patty Horvath||Main role, 17 episodes|
|1994||Winnetka Road||Nicole Manning||Main role, 6 episodes|
|1994||Sweet Justice||Dedra||Episode: "One Good Woman"|
|1994–1995||Party of Five||Jill Holbrook||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Ashley Judd||Television film|
|1995||The Single Guy||Monica||Episode: "Gift"|
|1996||Voice from the Grave||Renee Perkins||Television film|
|1996–1997||Dark Skies||Kimberly Sayers||Main role, 18 episodes|
|1997–1998||Melrose Place||Connie Rexroth||Recurring role, 7 episodes|
|1998||Four Corners||Kate Wyatt||Main role|
|1998||Don't Look Down||Carla Engel||Television film|
|1998||Fantasy Island||Ashley Gable||Episode: "Wishboned"|
|1999||Jesse||April||Episode: "My Casual Friend's Wedding"|
|1999||Friends||Nancy||Episode: "The One Where Rachel Smokes"|
|1999–2000||Sports Night||Pixley Robinson||Episodes: "A Girl Named Pixley", "The Giants Win the Pennant, the Giants Win the Pennant"|
|2000||Rated X||Meredith||Television film|
|2001||All Souls||N/A||Episode: Pilot|
|2002–2003||Boomtown||Kelly Stevens||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2003||Mr. Ambassador||Amy||Television film|
|2003||The West Wing||Jane||Episode: "Guns Not Butter"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Audrey Hilden||Episode: "A Night at the Movies"|
|2004||Without a Trace||Hillary Sterling||Episode: "Life Rules"|
|2004||Summerland||Karen Westerly||Episode: Pilot|
|2004||Murder Without Conviction||Christine Bennett||Television film|
|2004||Kevin Hill||Heather Valerio||Episode: "House Arrest"|
|2004||NCIS||Laura Rowens||Episode: "Forced Entry"|
|2004||Boston Legal||Susan May||Episode: "Hired Guns"|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Jennie Hale||Episode: "Vengeance"|
|2005||ER||Judy Anderson||Episode: "Blame It on the Rain"|
|2005||7th Heaven||Sally||Episode: "Chicken Noodle Heads"|
|2005||Sleeper Cell||Angela Fuller||4 episodes|
|2007–2010, 2018, 2020||General Hospital||Kate Howard||Recurring role, 365 episodes|
|2010||Ghost Whisperer||Daisy||Episode: "Dead Air"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lisa Adams||Episode: "Fracked"|
|2011||CSI: NY||Annie Cartland||Episode: "Vigilante"|
|2018||Party Mom||Caroline||Television film|
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- "WITH AN EYE ON ... : Fox's 'Class of '96' star Megan Ward proves she's a quick study". LA Times. April 25, 1993. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
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- Spelling, Ian (September 13, 1996). "Exploring `Dark Skies' With Megan Ward". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
- "Megan Ward On Her Surprise GH Return". Soap Opera Digest. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- Jeffery, Morgan (2010-11-18). "Megan Ward to guest on 'CSI: NY'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
- Trailer and Sales Art for New Spooker The Invited
- Soaps in Depth, Love Letters, Megan Ward. Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine Issue of February 25, 2008.
- "Megan Ward talks about her family to Soaps in Depth; love of West Village Kids". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2020-12-12.