Ward was born in Monroe, Louisiana. She attended a private, Christian elementary school (Monroe Christian School), in Monroe, LA. She briefly attended Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe). She began modeling at the age of 13, leaving school and moving to New York to do so, deciding to try her hand at acting several years later. After a few years of small TV jobs on All My Children and NBC's short-lived Malibu Shores, she landed her first main role as the heroine on Aaron Spelling's daytime soap opera Sunset Beach, where she played the virginal Meg Cummings.
In 1999, she began to pursue a movie career, and starred as the psychotic Brittany Foster in the erotic thriller The In Crowd. The movie was a commercial disappointment in theaters, but found some success on cable and home video.
The following year, Ward played a supporting role in the hit movie Shallow Hal. She has also acted in three other straight-to-video and made-for-cable movies, and has guest starred in four TV series, most notably Friends.
Ward is married to David C. Robinson, the vice-president of Morgan Creek Productions, the movie studio that produced The In Crowd. They met when he cast her in the movie in 1999 and wed on June 4, 2005. Dr. D.H. Clark, a "friend of the bride," performed the ceremony.
She has one brother, Michael Ward.
|1997||Poison Ivy: The New Seduction||Girl at party||
Direct to DVD release
|2000||The In Crowd||Brittany Foster||Feature film debut|
|2002||Would I Lie To You?||Olivia||Direct to DVD release|
|2004||Wild Things 2||Brittney Havers||Direct to DVD Release|
|Going Greek||Wendy||Limited direct to DVD release|
|2005||Just Friends||Hooker #3||Uncredited cameo (DVD deleted scene).|
|Two for the Money||Girl in sportscar||Uncredited nonspeaking extra|
|Cruel World||Ashley||Direct to DVD (Asia and Australia)
Unreleased in the US and Europe
|2006||Dead + Deader||Holly||Sci Fi Channel Movie|
|2007||Who's Your Caddy?||Mrs. Cummings|
|2008||Toxic||Michelle||Direct to DVD Release|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Julie Riley||"Conflicted"|
|2009||Order of Chaos||Tara|
|2010||Costa Rican Summer||Aunt Carla|
|All My Children (1995)||Waitress||Uncredited|
|Malibu Shores (1996)||Bree|
|Sunset Beach (1997–1999)||Meg Cummings||First major acting role|
|Friends (2002)||Hayley||1 episode|
|Make It or Break It (2009–2011)||Chloe Kmetko||Main season 1-2|