Stacy Warner
played by Sela Ward
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Attorney Stacy Warner, a former live-in girlfriend of House's for five years, returns to House's life at the end of Season One when she seeks him out to diagnose her ailing husband. House is shocked to learn that Warner is married, and relives the painful series of events that ended his relationship with Warner.

Sela Ward received an Emmy Award, two Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award and two additional Golden Globe nominations, all as Best Actress in a Drama, for her portrayal of "Lily Manning" on the critically acclaimed dramatic series "Once and Again," produced by the team of Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick.
In 1996, Ward received unanimous acclaim for her performance in the Lifetime original film "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story," portraying the late NBC News anchorwoman. The film ranks as the network's highest-rated movie, and the second-highest-rated movie in cable history. Her performance earned her a CableACE Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Special in 1996, a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series and an Emmy nomination for Best Actress Lead in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Special.

Ward won an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama in 1994 for her role as "Teddy," the struggling artist and recovering alcoholic, on the award-winning series "Sisters," and was nominated as Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series by the Screen Actors Guild for that show in 1996.

Ward's additional television credits include the darkly comic telefilm "Suburban Madness," in which she starred opposite Elizabeth Pe�a, and the cable project "Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women," a series of telefilms executive-produced by Barbra Streisand. She starred in the telefilms "The Reef," "Double Jeopardy," "Killer Rules," "The Haunting of Sarah Hardy," "Bridesmaids" and the miniseries "The King of Love." Ward was seen in a series-regular role on "Emerald Point N.A.S." and appeared on "L.A. Law," "Night Court," "Saturday Night Live" and "Frasier."

Ward's film credits include the blockbuster films "The Day After Tomorrow" opposite Dennis Quaid and "The Fugitive" opposite Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Her other film credits include "54," the film look at New York's infamous Studio 54 nightclub, "My Fellow Americans," "Hello Again," Garry Marshall's "Nothing in Common," "Rustlers' Rhapsody," Blake Edwards' "The Man Who Loved Women" and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights."

Ward's first book, "Homesick," was published in 2002 and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Part inspirational story, part memoir, the book relates Ward's quest for a balance of the comforts of her small-town childhood and her big-city way of life.