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Megan Ward
Kate Howard
Born September 24, 1969
Los Angeles, California
Age 50
Spouse Michael Shore (1995–present)
Children Oliver Shore (b. 2001)
Audrey Shore (b. 2006)
General Hospital
Character Kate Howard
Duration 2007-10, 2018

Megan Marie Ward (born September 24, 1969 in Los Angeles, California) 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.


Early life

Ward was the youngest of four siblings, and her parents were both professional actors and drama 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.

Acting career

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 the 1994 Tom Stern/Alex Winter horror/comedy Freaked). In the mid-1990s, Ward had a recurring role on the show Party of Five. Following the death of her Party of Five character, Ward took the lead role in the Cold War UFO thriller Dark Skies. Since the cancellation of Dark Skies, Ward has kept busy 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 debuted as Kate Howard on General Hospital May 4, 2007 in a long-term contract.

Personal life

In 1995, Ward married Michael Shore, whom she met in acting class.[1] Together they have two children: son Oliver (b. 2001), and daughter Audrey (b. May 31, 2006).

Filmography and Television Appearances

Year Film Role
1990 Crash and Burn Arren
1991 Moon Over Paradise Little Sharon
1991 Sons and Daughters Didi
1991 Trancers II Alice Stilwell
1992 Encino Man Robyn Sweeney
Amityville 1992: It's About Time Lisa Sterling
Trancers III Alice Stillwell
1993 Class of '96 Patty Horvath
1993 Arcade Alex Manning
Freaked Julie
1994 Winnetka Road Nicole Manning
1994 PCU Katy
1995 The Brady Bunch Movie Donna Leonard
1995 Party of Five Jill Holbrook
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Ashley Judd
The Single Guy Monica
1996 Voice From the Grave Renee Perkins
1996 Joe's Apartment Lily Dougherty
Glory Daze Joanie
1997 Dark Skies Kimberley Sayers
1997-98 Melrose Place Connie Rexroth
1998 Four Corners Kate Wyatt
Don't Look Down Carla Engel
Fantasy Island Ashley Gable
1999 Jesse April
Friends Nancy
1999 Say You'll Be Mine Melanie
1999-2000 Sports Night Pixley Robinson
2000 Rated X Meredith
2000 Tick Tock Rachel Avery
2001 All Souls
2003 Mr. Ambassador Amy
The West Wing Jane
2003 Mirror Man Cheryl Parker
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Audrey Hilden
Boomtown Kelly Stevens
2004 Without a Trace Hillary Sterling
Summerland Karen Westerley
Murder Without Conviction Christine Bennett
Kevin Hill Heather Valerio
NCIS Laura Rowens
Boston Legal Susan May
2005 CSI: Miami Jennie Hale
ER Judy Anderson
7th Heaven Sally
2005 Complete Guide to Guys Kelly
2005 Sleeper Cell Angela Fuller
2007 General Hospital Kate Howard
Waking Dreams Rebecca
2009 The Invited Michelle


  1. Soaps in Depth, Love Letters, Megan Ward. Issue of February 25, 2008.

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