Willa Ford is in the news today as she married her longtime boyfriend, Dallas Stars player Mike Modano yesterday in Texas. We thought it only fitting to spotlight Willa today, who is now considered a hot sports wife. See her photos, video and read her biography here.
As a biography, Willa Ford was born as Amanda Lee Williford on January 22, 1981. She is an actress, pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality.
Willa was born and raised in Ruskin, Florida. She began her dream of becoming a singer at hte age of 8, when she started singing with the Tampa Bay Childrens Choir. At age 11, she was part of the Tampa area performing arts troupe, Entertainment Revue. The group toured the area and sang at Disney World and Busch Gardens. She would eventually become a featured soloist with the troupe. When Willa was 15, she left the troupe and became part of a foursome called FLA. She would only be with the group a short while before moving to Los Angeles.
Willa started to perform under the stage name Mandah in 1999. She was signed to Music Corporation of American, MCA. She released a song called Lullaby, which was on the soundtrack “Pokemon, The First Movie”. She would also become the opening act for the Backstreet Boys, and would also start dating a member of the group, Nick Carter. She would change her stage name to Willa Ford, to avoid confusion with another singer, Mandy Moore. Negative publicity didn’t help Willa’s quest for a “good girl image” and MCA dropped her.
She was noticed by LavaAtlantic Records, while she was doing a mall tour for Nautica KiIds. They would soon give her a deal and in 2001, Willa released her debut album, “Willa Was Here’. In addition to her music career, Willa has appeared on reality TV shows, posed for Playboy, and competed on “Dancing With The Stars”. She has finished filming the Anna Nicole Smith made for TV movie, which will be released in 2008.
On Saturday, August 25th, Willa married her boyfriend, Mike Modano in Athens, Texas. It is the first marriage for both. They make their home in Dallas, Texas and hope to have a family soon.
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