Courtney Ford

Courtney Braden Ford (born June 27, 1978) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on television, such as playing Christine Hill on Dexter (2009), Portia Bellefleur on True Blood (2011), Lily on Parenthood (2012), Tonia Pyne on Murder in the First (2014), Kate Taylor on Revenge (2014), Kelly Kline on Supernatural (2016–2018) and Nora Darhk on Legends of Tomorrow (2017–2020). She also played the lead role in the Lifetime television film Kept Woman (2015).

Courtney Ford
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Ford in 2006
Courtney Braden Ford

(1978-06-27) June 27, 1978 (age 43)
Years active1998–present
(m. 2007)


Ford described her career as stagnant for the ten years preceding 2008, in which she considered ceasing work as an actress. However, during what she considered to be her last audition, Ford was cast to play reporter Christine Hill on Showtime's television series Dexter.[1]

She has been cast on the hit HBO series True Blood as Portia Bellefleur, Andy Bellefleur's sister. She was a recurring cast member in the fourth season. In the game series Gears of War, she voices Maria Santiago, the lost wife of the character Dom. In Fallout 4 (2015), Ford voices Piper Wright, a potential companion and the Editor-in-Chief of Diamond City's newspaper, Publick Occurrences.

She also appeared in the ninth episode of season four of How I Met Your Mother titled "The Naked Man" and The Big Bang Theory season five episode "The Good Guy Fluctuation".

Ford first appeared as Nora Darhk, the daughter of Damien Darhk in the Legends of Tomorrow episode "Return of the Mack". She was promoted to series regular prior to the start of season 4. Her husband Brandon Routh was already a series regular since the show began.[2] In August 2019, it was announced that Ford and Routh, whose characters had become romantically linked at this point, would depart Legends of Tomorrow during the fifth season.[3] Their final episode as series regulars was "Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness".[4]They would return for the show's one hundredth episode.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Ford was born in Huntington Beach, California.[6] She and Brandon Routh were engaged on August 23, 2006, after three years of dating, and married November 24, 2007, at El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara.[7] Their first child, a son named Leo James, was born in August 2012.[8][9]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 BASEketball Scoreboard Girl Uncredited[citation needed]
2004 Outside Devi Short film
2006 Denial Woman
2008 Alien Raiders Sterling
Fling Sam
2011 The Good Doctor Stephanie
Sironia Amanda
2014 Missing William Abigail Leeds
2015 Kept Woman Jessica Crowder
2015 Meet My Valentine Valentine
2017 Back To Love Erica
2018 The Front Runner Lynn Armandt


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Profiler Woman Episode: "Besieged"; uncredited[citation needed]
2001 Moesha Rita Episode: "Saving Private Rita"
2003 Threat Matrix Staci Episode: "Cold Cash"
2006 Just for Kicks N/A Episode: "Alexa in Charge"
2006 Ugly Betty M.W. Episode: "Fake Plastic Snow"
2008 Monk Emily Carter Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized"
How I Met Your Mother Vicky Episode: "The Naked Man"
Criminal Minds Austin Episode: "52 Pickup"
2009 Cold Case Tory Roberts Episode: "Breaking News"
Dexter Christine Hill Recurring role, 11 episodes
2010 Human Target Laura Episode: "Rewind"
Grey's Anatomy Jill Meyer Episode: "Perfect Little Accident"
NCIS Petty Officer, 2nd class Kaylen Burrows Episode: "Patriot Down"
The Vampire Diaries Vanessa Monroe Episode: "Bad Moon Rising"
2011 True Blood Portia Bellefleur 8 episodes
Drop Dead Diva Gwen Walsh Episode: "Bride-a-Palooza"
CSI: NY Nicole Moore Episode: "Cavallino Rampante"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: European Woman Episode: "I Left My Heart in Someone's Cooler"
The Big Bang Theory Alice Episode: "The Good Guy Fluctuation"
Hawaii Five-0 Suzy Green Episode: "Ike Maka"
2012 Parenthood Lily 6 episodes
2014 Murder In The First Tonia Pyne 4 episodes
Revenge Kate Taylor 3 episodes
2015 Kept Woman Jessica Crowder Television film
2016 Castle Courtney Episode: "G.D.S."
2016–2018 Supernatural Kelly Kline 7 episodes
2017 August Creek Erica Television film
2017–2020 Legends of Tomorrow Nora Darhk,
Marie Antoinette
Recurring (season 3); Main (seasons 4-5); Guest (season 7)
29 episodes
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride[10] Westley/The Man in Black/Dread Pirate Roberts Fan-made recreation on Quibi

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Gears of War 2 Maria Voice role[11]
2015 Fallout 4 Piper Wright


  1. ^ Werts, Diane (September 30, 2009). "Ford almost leaves biz before 'Dexter'". Variety.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (June 22, 2018). "'Legends Of Tomorrow': Courtney Ford Upped To Series Regular For Season 4". Deadline. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 22, 2019). "'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow': Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford To Depart the CW Drama As Series Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Burlingame, Russ (February 28, 2020). "Legends of Tomorrow Says Goodbye to Brandon Routh in "Romeo v. Juliet: Dawn of Justness" Synopsis".
  5. ^ Agard, Chancellor (October 13, 2021). "'Legends of Tomorrow' brings back 7 heroes in 100th episode photos". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  6. ^ "Courtney Ford". Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Tan, M (November 25, 2007). "Superman Returns Star Brandon Routh Gets Married". People. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford Expecting First Child". People. March 14, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford Welcome Son Leo James". People. August 11, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 26, 2020). "Watch the Celebrity-Filled Fan-Film Version of The Princess Bride". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Fallout 4 End Credits [screen capture]" – via Imgur.

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