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 Braden Ford
June 27, 1978
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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.
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.
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. 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. Their final episode as series regulars was "Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness".They would return for the show's one hundredth episode.
Ford was born in Huntington Beach, California. 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. Their first child, a son named Leo James, was born in August 2012.
|1998||BASEketball||Scoreboard Girl||Uncredited|
|2011||The Good Doctor||Stephanie|
|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|
|2000||Profiler||Woman||Episode: "Besieged"; uncredited|
|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"|
|2014||Murder In The First||Tonia Pyne||4 episodes|
|Revenge||Kate Taylor||3 episodes|
|2015||Kept Woman||Jessica Crowder||Television film|
|2016–2018||Supernatural||Kelly Kline||7 episodes|
|2017||August Creek||Erica||Television film|
|2017–2020||Legends of Tomorrow||Nora Darhk,
|Recurring (season 3); Main (seasons 4-5); Guest (season 7) |
|2020||Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Westley/The Man in Black/Dread Pirate Roberts||Fan-made recreation on Quibi|
|2008||Gears of War 2||Maria||Voice role|
|2015||Fallout 4||Piper Wright|
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