The mixed racial American actress Courtney Ford worked herself tirelessly for about a decade till she broke through in the entertainment industry with her groundbreaking performance as Christine Hill the reporter in the crime-based TV series Dexter in 2009.
From then on, she has appeared in over 30 television series and 11 films most of which are either comedy or crime-centered. Some of her notable works include but not limited to these; Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural (2016 – 2018), True Blood (2011), Big Bang Theory (2011), and Meet My Valentine (2015). She clinched a lead role in the Kept Woman (2015) and in the American Political thriller The Front Runner (2018).
Who Is Courtney Ford? (Bio)
The baby Courtney Ford sprouted from the loins of two different ethnic-parents, in Huntington Beach, California, on June 27, 1978.
Courtney persisted and worked tirelessly for almost a decade in the entertainment industry; attending auditions upon auditions but winding up with minor roles in screenplays. Some of the minor characters she has played include, Scoreboard Girl in BASEketball (1998), Rita in Moesha (2001), Staci in Threat Matrix (2003), and Devi in a short film directed by Jenn Kao, Outside (2004). She also appeared in the 2006 episodes of the comedy dramas, Just For Knicks, Ugly Betty, and Denial.
Her career received a boost in 2008 as she got more TV roles though they were short-lived. The notable ones include Monk, How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Alien Raiders, and Fling.
Fortunately, her luck charm came through for her in Dexter after she auditioned for the crime drama mystery television series as she earned a slot as Christine Hill, a reporter in the series.
Her artistic display in the series was her career-defining moment in 2009 as the drama made her known in the industry, opening more doors of opportunities for her to get on board on much more films, television series as well as voice gigs for animated shows and video games.
Courtney Ford has excelled mostly in television series, some of her best known small screen works include; Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural (2016 – 2018), Revenge, and Murder In The First. She was not left out of the cast of Parenthood (2012), True Blood (2011), and Big Bang Theory (2011).
In the big screen, Ford has appeared in commercially successful films such as The Good Doctor (2011), Missing Williams (2014), Meet My Valentine (2015), Kept Woman (2015) and the American Political thriller, The Front Runner (2018).
Thanks to her tenacity, Courtney Ford has made her way to the millionaires club of Hollywood. Her pay package only gets better by the year. Her net worth is pegged at about $4 million.
The How I Met Your Mother actress has a multi-racial background, her ethnic identity is traced to British, Irish, and New Mexico. The name of her parents is reported as Terrell E. Ford and Jeanine Ford.
Courtney Ford has 2 stepbrothers, Robert Orci, and J. R. Orci. Robert Orci is also in the showbiz industry – he is a screenwriter, film and television producer.
The name of her paternal grand-dad was Everett Elmer Ford while her maternal grandparents are Raymond Nonato Aragon named after a Spanish Saint and Mary Martin.
Her Husband And Children
The Huntington Beach-born actress has been married for over a decade to a fellow American actor who is known to have featured in Superman Returns and Gilmore Girls among other notable television series, his name is Brandon James Routh. He was born in Des Moines on October 8, 1979.
The couple met in a bar where Brandon Routh was the bartender in 2004 and dated for almost 3 years before the 6 ft 2 inches tall, Brandon popped the “Will You Marry”? question to her in England, on August 23, 2006. After a year, they signed the dotted lines of the marriage register in the midst of their loved ones at El Capitan Ranch, Santa Barbara on November 24, 2007.
Five years later, on August 10, 2012, they celebrated the birth of their son Leo James Routh who is the couple’s only child. They reside in Los Angeles where they frequently volunteer for a civil right activist group, Service Nation.
Courtney Ford is a slim built woman standing at a height of 5 ft 6 inches (1.68 m) and her frame is neatly supported by the weight of 55 kilograms (121 lbs).