Courtney Ford worked herself tirelessly for about a decade before she broke through the entertainment industry with her groundbreaking performance as Christine Hill in the crime drama TV series Dexter, this was in 2009. Since then, Ford has been a part of several films and many more television shows.
She has been active as an actress since 1998 and over the many years she has spent in the competitive industry, she has gained an incredible number of fans who are not only interested in following her works but also in the happenings of her personal life. Because of this, it is common to come across people wondering who the actress is married to, the family she hails from, and other information about her – both personal and professional.
A Look At Courtney Ford’s Family Background
Courtney Ford was born to parents from different ethnic backgrounds on the 27th of June 1978. As you will easily find, her place of birth was in Huntington Beach, California, however, what’s difficult to come by are details of her upbringing. It is said that the actress received formal training that prepared her for a career as a professional actress but it is yet to be disclosed the schools she attended.
Inasmuch as her childhood and the factors that inspired her decision to become an actress are yet to be ascertained, it is not a secret that the actress has a multi-racial background. Her ethnic identity has been traced to Britain and Ireland. Also, she is of Hispanic heritage from her mother’s side of the family. The name of her parents is Terrell E. and Jeanine Ford.
Courtney Ford has two stepbrothers named Robert Orci and J. R. Orci. Robert is a part of the showbiz industry where he works as a screenwriter, film, and television producer. There is also a sister named Taylor Orci. The name of Courtney’s paternal grand-dad was Everett Elmer Ford while her maternal grandparents are Raymond Nonato Aragon and Mary Martin.
The Struggle To Lunch Her Career and Breakthrough
Given the many roles she has come to play in various popular television shows, it is hard to imagine the actress had quite a hard time kicking off her career. Despite the challenges she faced and the difficulties in landing roles, Courtney Ford persisted and worked tirelessly for almost a decade in the entertainment industry; attending numerous auditions but winding up with minor roles.
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 titled Outside (2004). She also appeared in the 2006 episodes of comedy-dramas like 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 lucky charm came after she auditioned for a role in the Showtime crime drama mystery television series, Dexter. She was hired to play a reporter named Christine Hill in the series.
The Roles That Made Her A Reputable Actress
Her artistic display in the series, Dexter, was her career-defining moment as the drama made her known in the industry, opening more doors of opportunities for her to take part in many other projects ranging from films to TV shows 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).
On 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. So far, it is believed that she has accumulated a wealth estimated at $4 million from her career.
Courtney Ford Has Been Married to Brandon Routh Since 2007
Fans of the actress often ask questions about her love life for two reasons: she is a famous actress and very attractive. Ford is a slim built woman with a height of 5 ft 6 inches (1.68 m) and her frame is neatly supported by the weight of 55 kilograms (121lb). Her good looks have of course endeared her to many who would love to have her as a partner but the fact remains that she has been married for over a decade.
The actress has been married for many years to Brandon Routh. The couple met in a bar where Brandon Routh was the bartender in 2004 and dated for almost three years before Brandon popped the question on August 23, 2006. After a year, they signed the dotted lines of the marriage register in the presence of their loved ones at El Capitan Ranch, Santa Barbara; this was on November 24, 2007.
Five years later, on August 10, 2012, they celebrated the birth of their son Leo James Routh. The family reside in Los Angeles where they frequently volunteer for a civil right activist group, Service Nation.
Who Is Brandon Routh?
Besides being Courtney Ford’s husband and father of her child, Brandon Routh is an American actor born on the 9th of October 1979. He is known for his roles in numerous movies and TV shows. Most notable among them are Superman Returns, Unthinkable, 400 Days, Lost in the Pacific, Batwoman, Black-ish, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. There are also Partners, Chuck, The Batman, One Life to Live, and much more.
Brandon’s career has been decorated with a good number of awards. Superman Returns won him the Scream Awards for Best Superhero, Empire Awards for Best Male Newcomer, and Saturn Awards for Rising Star and Best Actor.