BIO (from IMDbPro):
As an actress on the rise, Courtney Ford shines equally bright in both comedic and dramatic roles. Her ability to take on diverse projects has set her career in motion. Currently appearing in one of television’s most critically acclaimed dramas, True Blood, Ford has been named one of the “Top Ten Faces to Watch on Television” by Variety.
On season four of the HBO series True Blood, Ford plays Portia Bellefleur, a successful attorney who becomes romantically involved with vampire Bill Compton. In one of the season’s most shocking twists, Bill discovers that his lover Portia is actually his great-great-great-great granddaughter, a revelation that stuns them both, as well as the fan community at large.
Ford has showcased her versatility with guest starring performances on hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, The Big Bang Theory, Hawaii Five-0 , and How I Met Your Mother. Her episode of, The Naked Man, received an Emmy Award Nomination. Her season long recurring guest star on Showtime’s hit Dexter as John Lithgow’s troubled daughter earned her rave reviews and a huge fan following.
In film, Ford starred in Fling (aka Fling (2008)), John Stewart Muller’s sexy, energetic and provocative take on the classic love story. Other film credits include Alien Raiders, for which she received a Best Actress award from ShockerFest for her role as “Sterling” in the Sci-Fi Thriller, as well as the films Denial and Missing William. She will next be seen in Sironia, which is premiering at the 2011 Austin Film Festival.
A formally trained actress, Ford has received training in The Strasberg Method, The Improv Underground and has studied with Andrew Magarian and Lesly Kahn.
Courtney Ford is a native of Los Angeles and currently resides there with her husband, Brandon Routh, where they both passionately support and serve as activists for “Service Nation”.