Courtney Braden Ford (born June 27, 1978) is an American actress that plays Vicky, on How I Met Your Mother.


She was born in Orange County, California and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Courtney Ford shines equally bright in both comedic and dramatic roles. Her ability to take on diverse projects has set her career in motion. 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 (2008), Ford plays Portia Bellefleur, a successful attorney who becomes romantically involved with vampire Bill Compton.

Ford has showcased her versatility with guest starring performances on hit shows such as Grey's Anatomy (2005), Criminal Minds (2005), CSI: NY (2004), The Big Bang Theory (2007), Hawaii Five-0 (2010) , and How I Met Your Mother (2005). Her episode of How I Met Your Mother, The Naked Man, received an Emmy Award Nomination. Her season long recurring guest star on Showtime's hit Dexter (2006) as John Lithgow's troubled daughter earned her rave reviews and a huge fan following.

In film, Ford starred in Fling (2008). Other film credits include Alien Raiders (2008), 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 (2006), Missing William (2011) and Sironia (2011).

Courtney Ford currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Brandon Routh, where they both passionately support and serve as activists for "Service Nation".

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