June 27, 1978
Although she had been working as an actress since the late 1990s, it wasn't until being cast as journalist Christine Hill on the Showtime serial killer show "Dexter" in 2009 that Courtney Ford's career finally received the boost she'd been waiting for. Two years later, Ford was cast on the hit HBO show "True Blood" during its fourth season. She played lawyer Portia Bellefleur, the seemingly all-too-human sister to Andy Bellefleur, who discovered that she was in fact the descendent of vamp Bill Compton. She has also appeared in episodes of the sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother," and "The Big Bang Theory," as well as the drama "Hawaii Five-O."