Courtney Braden Ford is an American actress. Ford described her career as stagnant for the 10 years preceding 2008, in which she considered ceasing work as an actress. However, during what she considered to be her last audition, Ford was cast to play reporter Christine Hill on Showtime's television series Dexter. 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.