Aside from her regular roles in True Blood, Supernatural, and Parenthood, Courtney Ford also made an appearance in episode 9, titled “The Naked Man”, in the fourth season of How I Met Your Mother, and in the fifth season of The Big Bang Theory, on the episode “The Good Guy Fluctuation.” Ford was also the voice behind Piper Wright, in Fallout 4, who served as the Editor-in-Chief of Diamond City’s newspaper, Publick Occurrences.
Courtney Ford is wedded to the actor Brandon Routh, who portrayed the lead title Superman in the movie Superman Returns and was also cast in other superhero movies, namely Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. The celebrity couple had their first child, a son, on August 10th, 2012.
Claudia Black in real life
Similar to other Australian stars, Claudia began her career on the widely recognized Australian soap opera, Home and Away. Presently, Black’s voice is featured in a number of video games, including best-sellers like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. In 2014, she also did voice-over work in Rick and Morty, for the character “Ma-Sha”, during the episode "Rasing Gazorpasorp."
On stage, Black portrayed the character 'Portia', during a tour of the Merchant of Venice. She also worked on various scenes in Spotlight on Women, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Loose End, Little Women and The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera. Claudia Black has resided in numerous different countries for long periods, including Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US.
Courtney Ford Then
Courtney Ford considered retiring from acting entirely. After she made what she deemed as her final audition, Ford was chosen to play the role of reporter Christine Hill in Showtime's hit TV series, Dexter. Since then, the American actress has landed numerous other roles, including 'Portia Bellefleur' in the popular HBO series, True Blood, where she appeared regularly throughout season 4.
On NCIS, Courtney Ford plays 'Kaylen Burrows', who works in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class. The character is assigned on the U.S.S. Majestic in an episode titled “Patriot Down”. During the episode, the NCIS agents find out that the incident was linked to Petty Officer Burrows, since she was a victim of a vicious crime prior to the death of that individual.
Julie Benz Then
When she was just 15 years old, Julie Benz’s acting coach told her there was no chance she would ever succeed as an actress. As it turned out, the heartbreaking experience proved to be the best thing that happened to Benz. She landed her first movie role on a minor speaking part in "The Black Cat" segment of the horror film, Two Evil Eyes. One year later, she played on the TV show Hi Honey, I'm Home!, which ran for a couple of seasons.
On NCIS, Julie Benz was cast as Denise Johnson on an episode titled “A Weak Link.” Her character was a widowed wife of the departed Navy Seal Rick Johnson. Following Rick’s death, the Special Agents of NCIS were forced to begin an investigation. Her character at some point in the investigation was deemed a suspect in her husband’s death. Plot twist indeed!
Julie Benz Now
The American actress rose to fame after she played Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and Rita Bennett on Dexter, for which she won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 and the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. Benz also became a star on the series Roswell, Desperate Housewives, No Ordinary, A Gifted Man, Defiance, and Hawaii Five-O, which she still enjoys a regular role on until today.
Julie Benz also made her mark on films, including Jawbreaker, The Brothers, Rambo, Saw V and Punisher: War Zone. She married her co-actor John Kassir on May 30th, 1998, although their marriage would end in an unfortunate divorce in December of 2007. Four years later, the American actress got engaged to Rich Orosco, her partner at the currently non-operational B360 Studios, and finally tied the knot a year later, on May 5th, 2012.