Courtney was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Nashville, Tennessee where she was introduced to the arts through dance at age four and acting at age ten in school, church, and camp environments. She attended an arts-based high school in Nashville where theatre became a permanent fixture in her life.
She left Nashville at age seventeen after graduation and attended Hampton University in Virginia where she gradated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Performance Theatre. She began her professional career as an actress in 2010 and has performed in Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and New York.
She is also an avid graphic designer with a prolific portfolio.
Currently, she rejoins NCShakes for her third tour with Shakespeare to Go! after a run of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in Nashville (Nurse Flinn). Other Nashville credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Circle Players) and Once on this Island (Street Theatre Company). Regional credits include: Chicago (Mama Morton), Big River (Alice), and The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe) with Weathervane Playhouse (Newark, OH); Romeo and Juliet (Lady Montague, mainstage/Lady Capulet/Benvolio, STG), Macbeth (Witch/Malcolm, STG), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania/Helena/Quince, STG) with NCShakes.