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Courtney Halverson (born June 14, 1989) is an American actress who has appeared in various films and television shows.
Halverson was born in Orange County, California. She has appeared in such films as Rogues, Sleepwalk, and Freaky Faron. She also provided her voice as the narrator for Disney's series Check This Kid Out, which plays daily on The Disney Channel. In late 2006 she appeared in The Fray's music video "How to Save a Life", directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies, Cold Case).
Halverson also starred in the original short for the film Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger, as the awkward 13 year-old Esther Blueburger. The short film was directed by Cathy Randall in Los Angeles in 2003, and has since been made into a feature film in Australia.
She has since completed work on the psychological thriller Godspeed on location in Anchorage, Alaska in mid 2008. Halverson plays the female lead Sarah Roberts opposite actors Joseph McKelheer (The Hamiltons, Cold Case) and Cory Knauf. The film premiered in June 2009 in Las Vegas as part of the Cinevegas Film Festival. Halverson's film Etienne also premiered at the same festival.
Recently, Halverson starred in Hallmark Channel's movie Love Finds a Home, based on the novel by Janette Oke. She appeared opposite film legend Patty Duke in the 19th century western romance. Also starring in the film are Haylie Duff, Jordan Bridges, and Sarah Jones. The film continues to play on the Hallmark Channel. She recently completed work on the first season of Lifetime's original series Rita Rocks - starring Nicole Sullivan (Mad TV), Tisha Campbell-Martin (Zack and Miri Make a Porno), and Raviv Ullman (Phil of the Future) - and Guest Starred on an episode of Ghost Whisperer on CBS in early 2009.
Halverson's character, Nuss, appeared in the third season of HBO's hit show Big Love opposite Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Mean Girls) and Tina Majorino (Napoleon Dynamite, Veronica Mars).
Next up for Halverson is a lead role in the feature film Hamill, a movie about the deaf UFC wrestler Matt Hamill. Set in the 1990s, it tells the true story of Hamill's early career as a wrestler in High School and College. Halverson will play opposite deaf actor Russell Harvard as Matt Hamill's love interest, Michelle.
Halverson has received awards at CARE 2005, CARE 2006, CARE 2007, and CARE 2008 - a red carpet event recognizing child actors for their positive contributions to charities and to the entertainment industry. In 2006, Halverson was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her lead performance as Theda McNeil in A Distant Shore. The film, directed by Emmy winner Franklin Rho, was also nominated for a student Academy Award. Halverson was nominated for a 2007 Young Artist Award for her performance as Vicky Radford in the film Sleepwalk, directed by Tatia Pilevia.
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