In September 2007, she released her own novel Outside In. The novel is about the flip side of fame and a fresh take on Hollywood in all its outrageous, entertaining glory.
Her sister Jennifer is an advertising executive.
Courtney and Roger were married on January 1, 2007.
Courtney and husband Roger Fishman welcomed their first baby, Jacob "Jake" Emerson born on January 11, 2008 weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz.
She was in a December 1992 issue of Playboy along with her co-stars from Melrose Place.
She has a sister, Jennifer Thorne-Smith.
Courtney made her first film appearance in the 1986 feature film drama, Lucas.
She has 4 dogs: Max, Buzz, Ed & George.
In 1999, she was in a TV Commercial for Almay Cosmetics.
In 2003, she appeared on Kellogg's Special K cereal boxes as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign with Kelloggs and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Her father was a computer market researcher and her mother a therapist. They divorced when she was 7 and she lived with both at different stages.
In 1999, she became a spokeswoman for Almay cosmetics, being the face of their new line of make-up Skin Stays Clean.
Courtney had an on-and-off screen romance with Andrew Shue during the filming of Melrose Place but they split up split after a year.
Studied acting at the Ensemble Theatre Company in Northern California.
Once considered herself overly busty with a 32DD measurement but eschewed reduction surgery in favor of yoga which she says reshaped her figure of a C cup.
Courtney attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California.
Courtney was married to Andrew Conrad from 2000-2001.
Courtney is 5'6" (or 1.68m).
She won 1 SAG Award for Ally McBeal.
Courtney: (on her surprise pregnancy) It's such an amazing moment for both of us, because we both sort of had to say, 'I don't know if this is going to happen for me.' The fact it's happening is just astounding!
Once I realized that I didn't care if it was a boy or a girl, I got into the adventure of not knowing.
Courtney: I understand that it would be smart, career-wise, to line up something, but it wouldn't be smart for my personal life or my sanity. Some people thrive when they're working. I thrive when I'm hanging out with my friends and doing yoga.
Courtney: You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.
Courtney: One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.
Courtney: To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that.
Courtney: What happened, is that all of my dreams came true, and it didn't fix anything. I was still scared, and still sad. You need the same things to make you truly happy and fulfilled when you're famous as you do when you're not, but they're more difficult to find, because you forget to look.
Courtney: Don't suffer in silence, you don't have to, go to the doctor.
Courtney: It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business.
Courtney: When I'm feeling sorry for myself, I'll eat Lucky Charms cereal. I like having sugar when I'm in that mood.
Courtney (about her character on Melrose Place): Allison has been through so much. I was sexually harassed, carjacked, had an affair with a married man -- who then tried to rape me, and shot himself while he was on the phone with me. I was drunk, sober -- well, getting sober, then I got to have an affair.
Courtney (before surgery): My body fat got redistributed, and my breasts got smaller.