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Courtney Matthews
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Alicia Leigh Willis as Courtney Matthews
General Hospital
Portrayed by Alicia Leigh Willis
Duration 2001-2006
First appearance December 20, 2001
Last appearance February 21, 2006
Created by Megan McTavish
Gender Female
Born August 12, 1982
Died February 21, 2006 (aged 23)
Cause of death Died of Encephalitis Virus
Occupation Founder of Courtney Matthews Foundation
Residence Port Charles, New York

Courtney Matthews (formerly Quartermaine, Morgan, and Jacks) was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. She was the daughter of Mike Corbin and Janine Matthews, and the half sister of mobster, Sonny Corinthos. Courtney was portrayed by Alicia Leigh Willis from December 20, 2001 until February 21, 2006. Willis received two consecutive Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Courtney.

Character History[]


Soon after her arrival in Port Charles, she fell in love with and married A.J. Quartermaine, who used her to get to his biological son Michael Corinthos III, the illegally adopted child of Courtney's half-brother Sonny. However, when Courtney defended AJ to his family, he realized that he truly loved her. AJ ceased trying to trade Courtney for Michael and the Quartermaines froze AJ's bank account, leading him further into his alcoholism. After being blackmailed into stripping due to AJ's drunk driving accident, AJ became verbally abusive and had Courtney purposely stalked by Coleman Ratcliffe, the strip club owner.