"Courtney" redirects here. For the doll, see Courtney Moore (doll).

Courtney Moore is the seventeenth Historical Character, representing the 1980s. Courtney was released in 2020.

Personality and Facts

Courtney lives in Orange Valley, CA with her blended family. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, but mutually get along. Maureen met Mike D'Amico, a widower, and his daughter Tina when Courtney was five; they were later married, making him her stepfather. Courtney moved into Mike and Tina's house, the only time she has ever moved. Until recently she spent every weekend at her father Mr. Moore's house, but he has recently moved to take on a new job in Bellingham so in-person visits can only be once a month now.

She likes to be in control of what is happening around her, a struggle with the many changes that are happening in her life such as her mother running for mayor of the town. She looks up to various women as role models and wants to see more female characters into video games. Her favorite song is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper and her favorite candy is gummy bears.

Courtney can be very shy when speaking to people she doesn't know or speaking up for herself or family; her best friend Sarah says she talks when she has something to say, rather than talking to hear the sound of her own voice, and knows exactly what to say when she does so. She feels better at working on individual projects such as playing video games than group work in class. She and Sarah are experts at making sleepover fortune-teller cootie catchers, and she has saved every one that she and Sarah have made during their sleepovers in a shoe box in her closet.[5] She is a fairly good artist a. Courtney owns a pet guinea pig, Parsley, whom she named after his favorite thing to eat.

She and her stepsister Tina don't initially get along (as much as they used to) at the start of the series. Courtney is upset that Tina seems to be dismissing her, mean, and pushing her away since the birth of their little brother, Rafi.

Courtney is an avid gamer and has one of the highest scores on Pac-Man at Smiley's Arcade. She is also into movies such as Star Wars, and The Goonies is her favorite movie. Her older stepsister Tina calls her a nerd for enjoying such things. She gets the idea to create her own video game with a self-created character, Crystal Starshooter, that she partially names after Christa McAuliffe. She is also very interested in space and excited for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, including the fact a school teacher is going into space for the first time. Courtney is very imaginative and often gets lost in daydreams about Crystal Starshooter and the world Courtney has created for her.

Family and Friends

See Also: Minor Characters in Courtney's Series

Family

Friends and other Minor Characters

  • Kip Tomatsu: Courtney's gamer friend.
  • Sarah Barrett: Courtney's outspoken best friend.
  • Mr. Garcia: Courtney's third grade teacher.
  • Issac: A new friend that Courtney meets in the summer.

Books

See: List of Courtney's Books

Other Media

Doll

The Courtney doll.

Main article: Courtney Moore (doll)
  • Face Mold: Classic Mold
  • Skin: Light
  • Hair: Blonde, spiral curls, upper back length, sideswept bangs, right side part
  • Eyes: Blue

Collection

See: Courtney's Collection

Trivia

  • Courtney is the second Historical Character after Julie Albright to have divorced parents; unlike Julie, whose parents never show any remarriage, Courtney is from a blended family with a stepparent and step/half siblings.

See also

References

  1. Instagram Q&A session, 9/29/2020.
  2. Twitter post from American Girl.
  3. This is a fictional place, but is based on the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, CA.
  4. Courtney returns to school on January 6th; the first chapters happen four days before.
  5. Informational pamphlet that comes with bedroom items in Courtney's Collection.


American Girl Historical Characters
1760s

Kaya'aton'my

1770s

Felicity Merriman ♦ ★

1810s

Caroline Abbott ♦ ★

1820s

Josefina Montoya

1850s

Cécile Rey
and Marie-Grace Gardner

1850s

Kirsten Larson

1860s

Addy Walker

1900s

Samantha Parkington

1910s

Rebecca Rubin

1930s

Kit Kittredge

1940s

Nanea Mitchell

1940s

Molly McIntire ♦ ★

1950s

Maryellen Larkin

1960s

Melody Ellison

1970s

Julie Albright

1980s

Courtney Moore

Archived / ♦ Part of the BeForever Collection
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