Cody Christian

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Christian at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Cody Allen Christian

(1995-04-15) April 15, 1995 (age 24) [1]
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present

Cody Allen Christian (born April 15, 1995) [1] [2] is an American actor. He is known for his recurring role as Mike Montgomery in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars , [1] and for his role as Theo Raeken from the fifth and sixth seasons of the MTV series Teen Wolf . [3] He was recently cast as Asher, a high school football player, in the CW Network's new fall series All-American. [4]

Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard. The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named "A" who threatens to expose their deepest secrets. The series features an ensemble cast, headed by Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings, Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery, Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin, Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields, Sasha Pieterse as Alison DiLaurentis and Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal.

MTV American pay television channel

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<i>Teen Wolf</i> (2011 TV series) American teen-drama television series

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Personal life

Christian is the son of a Native American mother, who is of the Penobscot nation and grew up on a reservation in Maine. [5] [6]

Indigenous peoples of the Americas Pre-Columbian inhabitants of North, Central and South America and their descendants

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the Pre-Columbian peoples of North, Central and South America and their descendants.

Penobscot ethnic group

The Penobscot (Panawahpskek) are an indigenous peoples in North America with members who reside in the United States and Canada. They are organized as a federally recognized tribe in Maine and as a First Nations band government in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec.

Christian's mother is a breast cancer survivor [7] and he has campaigned to raise money for breast cancer research. [8]

Breast cancer cancer that originates in the mammary gland

Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, a newly inverted nipple, or a red or scaly patch of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, or yellow skin.

Career

From 2010–2015, Christian played Mike Montgomery, the younger brother of Aria Montgomery, on the Freeform television series Pretty Little Liars.

Aria Montgomery fictional character in the Pretty Little Liars Series

Aria Marie Montgomery is a fictional character in the Pretty Little Liars series created by American author Sara Shepard. She is portrayed by Lucy Hale in the television adaptation, which premiered on ABC Family in June 2010. Lucy Hale was named Favorite Cable TV Actress at the 2014 People's Choice Awards for her role in the series.

Freeform is an American pay television channel that is owned by the Walt Disney Television division of The Walt Disney Company. Freeform primarily broadcasts programming geared toward teenagers and young adults – with some programming skewing toward young women – in the 14–34 age range, a target demographic designated by the channel as "becomers". Its programming includes contemporary off-network syndicated reruns and original series, feature films, and made-for-TV original movies.

Other acting credits include appearances on television series True Blood , Grey's Anatomy and Back to You with Laura Marano, and in the 2011 film Kill the Irishman . Christian starred in the 2013 film The Starving Games , a parody of The Hunger Games films. [9] [10]

True Blood is an American dark fantasy horror television series produced and created by Alan Ball and based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships. The title is a play on Gray's Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London and written by Henry Gray. Shonda Rhimes developed the pilot and continues to write for the series; she is also one of the executive producers, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. Although the series is set in Seattle, it is filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.

<i>Back to You</i> (TV series) American situation comedy series

Back to You is an American sitcom which aired on Fox from September 19, 2007, to May 14, 2008. The creators and executive producers were Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, and the director was James Burrows. The series starred Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton as squabbling anchors of a news program.

He appears in seasons 5 and 6 of the MTV series Teen Wolf , playing a recurring character named Theo Raeken, a former human who was turned into a hybrid creature called a Chimera, in his case, possessing both Werewolf and Werecoyote powers. [11] [12]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006The Profound Mysteries of Tommy KuglarYoung Tommy KuglarShort film
2006Corndog of ToleranceThe KidShort film
2009 Surrogates Boy Canter
2011 Kill the Irishman Young Danny Greene
2013 The Starving Games Peter MalarkeyThe Hunger Games Parody
2015Killing AnimalsRoberto
2016 Submerged Dylan [13]
2018 Assassination Nation Johnny
TBANotorious Nick Nick Newell Post-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007 State of Mind Adamunknown episodes
2007 Back to You Xander TuckerEpisode: "Gracie's Bully"
2008 True Blood Screaming BoyEpisode: "Sparks Fly Out"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Brad WalkerEpisode: "State of Love and Trust"
2010–2015 Pretty Little Liars Mike Montgomery Recurring role (seasons 1–2, 4–5), Guest role (season 6), 29 episodes
2012 Lab Rats KavanEpisode: "Crush, Chop, and Burn, Part I"
2012Beautiful PeopleKyleUnsold television pilot [14]
2012 Body of Proof Greg LuxEpisode: "Home Invasion"
2013 Austin & Ally ElliotEpisode: "Campers & Complications"
2013 Supah Ninjas Flint ForsterEpisodes: "Flint Forster", "Finding Forster", "Spring Fling"
2014 See Dad Run EvanEpisode: "See Dad Roast the Toast"
2015–2017 Teen Wolf Theo Raeken Recurring role (seasons 5 and 6); 30 episodes
2018–present All American Asher AdamsMain role

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor Teen Wolf Nominated

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