Cody Fern Wiki
Fans of the TV drama series “American Horror Story”, have certainly noted the good looking actor, Cody Fern, who portrayed Michael Langdon. He was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 6 July 1988, in Southern Cross, Western Australia, thus he holds Australian nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed Scottish and Irish descent. Cody is a model, director, and an actor with nearly 15 credits to his name, besides his role in “American Horror Story”, also known for his role as David Mason in “American Crime Story”.
Early life and education
He was raised in Southern Cross, and that is all that’s known about his childhood, since Cody prefers to keep his private life a secret. He hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his parents and any siblings, but it’s assumed that he was raised by his parents, in his hometown surrounded by farmland and goldmines.
Cody attended the boarding Merredin Senior High School, and upon matriculating in 2006, he enrolled at the Curtin University of Technology, from which he graduated with an Honours Degree in Commerce, in 2009.
He launched a career in finance, but as he said, he was unhappy with his life, and after watching the movie “Elizabeth”, starring Cate Blanchet, it had an impact on him to become an actor.
He spoke about his decision for GQ magazine, saying: ‘After seeing that, something came alive again. I just realized I hated my life; I hated the people that I was hanging around with; I hated the music I was listening to; I hated the clothes I was wearing. I was like, “This is a slow and painful death, so I either have to go down with the ship, or I have to swim fast and hard in hypothermic waters and ﬁgure it out.” And I quit. I quit that day. I walked out and I joined an experimental theatre group.’
He subsequently trained with acting teachers such as Susan Batson, Ellen Burstyn and Larry Moss, and Cody soon got his chance with the lead role as Albert in the play “War Horse” in the National Theatre of Great Britain, in London.
In 2014, Cody received the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship, an award which is intended to professionally and financially support actors who come from Australia, and except the money they receive, they also get a two-year scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
Heath Ledger was an Australian actor and music video director, who died at the age of 28 after he accidentally overdosed with medicaments; in honor of him, the non-profit organization Australians in Film established this annual reward, which helped Cody to launch his acting career on television and the big screen.
Roles in series
Cody made his first appearance on television in 2018, portraying David Madson in “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” acting alongside Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson and Annaleigh Ashford in this biographic crime drama, which had 130 award nominations, and won 99, including 16 Primetime Emmys. Cody won the International Online Cinema Award (INOCA) in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.
In the same year, he was cast to play Duncan Shepherd in the Netflix series “House of Cards”, starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michel Gill, this drama created by Beau Willimon had 215 award nominations and won 35, including seven Primetime Emmys.
It seems that 2018 was quite successful for Cody, because by the end of the year he had his chance to portray Michael Langdon in “American Horror Story”, and has since appeared in 21 episodes, acting alongside Lady Gaga, Angela Basset and Kathy Bates.
In 2021, Cody portrayed Andy Dolan in “Eden”, and made an appearance in an episode of the series “American Horror Stories”, portraying Stan Vogel.
Roles in movies
Cody made his acting debut in the 2008 short movie “Hole in the Ground”, followed by appearances in “Still Take You Home” and “Drawn Home” in 2010, before he starred in the 2013 movie “The Last Time I Saw Richard”, which was awarded Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award – Best Short Fiction Film.
In 2017, Cody was cast to play Jim in “The Tribes of Palos Verdes” starring alongside Jennifer Garner and Maika Monroe, followed by his role as Charlie in “Pisces”, a short drama written and directed by himself, and he then portrayed Travelling Salesman in the 2018 movie “The Great Darkened Days”, a Canadian historic drama which had 10 award nominations, and won six.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Cody’s love life and his sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about any man or woman whom he has been with, until 2018, when he revealed that he is in a relationship with his boyfriend, Eric Smith.
Eric was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 22 August 1995, in the USA, and is a social media influencer – his Instagram account is followed by over 50,000 people, and he also has a YouTube channel on which he posts his training videos.
As of January 2022, Cody and Eric are still together, and although they don’t often post photos featuring the two of them together, they confirmed that rumors about their break-up were false.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Cody’s favorite hobbies is modeling; he worked for Louis Vuitton, and was on the covers of magazines such as GQ Style, VMan, and Variety, among others; he’s known as a fashionista, and his style is so-called ‘gender-neutral’.
Cody is a big fan of outdoor activities, as he enjoys hiking, swimming, and biking, as well as working out three to four times per week at the gym. When he wants to relax, he does yoga.
He’s an animal lover, with dogs and cats being his favorites; he and his boyfriend Eric have dog and cat as pets, and often post photos of them.
Cody is into traveling, and thanks to his career, he’s visited several US states, and has also traveled around the world; his favorite travel destination is Rome, Italy, and he’s dreaming of visiting Barcelona, Spain.
He’s active on his Instagram account, which has been followed by over a million people, but doesn’t have accounts on other social media networks.
Age, height, and net worth
Cody is 33 years old, with long, light brown hair, and green eyes; he weighs around 177lbs (80kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) tall.
As of January 2022, his net worth has been estimated at close to $500,000.