Who is Cody Heller?

Cody Heller was born on 13 May 1985, in California, USA. She is a producer, writer, and occasional actress, but probably better known for being the girlfriend of fellow producer Dan Harmon. Her boyfriend is responsible for the creation of shows such as “Community”, and the animated series “Rick and Morty”.

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The Net Worth of Cody Heller

Cody Heller has a net worth estimated to be over $2 million, earned through success in the entertainment industry, having written and produced several known mainstream projects. She also probably benefits from the success of Harmon, as he has a net worth estimated to be over $5 million.

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Life and Career

Cody grew up alongside her sister, Sloane. She  was familiar with the entertainment industry, as her mother is actress Randee Heller, and at a young age she became interested in her mother’s career, though she didn’t become a full-time actress herself. One of her few acting projects is the short independent film entitled “Last Day Dream”.

She ventured into production and writing, with one of her first big hits being the comedy series “Wilfred”, which ran from 2011 to 2014.

The show is based on the Australian series of the same name, starring Elijah Wood. Following the success of that show, she created another series with Brett Konner, entitled “Deadbeat”, which aired on Hulu and ran from 2014 through 2016; it tells the story of a medium for hire, played by actor Tyler Labine. One of her latest projects is the television show “Kidding” which aired on Showtime in 2018 starring Jim Carrey, and followed the story of a television presenter who must balance his professional life with personal difficulties and tragedies.

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Boyfriend – Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon was born in 1973, and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended Brown Deer High School. After matriculating, he enrolled at Marquette University, and used his experiences from school as the inspiration for his future show “Community”.

He first ventured into entertainment as a member of the comedy sketch group The Dead Alewives, with which he produced an album. After a few comedy shows, he ventured into television production, and created the pilot for “Heat Vision and Jack” which starred Jack Black and Owen Vision.

This led him to become the creator of “The Sarah Silverman Program”, the head writer of several episodes. His next project would be entitled “Yacht Rock”, in which he portrayed a fictionalized version of Ted Templeman. He also created “Acceptable TV”, and the film “Monster House” which would earn an Academy Award nomination.

In 2009, he had his first big hit in the show “Community”, inspired by his experiences while in community college. He served as the showrunner for three seasons, but was later removed due to creative differences with Sony.

After a year away, he returned to the show to work alongside Chris McKenna as co-showrunners. “Community” ran for a total of six seasons.

Harmon Projects to Rick and Morty

While working on “Community”, Harmon also had a monthly live comedy show in Hollywood called “Harmontown”. He used the opportunity to host on-going games of tabletop role-playing games, including Dungeons & Dragons and Shadowrun. The live show would become the inspiration for the animated series “HarmonQuest”, which featured him along with many celebrity guests, including Kumail Nanjiani, Aubrey Plaza, Ryan Stiles, Jason Sudekis and Curtis Armstrong.

Its rising popularity saw “Harmontown” become a touring show, visiting several locations around the US.

While away from “Community”, he conceptualized an animated show which would become “Rick and Morty”, inspired by a short parody Harmon created while he was working with Channel 101. The main characters are voiced by Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke, and Spencer Grammer. The show followed the story of two unlikely partners, an inventor and his grandson who is less than a genius.

The two have frequent misadventures within their domestic lives, and through different dimensions. The show has run for four seasons, though episode numbers are inconsistent.

Personal Life

Before Cody met Dan, he was previously married to comedian Erin McGathy, but the two were together for only a year before they divorced in 2015. Cody started dating him the following year, after meeting through shared connections in the entertainment industry. They have stated publicly that they are not looking into marrying any time soon.

Aside from the production of mainstream television shows, Cody is also a big fan of documentaries, and has served as an assistant director for several projects. She worked on “Waiting for Superman” which tells the story of how the American public education system is unfair in its treatment of students trying to get into competitive programs.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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