Board of Believers (Advisory Board)
Cody Lee Saintgnue, a multi-talented figure in the entertainment industry, has a remarkable journey that traces back to his challenging beginnings in foster care. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Cody’s life took a transformative turn when he was placed into foster care at nine and later adopted at twelve. He found solace and self-expression through acting and theater, which led him to venture into print modeling. His talent shone through at a Model and Talent Expo in Texas, where he won as a newcomer, gracing the competition showcase magazine’s cover.
At 14, Cody and his mother decided to relocate to Los Angeles, where he immersed himself in film and TV acting. His career gained momentum with roles in shows like “Southland,” “House M.D,” and “Criminal Minds.” Notably, he portrayed “Brett Talbot” on the popular MTV series “Teen Wolf.” Cody’s versatile career expanded to co-executive producing “The Tax Collector” and serving as an executive producer on the Oscar-nominated film “The Trials of Chicago Seven.” When the pandemic disrupted the industry, Cody turned to music, co-writing a double-platinum song for K-pop icons “Monsta-X” and releasing his own single, “Novocaine Joyride.” Alongside his artistic pursuits, he’s dedicated to making a difference for children who have experienced the foster care system. He is an ambassador for organizations like The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and You Gotta Believe.
Cody Saintgnue recognizes the pivotal role of mentors, the foster care system, and his loving mother in shaping his life. His greatest joy is paying it forward, inspiring young adults to believe that their past doesn’t dictate their future and that they can make their dreams a reality.