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The Summer I Turned Pretty Cast & Character Guide


Prime Video’s coming-of-age romantic drama series is loaded with talent as The Summer I Turned Pretty cast is great from top to bottom. Based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han, features a diverse ensemble cast with some familiar faces. The Summer I Turned Pretty (whose books were published before Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy) focuses on Isabel “Belly” Conklin, a girl who goes on an annual summer vacation to visit old family friends, the Fishers, at their beach house in Cousins Beach, Massachusetts. However, this summer is different—Belly is turning sixteen and finds herself caught in a love triangle between two brothers, Conrad and Jeremiah.

Jenny Han has already proved to be a master of the young adult genre with her To All the Boys series, which became a trilogy of successful Netflix movies. The Summer I Turned Pretty, Han’s first foray into TV, turned out to be another satisfying hit, all set for season 2 to hit the airwaves. The Summer I Turned Pretty cast features many newcomers, though there are also a few faces audiences may recognize. Here’s the cast and character guide to Amazon’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, including what previous roles each actor has held.


Lola Tung As Belly Conklin

Lola Tung plays Belly Conklin, the main character of The Summer I Turned Pretty cast. The awkward but fun-loving teen is looking forward to another summer spent on Cousins Beach with her mother Laurel and her brother Steven, as well as their family friends, the Fishers. However, this summer is different as sparks fly between Belly and Susannah Fisher’s two sons (and her childhood friends) Conrad and Jeremiah. The Summer I Turned Pretty cast is Lola Tung’s first starring role; before the show, she was a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jackie Chung As Laurel Park

Laurel Park on the beach in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jackie Chung plays Laurel Park in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, mother to Belly and Steven. Laurel is an author, Susannah’s best friend from college, and recently divorced from Belly’s father. Her divorce has severely affected her writing abilities, and she hopes that the annual trip to Cousins Beach will change things around for her. She and Susannah have an incredibly strong friendship, and their relationship is a highlight of the series. Chung has appeared in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and the Grey‘s spin-off Station 19. She will soon star in the short The Translators as Mother.

Sean Kaufman As Steven Conklin

Steven driving in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Sean Kaufman plays Steven Conklin in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, Belly’s older brother who is preparing to apply to college. He works at the snack shop at Cousins Beach’s country club over the summer to earn some extra cash, catching the eye of Shayla. He and Shayla manage to strike up a romance in season 1, but he ends up making out with Taylor. Despite Shayla finding out, he’s more upset over the fact that she doesn’t seem to care. Kaufman has previously appeared in Manifest, FBI: Most Wanted, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He also had a small role in Manifest as Kevin.

Rachel Blanchard As Susannah Fisher

Susannah smiling at the table in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Rachel Blanchard plays Susannah Fisher in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, Laurel’s best friend from college, and Conrad and Jeremiah’s mother. Susannah is a loving person who encourages Belly to take part in the summer debutante season. Like Laurel, she also has problems with her husband, a secret she kept from her best friend. Susannah is also a breast cancer survivor. Unfortunately, in the show, her cancer comes back. Blanchard has played Cher in the sitcom version of Clueless, in addition to roles in Fargo, Peep Show, and the erotic thriller Deep Water.

Christopher Briney As Conrad Fisher

Conrad looking moody in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Christopher Briney plays Conrad Fisher in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, Susannah’s oldest son, who Belly has been crushing on since she was 12. Conrad became moodier since the previous summer, quitting football in the process. However, when he sees Belly again, he acts uncharacteristically, hinting to the moms that he may be returning Belly’s long-felt feelings. Briney is another new actor introduced by The Summer I Turned Pretty, though he has a role in the upcoming film Dalíland, which will focus on the relationship between Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala in the 1970s. He will soon star in the Mean Girls Musical as Aaron Samuels.

Gavin Casalegno As Jeremiah Fisher

Jeremiah smiling in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Gavin Casalegno plays Jeremiah Fisher in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, Conrad’s brother and another love interest for Belly, who is lifeguarding at the country club. Playful, popular, and easygoing, Jeremiah is also bisexual and the true antithesis of his moodier brother. Belly’s attraction to Jeremiah is completely understandable, though it’s worth mentioning that he’s a terrible flirt. Casalegno has previously been in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah and had a one-episode role as a younger version of Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. He also appeared on Walker as Trevor Strand.

Alfredo Narciso As Cleveland Castillo

Cleveland smiling in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Alfredo Narciso plays Cleveland Castillo in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, a scruffy writer who becomes Laurel’s love interest. It took a lot for Laurel to consider dating again, especially considering her first interaction with Cleveland saw her insulting him. The Brooklynite went to Cousins Beach to work on his new novel, but quickly becomes infatuated with Laurel, making himself useful by helping Conrad with his panic attacks and attending the deb ball. Narciso has previously had roles on Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Person of Interest, and starred in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway. He can soon be seen in the drama Our Son as Lorenzo.

Minnie Mills As Shayla

Shayla smiling in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Minnie Mills plays Shayla, Steven’s love interest in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast and a fellow debutante. Coming from an affluent family from the city, Shayla is the ultimate cool girl who loves fashion and is incredibly confident. She and Steven have a summer fling, which may have been something more for him than it ever was for Shayla. Unfortunately, Shayla’s true colors show when Steven confronts her at the deb ball. This is Mills’ first professional acting role of any kind, but she can soon be seen in the TV series Obliterated as Jen.

Colin Ferguson As John Conklin

John looking wary in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Colin Ferguson plays John Conklin in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, Belly and Steven’s father, who is dating a younger woman after his divorce from Laurel. He tries his best to be a good father to Belly and Steven, but there is clearly tension there after he and Laurel divorce. Ferguson’s previous roles include Patrick in the American remake of Coupling, Sheriff Jack Carter in the SYFY series Eureka, and a recurring role as Tripp Cooke in The Vampire Diaries. He also appeared in A Thousand Little Cuts as Detective Mike Olson, and will soon star in the Great Expectations adaptation Expectations as Mr. Jaggers.

Tom Everett Scott As Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher talking in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Tom Everett Scott plays Adam Fisher in The Summer I Turned Pretty cast, Susannah’s husband, and Conrad and Jeremiah’s father. The antithesis of his free-spirited wife, Adam is highly type-A and works in the finance industry. The charismatic workaholic and his wife Susannah did have problems in their marriage, something Susannah neglected to tell Laurel. Scott has previously played drummer Guy Peterson in That Thing You Do!, Mia’s (Emma Stone) husband in La La Land, and had a recurring role as Cecil on the CW’s Reign. He can soon be seen in The Adventures of Buddy Thunder as Henry and Rockbottom as Jesse Rockbottom.

The Summer I Turned Pretty Supporting Cast And Characters

Cam smiling at Belly in The Summer I Turned Pretty

David Iacono As Cam: Cam is a Cousin Beach local who previously knows Belly from a 7th grade Latin convention. Awkward and endearing, he also has his sights set on Belly. Iacono has previously played a recurring character on the Netflix series Grand Army and currently has a recurring role in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant. He has quite a few projects in the works, including Hungry, Dead Boy Detectives, and Cinnamon.

Summer Madison As Nicole: Summer Madison plays Nicole, Belly’s “big sister” throughout the debutante process and Conrad’s girlfriend — in the beginning. Belly and Conrad’s relationship is a point of contention for Nicole, but she and Belly eventually make up. Madison’s past projects include Teenage Bounty Hunters, Emergency, and the ABC reboot of The Wonder Years. She also recently appeared in the miniseries Mike.

Rain Spencer As Taylor: Rain Spencer plays Taylor, Belly’s best friend. Spencer has a role in the upcoming drama film Good Girl Jane alongside Andie MacDowell.

Lilah Pate As Gigi: Lilah Pate plays Gigi, a fellow debutante who has a crush on Jeremiah. Despite her feelings for Jeremiah, she ends up kissing Belly’s brother Steven. However, Taylor is a fiercely loyal friend to Belly. Pate previously had a recurring role as Peeler on the Netflix show Outer Banks. She will soon star in Boys of Summer as Ellie Evans.

Elsie Fisher As Skye: Elsie Fisher has joined The Summer I Turned Pretty cast for season 2 as a character named Skye. However, nothing is really known about her character yet, as Skye never appeared in the books. However, given the actress’ age she will presumably end up in either Steven or Belly’s friend group. Fisher is primarily known for the A24 movie Eighth Grade, but also had a stint on Barry as Katie Harris and voiced Agnes in the first two Despicable Me movies.

Kyra Sedgwick As Unknown: Actress Kyra Sedgwick will also be a part of The Summer I Turned Pretty cast for season 2, and she’s in an undisclosed role. Sedgwick headlined the drama series The Closer and played Madeline Wuntch on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but is also known for Something to Talk About. Her next project is a drama called Thirsty in which she plays Anne Dixon.



This story originally appeared on Screenrant

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