Who plays Jeremiah in 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'? Meet your new on-screen crush

Gavin Casalegno is the talk of the town! Learn a little bit more about the Fisher brother IRL

Who plays Jeremiah in the Summer I Turned Pretty? Gavin Casalegno pictured at the series premiere in NYC
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By now, you've visited Cousins Beach and asked, "Who plays Jeremiah in The Summer I Turned Pretty?" 

The world has fallen in love with Jenny Han's series—so much so that we're searching for shows like The Summer I Turned Pretty and books like The Summer I Turned Prettyso it's only right to get to know the stars off-screen. 

Allow us to introduce you to your new favorite fella. 

Who plays Jeremiah in 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'?

Meet Gavin Casalegno, the up-and-coming actor behind the youngest Fisher brother. 

"Jeremiah, quite frankly, is me in real life," Casalegno revealed to V Magazine. "When I got the character breakdown, I was literally questioning how they knew me so well."

In order to prep for the audition, Casalegno claims he created a summer-worthy playlist of his own to get into the spirit of the story. Needless to say, it worked. Though he ultimately received the role, it took him several days to actually process the fact that he was soon to play Jeremiah. 

How old is Gavin Casalegno?

Born on September 2, 1999, Casalegno is 22 years old. (And he's a Virgo, for the astrologically curious among us.) 

Gavin Casalegno movies

Where else have you seen the beloved Jeremiah? He's made cameos in NoahWhen the Game Stands TallWalker and on The Vampire Diaries as a young Damon. In addition to acting, the 22-year-old is also passionate about fitness, fashion and even intends to get his real estate license. 

Gavin Casalegno hometown

Though currently residing in Los Angeles, the actor is originally from Lewisville, Texas.

Who is Gavin Casalegno girlfriend?

For the past five years or so, Casalegno has been linked to model Larsen Thompson. You can catch her this fall in The Midnight Club, Netflix's retelling of the chilling Christopher Pike novel.

Is Jeremiah bi in 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'?

There's, of course, a heavy focus on romance in The Summer I Turned Pretty. For the first time, Belly sees the Fisher boys in a new light—and vice versa—making it hard to choose which brother is the right match for her. 

The story consists of plenty of firsts: loves, dates, kisses and so on. Given that Jeremiah points out the guys and girls he's kissed while venturing around the country club with Belly, fans have questioned his sexuality. 

Author Jenny Han revealed that, like Belly, he's still young and attempting to figure out what suits him well. It's more about self-discovery for the characters at this point in time.

"I would say [he’s] sexually fluid," she told TV Line. "He is a young person who’s figuring out where he falls in all that and hasn’t experienced a lot of love yet. It’s still kind of early on in that journey."

There's still a lot to unfold in this coming-of-age story, and we're certainly looking forward to The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2. Given that filming is underway in July, we'll have to be patient until the next installment hits. 

For now, enjoy the debut season on Amazon and download The Summer I Turned Pretty soundtrack for all-things pop, love and Taylor Swift.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.