Created by Jenny Han and Gabrielle Stanton, ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ is a romantic series based on the former’s eponymous 2009 book. The show follows Belly, a 16-year-old teenager who has come to a beach house for the summer vacation. There, she reunites with her friends, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher, who happen to be her mother’s best friend’s sons. As time passes by, both brothers realize they have feelings for Belly. Caught in a love triangle, she has to make a choice and hope that she does not lose a friend along the way.
Thanks to his portrayal of Jeremiah Fisher in the much-awaited adaptation, Gavin Casalegno has gained praise from viewers. Though this is far from Gavin’s first time on a major production, his part in the coming-of-age story has boosted his following and propelled him to fame. Many fans are curious to know more about the actor’s personal and professional life. If you, too, wish to learn more about Gavin Casalegno, here’s everything we can tell you so far.
Gavin Casalegno’s Early Life and Family
Gavin Casalegno was born on September 2, 1999, to Bryan Casalegno and Allyson Casalegno in Lewisville, Texas. He grew up alongside his brother, Logan Casalegno, and younger sister, Ashlyn Casalegno, who also happens to be an actress. Although he graduated from a local private high school with excellent grades, Gavin joined Young Actors House to learn more about acting. He then enrolled in Cathryn Sullivan Acting for Film, a drama school in his hometown. The actor further attended Hartt & Soul, a drama school in Dallas, Texas, and Toni Cobb Brock Intensive Acting Camp.
Gavin Casalegno’s Acting Career
Gavin’s acting career began at the age of 7 with his appearances as a child actor in several notable projects. “I love doing what I do, and I know, at this time, this is what I want to be doing,” the actor told the Photobook Magazine, talking about his early start in the industry. The actor made his television debut in 2010 with ‘Chase.’ In the 2017 film ‘Nine Seconds,’ Gavin takes up the leading role of Cole Jackson, and the action–horror movie ‘The Unhealer’ sees the Texas actor as Reed. You may also recognize him from his portrayal of Trevor Strand in ‘Walker.’
Some of Gavin’s other memorable roles include Young Damon in ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ and Young Shem in ‘Noah.’“I have been so fortunate to have worked with so many people I look up to in the industry. But I would love to work with Robert Pattinson. His energy is electric, and that would be so much fun to work with,” the actor said while talking about who he would like to work with in the future. Apart from acting, Gavin is a model affiliated with Next Model Management. Though he is currently focused on acting, the young artist hopes to get a real estate license at some point.
Gavin Casalegno’s Girlfriend
As of writing, Gavin is in a long-term relationship with Larsen Thompson, who herself has an impressive resume. She is a model, actress, and dancer and is well-known for her work in ‘Pearl’ and ‘The Midnight Club.’ She started learning classic and tap dancing at the age of four and soon took up contemporary and hip-hop dance styles. Her talent in the field of dancing has allowed her to work with people like Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, P!nk, and Sia.
Both Gavin and Larsen live in Los Angeles, California. Apart from spending time with his girlfriend, Gavin likes to be in the company of his friends and family, whom he adores. The actor has an active lifestyle and often travels and plays soccer and volleyball in his downtime. We wish him the best of luck in his future ventures and hope he has a great life ahead.