Susanna Skaggs: Everything We Know About Love & Gelato’s Lina Emerson

Based on Jenna Evans Welch’s eponymous book, ‘Love & Gelato’ is a teen romance movie that follows Lina Emerson, a teenager due to enter college next summer. To make her sick mother happy, she follows up on her promise and travels to Rome for the summer. While there, she cannot help but fall in love with the city, and the people she meets make her trip worth the time.

The viewers have immensely praised the film for its engaging narrative and setting, whereas Susanna Skaggs, who portrays Lina, has also gained many admirers, thanks to her phenomenal acting. The audience appreciates how she brings the beloved literary figure to life and is curious to know about her. If you are in the same boat and are wondering about the young actress’ personal and professional life, here’s everything we know about the same!

Susanna Skaggs’ Early Life and Family

Born on September 14, 2001, Susanna Skaggs grew up in Apex, North Carolina, with her parents, Leah Farriba Skaggs and Steve Skaggs, and brother David. Her family encouraged her passion for acting, and as per the actress, her father accompanied her on her very first day on a set and even drove the actress 6 hours to Atlanta and back for her callback. Not just that, her mother accompanied her to Rome for the filming of ‘Love & Gelato.’

Susanna graduated from Apex High School and attended Wake Technical Community College in 2019, where she opted for general online classes to have a flexible schedule for acting opportunities. Since 2020, she has been a student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Susanna Skaggs’ Profession

Susanna Skaggs’ made her on-screen debut with her performance as Haley Clark in the drama series ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ which follows major players in the technological revolution that took place in the 80s. The actress has also essayed Grace in the crime mystery series ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ created by David E. Kelley, and Young Polaris in an episode of ‘The Gifted,’ a fantasy series created by Matt Nix.

In the summer of 2021, Susanna traveled to Italy for the production of ‘Love & Gelato.’ In the teen rom-com, she plays the leading character and is joined by Tobia De Angelis, Alex Boniello, and many more. The movie is indeed her breakthrough performance in the entertainment industry. Given that this is her first project where she takes up a leading role, the actress has seen a rise in popularity and will hopefully feature in many more upcoming films and shows.

Is Susanna Skaggs Dating?

Susanna has not revealed much about her romantic life and seems focused on her acting career and spending time with friends and family. Furthermore, the actress has been a proud cat mother since November 2021 to an adorable black and white cat named Pepper Skaggs. In addition, the Skaggs family seems to have a dog much-loved by everyone in the household.

Susanna may likely reprise her role as Lina in a potential sequel for ‘Love & Gelato,’ which will seemingly be based on ‘Love & Luck,’ the second book in the Jenna Evans Welch trilogy. In her time off, Susanna likes to spend quality time with her loved ones and take trips across the country to enjoy life. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and hope to see her in many more productions.

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