The Summer I Turned Pretty Cast & Character Guide

A reference guide for Prime Video’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.

A reference guide for Prime Video’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Groups & Organizations

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Notable Locations & Items

The Country Club in Cousins

  • Cousins Beach, Massachusetts (1.1): Where Susannah’s beach house is, where Laurel and Susannah’s family spend the summer
  • Whale of a Tale (1.1): A bookstore in Cousins
  • The Fat Pelican (1.5): Laurel and Susannah’s favorite spot to drink
  • Chesterbrook High School (2.1): Belly, Steven, and Taylor’s high school
  • Finch (2.1): The school Conrad went to, and Jeremiah is going to
  • Brown University (2.2): Where Conrad has transferred to when he went from bio to premed

Terminology

  • Lemon Jelly Belly (1.2): Laurel and Belly’s codeword for getting out of a situation
  • Shitmas (2.4): What Skye and Julia called each Christmas since Julia and Susannah had a fight at Christmas after their dad died, and they stopped talking
    • Full Story (2.6): Julia wasn’t raised by her father and often didn’t see him, including on holidays. When she did see him, it was often with Susannah and Susannah’s mother, Lillian. Lillian was rude and mean towards Julia, and when Julia tried to talk about her childhood to Susannah, she got shut down, or rather, her feelings were dismissed.

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Months Covered (1.1): The family spends June through August at Cousins Beach
  • When Did Susannah Die? (2.2): She was still alive in the spring but noted to have died a month prior, so likely in May 2023.
    • Time Passed (2.6): It has been 6 weeks since she died

Isabel “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung)

Isabel aka Belly (Lola Tung) taking in her room for the summer
Isabel, aka Belly (Lola Tung)

15 Year Old Isabel, nicknamed “Belly,” has long lived her life similarly to her mother. She has played the supporting role, just one of the group members, but during the summer she turns 16, she plans to change all of that.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Summer House”
  • Sextus (1.1): Belly’s name during the 7th grade Latin Convention she met Cam at
  • Birthday (1.3): Her birthday is in June
  • Crush on Conrad (1.5): Existed since 10
    • First Heartbreak (2.4): Conrad first broke her heart at 13
  • Favorite Book (2.1): Hunger Games
  • Volleyball Nickname (2.1) Killa B
  • Favorite Kind Of Pie (2.2): Blueberry
  • Favorite Drink (2.5): Virgin strawberry daiquiri
  • Full Name (2.8): Isabel Sussanah Conklin

Quotes

Escaping to your dreams is easier than living with your memories.
— Belly (2.1)

Why does he still have this pull on me? I don’t want to see him. And I can’t wait for it all at the same time.
— Belly (2.2)

Sometimes you’re getting over your past and moving on to the present all at the same time.
— Belly (2.6)

Steven (Sean Kaufman)

Laurel and Steven (Sean Kaufman) dealing with Belly singing in the car
Laurel and Steven (Sean Kaufman)

Steven is Belly’s older brother who, alongside Jeremiah and Conrad, often would share duties in teasing and treating Belly like a younger sibling. But, as he gets older and eyes Princeton, he has started to focus on other things besides teasing his sister and hanging out with his brothers from another mother.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Summer House”
  • It’s Just a Little Fantasy (1.2): Steven has a thing for Draco Malfoy and has done some creative work featuring him in the past
  • Graduation & College (2.1): Steven is going to Princeton in the fall and was his class’ valedictorian

Quotes

Breakups don’t always lead to breakthroughs.
— Steven (2.1)

Conrad (Christopher Briney)

Conrad (Christopher Briney) smiling
Conrad (Christopher Briney)

Conrad was the firstborn for Susannah, and in many ways was like Laurel’s firstborn as well. After all, he takes from her in terms of being quieter than the rest, a bit nerdy, but recently there has been a shift. Formerly, Conrad was heavily into football, partly to impress his dad, but since he stopped playing football, he has been more solemn than usual. Which, considering how Conrad doesn’t like to be a burden, to the point of hiding he broke his arm in the past, so he wouldn’t take away from everyone’s vacation, him closing up is worrisome to Laurel and Susannah.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Summer House”
  • Athleticism (1.2): Besides football, Conrad also likes sailing and came in second at a local boat race recently
  • Age (1.3): Despite how much we see him drinking, Conrad is only 17
  • Stanford (2.4): Since he was 10, he dreamed of going to Stanford
  • Connie (2.6): the name Susannah would call Conrad when he got to in his head

Quotes

Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno)

Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) noting he wants to go swimming with Belly
Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno)

If Conrad is Laurel’s long-lost son, Jeremiah is all Susannah. He is extroverted, flirty, and also is very much equal opportunity. He boasts about kissing boys and girls, and he even is occasionally playful with Steven. But, while being the life of the party is something Jeremiah loves, when it comes to Belly, he is increasingly willing to be a bit more serious if she needs him to be.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Summer House”
  • Grandpa’s Eyes (2.3): Julia says that Jeremiah has her father’s eyes.
  • Favorite Things (2.4): Cheeseburgers, Arianna Grande, and correcting people who say bru-sheet
  • First Kiss (2.6): The first time he kissed a boy and girl happened on the same night, with his very first kiss – period – being a girl

Quotes

Laurel (Jackie Chung)

Laurel (Jackie Chung) meeting a fellow author at the bookstore, after making fun of him
Laurel (Jackie Chung)

Recently divorced Laurel is an author who, since leaving her husband, hasn’t been able or willing to write much. So, instead, she focuses on her kids, extended children included, and Susannah.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Summer House”
  • Last Book Name (1.2): Party’s Over
  • Ethnic Background (1.3): She is Korean
  • Fake ID Name (1.5): Sloaney Janks
  • Laurel’s New Book (2.2): It Isn’t Summer Without You

Quotes

[…] You should ask yourself, is what you’re feeling remembering what you had together, or looking forward to what you could have.
— Laurel (2.8)

Susannah (Rachel Blanchard)

Susannah (Rachel Blanchard) trying to convince Belly to be a debutante
Susannah (Rachel Blanchard)

Bubbly, a little mischievous and artistic, Susannah is the woman who has been both Belly and Laurel’s favorite person forever. Mainly due to her bringing both out of their shells whenever she can.

Additional Information

Quotes

The world is not only happening to you, you are happening to the world.
— Susannah (2.1)

Cam Cameron (David Iacono)

Cam (David Iacono) making Belly laugh
Cam (David Iacono)

Cam is a local to Cousins Beach, with his mom working at the local country club. He is also someone who met Belly a long time ago during a school event and becomes one of her first friends when she decides to venture away from being under Laurel and Susannah’s presence.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Summer House”
  • Sextus (1.1): Cam’s name during the 7th grade Latin Convention he met Belly at
  • Interests (1.2): Cam is really into Marine Biology
  • First One (1.2): His date with Belly is her first date
  • Diet (1.3): He is vegetarian
  • Sister (2.5): Cam had an older sister who died ten years ago, when she was 16
    • Further Details (2.6): His sister’s name is Lizzy and after she died, their dad left

Quotes

Taylor Madison Jewel (Rain Spencer)

Taylor (Rain Spencer) talking to Belly
Taylor (Rain Spencer)

Taylor is a girl with main character energy, and because of that, back in Boston, Belly often plays a supporting role in her life. But, despite how Belly may talk about their relationship, in a way, Taylor is Belly’s Susannah.

Additional Information

Quotes

Shayla (Minnie Mills)

Shayla (Minnie Mills) putting makeup on Belly to hide her bruise
Shayla (Minnie Mills) | The Summer I Turned Pretty, season 1, episode 2, “Summer Dress,” directed by Jesse Peretz, 6/18/2022, Prime Video.”

Shayla is Steve’s girlfriend for the summer and is of a much higher socioeconomic class than he is. Which she seems to not care about, but he can’t help himself.

Additional Information

Quotes

Nicole (Summer Madison)

Nicole (Summer Madison) introducing herself as Belly big sis during debutante season
Nicole (Summer Madison) | “The Summer I Turned Pretty, season 1, episode 2, “Summer Dress,” directed by Jesse Peretz, 6/18/2022, Prime Video.”

Nicole is Belly’s big sister during this season’s debutante ball training, and she is also Conrad’s love interest. In fact, last year, Conrad escorted her to the ball.

Additional Information

Quotes

Cleveland (Alfredo Narciso)

Cleveland (Alfredo Narciso) complimenting Laurel
Cleveland (Alfredo Narciso) | “The Summer I Turned Pretty, season 1, episode 2, “Summer Dress,” directed by Jesse Peretz, 6/18/2022, Prime Video.”

Cleveland is a writer, like Laurel, who is planning for his next book about sailing and asks Conrad to help him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Summer Dress”
  • Latest Work (1.2): Western Sky
  • Sexuality (1.3): It’s revealed he is bi
  • Ethnic Background (1.4): He is Filipino
  • Dating History (1.4): Dated Michelle Williams

Quotes

[…] you can’t be good with someone else until you’re good with yourself.
— Cleveland (1.5)

The friends that helped me the most were not the ones who tried to get me out of the hole. It was the friends who climbed down into the hole, sat with me for a bit that really made things better.
— Cleveland (2.4)

Gigi (Lilah Pate)

Gigi (Lila Pate) swimming with some kid, and trying to flirt with Jeremiah
Gigi (Lila Pate) | “The Summer I Turned Pretty, season 1, episode 2, “Summer Dress,” directed by Jesse Peretz, 6/18/2022, Prime Video.”

Gigi is a girl with a huge crush on Jeremiah, despite knowing she has innumerable competition.

Additional Information

Quotes

Adam (Tom Everett Scott)

Adam (Tom Everett Scott) talking to Sussanah and trying to reconcile
“Adam (Tom Everett Scott) talking to Sussanah and trying to reconcile,” Jeff Chan, The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Summer Heat” 2022.

Susannah’s husband, as well as Conrad and Jeremiah’s father, who often travels for work.

Additional Information

Quotes

John (Colin Ferguson)

John (Colin Ferguson) and having a nice chat
“John (Colin Ferguson) and having a nice chat,” Jeff Chan, The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Summer Heat” 2022.

John is Laurel’s ex, and Steven and Isabel’s father.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Victoria (Rae DeRosa)

Victoria (Rae DeRosa) arriving with John to Sussanah and Laurel's 4th of July party
“Victoria (Rae DeRosa) arriving with John to Sussanah and Laurel’s 4th of July party,” Jeff Chan, The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Summer Heat” 2022.

Victoria is John’s new partner, who is a 27-year-old graduate student who loves a pomegranate margarita.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Milo (Will Spencer)

Milo (Will Spencer) performing at Steven's party
“Milo (Will Spencer) performing at Steven’s party,” The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Love Lost,” directed by Zoe Cassavetes, 2023, (Prime Video)

Milo is Taylor’s new boyfriend who is in a cover band that is gaining traction.

Additional Information

Quotes

Cory (Louis Tomeo)

Cory (Louis Tomeo) returning Belly's book
“Cory (Louis Tomeo) returning Belly’s book,” The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Love Lost,” directed by Zoe Cassavetes, 2023, (Prime Video)

Cory is a boy in Belly’s grade who she thought liked her, but actually liked one of her friends.

Additional Information

Quotes

Trusky (Samuel-Taylor)

Sophie (Becca Breitfeller) and Trusky (Samuel-Taylor) meeting Jeremiah and Belly
“Sophie (Becca Breitfeller) and Trusky (Samuel-Taylor) meeting Jeremiah and Belly,” The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Love Scene,” directed by Zoe Cassavetes, 2023, (Prime Video)

Trunsky is Conrad’s roommate.

Additional Information

Quotes

Sophie (Becca Breitfeller)

Sophie (Becca Breitfeller) and Trusky (Samuel-Taylor) meeting Jeremiah and Belly
“Sophie (Becca Breitfeller) and Trusky (Samuel-Taylor) meeting Jeremiah and Belly,” The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Love Scene,” directed by Zoe Cassavetes, 2023, (Prime Video)

Sophie is one of Conrad’s friends at Brown.

Additional Information

Quotes

Julia (Kyra Sedwick)

Julia (Kyra Sedgwick) getting real tired of her nephews
“Julia (Kyra Sedgwick) getting real tired of her nephews,” The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Love Game,” directed by Isabel Sandoval, 2023, (Prime Video)

Julia is Susannah’s older half-sister, via a shared father, who she was estranged from when she got sick and when she died. But, when they were close, she was a major supporter of Susannah’s artistic pursuits.

Additional Information

Quotes

Skye (Elsie Fisher)

Skye (Elsie Fisher) wishing the family got together before this
“Skye (Elsie Fisher) wishing the family got together before this,” The Summer I Turned Pretty, “Love Game,” directed by Isabel Sandoval, 2023, (Prime Video)

Skye is Jeremiah and Conrad’s non-binary cousin.

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Quotes


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