The Love & Gelato cast features Susanna Skaggs, Tobia De Angelis and Owen McDonnell.This info article contains minor spoilers for Brandon Camp’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Love & Gelato follows an American teenager named Lina. She travels to Rome after her mother’s death and learns the identity of her birth father. The narrative chronicles Lina’s quest for independence as two Italian men compete for her attention. Here’s every main performer and character in Love & Gelato, an adaptation of Jenna Evans Welch’s 2016 book.
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Love & Gelato Cast: Susanna Skaggs as Lina
Character Profile: A Brooklyn teenager who plans to attend MIT in Boston. She travels to Rome in order to honor her late mother’s wishes. Lina bonds with an Irish academic who may or may not be her father.
Skaggs’ Resume: Haley Clark in Halt and Catch Fire (2017), Grace in Mr. Mercedes (2018), Young Polaris in The Gifted (2018)
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Love & Gelato Cast: Tobia De Angelis as Lorenzo Ferrazza
Character Profile: An Italian chef. He recently broke up with his girlfriend and hopes to attend a culinary school in Florence. Lorenzo bonds with Lina while showing her around Rome.
De Angelis’ Resume: Denis in Tutto può succedere (2015-18), Pietro in Made in Italy (2018), Alessio Caruana/Lorenzo Marasco in Vite in fuga (2020), Giò in The Crypt Monster (2021), Junior in Il giudizio (2021)
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Love & Gelato Cast: Owen McDonnell as Howard Riley
Character Profile: An Irish academic whose Italian cousin was best friends with Lina’s mother. He moved to Rome as a young man and never left. Howard regrets not pursuing a romantic relationship with Lina’s mother.
McDonnell’s Resume: Michael Coyne in My Mother and Other Strangers (2016), McArthur in Paula (2017), Niko Polastri in Killing Eve (2018-), Pete in Responsible Child (2019), Sean in The Holiday (2022)
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Love & Gelato Cast: Valentina Lodovini as Francesca
Character Profile: Lina’s host, the former best friend of her mother. She is a fashion consultant with connections to Roman elites. Valentina helps Lina trace her mother’s footsteps in Italy.
Lodovini’s Resume: Mara in The Right Distance (2007), Antonia in The Past Is a Foreign Land (2008), Maria in Welcome to the South (2010), Giulia in When Mom Is Away… With the Family (2020), Laura in Vicini di casa (2022)
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Love & Gelato Cast: Saul Nanni as Alessandro Albani
Character Profile: Lina’s primary love interest. He is the son of a wealthy businessman and claims that he plans to attend Harvard. Alessandro pursues a romantic relationship with Lina but doesn’t seem to have any clarity about his immediate future.
Nanni’s Resume: Vittorio Coso in A Boss in the Living Room (2014), Christian Alessi in Alex & Co. (2015-16), Arturo Trasimeni in Scomparsa (2017), Flavio in Made in Italy (2019), Marco in Under the Riccione Sun (2020)
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Love & Gelato Cast: Anjelika Washington as Addie
Character Profile: Lina’s best friend and “brand ambassador.” She is a photoshop expert who uses social media to present a specific image. Addie provides emotional support to Lina in Rome.
Washington’s Resume: Lulu in Shameless (2017), Libby in Young Sheldon (2018), Fareeda in Tall Girl (2019), Beth Chapel/Dr. Mid-Nite in Stargirl (2020-21), Amaya in Moxie (2021)
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The Love & Gelato cast also includes Alex Boniello (Jessica Jones, The Other Two), Luca Seta (Capri, Yara), Claudia Stecher (Il silenzio dell’acqua, Domina), Claudia Della Seta and Giusi Merli.
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