Sean Kaufman: The Rising Star of The Summer I Turned Pretty

April 18, 2024
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Who is Sean Kaufman?

He’s an actor with less than ten credits to his name, however, Sean Kaufman caught the eye of the audience thanks to his versatile acting in the role of Steven in the romantic drama series “The Summer I Turned Pretty”, which aired on Prime Video. Although the series had no nominations, the audience loved this story about the triangle between two brothers and a girl, rating it 7.4/10.

To learn more about the rising star of the show, Sean Kaufman, let us tell you all about this young actor.

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Early life, family, and education

Born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 22 June 2000, in New York City USA, he was raised by his parents but about whom nothing is known, except that Sean comes from a family of Asian descent. He holds American nationality.

Sean was into acting from an early age, and also into baseball, and while he was at college, Sean received two Division I (D1) offers before he decided to launch his acting career. Speaking of his education, Sean attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School, and upon matriculating in 2019, enrolled at Purchase College’s Acting Conservatory, from which he graduated with a BA degree in 2022.


Acting career

Sean made his debut in the entertainment industry as a Narrator in the 2012 movie “City World”, written and directed by Brent Chesanek, which was nominated for CPH: DOX Award. Three years later, Sean was seen as Spy Jogger in the short movie “Mature Young Adults”, a comedy-drama, also starring Landon Norris and Olivia Scriven, which although having no nominations, received a high rating (8.6/10).

Sean was next cast to play Taro in the 2016 drama “Happy Baby”, based on the novel of the same title by Stephen Elliot, who also directed this movie.

Two years later, he made his first television appearance as Grieving Male Student #1 in an episode of the popular crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, followed by his first notable role as Kevin in two episodes of the series “Manifest”, also in 2018. The plot of the show revolves around a commercial airliner that mysteriously reappears after being absent for five years. As people on the craft reintegrate into society, they hear guiding voices and see glimpses of future events, and a larger mystery emerges. The series, starring Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxenburg, and J. R. Ramirez, had four award nominations, and won ReFrame Stamp for IMDbPro Top 200 Most Popular TV Titles 2020-2021.


Sean was next seen as a Teenager in an episode of the series “FBI: Most Wanted” in 2021, followed by his most significant role to date, as Steven in “The Summer I Turned Pretty” in 2022. His co-stars are Lola Tung, Rachel Blanchard, and Jackie Chung, and as mentioned, this is a love story about three young people, their first heartbreaks, and the magic of summer. Sean was seen in all seven episodes, and the fans of the series were thrilled to hear that the series is renewed for a second season.

Although many assumed that this show will be another ‘Gen Z kind of show’, the audience was surprised by a realistic portrayal of modern youth, good acting, and the story that keeps them entertained. The series is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same title by Jenny Han.

Love life and relationships

Like many young actors, Sean has also been the subject of numerous rumors about his romantic life, and even about his sexual orientation. There have been some rumors saying that he’s gay or bisexual, however, in one of his interviews, Sean confirmed that he’s straight, but adding that he supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

When it comes to his dating history, he was romantically linked to his co-star Minnie Mills, who plays Shayla in the series “The Summer I Turned Pretty”. The two were often seen together, and fans of the series assumed that they might be dating, however, the truth is that Sean and Minnie are just close friends.

As of April 2023, it seems that Sean is single.


10 interesting facts about Sean you perhaps didn’t know

Sean’s Instagram account has been followed by over 555,000 people – the number of his followers rapidly grew after the series “The Summer I Turned Pretty” premiered.

He likes to dance, even though he admitted to not being a good dancer.

Sean’s co-stars from “The Summer I Turned Pretty”, Gavin Casalegno and Christopher Briney, became two of his closest friends.

He’s an animal lover, although he’s afraid of elephants!

Sean’s idol and favorite actor is Timothee Chalamet.

He began acting in middle school because he had a crush on a girl from his class who wanted to act in a musical, so he also joined the drama club to be near her – he auditioned and landed the lead role. This was when he realized that he loves acting.

Sean is into traveling, and his favorite travel destination is Hawaii.

His favorite singer is Taylor Swift.

Sean likes watching television, and his favorite show is “The Boys”.

Sean likes to read, in his spare time,  and his favorite book is “The Sunflower” by Simon Wiesenthal, which his co-star and friend, Minnie Mills, recommended him to read.


Age, height, and net worth

Sean’s age is 22, and his trademark is his long black hair, and dark brown eyes. What his fans most like about him is his smile, which according to them is charming. If you’ve wondered how tall Sean is, he stands at the height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), and weighs around 160lbs (73kgs).

Many critics believe that Sean is a star on the rise, and that his time in show business is yet to come. Thanks to his acting skills, this young man has earned a nice amount of money for short time, and according to sources, as of April 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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