Who is Noah Centineo? If you haven't watched the Netflix rom-com To All The Boys I've Loved Before, you're really missing out. The film from director/writer Susan Johnson is based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han. The story centers on 16-year-old Lara Jean Covey, a half Asian, half Caucasian introvert. Lara Jean loves books — specifically bodice rippers —and happily lives a fantasy life.
When she's overcome by a crush she writes a letter to that person and hides it in a box. Well, one thing leads to another and Lara Jean's letters get sent out. All five of them. This opens an embarrassing can of worms for her when the subjects of her letters start approaching her. One of these boys is lacrosse star Peter Kavinsky, played by the adorable Noah Centineo. Let's take a look at everything we know about the breakout star of To All The Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix.
1. Where is he from?
Noah Gregory Centineo was born May 6,1996 in Miami, Florida. He and his older sister Taylor were raised in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. He is half Italian. He moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue an acting career, and we're really glad he did.
2. Early acting gigs
Noah landed very first acting gig when he was 13 years old in the 2009 film The Gold Retrievers. From 2011 to 2014 Centineo starred in several shows on Nickelodeon and Disney. He appeared on Austin & Ally, Shake It Up and How To Build A Better Boy. He took over the role of Jesus Adams Foster in 2015 on Freeform's drama series The Fosters. He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Male for his role on The Fosters.
3. To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Noah plays Peter Kavinsky, a lacrosse playing jock and Lara Jean Covey's main love interest. The film was released on Netflix in August 2018 and currently has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That's a great rating for a film and especially amazing for a romantic comedy. Noah nails the role of Peter, but he was almost cast as the boy next door (and another one of Lara Jean's crushes) Josh. Director Susan Anderson revealed that it was the chemistry Noah had with Lana Cano (who plays Lara Jean) that convinced her he was perfect for Peter.
4. That lockscreen photo, tho
There is a point in To All The Boys I've Loved Before where the camera pans in on Lara's iPhone lockscreen. On it is a pic of her and Peter snuggled up napping on a couch. That snap is absolutely perfect for the storyline, however, it actually wasn't staged for the movie — it was an actual shot of Lana and Noah taking a nap on the set of the film. Director Susan Johnson told ET Online, "The two of them were in the green room on set at the high school location, in the area where we put the actors. They actually were sleeping on the couch in that room like that, so we just stood over them and took that picture and it’s so friggin’ cute."
5. He is the internet's boyfriend
Since To All The Boys I've Loved Before debuted on August 18th, Noah has become the internet's latest crush. He gained one million Instagram followers in just one day and more than 2.4 million in two weeks. And why not, with his chocolate brown eyes and tousled hair, he looks just like a baby Mark Ruffalo.
6. He's a fan of rom-coms
Centineo told InStyle that he is a huge fan of romantic comedies. "Oh, man. I love 13 Going on 30, I love Failure to Launch, I love How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I love What Happens in Vegas, You’ve Got Mail. Serendipity is one I really, really love." We've got a tip for Centineo should he be reading this: Check out Someone Like You and Sweet Home Alabama.
7. The popcorn save
There's a darling moment in the film when Centineo's Peter is hanging out at the Covey home with Lara Jean and her younger sister, Kitty. As the trio gets involved in a pillow fight, Peter takes the bowl of popcorn and moves it to the floor. That moment was not in the script, it was improvised by Centineo and it is pivotal as it shows that Peter is a thoughtful, sweet person.
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8. What's next for Noah?
Noah has a lot on his plate for 2018. He stars in the movie Swiped and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Jamey. He is also filming a spin off of The Fosters called Good Trouble which follows Callie and Marianna Foster's move to L.A. He is also recently wrapped filmin of The Stand-In, which is scheduled to be released in 2019. On top of all of that, there's a rumored sequel to To All The Boys I've Loved Before in the works.
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.
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