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Who is Lexi Underwood from ‘Cruel Summer?’

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Cruel Summer is back for season 2 with an all-new cast and premise. One of those new cast members is Lexi Underwood, whose recent work is making an impact in Hollywood. Her star is shining bright, and it’s about to get brighter thanks to this fun new role. Learn more about her Cruel Summer character, and get five facts about Lexi, including age, family, etc. below.

5 Facts About Lexi Underwood

1) She is 18 years old, and was born on August 28. Her star sign is Virgo. Virgos are social and energetic, which certainly sounds like Lexi!

2) Lexi’s breakout role was playing Pearl in the Hulu adaption of Little Fires Everywhere. The role earned her an NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited–Series). Her TV mom Kerry Washington wrote: “From our first @littlefireshulu table read. I could feel then, what I know now, that we were creating something special.”

Currently, she can be seen on Showtime’s The First Lady as Malia Obama alongside Viola Davis. Upcoming for her is the Disney+ movie Sneakerella premiering May 13.

3) She’s super close with her parents. Lexi often posts photos with her mother, Stephanie Black. But, her father Alex Underwood is a very big part of her life as well. Lexi posted a lovely dedication to her mom on her birthday, writing: “the love, admiration & respect that i have for you is beyond words. thank you for being the ultimate role model.”

Stephanie wrote this sweet message about Alex on her Instagram: “Happy Father’s Day @underwood.alex we love you deep, baby. Grateful for you always! ♥️” You can see their family photo with Lexi below.

4) Lexi’s been partnering up with a lot of different companies recently. H&M, Rodarte, and VS Pink are a few of the amazing brands she’s worked with!

5) She’s always experimenting with different hair and makeup styles. One minute, Lexi will rock curls and neutral tones, the next she will wear a red lip and a sleek updo. Check out a couple of her looks below! One thing that’s always consistent? Her glowing skin!

Since Lexi’s a partner with Giorgio Armani, try using their Luminous Silk Foundation for a fuller coverage look that still gives a glow to the skin. You can easily pair it with a neutral face or a bold lip.

Lexi’s character in Cruel Summer Season 2

Lexi Underwood is one of the newest stars of Freeform’s original hit series Cruel Summer. Her role was actually announced on April 27 in a recasting for the part of Isabella. According to the Deadline article Lexi posted to Instagram, Isabella is the daughter of foreign diplomats. Spending the year as an exchange student, she shakes up a small town while staying with the Landry family. But, Isabella’s charm can’t hide her secrets forever…sooner or later, they will be revealed.

Adding even more drama to the mix is the love triangle that’s anchoring the show between Isabella, Megan (Sadie Stanley) and Megan’s best friend Luke (Griffin Gluck). The trio’s friendship will be tested as they confront these new feelings. The show will keep its multiple timelines format, stemming from the Y2K age. This means we’ll get to see things from the perspectives of Isabella, Megan and Luke.

Rounding out the cast is KaDee Strickland, Sean Blakemore, Paul Adelstein and Lisa Yamada. Season 2 of Cruel Summer does not have an air date yet, but it’s been announced on social media that filming has begun.

Be sure you’re following Cruel Summer on Instagram and Twitter for show updates. And of course you can follow Lexi Underwood on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with her everyday life.


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