Netflix’s newest teen comedy, Sierra Burgess is a Loser was released for streaming this past Friday, and has already become a big hit among fans. Part of its popularity? The stellar cast! We’ve got 40 fun facts for you, so keep reading below to learn more about the cast of Sierra Burgess is a Loser.
1) You may have seen Shannon during one of your Netflix marathons before – she made her acting debut as Barb on Stranger Things in 2016.
2) Her film debut was in the 2017 horror flick Wish Upon.
3) She is currently recurring on Riverdale as Ethel, and was subsequently on the short-lived NBC drama Rise.
4) In addition to acting, Shannon is also attending Kennesaw State University, which is in her home state, Georgia. She even used to work at a movie theater in her hometown before her Stranger Things debut!
5) She plays piano and loves music.
6) She has said that if she could steal anyone’s style, it would be “Veronica” in Heathers.
7) She loves posting funny selfies and videos on social media. Even her Snapchat name is funny: @itsnotbarb.
8) Her dream role? To be cast as Eleanor in a film adaptation of Eleanor & Park.
9) In addition to Sierra Burgess, Noah also had one of the lead roles as Peter Kavinsky in Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
10) You probably have seen him on TV too! His most popular television role was on the ABC Family/Freeform show The Fosters, where he took over the character “Jesus” (previously played by Jake T. Austin).
11) Don’t worry Fosters fans: Noah will be in a few episodes in the spinoff, Good Trouble.
12) Prior to his big break on The Fosters, Noah booked his first role: a guest star spot on the Disney Channel show, Austin & Ally. He portrayed Ally’s first crush, Dallas.
13) Contrary to popular belief, Noah is not dating his Netflix costar Lana. They are just really, really good friends! His last relationship was with actress Angeline Appel, which ended in 2016.
14) Did we mention he played the love interest in Camila Cabello’s “Havana” music video? Because he did, and he was so good!
15) Noah’s next film will coincidentally also star one of Shannon’s Riverdale costars, Camila Mendes, as well as reunite him with his Austin & Ally costar Laura Marano! Look out for The Stand-In, which is coming in 2019!
16) Kristine is a Norwegian actress and model.
17) She was born in New Jersey to Norwegian parents. She spent her time between the US and Norway growing up.
18) Before acting, she modeled for brands like H&M and Miu Miu. She is signed with IMG Models.
19) In addition to her role in Sierra Burgess, Kristine is also starring in two upcoming horror films: Apostle and Prey.
20) She’s also been cast alongside McDreamy (aka: Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s fame!) in a miniseries: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. There’s no release date for the project yet, but be sure to check and see if you get the Epix channel, since that’s the network it will air on!
21) Like her Sierra Burgess costars, Kristine has also been in a music video! She nabbed the main role in the Weeknd’s video for the song “False Alarm.”
22) He had a co-lead role as Earl in 2014’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. He also had a small role in 2017’s Everything, Everything.
23) You can also catch RJ in White Boy Rick, which will be released in theaters this Friday, September 14!
24) He was nominated for Choice Scene Stealer at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards for his role as the Blue Ranger in the Power Rangers film.
25) Besides movies, RJ is starring on two TV shows: Showtime’s series I’m Dying Up Here and the reboot of MTV’s Scream.
26) He’s 23 years old and his star sign is Aries.
27) He’s originally from Florida and has two older brothers.
28) RJ was featured as one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2017 – how cool is that?
29) His most famous role was in the 2015 film Unfriended, where he portrayed Adam.
30) You may have also seen Will in 2013’s Sugar, 2014’s Men, Women & Children or 2017’s The Outcasts.
31) He was also featured in the film Paranoia, alongside Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman.
32) He starred in Khalid’s music video for the song “Young Dumb & Broke.”
33) Some of his family is also famous: his sister Nicola is an actress, his brother Brad was an Ottawa and ECHL ice hockey player, and his father Nelson is a billionaire businessman.
34) He’s currently dating model Kenya Kinski-Jones. She’s the daughter of legendary singer/producer Quincy Jones. Will and Kenya have been together since 2011.
35) Some of Lea’s prominent acting credits include: the Back to the Future trilogy, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Red Dawn.
36) She also had a role on ABC Family’s/Freeform’s show Switched at Birth, which ran from 2011-2017.
37) Lea starred in 9 made-for-TV film series Jane Doe from 2005-2007, where she played secret agent Cathy Davis (aka Jane Doe).
38) Before she got into acting, Lea danced professionally. She would practice her form 3-4 hours a day – talk about dedication!
39) She’s been cast as Marmee March in the film adaptation of Little Women, which is set for release in late 2018.
40) She’s married to TV/film director Howard Deutch, and the couple have two children, actresses Zoey and Madelyn Deutch.
We can’t wait to see these stars in their new projects! Catch them doing what they do best in Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser, streaming now. We won’t judge if you watch it again…and again. It’s that good! Happy Netflixing!
And if you like the movie, you’ll love the soundtrack – available on iTunes now, featuring music from Sabrina Carpenter, Betty Who, MNEK, and of course, star Shannon Purser!
Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) – English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000’s TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email [email protected]