Lola Tung has become a favorite among fans of the rom-com classic, The Summer I Turned Pretty and from what we have seen so far, her career is on the rise. Needless to say, this has made everything about her life interesting especially her parents, Mr. Tung and Pia Tung who have been in the background supporting her. On their own, her father is of Eastern European descent while her mother is of Asian and Swedish ancestry. Based on this, Lola has a mixed ancestry across three continents.
Considering that she is just starting an entertainment career, it seems she has managed to keep her romantic life quiet without indicating whether she has a boyfriend or not. As it is, she has focused attention on her screen roles.
Lola Tung Traces Her Ancestry to Three Continents
Lola Tung is of mixed ethnicity and we can confidently say this due to her parent’s history. Apparently, her father is of East European origin and later found roots in the US. Apart from this, he has mostly kept away from the limelight. Nonetheless, she can trace her Chinese ancestry through her mother’s side. According to sources, her maternal grandparents had an interracial marriage with her grandmother being Swedish and her grandfather a Chinese immigrant from Ningbo.
In interviews, the actress has inferred her Swedish heritage, especially with regard to paying visits to her maternal grandmother in Sweden and watching some good horror movies. According to her, she goes to Sweden often and as a result, she uses this to joke about having friends follow her there. Apart from this, Lola seems to appreciate other aspects of being part Swedish such as the cuisine. She enjoys her grandmother’s zucchini soup with a baguette on the side for dripping
She was Born to Mr. Tung and Pia Tung in New York
Lola Tung’s parents are Mr. Tung and Pia Marie Tung. From what the actress allows the public to see of her relationship with her parents, we may not be wrong to assume that she has a close relationship with them compared to other sad relationships between celebrities and their parents. She has shared her mom’s images on her social media accounts to commemorate events like Mother’s Day. Noticeably, this cannot be said for her father as there are no pictures of him. However, she seems to have other ways of making Mr. Tung feel all the love she has for him. She revealed that she once drew Sunset as a Father’s Day Card for him despite being a bad visual artist.
Though Lola’s parents are not as popular, they are now in the media’s light due to their daughter’s breakout role in The Summer I Turned Pretty, a movie that was adapted from Jenny Han’s book of the same name. She translated the role of Belly, a teen girl who was caught in a love triangle involving two brothers.21-year-old Lola was born on October 28, 2002, in New York to her parents but she was not the only child of her family. She grew up alongside a younger sister who stays away from the media lights. From a young age, their mother is said to have trained them to have manners around others. Unsurprisingly, this has affected her life greatly especially when it concerns how she relates to others
The New York-born Made Her Movie Debut in Her First Year of College
Lola’s acting started while she was at Carnegie Mellon University. She was in the second semester of her first year when she got a call from her agent to audition for the role of the main character Isabel ‘Belly’ Conklin in The Summer I Turned Pretty(2022).
The 2022 Amazon Prime television adaptation was from Jenny Han’s book of the same title. It would be recalled that Han’s To All the Boys was critically acclaimed and when Tung got the role, there was so much expectation.
Since this role, Lola has remained active in the entertainment industry. 2022 was quite an active year for Lola as she voiced Belly’s roles in three of Han’s coming-of-age books including
- The Summer I Turned Pretty
- It’s Not Summer Without You
- We’ll Always Have Summer
Lola presented the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Notably, she presented an award to Han during the event.
Who is Lola Tung’s Boyfriend?
According to our findings, the actress is not dating anyone nor does she seem to be dating anyone at the moment. Tung is known for her active online presence on platforms like Instagram, yet most of her updates are work-related.
Despite this, she has been linked to her co-star, Gavin Casalegno. Apparently, the two are just actors who have shared the screen and due to their on-screen chemistry fans of The Summer I Turned Pretty can’t help but link them.