“From Scratch” Actors:  Who are the cast and characters in the Netflix series?

Netflix never disappoints fans when it comes to showing the cinematic journey of a series. Based on Tembi Locke’s best-selling memoir, “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home”, the series is already winning hearts.

The series revolves around Amahle “Amy” Wheeler (Zoe Saldaña) who is an American student from Florence. When she meets a Sicilian chef named Lino, she falls head over heels in love with him.

But amidst their relationship comes many challenges. From health problems to issues amongst family members, “From Scratch” narrates a beautiful story that will warm your soul.

But without the “From Scratch” actors, the show would have been incomplete. So, who is “From Scratch” actors adding true essence to the show? Let us catch up with all the details of the Netflix drama.

Zoe Saldaña plays Amahle “Amy” Wheeler


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Taking the charge as the lead lady of the show, Zoe plays the titular role and the “From Scratch” actors are very fond of her. Her character Amy is a talented artist but she went on to become a lawyer to fulfill her family’s wishes.

But when she went to Florence, Italy to be a part of a life-changing art program, she falls in love with Sicilian chef Lino. The romance buds but there are many difficulties. 

Previously, Zoe had been in films like “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “The Adam Project”, “The Curse of the Black Pearl” and is ready to be back in the “Avatar” sequel as Neytiri. She is even famously known to be Gamora from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

Eugenio Mastrandrea plays Lion Ortolano

Making a notable addition to the list of “From Scratch” actors, the Italian chef Lino falls in love with Amy instantly. Belonging to a family of Sicilian farmers, he decides to be a professional chef, choosing to go different ways from his family tradition. 

Eugenio mostly was seen in theatres like “Hamletmachine” and “Le Baccanti”. Plus, he was in movies like “A.C.A.B.”.

Kellita Smith plays Lynn Wheeler

Famous in shows like “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “This is Us”, “Martin” and more, Kellita joins the “From Scratch” actors to be Lynn, the mother of Amy.

Keith David plays Hershel Wheeler


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You have guessed by now that Keith is the on-screen father to Amy Texan. Keith is a prolific actor whose latest film Jordan Peele’s “Nope” added to the goals he had accomplished in his life. Some of his notable works are “The Princess and the Frog”, “Community”, “Requiem for a Dream” and many others. 

In “From Scratch”, he doesn’t approve of Amy’s artistic vision and pressurizes her to attend law school. Eventually, he realizes how Amy and Lino are perfect for each other and approves of their love.

Judith Scoot as Maxine Wheeler

Her roles in “Dear White People” have awakened many, she is famous for being a part of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Snowfall”, and other prominent projects. In this series, she is Amy’s stepmother who always directs Hershel in the right direction that is right for the family.

Paride Benassai plays Giacomo Ortolano

Paride shines as Lino’s father who believes to hold the family’s farming roots. After Giacomo doesn’t appreciate Lino’s chef career and marriage with Amy, he disowns him. However, once his son falls ill, he looks forward to fixing his relationship with his son.

Before being included amongst the “From Scratch” actors, Paride did TV series and films throughout his career.

Lucia Sardo plays Filomena Ortolano

Lino’s mother, Filomena plays a big part in his life. Before getting recognized as a “From Scratch” actor, she was in “One Hundred Steps,” “Alone with Her Dreams”, “Malena” and many other projects to name.

Though she wants Lino to stay close to his traditions, she soon realizes that Amy is the perfect fit for her son. She believes in loyalty toward family and will always keep her son happy.

There are other supporting “From Scratch” actors but these are the main cast and characters that hold true meaning in the series. As you progress, the show gets intense and eventually, you will figure out the harsh reality. So, if you haven’t watched “From Scratch” yet, stream it on Netflix and get a little emotional.

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