'Never Have I Ever' on Netflix: Here's all you need to know about the cast of drama series

'Never Have I Ever' on Netflix: Here's all you need to know about the cast of drama series
The full cast of 'Never Have I Ever' (Photos by Araya Doheny/Getty Images)

One of the most watched teen drama shows is 'Never Have I Ever' which revolves around an Indian-American girl trying to figure out life and live it at its best in spite of having a strict mom as she went through a grave incident. Devi, the main character played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan rose to fame after Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'. Considering the last season's ending, it is yet to see the amount of drama Devi's love life brings this season. It has been highly appreciated for breaking the South-Asian stereotypes.

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'Never Have I Ever' is somewhat based on Mindy Kaling's (executive producer of the show) childhood experiences. It is an American coming-of-age series revolving around the main character named Devi in an Indian household. After Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) loses her father suddenly, she lost the sensation of her legs as a trauma response to the incident, she loathes her freshman year but one day she miraculously recovers when she tries to see her crush Paxton (Darren Barnet). Post this, she makes a decision to change her social status in school but friends, family and her feelings don't make it easy for her. It features some known faces of the South Indian clan of Hollywood, including Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, and Richa Moorjani. Let's have a look at the lead cast members.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

The 20-year-old actress rose to fame after appearing on the Netflix series 'Never Have I Ever' in 2020. Ever since she has been seen doing the main role voice of the YouTube series 'My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale' which is soon to be adapted by Netflix. She also did the voice of Priya Mangal in 'Turning Red' a Pixar movie. This year she was honored with the award of Canadian Screen Awards under the category of Radius Award. One time when she was asked by Now Toronto interviewer if she ever considered changing her name or shortening it, she savagely replied saying- "If you can say the characters name of Game of Thrones, you can say my Tamil name."

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan attends as Netflix hosts a mobile truck pop up activation in celebration of the launch of NEVER HAVE I EVER Season 2 on July 15, 2021 in New York City.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan attends as Netflix hosts a celebration of the launch of NEVER HAVE I EVER Season 2 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Poorna Jagannathan

Poorna Jagannathan, an American actress of Indian descendence is best known for her portrayal of Safar Khan in the HBO drama series 'The Night Of' as well as for her role as Nalini Vishwakumar in the Netflix teen comedy series 'Never Have I Ever' by Mindy Kaling. She was also seen in Netflix's Gypsy, HBO's 'Room 104', Apple TV+ 'Defending Jacob' and several others. She has also appeared in Bollywood movies like: 'Delhi Belly', and 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. She is married to Azad Oommen since 2003. 

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Poorna Jagannathan attends as Netflix hosts a mobile truck pop up activation in celebration of the launch of NEVER HAVE I EVER Season 2 on July 15, 2021 in New York City.
Poorna Jagannathan attends as Netflix hosts a  celebration of the launch of NEVER HAVE I EVER  New York City. (Getty Images) 

Darren Barnet

Barnet made his acting debut in 2017 after doing an episodic role in the Netflix sitcom 'Family Reunion'. He seized the role of Paxton Hall Yoshida in 'Never Have I Ever' after which he was seen starring in many series and films like, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D', 'American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules', and 'Love Hard' (where he is starring opposite to Nina Dobrev). 

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Darren Barnet attends as Netflix hosts a mobile truck pop up activation in celebration of the launch of NEVER HAVE I EVER Season 2 on July 15, 2021 in New York City.
 Darren Barnet attends as Netflix's celebration of the launch of NEVER HAVE I EVER in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)

 Jaren Lewison 

Jaren Lewison began acting at 5 years old, but actually seized a proper role in 2008 when he got the role of Joshua in Barney & Friends. Even though he has been seen starring in many TV shows and films but it was more episodical thus his biggest role to date is of 'Ben Gross' in 'Never Have I Ever'. 

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Jaren Lewison attends Spotify Celebrates Wrapped with “A Totally Normal Party for 2021” featuring a special performance by Gwen Stefani on December 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Jaren Lewison attends Spotify Celebrates Wrapped with “A Totally Normal Party for 2021”  in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Spotify)

Richa Moorjani

Richa Moorjani's early years as an actor saw her playing guest roles in several television shows including 'The Mindy Project' (directed by Mindy Kaling)in 2012, NCIS: Los Angeles and 9-1-1 in 2018. In between, she has episodical roles in different TV shows but nothing permanent. Since 2020, she has been portraying one of the lead characters in Netflix's original series 'Never Have I Ever' as Kamala, a PhD student in Biology at CalTech, which was also co-written by Kaling. 

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Richa Moorjani attends the premiere of
Richa Moorjani attends the premiere of "Hot Mess Holiday" at The Landmark Westwood in LA, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Ramona Young

The first-generation Chinese-American actress Ramona Young's first credited role was an appearance in a 2014 episode of the short-lived ABC sitcom 'Super Fun Night'. After which, she seized the role of  Kaya, an Inuk woman, during the third season of Syfy's Z Nation. Young has had many recurring roles in series like Netflix's 'Santa Clarita's Diet', ABC's 'The Real O'Neals'. In 2020, she got selected to play the best friend's role in Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'.
 

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Ramona Young attends Marvel Studios'
Ramona Young attends Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness" premiere at Dolby Theatre on May 02, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lee Rodriguez

Lee Rodriguez started her career back in 2018 when she played the role of Bea in the series Class of Lies 2018. The same year, she appeared in Grown-ish as Naomi. In 2020, she was seen as the lesbian teen best friend, Fabiola, in 'Never Have I Ever'. Rodriguez was also later seen in 'Go Off with Jess & Julissa' in 2021.

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Lee Rodriguez attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Only Murders In The Building" Season 2 at DGA Theater Complex on June 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

John McEnroe

The 63-year-old Player, John McEnroe is popularly known for his former profession, as a Tennis player. McEnroe had a very successful yet a little troublesome career as his on-court confrontational attitude often used to get him in trouble with the Tennis Authorities and umpires. Nevertheless, McEnroe attained the world number one ranking in both singles and doubles, finishing his career with 77 singles titles on the ATP Tour and 78 doubles titles which remains the highest men's combined total of the Open Era. McEnroe is also known for his ad appearances, commentatorship, hosting TV shows, appearances in episodes of TV series, and lastly as a narrator in 'Never Have I Ever'.

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John McEnroe attends the
John McEnroe attends the "McEnroe" premiere during the 2022 Tribeca Festival at SVA Theater on June 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival )

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