Ever come across a gem of a show where you find yourself literally sitting on the edge of your seat, laughing your heart out, with every intention of finishing the whole season in one go? That's how Never Have I Ever was for me when I binged it (yep, in one go!) last week. With relatively unknown actors, the Netflix coming-of-age show blew up and became the most-watched title on the streaming platform worldwide.
From co-creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever tells the story of a first-generation Indian-American family in Southern California. Even though there were many scenes that tugged at my heartstrings while giving me the most intense fits of laughter, the series really shines with its ensemble of actors. So whether you're Team Paxton or Team Ben (BEN FOREVER OKAY), we can all agree that Never Have I Ever is the best teen comedy on Netflix right now. I saved you a deep dive to find the cast online, 'cause here are all their Instas. Lurk if you will!
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar
Instagram handle: @maitreyiramakrishnan
Why you should hit the Follow button: No doubt Maitreyi is the ~coolest~ teen right now and for good reason! Not only is she hella talented as an actor (this is her first lead role, no less), she sure knows how to take *fire* selfies.
Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Vishwakumar
Instagram handle: @poornagraphy_
Why you should hit the Follow button: Just like her character, Poorna is a total BOSS. She's been acting for decades, yes, but also uses her platform to talk about causes that are closest to her heart.
Richa Moorjani as Kamala
Instagram handle: @richamoorjani
Why you should hit the Follow button: She's got TONS of beautiful photos with her equally gorgeous husband (yep, Richa is married y'all), but those of her ~dancing~ are what stand out the most!
Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong
Instagram handle: @ramonabishyoung
Why you should hit the Follow button: With only a few scrolls on Romana's grid, you'd know she absolutely loves flowers and bright colors—just like her poppin' personality!
Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres
Instagram handle: @leerodriguezz
Why you should hit the Follow button: Like her character's name, Lee is so totally *FAB* with all the double tap-worthy editorial shots on her grid. Like, girl, you are STUNNING.
Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida
Instagram handle: @darrenbarnet
Why you should hit the Follow button: Team Paxton, I know it was love at first sight for y'all in *that* scene where he took off his shirt, so here's another shirtless image of everyone's new crush Darren Barnet.
Jaren Lewison as Ben Gross
Instagram handle: @jarenlewison
Why you should hit the Follow button: Team Ben, THIS IS FOR YOU! Jaren, unlike Ben, isn't a lonely boy IRL, 'cause based on his Insta, he's got quite an active social life! He's a theatre kid, a football player, and still the *cutest* boy ever.
Eddie Liu as Steve
Instagram handle: @eddieliuwho
Why you should hit the Follow button: Eddie isn't a lovesick puppy like his character Steve and is totally his own man! He's goofy, hella funny, and happily in a relationship with his girlfriend.
Rushi Kota as Prashant
Instagram handle: @rushikota
Why you should hit the Follow button: Never have I ever seen a more physically perfect man than Rushi Kota. I mean, LOOK AT THIS MAN. (And oh yeah, he just got married! Congrats, I guess?!)
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