On June 8, ‘Never Have I Ever’ returns in the show’s fourth and final season. The cast of the series stepped out at the season 4 special screening held at the Regency Village Theatre on Friday, June 2, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Before all good things must come to an end, get to know the characters and the actors who portray them.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar
Devi is everyone’s favorite brilliant, overachieving, self-sabotaging high schooler who has a short fuse that often lands her in tricky situations. When we meet her in Season 1, she’s a sophomore still coping with her father’s death with the help of her friends, family and therapist. Now a senior, the stakes are higher, the margin for error is smaller and time is of the essence as she tries to accomplish her well-established goal of getting into Princeton.
Ramakrishnan has lent her voice for roles in My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale and the 2022 film Turning Red.
Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar
Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar is Devi’s sometimes stern, always well-intentioned mother. She loves her daughter and wants the best for her so badly that her parenting style can come off as cold and restrictive, but much like Devi, Nalini is just doing the best she can.
Jagannathan has appeared in The Night Of, Big Little Lies and Ramy.
Richa Moorjani as Kamala Nandiwadal
Devi’s sweet, smart and beautiful cousin used to live with Devi and her mother, but she recently moved out and is currently completing her Ph.D. Where Devi’s mother is the strict adult in the household, Kamala has a warmer approach to looking out for her younger cousin. While Kamala wants to focus on her career, her family wants to gently nudge her toward a more traditional life.
Moorjani starred in Fargo and had roles in The Mindy Project and 9-1-1.
Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida
One of Devi’s love interests, Paxton has worked hard to prove there’s more to him beyond being a swim team star and campus eye candy. Despite his “too cool for school” persona, he definitely has an empathetic side and comes through when anyone needs him, whether it’s family, friends or even frenemies. Having graduated at the end of Season 3, our resident high school heartthrob is an aspiring college heartthrob.
Barnet can be seen in the 2021 film Love Hard and heard in a voice role on Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.
Jaren Lewison as Benjamin (Ben) Gross
Ben is extremely ambitious, highly competitive and is, naturally, Devi’s longtime rival — setting the stage for a classic enemies to lovers scenario. Devi and Ben had a short-lived romance and now it’s unclear what Ben feels for his academic nemesis. Like Devi, Ben has his sights set on the Ivy League, except his dream school is Columbia University.
Lewison has been seen in the films Tag and Away & Back.
Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres
The ever-loyal Fabiola is one of Devi’s best friends. As the classic “nerd” of the friend group — she’s the leader of Sherman Oaks High’s robotics club and built a robot friend named Gears Brosnan — Fabiola is learning to navigate the STEM world as a queer woman of color. She’s also got an active romantic life of her own.
Rodriguez has appeared on The Good Doctor, Class of Lies and Grown-ish.
Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong
Rocking eye-popping fashion at all times, Eleanor is the third member of Devi and Fabiola’s best friend group. Even though her mother abandoned her when she was younger to pursue acting, Eleanor still wants to follow in her footsteps. She has massive dreams and the personality to match them, bringing an abundance of razzle-dazzle to the trio. Drama might be her main passion, but she loves a good romance.
Young has had roles in Z Nation, Santa Clarita Diet, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the film Blockers.
Benjamin Norris as Trent Harrison
Trent is Paxton’s closest friend and he’s such a loyal pal that he tends to neglect other things, like his own education. While his areas of expertise are video games and vibes, he does have a soft, unconventionally charming side.
Norris has previously appeared on Superstore.
Michael Cimino as Ethan (season 4)
Bad boy skater Ethan had a growth spurt over the summer break that’s drawing attention from several admirers.
Cimino has starred in Love, Victor, voiced a character in Hamster & Gretel, and appeared in How I Met Your Father, Hamster & Gretel and the Netflix film, Senior Year.
Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohan Vishwakumar
Devi’s father and Nalini’s husband, Mohan was a happy, positive, adventurous man who had infectious enthusiasm and a deep love for his wife and daughter. His unexpected death has a lasting impact on the family.
Ramamurthy has appeared on Heroes, Beauty and the Beast and Covert Affairs.
Ranjita Chakravarty as Nirmala Vishwakumar
Mother of Devi’s late father, Mohan, Nirmala brings a sweet, hilarious energy to the home. Even though she values tradition, she is open to new opportunities in the US.
Chakravarty was in the 2016 film, The Last Smile.
Megan Suri as Aneesa Qureshi
Radiant and welcoming, Aneesa is often wearing a smile despite having had her share of heavy, traumatic experiences across multiple high schools. While Aneesa’s charisma initially intimidated Devi, they’re now really close friends.
Suri has had roles on Atypical, Fresh Off the Boat and Poker Face.
Niecy Nash as Dr. Jamie Ryan
Caring, patient and honest, Dr. Ryan is Devi’s therapist. She helps Devi work through her grief about her father’s death and the mixed bag of other personal problems that come with being in high school. She’s probably the only person who can call Devi on her BS.
Nash has starred in Reno 911!, The Rookie and Claws.
Victoria Moroles as Margot
The free-spirited Margot meets Ben while tutoring him in art. She’s interested in exploring this new relationship, but it creates conflict with another person interested in Ben.
Moroles has appeared on Teen Wolf and Liv and Maddie.
Cocoa Brown as Principal Grubbs
She’s usually worked up when we see her, but that’s probably because Principal Grubbs has to speak to Devi more often than any disciplinarian should have to see a student. Though she may be the chief of dishing out punishment, she’s pretty reasonable and often unintentionally funny.
Brown starred in 9-1-1, P-Valley and For Better or Worse.
Genneya Walton as Ms. Thompson
The young, cool new part-time substitute teacher on campus, Ms. Thompson is honest, respectful and eager to make an impact on her students and perhaps even a colleague.
Walton starred in #blackAF, Project Mc² and appeared on 9-1-1.
Jack Seavor McDonald as Eric Perkins
For someone who isn’t popular, Eric Perkins sure is tapped into everyone and everything happening around school. He knows who is who and what is what while also maintaining a romantic relationship of his own. Sure, his peers might not find him cool, but he doesn’t lack confidence, moving through life with a fearless boldness.
McDonald has been seen in Modern Family, Young Sheldon and Why Women Kill.
Ivan Hernandez as Andres
Andres is a carpenter who is doing work for the Vishwakumar family and has a daughter who attends Sherman Oaks High.
Hernandez starred in Devious Maids, and appeared in And Just Like That… and Claws.
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mr. Manish Kulkarni
Mr. Kulkarni teaches English at Sherman Oaks High and is pretty much the coolest staff member on campus. He’s buddies with Devi and dates her cousin, Kamala.
Ambudkar stars in Ghosts and was previously seen in The Dropout, Special and the 2021 film Free Guy.
John McEnroe as himself, the narrator of the series
Our guiding voice. From inner dialogue to statements that capture exactly what viewers are thinking, tennis legend John McEnroe adds depth and hilariously blunt commentary to Devi’s story.
McEnroe has been seen in the films Ocean’s 8 and Mr. Deeds, as well as TV shows like Kenan and 30 Rock.