Who is Benjamin Norris? Age and career of Never Have I Ever star explored

Olivia Olphin August 14, 2022
Who is Benjamin Norris? Age and career of Never Have I Ever star explored

The hit Netflix show Never Have I Ever is back for a third season and fans are loving the new twists, turns, and relationships drama. One actor catching fans’ eyes is Benjamin Norris, aka Trent Harrison. We take a closer look at his age and acting career so far.

Norris is an actor, writer and producer working in LA. He has starred in multiple TV shows such as The Pregame and Superstore.

Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age drama written by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. It even stars legendary tennis player John McEnroe as narrator.

The show has been praised by critics as a watershed moment for South Asian representation in Hollywood.

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Season 3 of Never Have I Ever drops on Netflix

Never Have I Ever has quickly become one of Netflix’s most-loved shows. Season 1 was released in April 2020 and gained more than 40 million views within three months.

The show follows an Indian-American teenager living in Sherman Oaks, California, as she navigates the highs and lows of American high school.

The show was written by Mindy Kaling, and she has said each of the characters on the show represents a different part of her own personality.

While we don’t want to spoil it for you, this series has it all: break-ups, parent struggles, hook-ups, grief and general teenage awkwardness.

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Benjamin Norris stuns as Trent in Netflix series

Benjamin Norris plays the one and only Trent Harrison in Never Have I Ever. He is a genuine, caring, and honest person, but doesn’t always do the right thing at the right time.

He is one of Paxton’s best friends and has always been there for him, from helping him when he was in pain after his accident

However, Trent does have his drawbacks. He can be quite insensitive to those he doesn’t know, and has been known to bully Devi in the show.

Despite that, fans are loving his story arc and character development and he has become a firm fan-favorite.

Benjamin Norris’ age and acting career explored

Benjamin Norris’ age has perplexed fans. Multiple sites online state he was born in 2003 or that he’s 22 years old. However, it appears the actor is in his late 20s and is a millennial, not Gen Z. He is also engaged to fellow actor and writer Carolyn Gilroy.

Norris is an LA-based actor, writer and producer. He was born in White Plaines, New York, and has always focused his career on comedy. He writes his own material and has produced his own videos.

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The Never Have I Ever star moved to LA in 2012 and studied improv at the Groundlings school. He produced content for comedy web series Live Your Life. He has also worked for online platforms such as BuzzFeed.

He has been acting since 2010, starting out in short films and moving to large Netflix productions. He got his first big break in TV series Superstore in which he played Tony. He also had recurring roles in TV series Unfortunately Ashly and The Pregame.

Will Never Have I Ever return for series 4?

Fans, you’re in luck. Never Have I Ever is set to return for a fourth and final series on Netflix. In March 2022, show creator Mindy Kaling announced season 4 would be the last series.

Based on the release patterns of previous seasons, we should expect to be watching the fourth instalment in summer 2023.

While the first season dropped in April 2020, the second and third seasons dropped in July and August.

While there hasn’t been casting confirmation for the last season, it is more than likely you’ll be seeing all your favorites return to finish off this hit series.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.