- Benjamin Norris, 32, has gained significant attention for his role in Never Have I Ever, playing the caring and clueless character Trent.
- Benjamin was born in White Plains, N.Y. in December 1990.
- You might recognize Benjamin from Superstore and Pacific Park.
One of the TV shows we can credit for helping us get through what seemed like a never-ending pandemic is Never Have I Ever. The hilarious Netflix series was co-created by The Office actress, Mindy Kaling, and apparently, it reflects actual events from her teenage years.
Among many talented, young cast-members from Never Have I Ever is Benjamin Norris, who plays the role of "chill bro," Trent Harrison —here's where you might recognize him from previously.
Despite his young age, Benjamin Norris is quite accomplished in the world of comedy.
Benjamin hails from White Plains, N.Y. and now resides in Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood. He moved to the West Coast back in 2012 to pursue comedy and acting, which he studied at Groundlings improv school in Los Angeles. Shortly after his arrival, he started producing a web series called "Live Your Lyfe," and eventually created a YouTube channel, where he posts his own productions.
In 2020, he created a docu-series called MARISSA and would often post funny original skits to Instagram (his content now consists of photos of himself and his latest projects).
In addition to co-writing, producing, and starring in various short films and web series, Benjamin has made several TV appearances, including The Ugly Friend as Jimmy Richards, Relationship Goals as Sam, Up For Adoption as Shane, and Private Dicks as Leroy Jankums. In terms of bigger roles, he was cast in Unfortunatly Ashly as Ben, The Pregame as Connor, and Superstore as Tony. He may only be in his early 30's but his resume is never-ending.
Something else you may have not known is Benjamin is a married man. In June 2023, the actor subtly hint via Instagram that he had attended a wedding. Turns out, that wedding happened to be his own. The producer and actor is now married to Carolyn Gilroy.
Here's what you need to know Benjamin Norris's role as Trent Harrison.
Based on the series, Trent is still the most underrated character in the entire show — according to a description from Refinery29, Trent is a "chill bro," whom Devi (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) considers to be BFFs with her crush, Paxton Hall-Yoshida. Trent tries to warn Devi, calling Paxton a "wild dog."
We keep a special place in our hearts for the "chill bro" featured in every high school series (Lizzie McGuire's Ethan Craft is only one shining example), and knowing Benjamin's strong background in comedy set up Trent to have some hilarious high school boy one-liners. Plus, how can anyone resist those flow-y locks? They're totally drool-worthy in the eyes of any hormonal teen.
'Never Have I Ever' is a must-watch.
Never Have I Ever is the diverse comedy we all need in our lives — with other up-and-coming stars such as Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (who plays Devi) and Class of Lies' Lee Rodriguez (who plays Fabiola), the show's cast is decorated with talented young names.
If you aren't already planning to watch Never Have I Ever, we strongly suggest watching the trailer below.
There's no denying Benjamin is a total heartthrob, on and off the screen — needless to say, Never Have I Ever will definitely be included in our next re-binge sesh.
All four seasons of Never Have I Ever are available on Netflix now.