• Jaren Lewison is a 22-year-old American actor from Dallas, Texas, of Jewish descent.
• He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
• He is best known for his role as Ben Gross in the comedy-drama series “Never Have I Ever”.
• He is active on social media and is a big fan of the Dallas Stars hockey team.
• Jaren has a net worth estimated at over $200,000.
Who is Jaren Lewison?
The comedy-drama series “Never Have I Ever”, which follows the life of a modern-day first-generation Indian-American adolescent girl, introduced the audience to new actors, including Jaren Lewison.
Fans of the show wanted to learn more about this young actor, who has captured the hearts of many teenage girls all over the world. If you are one of them, let us tell you the truth about his life, career beginnings, and recent efforts.
Early life, family, and education
Jaren Lewison was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 9 December 2000, so has just turned out 22. He hails from Dallas, Texas USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Jewish descent.
Jaren was raised in his hometown by his parents, about whom nothing is nothing since he respects their privacy it’s known that he has a sister, named Mikayla, but this is all that he’s shared about her.
When it comes to his educational background, Jaren attended th Conservative Jewish day school Levine Academy, and matriculated in 2019 from Pearce High School. Jaren then enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2022.
Roles in movies
Jaren made his acting debut as a Kid in the 2007 short family movies “Gymboree Presents: The Very Brave Elephant and His Friends”, and “Gymboree Presents: Let’s Get Moving! Trains, Cars, and Planes”.
He followed with his role as Joshua in “Barney: Let’s Go on Vacation” in 2009, and reprised his role in “Barney: A Very Merry Christmas: The Movie” in 2010.
Two years later, Jaren was cast to play Roman DiRizzo in the TV movie “Bad Fairy”, followed by his role as Jake Truby in the 2014 comedy-drama “Men, Women & Children”, about a group of teenagers and their parents who struggle to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their lives.
Next, Jaren was seen as Kyle Peterson in the 2015 Hallmark channel movie “Away and Back”, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. In the same year, Jaren portrayed Young Adam in “Beyond the Farthest Star”, starring Todd Terry and Renee O’Connor, and based on the novel of the same title by Bodie Thoene. He followed with his role as Jackson in “A Horse Tale”, also in 2015.
Never Have I Ever stars Darren Barnet and Jaren Lewison are Maitreyi Ramakrishnan's biggest fans, clearly. The way they lovingly describe her incredible talents, generous nature, and lightning quick sense of humor totally warms our hearts.All this, and incredible tidbits about filming season 3 of Never Have I Ever, in the video!
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Three years later, Jaren was cast to play 18 years old Hoagie in the action comedy “Tag”, starring Jeremy Renner, which had three award nominations, including the Legionnaires of Laughter Legacy Award for Best Comedy Film.
In 2019, Jeremy was seen as Young Tommy in the crime drama “90 Feet from Home”, starring Shawn Michaels, Adam Hampton and Eric Roberts. The movie followed the story of a former baseball player who returns to his hometown just to confront his abusive stepfather; it had 11 award nominations, and won four, including the Northeast Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film.
Most recently, Jaren was seen as Josh in the 2022 short movie “The Ladies”, in which he starred opposite Alexis G. Zall and Lisa Ann Walter.
Roles in series
Jaren’s first television series role was his portrayal of Joshua in “Barney & Friends”, seen in four episodes during 2008 and 2009. He followed with his role as Young Robert in an episode of the series “Lone Star” in 2010.
A decade later, Jaren was cast to play his most significant, and some critics would say his breakthrough role, as Ben Gross in “Never Have I Ever”, also starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan with whom he shares the Music Television (MTV) Movie + TV Award for Best Kiss in 2021.
Speaking of awards, the series had 14 nominations and won six. The show aired on Netflix from 2020 through 2022, and the third season’s final episode was aired on 12 August 2022. The creator of the series, Mindy Kaling and Netflix have announced the fourth season for 2023.
— Jaren Lewison (@LewisonJaren) July 3, 2020
Love life and girlfriend
Although his character from “Never Have I Ever” had a chaotic love life, Jaren Lewison prefers to keep his personal matters under wraps. Many people believed that Jaren and Maitreyi are a couple in the real life, however, the truth is that they are just co-stars and friends.
As of December 2022, it seems that Jaren is still single.
Hobbies and other interests
Jaren’s fans can keep track of his career and life through his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Today, his Instagram has been followed by over a million people, and he’s uploaded over 100 posts, mostly related to his work, although there are some photos featuring his friends and his sister; judging by the photos and captions, the two seem to be very close.
He established his Twitter profile in April 2020 and has gained nearly 35,000 followers. Jaren’s tweeted over 550 times, and it seems that he’s quite active on this social media platform.
Jaren also has TikTok, which has gained over 12,500 followers, and although there are just three videos, they all combined have been viewed nearly 200,000 times.
In his spare time, Jaren likes to read books or watch movies, and one of his favorite things is just hanging out with his friends.
He also likes to travel, and recently traveled across Europe with his friends, and thanks to his acting career, he’s visited several US states.
Jaren is a big fan of the Dallas Stars, a team of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He’s into sports, and during his college days was a member of the University of Southern California football team, and is today one of their biggest fans and supporters.
Age, height, and net worth
Jaren’s age is 22 – he’s known for his blue eyes and light brown hair. When it comes to his height, he is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
According to sources, this young actor has a net worth estimated at over $200,000, and most of the income he’s earned is thanks to his starring in movies and TV series.