Show some love to Canada's rising star! One of the many shows yet to arrive on Netflix this month is Never Have I Ever, which just so happens to star Missausaga's own Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The young actress is a newcomer to the industry, but we've already uncovered a lot about her.\nAfter beating out 15,000 other young women in a casting call, Ramakrishnan was handpicked by Kaling to star in the upcoming series, which is based loosely on Kaling's childhood.\nNever Have I Ever is set to premiere on April 27, but here are some things you should know about the show's star before you watch:\nShe added some of her own lingo to the show's script\nView this post on Instagram This was such an amazing shoot I did in the fall and finally I get to share the photos! Check out my interview with @elleindia Link in bio!🏍💛 Photography 📸: @vinsia Hair and makeup💄: @shenelephant A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on Apr 10, 2020 at 1:26pm PDT\nIn an interview with Tricity News, the actress revealed that Kaling actually encouraged her to have fun with the script and add her own lingo into it.\n"In the teaser, the 30-second clip, Devi says, 'Hey God, it's Devi. What's a poppin'?' And I always say, 'What's a poppin.' That wasn't in the original script," Ramakrishnan said.\n"But then I slowly started noticing it pop up throughout ... the script ever so casually. And I noticed, 'Oh my God, they're just listening to everything I'm saying. They're basically the FBI.' That was really cool."\nShe's been accepted to York University's theatre program\nView this post on Instagram 🌸✨ A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on Mar 6, 2020 at 3:06pm PST\nAccording to Tricity News, Ramakrishnan was accepted to York University's theatre program, although she had to defer for a year while filming season one of Never Have I Ever.\nIf the show is picked up for a second season at Netflix, she may have to defer again, but ultimately she hopes to commit to her education one day.\nShe spends her free time playing video games\nView this post on Instagram My GameCube controller = my first bestfriend. Stay home and stay safe everyone🧡 #quarantine 📸: @vinsia A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on Apr 5, 2020 at 3:11pm PDT\nAccording to the Never Have I Ever star, her first best friend was her game cube controller. In an interview with Just Jared, she also revealed that her must-have travel item is her Nintendo Switch!\nShe considers Mindy Kaling to be her "work mom"\nView this post on Instagram Ain’t nothing better than working with my mom. Get ready for Never Have I Ever, folks!❤️😜 #NeverHaveIEver A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on Feb 26, 2020 at 10:06pm PST\nIf you look through the Canadian's Instagram, you'll find plenty of evidence that she's become incredibly close with Kaling throughout filming the series. In fact, the two are basically family now!\n"Ain’t nothing better than working with my mom. Get ready for Never Have I Ever, folks!❤️😜 #NeverHaveIEver," Ramakrishnan wrote.\nShe's a very talented artist\nView this post on Instagram Respect existence or expect resistance ❤️🌈 (Yes I painted this and I am proud🙃) A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on Oct 23, 2019 at 5:18pm PDT\nThe actresses' Instagram reveals that she has a talent for more than just acting—she's also quite handy with a paintbrush!\n"Respect existence or expect resistance ❤️🌈(Yes I painted this and I am proud🙃)," Ramakrishnan captioned the above photoset.\nShe's a Potterhead\nView this post on Instagram Chocolate frogs any day 🍫🐸 #gryffindor A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on Aug 20, 2019 at 1:43pm PDT\nLast summer, Ramakrishnan shared a photo on Instagram of her rocking Harry Potter attire at Universal Studios Hollywood.\n"Chocolate frogs any day 🍫🐸 #gryffindor," she captioned the post, revealing she belongs to the same house as Harry Potter himself.