janet-montgomery-made-in-jersey-ones-to-watch (2).jpg“Made in Jersey,” premiering tonight (Sept. 28), owes its charm to Janet Montgomery‘s charismatic portrayal of a working-class Jersey girl using her street smarts to succeed as a junior lawyer at a high-powered law firm.

And even though Martina Garretti has a Garden State accent and some questionable tastes in fashion and hairstyling, she earns our sympathy without descending into a stereotype.

And Montgomery is British! Here are 11 other things to know about the rising star, whom Zap2it has named him one of our Ones to Watch for the 2012-13 season.

Tell us about your first kiss.
It was gross and I washed my mouth out afterwards with Ribena [a British fruit drink].

What’s the most embarrassing song is on your iPod?
Miley Cyrus, “Party in the USA.”

What was the last white lie you told?
“I washed my hair.”

Who is your most recent text message from?
My BFF Susan.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
In my old bed I grew up in with my family.

Is there a celebrity you’ve met who made you feel starstruck? Tell us about it.
Ivan Reitman who directed “Ghostbusters” because I was such a huge fan of the movie.

What do you have to have in your carry-on bag on the plane?
My passport!

What food can you not resist?

Which character from “The Breakfast Club” would you have hung out with in high school?
The weirdo girl — the basketcase.

What do your friends make fun of you for?
Being gullible.

What websites do you check most often?
My Facebook and I still check out all the British newspapers.

What’s the most random thing in your purse or wallet?
A library card from about 10 years ago.

“Made in Jersey” premieres Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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