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Janina Gavankar

Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1983) is an American actress and musician of mixed Indian and Dutch descent. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gavankar's is known for her more notable roles as Papi, a promiscuous lesbian in The L Word, Leigh Turner, a cop with a big secret on "The Gates", and Ms. Dewey, the personification of a Microsoft branded search engine who comments about the user's searches. Gavankar has appeared in theatre, commercials, short films, independent films, as well as Barbershop and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Description above from the Wikipedia article Janina Gavankar, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 29, 1980 In Joliet, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Strong Medicine 2000-07-23
Latest Project:
Movie This Is Christmas 2020
Known For
Poster of The Mysteries of Laura
Poster of The League
Poster of True Blood
Poster of Stargate Atlantis
Movie This Is Christmas 2020
Movie Blindspotting Val 2018-07-20
Movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday Party Guest 2016-03-18
Movie FUTURESTATES: Code Academy Madame Counselor 2014-04-06
Movie Think Like a Man Too Vanessa Martinez 2014-06-20
Series The Mysteries of Laura Meredith 2014-09-17
Movie Satellite of Love Michelle 2013-03-05
Movie The Final Moments of Karl Brant Detective Hostetler 2013-07-18
Movie Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? Katia 2013-07-19
Series Sleepy Hollow Diana Thomas 2013-09-16
Series Arrow Detective McKenna Hall 2012-10-10
Series The Gates Leigh Turner 2010-06-20
Series Three Rivers Unknown 2009-10-04
Series The League Shiva 2009-10-29
Movie Shattered! Maria 2008-01-01
Series True Blood Luna 2008-09-07
Movie Cup of my Blood Iona 2005-08-30
Series The L Word Eva "Papi" Torres 2004-01-18
Series Stargate Atlantis Unknown 2004-07-15
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11