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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 movie This Is Christmas
Latest Project:
Movie The Way Back 2020-03-05
Known For
Poster of The Morning Show
Poster of Relics and Rarities
Poster of The Mysteries of Laura
Poster of Arrow
Movie This Is Christmas 2021
Movie The Way Back Angela 2020-03-05
Series Relics and Rarities Unknown 2019-02-07
Series The Morning Show Alison 2019-11-01
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Additional Voices 2019-12-18
Movie Blindspotting Val 2018-07-20
Movie The White Orchid Tina 2018-02-01
Movie The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Gina 2017-10-06
Movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday Party Guest 2016-03-18
Series The Mysteries of Laura Meredith 2014-09-17
Movie FUTURESTATES: Code Academy Madame Counselor 2014-04-06
Movie Think Like a Man Too Vanessa Martinez 2014-06-20
Movie The Final Moments of Karl Brant Detective Hostetler 2013-07-18
Movie Satellite of Love Michelle 2013-03-05
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 The League Shiva 2009-10-29
Series Three Rivers Unknown 2009-10-04
Movie Shattered! Maria 2008-01-01
Series True Blood Luna 2008-09-07
Movie Cup of my Blood Iona 2005-08-30
Series Stargate Atlantis Sgt. 'Dusty' Mehra 2004-07-15
Series The L Word Eva "Papi" Torres 2004-01-18
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Dark Kaya 2003-09-30
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11