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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:
Movie Borderlands 2024
Latest Project:
In the movie Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting
Known For
Poster of Stucco
Poster of This Is Christmas
Poster of Dark
Movie Borderlands Commander Knoxx
Movie Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting
Series The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Meredith Coleman
Movie Encounter Piya
Series Big Sky Reenu 'Ren' Bhullar
Movie The Way Back Angela
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Additional Voices
Series The Morning Show Alison
Movie Stucco J
Series Relics and Rarities Unknown
Movie Blindspotting Val
Movie The White Orchid Tina
Movie The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Gina
Movie This Is Christmas Unknown
Movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday Party Guest
Series The Mysteries of Laura Meredith
Movie Think Like a Man Too Vanessa Martinez
Movie FUTURESTATES: Code Academy Madame Counselor
Movie Satellite of Love Michelle
Movie The Final Moments of Karl Brant Detective Hostetler
Series Sleepy Hollow Diana Thomas
Movie Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? Katia
Series Arrow Detective McKenna Hall
Series The Gates Leigh Turner
Series The League Shiva
Series Three Rivers Unknown
Series True Blood Luna
Movie Shattered! Maria
Movie Cup of My Blood Iona
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Field Reporter
Series The L Word Eva "Papi" Torres
Series Stargate Atlantis Sgt. 'Dusty' Mehra
Movie Dark Kaya
Series NCIS Unknown
Movie Barbershop Fine Woman
Series Girlfriends Unknown
Series Strong Medicine Unknown