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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 Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting 2022
Known For
Poster of This Is Christmas
Poster of Think Like a Man Too
Poster of Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Poster of Barbershop
Movie Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting Unknown 2022
Movie The Way Back Angela 2020-03-05
Series Space Force Hannah Howard 2020-05-29
Series Relics and Rarities Unknown 2019-02-07
Series The Morning Show Alison Namazi 2019-11-01
Movie Stucco J 2019-08-08
Movie The White Orchid Tina 2018-02-01
Movie The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Gina 2018-03-02
Movie Blindspotting Val 2018-07-20
Movie This Is Christmas Unknown 2017-12-01
Movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday Party Guest 2016-03-15
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 Bose 2014-09-17
Series Garfunkel and Oates Dr. Sharma 2014-08-07
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
Movie The Custom Mary Ms. Rime 2011-08-15
Series The Exes Kerry 2011-11-30
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
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Field Reporter 2004-01-20
Series The L Word Eva "Papi" Torres 2004-01-18
Series Stargate Atlantis Sgt. 'Dusty' Mehra 2004-07-15
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Dark Kaya 2003-09-30
Movie Barbershop Fine Woman 2002-04-01
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11