Janina Gavankar

29 Nov 1980


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.


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Filmography (9 titles)

(movie, 2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Val)
(movie, 2017)
···The Vanishing of Sidney Hall
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Gina)
(movie, 2016)
···Pee-wee's Big Holiday
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Party Guest)
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Detective Hostetler)
(movie, 2012)
···Satellite of Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Michelle)
(series, 2008)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Laura (2008))
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maria)
(movie, 2005)
···Cup of My Blood
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Iona)