True Blood

Janina Gavankar

Date of birth: November 29, 1983
Full name: Janina Zione Gavankar
True Blood character: Luna Garza
Hometown: Joliet, Illinois

Janina Gavnkar’s Bio:


Janina Gavankar is an American actress and musician of mixed Indian and Dutch descent. Gavankar is trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist, and she majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gavankar is known for her roles as Papi, a promiscuous lesbian on 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 user's searches. Janina has also appeared in the movies Barbershop, and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Most recently, Gavankar was made a series regular on HBO's True Blood, and plays a public school teacher and shapeshifter named Luna.

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