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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 November 1980Joliet, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJanina Zione Gavankar
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Janina Gavankar was born on November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Janina Zione Gavankar. She is an actress, known for True Blood (2008), The League (2009) and Far Cry 4 (2014).

Trivia (1)

Grandniece of Mangesh Desai.

Personal Quotes (24)

I know that you have to be reserved about certain things in your life.
I always feel like I'm so busy.
I identify more as a musician than as a singer, because I play piano and percussion, and I engineer and produce everything that I do.
I'd rather be with Dracula than the Wolfman.
You're an actor first and foremost. No one is going to hire you because you tweet a lot.
I love supernatural stuff. 'Battlestar Galactica' was my favorite show.
I'd rather control someone than be controlled.
I was working in Chicago, in theater and in commercials and anything that anybody would let me do. When I moved to L.A., I had made a choice to be a character actor, meaning that I wanted to become somebody else. That's what attracted me to becoming an actor in the first place.
I grew up playing classical piano and percussion.
I did all the musicals in my high school; I was in a pop group signed to Cash Money Records in college. Music has always been a really big part of my life.
I want to see what technology's going to be like in a few hundred years, if the human race hasn't completely obliterated itself by then.
I want to continue to play characters that are not like me at all, and transform.
When I was in college in Chicago, I was doing a lot of commercials - that was my bread and butter.
When it comes down to it, I'm kind of a nerdy actor.
I can't watch 'Glee' because I get so jealous that I'm not there with them doing it that I can't even watch.
I don't really feel comfortable unless I'm slightly uncomfortable. I don't want to play myself all the time.
I feel like in Atlanta, if you were a female dancer, the more you can dance like the boys, the more respect you get. I was thrust into that kind of dance culture, and it was in my body.
I believe artists deserve all the help they can get, so they can focus on being great artists.
I'm always drooling over great design, from fashion to furniture.
I've always done the safest thing, which is to assume that it's going to feel like that, to assume that you're going to feel like a freshman in a group of seniors - if you expect the worst, then it's never going to be that bad.
IMDb only lists specific projects. It doesn't list theater, commercial, and most non-union work. You also have to pay to upload your reel to most sites, and some places still make you walk your DVD into their physical location.
It's ridiculous that people aren't allowed to love who they love, have families, and have the same life as straight people. It's infuriating.
I'm straight. I. Love. Men. I love men.
I've been really lucky. I think that you really get what you recognize is in the universe.

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