Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar

Mysteries of Laura  ♦  True Blood  ♦  Vampire Diaries ♦ The L Word  ♦  Stargate: Atlantis  ♦  Arrow  ♦  The League

Janina Gavankar plays the role of Luna on True Blood. She 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 Theater 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 theater, commercials, short films, independent films, as well as Barbershop and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Gavankar has returned to music with a rethinking of Kanye West’s Love Lockdown. She used to be in Endera, a group signed to Universal Records. She also collaborated on a project for a song called “Tell Me What” in India. She has had songs licensed to movies and television, and has played marimba on film scores.

 

 

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