28 Facts About Avan Jogia


Avan Tudor Jogia is a Canadian actor, writer, director, and musician.


Avan Jogia first received recognition for portraying Danny Araujo in the television film A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story.


In 2011, Avan Jogia co-founded the LGBT online organization Straight But Not Narrow, which seeks to shape the viewpoints of teenagers and adults on matters pertaining to the LGBT community.


Avan Tudor Jogia was born on February 9,1992, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Wendy and Mike Jogia.


Avan Jogia's father is a British Indian Gujarati, and his mother is of English, German, and Welsh descent.


Avan Jogia is the younger brother of Ketan, a music producer in London.


Avan Jogia has cited British actor Tim Curry as one of his early acting inspirations, particularly Curry's role as Long John Silver in the 1996 musical adventure comedy film, Muppet Treasure Island.


From 2009 to 2010, Avan Jogia had a recurring role in the television series Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, on Syfy.


Avan Jogia sang background vocals on several cast songs in the show's soundtrack, and had a brief prominent part in the song "Finally Falling" in the episode "Tori the Zombie".


Avan Jogia appeared as Beck in the Nickelodeon film, iParty with Victorious, a Victorious crossover movie with iCarly.


Avan Jogia later directed and starred in Alex, a short film; this marked his first project he directed.


In 2014, Avan Jogia was cast in the Spike TV miniseries, Tut, alongside English actor Sir Ben Kingsley.


Avan Jogia returned to cinema after joining the cast of multiple films throughout 2014.


Later in 2015, Avan Jogia appeared as Dark in the short film, Here Now.


The film follows two young lovers who go on a journey to Los Angeles with the intent of killing Elvis Presley; Avan Jogia starred as Teijo Littlefoot, an old friend of the protagonist, who joins the duo's journey in search of medical transition.


Avan Jogia appeared as Bones, in the 2016 web series short Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse.


Avan Jogia starred in the comedy film The Outcasts, alongside lead actress Victoria Justice.


Later, Avan Jogia appeared in The Year of Spectacular Men, a film directed by Lea Thompson.


Avan Jogia played Sebastian, the "loving boyfriend" of a movie star, followed by a role in A Midsummer Night's Dream, a contemporary film adaption of the comedy of the same name written by William Shakespeare.


Avan Jogia starred in Syfy's 13-episode series titled Ghost Wars that premiered in 2017, and it was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but it was canceled at the beginning of 2018.


Avan Jogia landed a co-lead role with Eve Hewson in Rebecca Addelman's directorial debut, Paper Year.


Avan Jogia portrays Matt in the 2018 romantic comedy, The New Romantic, which stars Jessica Barden and Camila Mendes.


That year, Avan Jogia was cast in the upcoming dramatic film The Artist's Wife, together with Bruce Dern and Lena Olin.


In June 2018, Avan Jogia was chosen to lead the Starz comedy series Now Apocalypse, alongside Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxane Mesquida.


In September 2019, Avan Jogia published a book, Mixed Feelings, on growing up with a mixed-race identity, and whether there is a correlation in the experiences of those of mixed race.


Avan Jogia describes himself as "spiritual", having spent months as a Buddhist and has roots in Hinduism.


Avan Jogia has a number of tattoos; one on his chest, leg, upper leg, shoulder, back, and his lower arm.


Avan Jogia co-founded the online PSA organization Straight But Not Narrow in 2011, with Heather Wilk and Andre Pochon in conjunction with the support of fellow actor, Josh Hutcherson.