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Avan Jogia

Avan Jogia
Jogia in 2012
Born Avan Tudor Jogia
(1992-02-09) February 9, 1992
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2006–present
Partner(s) Zoey Deutch (2012-present)

Avan Tudor Jogia (born February 9, 1992) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Beck Oliver on Victorious and Danny Desai in Twisted.

Contents

  • Early life and career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Filmography 3
  • Discography 4
  • Awards and nominations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life and career

Jogia was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father is a British expatriate who emigrated to Canada. His mother is of Welsh, English and German descent,[1] and his father is of Gujarati Indian descent. Jogia speaks some Gujarati.[2][3][4] Jogia holds dual citizenship in Canada and the U.K.[5]

Jogia's first role came in 2006, when he played Danny Araujo, the younger brother of a teenage transsexual woman, Gwen Araujo, in the television movie A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, directed by Agnieszka Holland. He appeared in The CW TV series Aliens in America as the character Sam. In 2008, he appeared as Champ on Gym Teacher: The Movie and Tajid in Spectacular!, both for the Nickelodeon network.[6][7] Jogia plays Ben Stark in the TV series Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, on the Sci Fi Channel.[8][9] Jogia portrayed Beck Oliver in the Nickelodeon television program Victorious, which premiered in March 2010. His new movie, Finding Hope Now. He also appeared as Beck Oliver in the Victorious crossover movie, iParty With Victorious. Along with Daniella Monet (co-star from Victorious), he co-hosted the Transformers: Dark of the Moon premiere on June 28, 2011 in New York.

Jogia also founded the online PSA organization Straight But Not Narrow supported by his good friend Josh Hutcherson, which is aimed towards changing the attitudes and viewpoints of young, straight people about the LGBT community.[10]

Jogia most recently played the lead role of Danny Desai on the ABC Family series Twisted, which premiered on June 11, 2013. The show was cancelled after one season.

Personal life

Avan Jogia has been in a relationship with American actress Zoey Deutch since February 2012.[11]

He started the Straight But Not Narrow campaign with his best friend Josh Hutcherson.[12] He attended Killarney Secondary School until the age of 16, before leaving school to pursue acting full-time.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Danny Araujo TV Movie
2007 Devil's Diary Teeange Boy #1 TV Movie
2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie Champ Sinclair Nickelodeon Original Movie
2009 Spectacular! Tajid Kalyan Nickelodeon Original Movie
2010 Triple Dog Lemur
2010 Finding Hope Now Santos Delgado
2011 Alex Alex Short film
2012 Rags Finn Covington Nickelodeon Original Movie
2015 Ten Thousand Saints Teddy Post-Production
2015 Shangri-La Suite Teijo Littlefoot Post-Production
2015 The Outskirts Dave Filming[13] Previously starred with Victoria Justice in Victorious.
2015 Michael Will Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aliens in America Sam 3 episodes
2009–10 Caprica Ben Stark 3 episodes
2010–13 Victorious Beck Oliver Main role (54 episodes)
2011 iCarly 1 episode
2013–2014 Twisted Danny Desai Lead role
2015 Tut King Tutankhamun Lead role

Discography

Year Song Album Notes
2011 Finally Falling (with Victoria Justice) Victorious Lead vocals
"I Want You Back" (with the Victorious cast) Backing vocals/additional vocals
"All I Want Is Everything" (with the Victorious cast) Backing vocals/additional vocals
"Leave It All To Shine" (with the Victorious cast and iCarly cast) Backing vocals/additional vocals
2012 "(with the Victorious cast) Victorious 2.0 Backing vocals
"Shut Up 'N Dance" (with the Victorious cast) Backing vocals/additional vocals
"Five Fingaz to the Face" (with the Victorious cast) Additional vocals

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Result Ref
2013 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Star: Male Twisted Nominated [14]
2014 Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor: Drama Twisted Nominated

References

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2240326/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  2. ^ Eng, Jared (December 12, 2013). Avan Jogia: Just Jared Spotlight of the Week (Exclusive!). Just Jared. 
  3. ^ Jaar, Stephanie (December 12, 2013). "Avan Jogia Talks ‘Twisted’ at ABC Family’s Winter Wonderland – Video". Pop City Life. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Avan Jogia answering questions about his family background 1". Spring.me (formerly Formspring). Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jogia, Avan (November 2013). "Avan Jogia's official instagram: Picture of his two passports with him confirming in the comments that he has dual citizenship". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ southcoasttoday.com, September 12, 2008, Associated Press: "Chris Meloni tries hand at comedy in 'Gym Teacher'", Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  7. ^ lionshareproductuctions.com, May 23, 2008, "SPECTACULAR! wraps principal photography", Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  8. ^ Byron Perry (August 13, 2008). "Avan Jogia".  
  9. ^ "Avan Jogia Interview". Kidz world. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  10. ^ Gandhi, Neha. "Avan Jogia's Straight But Not Narrow Campaign - Seventeen". Seventeen. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Cubria, Kaitlin (October 23, 2013). "All the Times in Which Avan Jogia & Zoey Deutch Really Are the Cutest Couple". Teen.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ http://ca.eonline.com/news/309766/hunger-games-josh-hutcherson-opens-up-on-gay-rights-i-had-two-uncles-die-from-aids
  13. ^ "Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Eden Sher, Peyton List And More In “The Outskirts” Movie". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners List". Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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