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Birth Place: Joliet, IL

Birthday: November 29, 1983, Sagittarius

Profession: Actor, Musician

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Fast Facts

  • Is of Dutch and Indian descent.
  • Trained as a vocalist, pianist and percussionist.
  • Was a member of the band Endera.
  • Had her breakout role playing Papi in the Showtime drama series The L Word.
  • Appeared in the music video for "Wish I Could" by Russian artist Ella Leya.
  • After a lead role on ABC's supernatural series The Gates (2010), she joined the cast of HBO's True Blood as shapeshifter Luna in 2011.

Relationships

  • Pete Gavankar — Father
  • Mohra Gavankar — Mother

College

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL