Avan Jogia

Actor

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Avan Jogia started 2016 with the release of his series, Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse; a series he wrote, directed and starred in. He also stars in The Drowning with Julia Stiles and Josh Charles, as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream alongside Finn Winttrock, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Lily Rabe.

Last year, Avan appeared as the title character, King Tutankhamun, in Spike’s event miniseries, TUT, alongside Sir Ben Kingsley. Additionally, he starred in a short film for fashion label Kenzo’s fall campaign, which was directed by Gregg Araki.

Jogia’s other feature films include a Sundance premiere with I Am Michael, based on The New York Times Magazine article about a gay activist who, after enduring years of taunts and struggle, becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. In what The Hollywood Reporter labeled a ‘soulful performance’, Jogia stars alongside James Franco, Emma Roberts, and Zachary Quinto, and plays the role of Nico, Franco’s love interest. His other projects include Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Ten Thousand Saints also starring Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, and Ethan Hawke, which also premiered at Sundance. He reunited with his Victorious co-star Victoria Justice in The Outskirts, and filmed Shangri-La Suite in which Jogia stars with Luke Grimes, Emily Browning, and Ron Livingston.

In 2013, Jogia led the cast of the ABC Family series, Twisted, produced by Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Zombieland, Curb Your Enthusiasm). He received two Teen Choice Award nominations for his role. Furthermore, he starred in the Emmy nominated Nickelodeon series, Victorious.

With a passion around a number of causes including teen homelessness, Jogia has an established voice on social media with an engaged audience of over four million combined followers.