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Already a favorite of the devoted fans of her two earlier series, The L Word and The Gates, Janina’s role in True Blood as shape-shifter Luna became the talk of the Trubies. Janina finds her next home in the TV movie Love Is Dead, due for release in 2014.

In addition to her starring roles in three series, the three-quarters Indian, one-quarter Dutch beauty has been frequently recurring on the comedy series The League on FX, Traffic Light and The Goodwin Games on FOX and Arrow and Vampire Diaries on the CW.

For the big screen Janina just shot SONY’s Think Like A Man Too and the independent films Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf and Satellite of Love, which is successfully making festival rounds.

But as an accomplished musician, she has a second life as a performer. She grew up studying classical piano, percussion and voice, joined the girl group EnDera on the Cash Money label, and has seen her original music licensed for film and television. Her 2010 music video reworking the Kanye West hit Love Lockdown elicited raves from fans and critics. 2012 marked another big step in her music career by signing a deal with Randy Jackson’s label under which she released the critically acclaimed single Waiting For Godot.

But there’s also Janina the Geek, who not only writes program code for friends, but who was also the first celebrity to sign up with Twitter and who is so technologically creative that she is regularly asked to be on panels at conferences educating the entertainment industry on the practical application of multiple new digital platforms. Her efforts were awarded with the Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media/Entertainment Award in 2011.

Originally from Joliet, Illinois, Janina now makes her home in Hollywood.


Janina’s ongoing film schedule has extended out to overlap with our November tour and regrettably is no longer able to join us for the 2014 tour of Adelaide and Brisbane.

		
		

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