Avan Jogia Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Avan Jogia is a British-Canadian actor, singer, author, and director born on February 9, 1992. He first gained notice for his role as Danny Araujo in the TV movie “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story” (2006). Moving to the United States as a teenager he appeared in various television shows including “Caprica” (2009–2010).

Jogia became widely recognized for playing Beck Oliver in the Nickelodeon show “Victorious” (2010–2013). He further established himself with roles like Danny Desai in “Twisted” (2013), Tutankhamun in the “miniseries Tut” (2015), Roman Mercer in “Ghost Wars” (2017–2018) and Ulysses Zane in “Now Apocalypse” (2019). His work spans both TV and film including projects like “Spectacular!” (2009), “Rags” (2012), and “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019). He also made his directorial debut in 2011 with the short film Alex. Recently he starred as Leon S. Kennedy in the 2021 movie “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City”.

Beyond acting, Avan Jogia co-founded “Straight But Not Narrow” in 2011 an online organization that aims to educate young people and adults about LGBT issues. In 2019, he published his first book Mixed Feelings featuring his illustrations and focusing on multiracial identity. He’s also a musician; with his brother Ketan, he forms the band Saint Ivory releasing an album titled Mixed Feelings to complement the book. Avan is known for his talents in singing playing guitar piano and accordion.

Full NameAvan Tudor Jogia
Date of BirthFebruary 9, 1992
Place of BirthVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor, singer, activist
Height5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
PartnersHalsey
Cleopatra Coleman
ChildrenNone
Net Worth$1 million

Avan Jogia’s Early Life and Education

Avan Jogia Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Avan Tudor Jogia was born on February 9, 1992, in Vancouver Canada. His parents are Wendy who has English German and Welsh ancestry and Mike who is of British Indian Gujarati descent. Avan’s older brother Ketan is a music producer in London. Besides English Avan also speaks some Gujarati and French.

Avan attended Killarney Secondary School until he was 17. At that point, he decided to pursue acting full-time. Even before leaving school, he had started appearing in small roles on television. Avan’s parents supported his decision to leave traditional schooling and opted for homeschooling instead.

In pursuit of his acting career, Avan Jogia moved to Los Angeles California. His parents gave him six months to land a role in the entertainment industry. If he couldn’t he would return to formal education.

Avan has mentioned that British actor Tim Curry was a significant influence on his acting career especially Curry’s role as Long John Silver in the movie Muppet Treasure Island. Another actor who inspired Avan is Sir Ben Kingsley. Avan and Kingsley worked together on the miniseries Tut in 2015 and later collaborated on the short film Of Dogs and Men in 2016.

Career

Avan Jogia Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2006, Avan Jogia started acting in a TV movie called “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story” playing Danny Araujo. This was followed by roles in shows like “Aliens in America” and a movie called “Devil’s Diary” in 2007. He then starred in “Gym Teacher: The Movie” in 2008. The next year he acted in “Spectacular!” alongside Victoria Justice.

From 2009 to 2010, he appeared in the TV series “Caprica” and then joined the cast of “Victorious” on Nickelodeon. He played Beck Oliver which became his first major TV role lasting until 2013. He also sang in the show’s soundtrack and appeared in the crossover movie iParty with Victorious.

During “Victorious” he was also busy with films. In 2010, he was in “Triple Dog” and “Finding Hope Now”. He later directed and starred in a short film called “Alex”. In 2012, he appeared in the TV movie “Rags”.

In 2013, Avan Jogia got the lead role in the TV series “Twisted” on ABC Family playing Danny Desai. The show explored mysteries and social issues running for one season. He received award nominations for his role.

In 2014, he starred in the miniseries “Tut” on Spike TV as King Tutankhamun. He reunited with his Twisted co-star Kylie Bunbury in this role. The series aired in 2015.

In the same year, he appeared in the film “Ten Thousand Saints” and later in “I Am Michael”. He also directed a horror-thriller short film called “Of Dogs and Men” and acted in the crime drama “Shangri-La Suite”.

Avan Jogia Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Avan Jogiacontinued directing with the web series “Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse” in 2016 where he also acted.

In 2017, Avan Jogia starred in the movie “The Drowning” directed by Bette Gordon alongside Julia Stiles and Josh Charles. The film is based on Pat Barker’s novel “Border Crossing.” Jogia played Danny the main character who was rescued from drowning by a man (Charles) who had helped convict him of murder 12 years earlier.

He also appeared in the comedy “The Outcasts” with Victoria Justice and in “The Year of Spectacular Men” directed by Lea Thompson. In this film, he played Sebastian the supportive boyfriend of a movie star played by Zoey Deutch. Jogia was also in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.

In 2017, Avan Jogia starred in the Syfy series “Ghost Wars” set in Vancouver Canada but unfortunately, it was canceled in early 2018. He later had a co-lead role with Eve Hewson in “Paper Year” directed by Rebecca Addelman and appeared in the romantic comedy “The New Romantic.”

In 2019, Avan Jogia published a book titled “Mixed Feelings” where he explores his experiences growing up with a mixed-race identity. The book includes personal stories and poems reflecting on these experiences prompted by conversations with his social media followers.

Net Worth

Avan Jogia has an estimated net worth of $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Avan Jogia’s net worth comes from his career in acting. He has appeared in various movies and television shows, which have contributed significantly to his earnings.

Additionally, he has been involved in other aspects of the entertainment industry, such as directing and producing, which also contribute to his overall wealth. Furthermore, endorsements, brand deals, and appearances in commercials or public events can also add to his income. Overall, his net worth is primarily built from his successful career in acting and related entertainment ventures.

Personal life

Avan Jogia Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Avan Jogia describes himself as “spiritual” having explored Buddhism and having roots in Hinduism. He’s curious about different ways of living because he wants to understand human experiences better. He holds citizenship in both Canada and the United Kingdom.

In a 2019 interview with Attitude magazine, Jogia shared that he doesn’t feel comfortable putting a label on his sexuality.

In terms of relationships, Jogia dated Zoey Deutch from 2012 after they were first seen together at the Kid’s Choice Awards. They ended their five-year relationship. From 2017 to 2021 Jogia was with Cleopatra Coleman.

By 2021, fans speculated they broke up as they unfollowed each other on social media. Since 2023 Jogia has been in a relationship with American singer Halsey.

In 2011, Jogia co-founded Straight But Not Narrow an online PSA organization with Heather Wilk, Andre Pochon, and actor Josh Hutcherson’s support. This non-profit aims to change straight people’s attitudes towards the LGBTQIA+ community.

Jogia felt it was crucial to hold straight youth accountable for their indifference believing that standing by and doing nothing in the face of bullying is as harmful as the bullying itself.