Janina Gavankar is an American actress best known for her role as the promiscuous Eva 'Papi' Torres in the television drama series The L Word, in 2007.
She is also known for her starring role as shapeshifter Luna Garza in the horror drama television series True Blood.
Other television credits include Stargate Atlantis, Grey's Anatomy, The Cleaner, Dollhouse, NCIS and Three Rivers.
She also appeared in an ad campaign for Microsoft, playing Ms. Dewey in a 2006 promotion for the interactive search engine, msdewey.com.
A native of Joliet, Illinois, Gavankar is an accomplished pianist, vocalist and orchestral percussionist. Once a member of the girl group Endera, she has had several of her songs licensed for various films and television series.