Birth Name: Avan Tudor Jogia
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: February 9, 1992
*father – Gujarati Indian
*mother – English, Welsh, some German, Irish, French-Canadian/French
Avan Jogia is a Canadian actor, singer, activist, and director. His roles include the series Caprica, Victorious, iCarly, twiƨted, Tut, Ghost Wars, Now Apocalypse, and The Stranger, the films Finding Hope Now, Ten Thousand Saints, I Am Michael, The Drowning, The Outcasts, Paper Year, Shaft (2019), Zombieland: Double Tap, The Artist’s Wife, The Exchange, and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, and the made-for-tv movies A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, Spectacular!, and Rags. He founded the LGBT organization Straight But Not Narrow in 2010. He is a member of band Saint Ivory with his brother, music producer Ketan Jogia.
His father is of Gujarati Indian descent. His mother has English, Welsh, and some German, Irish, and French-Canadian/French, ancestry. Some of Avan’s mother’s family moved to Canada from the United States, where they lived for many generations. He has citizenship in Canada and the U.K. Avan has said that he speaks “a little bit of French and a little bit of Gujarati.”
Avan’s paternal grandfather was named Ramanlal Jogia.
Avan’s paternal grandmother was named Sharda Lodia.
Avan’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Adney Tudor (the son of Adney Jennings/Jenning Tudor and Lucille/Lucile Marie Jorden). Avan’s grandfather Hugh was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Avan’s great-grandfather Adney was born in Calgary, Alberta, and was the son of Edward Emerson Tudor and Pearl Dorothy Reed. Lucille was born in Illinois, U.S., and was the daughter of James Daniel Jordan and Lula Belle File.
Avan’s maternal grandmother was named Edith Marjory/Joan Griffiths/Griffith. Edith was born in London, England.
Sources: Just Jared interview with Avan Jogia – http://www.justjared.com
Genealogy of Avan Jogia – https://www.geni.com
Obituary and genealogy of Avan’s maternal great-grandfather, Adney Jennings/Jenning Tudor (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Avan’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille/Lucile Marie (Jorden) Tudor – http://www.findagrave.com