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Janaya Stephens

Highest Rated:   87% The Lookout (2007)
Lowest Rated:   16% Left Behind: The Movie (2001)
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Birthplace:   London, Ontario, Canada
Janaya grew up in a small town just outside of London Ontario. Prior to acting her greatest passion was for sports, especially soccer. She also loved the outdoors and she worked on a farm for 5 summers where she learned how drive a tractor. Janaya attended Laurentian University and studied English and Drama while playing for the country's second best basketball team at the time, The Laurentian Lady Vee's. The turning point from the court to the stage happened in her second year when she landed the role of Juliet for the University's contemporary rendition of the Bard's classic. The rest, as they say, is history. Janaya moved on to study acting at George Brown Theatre School, where she then soon fell in love with working in front of the camera. Janaya landed her first lead role in the feature film, "Left Behind", and has also starred in the sequels, "Left Behind: Tribulation Force", and "Left Behind: World at War". Janaya was voted by the fans as "Best actress in a leading role" for her work in Tribulation force in 2003. Her biggest claim to fame may still be her performance as Marie Osmond in the ABC MOW, "Inside the Osmonds", that aired in 2001 starring Bruce McGill and Veronica Cartwright. One of her favourite roles had been for CBS as the young Lydia Blessings in the movie of the week, "Blessings", starring Mary Tyler Moore as Lydia Blessings. She has also starred for CBS with Sela Ward in Suburban Madness, with Kirstie Alley in "While I was gone", and with Thomas Gibson in "Category 6:Day of Destruction". Other movies include, "The Hunt for the B.T.K. Killer", "Celeste in the City", and "C-7" where she had the opportunity to work with Tom Skerrit. Janaya has also guest starred on "Leap Years", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Mutant X", "Sue Thomas F.B. I." and "Missing". Landing a recurring role on "Kevin Hill" gave Janaya the chance to work with Taye Diggs and she then went on to a series regular role in "Beach Girls" for the Lifetime Network. The series starred Julia Ormond and Rob Lowe. Janaya also had a recurring role on "Beautiful People" starring Daphne Zuniga and most recently got a chance to work with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Jeff Daniels in the Disney feature, "The Lookout" which was in theatres March 2007. Janaya was married in October of 2006 and currently lives in Ontario with her husband and their dog Fitz.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% Death Race
  • Suzy
$36.1M 2008
87% The Lookout
  • Alison Pratt
$4.6M 2007
No Score Yet Left Behind: World at War
  • Chloe Steele
2005
No Score Yet Beach Girls
  • Francesca
2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World
  • Mary Beth Davis
2005
No Score Yet While I Was Gone
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Suburban Madness
  • Cassie Bascha
2004
No Score Yet Left Behind II - Tribulation Force
  • Chloe Steele
2002
16% Left Behind: The Movie
  • Chloe
2001
No Score Yet Inside the Osmonds
  • Marie
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Flashpoint
2008-2013
  • Sophie Sophie Lane
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

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