After shooting the apocalyptic thriller Left Behind: The Movie, Janaya landed a guest lead in Twice in a Lifetime, playing the younger self of Spanish actress Maria Conchito Alonso. Holly Dale directed the episode, and Janaya gave her best effort at a Spanish accent!
Her biggest role to date came when she was asked to play the role of Marie Osmond in the ABC MOW based on the lives of the Osmond family. The film took a candid behind-the-scenes look at the famous brother-sister duo and the hard times they faced during their show. Starring Veronica Cartwright and Bruce McGill, the movie aired in February 2001. Gordon also co-stars in Sidney Furie's suspense film, The Circle, opposite Treat Williams and Robin Dunne. He plays the mysterious physics professor, Tom Wilkinson, at the prestigious Runcie Academy for Boys, where a student's murder/suicide is under investigation.
Janaya then went to L.A. to further her career south of the border. Landing representation almost immediately, she was soon busy auditioning and making waves for three months. She later returned to Toronto and landed a role on two episodes of the Showtime series Leap Years, one directed by Milan Cheylov and the other by Stacey Curtis. Because of her athletic skills, she was asked to do a stunt actor role on the Relic Hunter, directed by Jeff King, wielding a sword in such a way that would make even Xena nervous! Following that came an episode of Exhibit A, which was directed by Howard Wiseman, and several high-profile television commercials in between.
Janaya currently resides in the Beaches area of Toronto, Canada.
Janaya Stephens Facts
|Birth Name||Janaya Lynn Stephens|
|Birthday||March 17, 1974 (47)|
|Birthplace||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Left Behind III: World at War (2005) as Chloe (breakthrough)|
|Suburban Madness (2004)|
|Left Behind II (2002) as Chloe|
|Left Behind as Chloe|