Enver Gjokaj

Enver Gjokaj was an American film and TV actor who was best known for his co-starring role as Agent Daniel Sousa on the Marvel series "Agent Carter" (ABC, 2015- ). Having grown up in a rural town in Northern ... Read more »
Born: 02/12/1980 in Orange County, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Marvel's Agent Carter 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extant 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lust for Love 2013 (Movie)

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The Walking Dead 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vegas 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Witches of East End 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dexter 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

Young Cop (Actor)

Person of Interest 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dollhouse 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Stone 2010 (Movie)

Young Jack (Actor)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Greg Sullivan (Actor)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

Dave Sarette (Actor)

Taking Chance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Enver Gjokaj was an American film and TV actor who was best known for his co-starring role as Agent Daniel Sousa on the Marvel series "Agent Carter" (ABC, 2015- ). Having grown up in a rural town in Northern, California, Gjokaj was about as far removed from Hollywood as one can think of. Even his name, Enver Gjokaj, which was given to him by his Albanian father, was not the usual type of mainstream actor's name that rolled off the lips. Despite having a difficult to pronounce name, however, Gjokaj pushed himself during high school to hone his acting craft. He started appearing in local plays in and around his Northern California hometown, and became such a mainstay in the town's local theater community that it was only obvious that his next stop would be Hollywood. But that wasn't entirely true for Gjokaj. Rather than leaving town at 18 to try his luck in Hollywood, he instead moved to nearby Berkeley to study English at U.C. Berkeley. After receiving his B.A. in English four years later, Gjokaj then decided to focus all of his attention on improving his craft by attending the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Upon graduating with his master's degree, Gjokaj quickly began landing bit parts on TV shows like "The Unit" (CBS, 2006-09) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011), as well as in films like "The Express" (2008) and "Eagle Eye" (2008). His first big break came in 2009 when he appeared as Victor on Joss Whedon's much-beloved science-fiction series "Dollhouse" (Fox, 2009-2010). The show received mixed reviews from critics but had a strong cult following. Still, it wasn't enough for "Dollhouse" to avoid cancellation after its second season. Undeterred, Gjokaj continued working steadily over the next few years, having mostly landed one-off guest spots on TV shows, as well as recurring parts on "Vegas" (CBS, 2012-13), "Extant" (CBS, 2014-15), and "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 2010-16). Then in 2015 Gjokaj was cast as Daniel Sousa on the ABC superhero series "Agent Carter." The first season premiered on the network in January 2015 to glowing reviews. Gjokaj reprised his role when season two debuted in January 2016.

EDUCATION

UC Berkley

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

Milestones

2015

Started playing the role of Daniel Sousa on "Agent Carter"

2009

Played Victor on Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse"

2006

Nabbed his first TV role on "The Book of Daniel"

Bonus Trivia

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Gjokaj was Albanian-American; his father grew up in Albania

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Gjokaj's interest in acting began in grade school when he started appearing in local plays throughout his Northern California town.

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In addition to acting, Gjokaj was also an inventor. In 2012 he was granted a patent for a focusing system used on film cameras.

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