Actor Avan Jogia has been in the public eye for quite some time now. He attended the premiere of his new movie, Zombieland: Double Tap, with his famous girlfriend, and their look was inspired by another couple you may recall from decades past. Here’s who they were emulating.
How Avan Jogia became famous
Jogia has done very well for himself over the past decade. He got his start at Nickelodeon, starring in TV movies like Spectacular! and Rags, and the series Victorious in a lead role. Jogia then switched networks, starring in the Freeform series Twisted.
The actor’s TV career has continued with leading roles in short=lived series such as Ghost Wars and Now Apocalypse. Jogia has also appeared in films such as The Year of Spectacular Men and this year’s spy comedy Shaft.
He stars in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’
Now Jogia has a role in one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. He stars in Zombieland: Double Tap, the sequel to the 2009 zombie comedy, as a brand new character.
Jogia portrays Berkeley, a survivor who befriends Abigail Breslin’s Little Rock. In the trailer, the two share a scene in his car where she asks him for marijuana. It’s unclear exactly how vital his role is in the film, but regardless, it clearly gave him a chance to exercise his comedy chops.
Gogia and Cleopatra Coleman attended the premiere as this couple
Jogia attended the Zombieland: Double Tap premiere on Oct. 10, 2019. He donned a red and white striped shirt and a black trucker hat. This may not have been exactly notable, but then you take a look at what his girlfriend, Cleopatra Coleman is wearing: A blue t-shirt, leather pants, and a suspicious snake tattoo with her boyfriend’s name above it.
Why does this look familiar? Flip to the next photo above, and you’ll see. They were channeling Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie, who attended the premiere of Jolie’s action film Gone in 60 Seconds together nearly twenty years ago. The controversial couple had just gotten married and were peak 2000s pop culture.
Jogia gave another nod to the film with his caption, “Home in 60 seconds.” He also tagged Postmates. Clearly, this is a moment in history that resonates with the actor — he posted an image of it on his Instagram back in 2017.
Coleman is an actress
You may not be familiar with the work of Coleman, but she has been acting for many years. The Australian actress got her start in her home country, appearing in TV shows like the soap opera, Neighbours (where Chris Hemsworth famously began).
Perhaps Coleman’s biggest role to date was as Erica Dundee in the Fox comedy The Last Man On Earth. She has also appeared in Netflix Original movies such as Take the 10 and In the Shadow of the Moon.
How long have they been together?
It’s unclear exactly how Jogia and Coleman met. It would appear that they’ve been together since about 2017, which is when they began showing up in each other’s social media posts. That’s also the year they made their first public appearance together.
Prior to dating Coleman, Jogia was with actress Zoey Deutch, who is also in Zombieland: Double Tap. Coleman’s romantic history prior to Jogia remains undocumented.