You might recognize Avan from his role as Beck Oliver in Nickelodeon’s hit TV series, Victorious, the role that he played for three years. Or, maybe you’ve seen him more recently in Twisted, where he plays Danny Desai. But chances are you’ve at least heard of him. Avan began his acting career at 14 years old, booking small roles in TV shows and movies, which led to his decision at age 16 to leave school and pursue acting full-time.
He also notably founded the PSA organization Straight But Not Narrow, which has been supported by countless entertainers, like his friend and fellow actor, Josh Hutcherson. The foundation seeks to change the attitudes of young people who identify as straight about the LGBTQ community. I’m all for celebrities using their power to help educate and expand the minds of people, so consider me impressed!
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