LEFT BEHIND: THE MOVIE - More cast biographies
Although a relative newcomer to the screen, Janaya has raised more than a few eyebrows by receiving her full ACTRA membership only six months into her career. She landed her first principle role on an episode of TWICE IN A LIFETIME. Soon after, she landed a guest lead on LEXX, an episode directed by Chris Bould. Janaya has also landed roles on THE RELIC HUNTER, the feature film THE SKULLS, directed by Rob Cohen , and on the pilot for the CRUEL INTENTIONS spinoff pilot, MANCHESTER PREP, directed by Roger Kumble. Her most recent appearance can be seen on the ABC movie INSIDE THE OSMONDS playing the part of Marie.
Janaya now hits the big time with her break-out role as Chloe, the feisty 20 year-old daughter of airline pilot Rayford Steele (lead) in the apocalyptic thriller LEFT BEHIND: THE MOVIE based on The New York Times best seller by the same name. Chloe joins forces with her father on the quest to find her mother and younger brother after they have suddenly disappeared.
Kirk's acting career started at the age of nine in commercials and in guest appearances on such shows as LOU GRANT, CODE RED, BRETT MAVERICK as well as in TV movies such as CHILDREN OF THE CROSSFIRE and BEYOND WITCH MOUNTAIN. More serious roles came their way for Kirk as early as 1983 in the film MORE THAN MURDER. His first starring role happened at the age of ten in the TV series TWO MARRIAGES. This prepared Kirk for the role of a lifetime, that of Mike Seaver in television hit comedy series GROWING PAINS (1985-1992) for which he received two Golden Globe nominations.
His notoriety grew as well as his fan club. Kirk Cameron became very popular with teenagers all over the world. His faced graced every Teen magazine in America and every teenaged girl's heart! Producers quickly took notice and cast Kirk in a series of starring roles starting with 1987 comedy LIKE FATHER LIKE SON with Dudley Moore, 1988's LISTEN TO ME, the 1991 drama LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN, 1995' s THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES (Disney), his own TV series KIRK (1995-1997) and most recently, 1998's made for television movie, YOU LUCKY DOG (Disney).
Kirk is now back in a leading role on the big screen in his most challenging dramatic role yet, in the upcoming apocalyptic thriller LEFT BEHIND: THE MOVIE, based on The New York Times best selling book of the same name. In it, he plays a news reporter who is trying to uncover the truth behind mass disappearances of people all over the world and the chaos that follows.