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Ulysses is a restless romantic. Bisexual (though mostly queer), ethereal, a bit of a stoner, Uly is a creative, poetic type at heart. He is struggling to find his place in a world where everything has already been done and where art matters less than celebrity. Feeling adrift and somewhat cynical in a culture of energetic but unfulfilling Grindr hookups, he thinks he may have met his one true soulmate in the sexy and enigmatic Gabriel.
Avan Jogia has the lead role of Ulysses in the new STARZ Original series Now Apocalypse. In addition to the new independent feature The New Romantic for director Carly Stone, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year and was released by The Orchard, he starred in Paper Year, opposite Eve Hewson. Upcoming films are the New Line Cinema feature Shaft, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, for director Tim Story; and The Artist’s Wife, opposite Bruce Dern and Lena Olin. Prior credits include Bette Gordon’s The Drowning, alongside Julia Stiles and Josh Charles; the series “Ghost Wars” for Netflix opposite Vincent D’Onofrio; and the $40 million epic miniseries Tut opposite Sir Ben Kingsley for Spike TV. Jogia played Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written and directed by Casey Wilder Mott, and he starred in A Year of Spectacular Men opposite Zoey Deutch. Both films were featured at the 2017 LA Film Festival. He also appeared in two independent films that were featured at Sundance: I Am Michael, opposite James Franco, and 10,000 Saints, alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Ethan Hawke and Asa Butterfield.
Jogia has also directed his own short film, Of Dogs and Men, as well as the VFILES short series Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse, and he will direct his first full-length feature film, Door Mouse, next year. He was recently featured as one of the faces for the Kenzo fashion brand.