Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian, and his mother is American. He attended Amador High School, where he participated in multiple plays and variety shows.
He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. In 2002, he received a Bachelor of Arts in English from UC Berkeley.
- Witches of East End
- Made in Jersey
- The Avengers
- Agent Carter