Karina Lombard

Karina Lombard

Born: January 21, 1969
Age: 53
Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
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Biography

Karina Lombard (born January 21, 1969) is a French-American actress and singer. She has appeared in projects such as the Showtime series The L Word, The 4400, Rescue Me, and Legends of the Fall.

Karina Lombard was born in Tahiti, the youngest of five children. Her four older siblings are named Helene, Ines, Charles and Denise. Her mother, Nupuree Lightfoot, is a Lakota member and medicine woman. Her father, Henri Lombard, is of Swiss-Russian and Italian descent. Karina lived all over Europe as a child, including in Spain for a period of time, with her father and siblings.[1][2] Spanish was her first language. Lombard stated, "I was in and out of Switzerland. We moved around a lot, but I did most of my schooling in Switzerland."[3]

Lombard attended multiple boarding schools and is proficient in Spanish, English, Italian, French and German.[4] She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and began modeling and acting.

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Career

Lombard's major break in modeling was a Calvin Klein photo shoot with a Native American theme. One of her photographs was chosen for a billboard. Photographs of her as a model appeared in Elle and Vogue.[4]

She studied acting in New York City, where she also gained stage experience. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Actors Studio, and performed also at New York City's Gallery Theatre and the Neighborhood Playhouse.

Lombard's first film role was as a princess in L'île (The Island).[4] She played her first major role as Antoinette Cosway, a Jamaican heiress, in Wide Sargasso Sea in 1993, based on the novel of the same name by Jean Rhys. She had a supporting part that year in The Firm.

Lombard appeared in the 1994 film Legends of the Fall, based on the novel by Jim Harrison. She starred in Last Man Standing with Bruce Willis in 1996.[4]

In the 2000s Lombard moved into television, appearing in The 4400 and on the first season of The L Word, as restaurateur Marina Ferrer. She portrayed the recurring character Geneviève on FX's Rescue Me. In November 2016, Lombard portrayed Shawnee chief Nonhelema in the episode "Stranded" of the NBC TV series Timeless.[5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Doors Warhol Actress
1993 Wide Sargasso Sea Antoinette Cosway
1993 The Firm Girl on beach
1994 Legends of the Fall Isabel Two
1996 Last Man Standing Felina
1997 Kull the Conqueror Zareta
1998 Exposé Amber Collins
2001 Guardian Katherine Kross
2003 Deception Margareth de Vries
2004 Big Kiss Liz
2011 Jo's Boy Alice Hamilton
2018 Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty Mahigana Short film/action

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1987 L'île Ivoa TV miniseries
1998 Early Edition Sammia Watts "Mum's the Word"
1998 The Violent Earth Anna Temaru TV miniseries
1999 The Seventh Scroll Royan TV miniseries
2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Inspector Renee Reno TV film
2004 Dr. Vegas Jessica Rhodes / Black Widow "All In"
2004,07,09 The L Word Marina Ferrer Main role (Season 1)
Guest (Season 4,6)
2005-06 The 4400 Alana Mareva Main role
2007 Secrets Claude Perkins TV miniseries
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Pippa Sanchez "A La Cart"
2009 Rescue Me Geneviéve Recurring role
2011 CSI: NY Eva Martinez "Holding Cell"
2012 NCIS Monique Lisson "The Missionary Position"
2014 Le Family Show Mayi Rioux TV film
2016 Timeless Nonhelema "Stranded"

Awards

Year Award Category Work Result
1997 FAITA Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a movie (lead) Kull the Conqueror (1997) Won
2004 FAITA Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a TV series (lead) The L Word (2004) Won
2011 FAITA Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie/Special (lead) Murder At the Cannes Film Festival (2000) Won

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