Karina Lombard

Karina Lombard is a Tahitian-born[1] actress. She appeared as Isabel Two in Legends of the Fall, as chief Nonhelema in Timeless, and as Marina Ferrer in the first season of The L Word.

Karina Lombard
  • Actress
Years active1987–present

She has also appeared in the films Wide Sargasso Sea and The Firm, and the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, NCIS, Rescue Me and The 4400.[2]


Lombard's major break in modeling was a photoshoot with a 'Native American' theme. A year later, one of her photographs was chosen for a billboard that led to her first acting role. Photographs of her as a model have appeared in the magazines Elle and Vogue.[1]

Lombard studied acting in New York City at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Actors Studio, where she also gained stage experience performing at the Gallery Theatre and Neighborhood Playhouse.[3]

Lombard's first film role was as a princess in L'île (The Island).[1] In 1993, she played her first major role as Antoinette Cosway, a Jamaican heiress, in Wide Sargasso Sea, based on the novel of the same name by Jean Rhys. She had supporting parts in The Firm (1993) and Legends of the Fall (1994), and starred in Last Man Standing (1996) with Bruce Willis.[1]

In the 2000s, she moved to television, appearing in The 4400 and as restaurateur Marina Ferrer in the first season of The L Word.[4] She also played the recurring character Geneviève on FX's Rescue Me.[5][6]


Year Title Role
1991 The Doors Warhol Actress
1993 Wide Sargasso Sea Antoinette Cosway
1993 The Firm Girl On Beach
1994 Legends of the Fall Isabel 'Isabel Two' Decker-Ludlow
1996 Last Man Standing Felina
1997 Kull the Conqueror Zareta
1998 Exposé Amber Collins
2001 Guardian Katherine Kross
2003 Deception (2003 film) Margareth de Vries
2004 Big Kiss Liz
2011 Jo's Boy Alice Hamilton
2014 United a passion[7] Linda
2018 Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty Mahigana
2019 Deal Jules
TBA The Oath Maighana


Year Title Role Notes
1987 L'île Ivoa television mini-series
1998 Early Edition Sammia Watts "Mum's the Word"
1998 The Violent Earth Anna Temaru television mini-series
1999 The Seventh Scroll Royan television mini-series
2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Inspector Renee Reno television film
2004 Dr. Vegas Jessica Rhodes / Black Widow "All In"
2004–2009 The L Word Marina Ferrer main role (Season 1)
Guest (seasons 4 and 6)
2005–2006 The 4400 Alana Mareva main role
2007 The Secrets (miniseries) Claude Perkins television mini-series
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Pippa Sanchez "A La Cart"
2009 Rescue Me Geneviéve Lazard recurring role
2011 CSI: NY Eva Martinez "Holding Cell"
2012 NCIS Monique Lisson "The Missionary Position"
2014 Le Family Show Mayi Rioux telelvision film
2016 Timeless Nonhelema television series


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[8]
2011 FAITA Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie/Special (lead) Murder at the Cannes Film Festival (2000) Won


  1. ^ a b c d Brady, James (September 22, 1996), "In step with Karina Lombard", Parade Magazine: 14
  2. ^ "NCIS Exclusive: The L Word's Karina Lombard Cast as Ziva's [Spoiler]". TVLine. March 5, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  3. ^ "Karina Lombard - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Karina Lombard weighs in on marriage debate on Australian visit". OUTinPerth. September 19, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  5. ^ "Marina Ferrer, The L Word". LGBT Fans Deserve Better. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  6. ^ "Karina Lombard on L Word, 4400 and Brad". TV Guide. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  7. ^ ""United Passions", quand la FIFA s'essayait au film de propagande". rts.ch (in French). June 12, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  8. ^ "L Word Awards". The L Word Online. Retrieved June 1, 2022.

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