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Karina Lombard

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Karina Lombard
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Lombard in 2011 at the Cabourg Film Festival
Born Katrina Lombard
(1969-01-21) January 21, 1969 (age 48)
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987-Present
Spouse(s) Anthony John Crane (1991-1998) (divorced)[1]
Website KarinaLombard.com

Karina Lombard (born January 21, 1969) is a French-Native 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.

Early life[edit]

Karina Lombard was born in Tahiti, the youngest of five. Her four older siblings are named Helene, Ines, Charles and Denise. Her mother, Nupuree Lightfoot, is a Lakota Native American medicine woman. Her father, Henri Lombard, is of Swiss-Russian and Italian descent. She lived all over Europe such as in Spain for a period of time with her father and siblings.[1][2][3] 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.”[4]

Lombard attended multiple boarding schools and is proficient in Spanish, English, Italian, French and German.[5] She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and began modeling and acting.

Career[edit]

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. Her photographs appeared in Elle and Vogue.[5]

Lombard’s first film role was as a princess in L’île (The Island).[5] Her first major film was Wide Sargasso Sea in 1993 followed by The Firm. Lombard then went on to appear in the 1994 film Legends of the Fall, followed by Last Man Standing alongside Bruce Willis in 1996.[5] In the 2000s she moved into television, appearing on the first season of The L Word as Marina Ferrer and The 4400. 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.[6]

Her theatre training and stage experience primarily comes from New York City’s Gallery Theatre, the Neighborhood Playhouse, the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Actors Studio.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Doors, TheThe 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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 L’île Ivoa TV miniseries
1998 Early Edition Sammia Watts “Mum’s the Word”
1998 Violent Earth, TheThe Violent Earth Anna Temaru TV miniseries
1999 Seventh Scroll, TheThe 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”
2004-09 L Word, TheThe L Word Marina Ferrer Recurring role
2005-06 4400, TheThe 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[edit]

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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