Lombard in 2011 at the Cabourg Film Festival
January 21, 1969
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Karina Lombard (born January 21, 1969) is a French-American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Marina Ferrer on the Showtime series The L Word, The 4400, Geneviève in Rescue Me, and Isabelle Two in Legends of the Fall.
Karina Lombard was born in Tahiti, the youngest of five. Her four older siblings are named Helen, Ines, Charles and Denise. Her mother, Nupuree Lightfoot, is a Lakota Native American medicine woman. Her father, Henri Lombard, scion of a wealthy banking family, is of Swiss-Russian and Italian descent. She lived all over Europe, also in Spain for a period of time with her father and siblings. Spanish was her first language and Lombard stated that "I was in and out of Switzerland. We moved around a lot, but I did most of my schooling in Switzerland."
Her first film role was as a princess in L'île (The Island). Her first major film was Wide Sargasso Sea in 1993 followed by The Firm. She then went on to appear in the 1994 film Legends of the Fall, followed by Last Man Standing alongside Bruce Willis in 1996. In the 2000s she moved into television, appearing on the first season of The L Word and The 4400. She portrayed the recurring character Geneviève on FX's Rescue Me.
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. She has worked as a composer for the Cirque du Soleil.
|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|
|2003||Deception||Margareth de Vries|
|2011||Jo's Boy||Alice Hamilton|
|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"|
|2004-2009||L Word, TheThe L Word||Marina Ferrer||Recurring role|
|2005-2006||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"|
- Brady, James (September 22, 1996), "In step with Karina Lombard", Parade Magazine: 14