List of The L Word cast members

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This list of The L Word cast members includes actors who performed recurring roles in the American television drama The L Word, as well as actors who made a guest appearance.

Cast members[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

The following is an alphabetical list of actors who made a guest appearance on The L Word.

  • Anne Archer as Lenore (in season one), Alice's vain actress mother.
  • Rosanna Arquette as Cherie Jaffe (season one and three), a "Hollywood wife" with whom Shane had a romantic fling.
  • The rock band The B-52's (season two) as themselves.
  • Sandra Bernhard as Charlotte Birch (season two), the college professor of Jenny's creative writing class.
  • The rock band Betty as themselves (seasons two and three). They also wrote/performed the theme song used since season two[1] and a number of tracks for the musical score.[citation needed]
  • Élodie Bouchez as Claude (season three), a French writer that becomes romantically involved with Jenny.
  • Jessica Capshaw as Nadia Karella (season 4).
  • Kate Clinton as Dr. Farber, a lesbian sex therapist to Bette and Tina.
  • Alan Cumming as Billy Blaikie (season three), drug addicted manager of The Planet and brief lover of Max.
  • Lolita Davidovich as Francesca Wolff (season one), Marina's lover.
  • Ossie Davis (his final acting role; seasons one and two) as Bette and Kit's conservative father, Melvin Porter.
  • Dana Delany as Barbara Grisham (season three), a Senator (and closeted lesbian) from Massachusetts who hits on Bette.
  • Holly Dignard as Chandra
  • Snoop Dogg as rapper Slim Daddy (season one) for whom Kit appears in a music video.
  • Charles S. Dutton as the motivational speaker Benjamin Bradshaw (season two) who becomes romantically involved with Kit.
  • Steven Eckholdt as Henry (season three), a divorced father that becomes Tina's first boyfriend after breaking up with Bette.
  • Andrew Francis as Howie Fairbanks, brother of Dana who comes out at the Gay Pride Parade.
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton (season one) as a nameless art show attendee that attends Bette's show in New York.
  • The electro band Goldfrapp
  • Tony Goldwyn as Burr Connor, a closeted Hollywood actor.
  • The rock band Heart as themselves.
  • Alexandra Hedison as Dylan (season three), a documentary director that becomes Helena Peabody's love interest, and later her sexual harassment plaintiff.
  • Nona Hendryx as herself
  • Sandrine Holt as Catherine Rothberg (season four), a sleezy poker playing lesbian who cons Helena Peabody.
  • Arianna Huffington as herself (season two)
  • Sharon Isbin as herself
  • Elizabeth Keener as Dawn Denbo, the owner of Shebar and Kit's nemesis when she ultimately buys out Ivan's share of The Planet.
  • Irene López as Mercedes Morales, Carmen's mother (season three)
  • Dr. Susan Love as herself
  • Jane Lynch as Joyce Wischnia, a gay-rights attorney who represents Tina and Bette in several cases and fiancee of Phyllis Kroll.
  • Kelly Lynch as Ivan Aycock (seasons one and two) a transman who romances Kit and helps with her alcohol recovery.
  • Camryn Manheim as Veronica Bloom (season two), the egotistical and hot-tempered movie producer who hires Shane as her assistant.
  • Brian Markinson as Aaron Kornbluth (season four, five and six), executive in Shaolin Productions, superior of Tina during the film-making Lez Girls
  • Heather Matarazzo as Stacy Merkin, a journalist and nemesis of Jenny Schecter.
  • Meredith McGeachie as Tonya (seasons one, two, and three), Dana's celebrity-obsessed temporary fiancée and manager.
  • Kelly McGillis as Col. Gillian Davis, prosecutor for Tasha's homosexual misconduct case.
  • Mei Melancon as Jaime Chen, third wheel of Alice and Tasha.
  • Tammy Lynn Michaels as Lacey, Shane's stalker (season one)
  • The indie-pop band The Organ as themselves.
  • Ion Overman as Candace Jewell, a carpenter at CAC who has an affair with Bette.
  • Dan Payne as a policeman (pilot episode)
  • The singer Peaches as herself
  • Anne E. Ramsay as Robyn, Jenny's fling who is ultimately dumped.
  • Lucia Rijker as Dusty, Helena's cellmate (season five) and as Dana's trainer (season two)
  • Melissa Rivers as herself (season two)
  • Eric Roberts as Gabriel McCutcheon, Shane's dysfunctional father (seasons three and four)
  • Julian Sands as Nick Barashkov (season one), Jenny's former college professor of Russian literature.
  • Helen Shaver as Fay Buckley (season one), the leader of an extreme right-wing activist group bent on shutting down Bette's art gallery.
  • Russell Simmons as himself (season three)
  • Cybill Shepherd as Phyllis "Heads Will Roll" Kroll, the university chancellor and late bloomer lesbian; lover of Alice and Joyce.
  • The rock band Sleater-Kinney as themselves
  • Cobie Smulders as Leigh Ostin (season two), an artist
  • Gloria Steinem as herself (season two)
  • Holland Taylor as Peggy Peabody (seasons one, two and three), Helena's mother and multi-millionaire tycoon.
  • The indie-pop band Tegan and Sara as themselves
  • Guinevere Turner as Gabby Deveaux (seasons one and two), Alice's hot and cold recurrent girlfriend.
  • Patricia Velásquez as Begoña, an immigrant actress (season five)
  • Alicia Leigh Willis as Cindi Tucker, Dawn's lover and Shane's fling.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Conaway, Laura (2005-06-19). "She Is 'The L Word'". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2006-09-03.