Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
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.
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. 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."
Lombard attended multiple boarding schools and is proficient in Spanish, English, Italian, French and German. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and began modeling and acting.
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.
Lombard's 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. Lombard 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 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.
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.
|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"|
|2004-09||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|
|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|