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KELLY LYNCH @ THE L-WORD
Ivan Aycock @ The L-Word
Birthday : 31 January 1959
Kelly Colleen Lynch was born in 1959 in Minneapolis (Golden Valley, Minnesota USA)
She started her acting career with a small job at the Guthrie Theater. She studied under acting teacher Sanford Meisner and became a model for the famous Elite Modeling Agency. She first gained acclaim for acting in the Gus Van Sant film Drugstore Cowboy (1989).
Lynch earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994). She recently finished filming the 20th-Century Fox film Homegrown (1998), co-starring Hank Azaria and Billy Bob Thornton.
Kelly turned down the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct (1992).
In real life, Kelly Lynch has been married to the same guy Mitch Glazer since 1992. She had a daughter in 1986.
Height 5'10" (1.78 m)
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KARINA LOMBARD @ THE L-WORD
Ivan Aycock @ The L-Word
Date de naissance : 31 Janvier 1959
Kelly Colleen Lynch est née en 1959 à Minneapolis (Golden Valley, Minnesota USA)
Elle a commencé sa carrière d'actrice avec un petit travail au théâtre Guthrie.
Elle a étudié sous la direction du professeur Sanford Meisner et est devenue un modèle pour la célèbre agence Elite Modeling Agency.
Elle a obtenu une première reconnaissance pour son rôle dans le film de Gus Van Sant Drugstore Cowboy (1989).
Kelly Lynch a reçu une nomination du Independent Spirit Award pour ron rôle dans The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994).
Elle vient de terminer le tournage pour la 20th-Century Fox du film Homegrown (1998), avec Hank Azaria et Billy Bob Thornton.
Kelly refusa le rôle tenu par Sharon Stone dans Basic Instinct (1992).
Dans la vie réelle, Kelly Lynch est mariée au même homme Mitch Glazer depuis 1991. Elle a eu une fille en 1986.
Taille 5'10" (1.78 m)
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KARINA LOMBARD @ STEP BY STEP
- 1970 - Moved to Barcelona with her father and four siblings
- 1981-1987 - Attended Swiss bording school from age 11 through 18
- Acted in school plays
- 1987 - Moved to New York
- 1987 - Met photographer documentarian Bruce Weber at a restaurant and began a modeling career
- 1987 - Canadian mini TV Series acting debut in "L'Isle" by Francois Leterrier (with Bruno Cremer + Jean-Pierre Castaldi)
- 1991 - American acting debut as a Warhol actress in "The Doors" by Oliver Stone (with Val Kilmer + Meg Ryan)
- 1993 - Feature debut as a lead as Antoinette Cosawy in "Wide Sargasso Sea" by John Duigan (with Michael York)
- 1993 - Feature debut as a young woman on beach in the drama "The Firm" by Sydney Pollack (with Tom cruise)
- 1994 - Starred as Isabel in this Oscar winner epic tale "Legends of the Fall" (Légendes d'automne) by Edward Zwick (with Brad Pitt)
- 1996 - Cast as Felina with Bruce Willis in "The Last Man Standing" by Walter Hill
- 1997 - Appeared as Zareta with Kevin Sorbo in "Kull the Conqueror" by John Nicolella
- 1998 - Starred in this murder movie as Amber Collins in "Exposé" (Deadline, Footsteps) by Daphna Edwards (actress + Maria Conchita Alonso + Sandra Bernhard + Tippi Hedren)
- 1998 - Cast in this drama TV Series as Anna Temaru in "The Violent Earth" (Terre Violente)
- 1999 - Starred in this TV Series as Royan in "The Seventh Scroll" by Kevin Connor
- 2000 - Appeared in this action sci-fi movie as Ketherine Kross in "Guardian" by John Terlesky (with Mario Van Peebles)
- 2000 - Starred in this TV mystery comedy as inspector Renee Reno in "Murder at the Cannes Film Festival" by Harvey Frost
- 2001 - Appeared in this comedy thriller as Margareth in "Deception" by Max Fischer
- 2004 - Starred opposite Emma Sjoberg as Liz in "Big Kiss" by Billy Zane
- 2004 - Cast as Marina Ferrer in the Showtime series The L Word season one - a story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends
KARINA LOMBARD @ TV & MOVIE
@ THE LOOK
The L Word Fashion Website * StarBrand TV
MARINA'S WARDROBE @ The Look of Marina
STYLE PROFILE OF
KARINA LOMBARD AS MARINA FERRER
She is the wolf, the proprietress and she oozes elegance and ease. Marina
has the "je ne sais quoi
" (means I don't know what) thing that makes us want to see more. She always shows just the right amount in sleeveless tops, tummy revealing skirts and fabulous leather pants. On Marina
, less is much, much more.
@ THE SHOWTIME CHANNEL
Showtime Networks Inc.
New York, NY 10019
operates several pay-TV networks, including Showtime, The Movie Channel, and FLIX.
The Showtime channel shows original series
(The L Word
, The Chris Isaak Show
), as well as original and theatrical movies.
THE L-WORD @ THE CREDITS
Showtime Networks Inc. and MGM Television Entertainment
Executive producers: Ilene Chaiken, Steve Golin, Larry Kennar
Produced by: Rose Lam, Bob Roe
Producers: Kathy Greenberg, Michele Abbott
Director: Rose Troche
Teleplay: Ilene Chaiken
Story: Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, Michele Abbott
Directors of photography: Attila Szalay, Robert Aschmann
Production designers: Sheila Haley, Douglas Higgins
Editors: Jeff Freeman, Lisa Jane Robison
Music: Andy Paley
Art directors: Dan Hermansen, Shannon Grover
Set designers: K.J. Johnson, Linda Vipond
Casting: Richard Hicks, Pat McCorkle, Coreen Mayrs, Heike Brandstatter, Rob LaPlante
@ THE INVITED GUESTS
(as Mark Wayland - 2005 saison 2) * Birthday 31 July 1981
(as Tim Haspel - 2004 saison 1) * Birthday 21 April 1971
(as Marina Ferrer - 2004 saison 1) * 21 January 1969
(as Ivan Aycock - 2004 saison 1 + 2005 saison 2) * Birthday 31 January 1959
(as Helena Peabody - 2005 saison 2)
(as Charlotte Birch - 2005 saison 2) * Birthday 6 June 1955
(as Carmen De La Pica - 2005 saison 2) * Birthday 10 January 1980
THE L-WORD @ THE REGULAR GUESTS
Preston Cook (as James - 9 episodes)
Meredith McGeachie (as Tonya - 9 episodes)
Lauren Lee Smith (as Lara Perkins - 7 episodes)
Eileen Bui (as Jun Ying - 6 episodes)
Michael Tomlinson (as Franklin - 6 episodes)
THE L-WORD @ THE MAIN TITLE
Main title theme : The O-Jays
First Published Jan. 15, 2004
THE L-WORD @ THE L WORDS
The opening title offers a variety of "L words"
They are: lunch, laughter, lashes, lure, legs, limber, literary, linger, lattes, life, learn, luxurious, long, looking, lap, Los Angeles, lullaby, labyrinth, lesbian, love, labels, liberty, lotion, lithe, lust, linger, lady, lickable, libido, letting go, lips, liberal, lace, loft, lovely
@ THE FILMING LOCATIONS
Filming Locations for "The L Word" (2004)
: Beverly Hills, California, USA
: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA
: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
: West Hollywood, California, USA
SCENES IN A GAY BAR
StarLight @ bar and lounge in New York City
: One of the best gay bar in New York City !
: Located in the heart of the East Village, Starlight
Bar & Lounge has quickly become one of the premiere hotspots in New York City.
: 167 Avenue A (10th & 11th Street)
: Phone (212.475.2172)
: HOT SCENE
AT STARLIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY WITH JENNIFER BEALS
: Episode 2.4 "Lynch Pin" - Bette picks up a stranger in a gay bar. Bette Porter (actress Jennifer Beals
) decides to drown her sorrows at StarLight
. She orders an Absolut Martini. Bette says "Do you wanna dance ?"
@ THE STORY OF THE GAY TV SERIES
article by Barry Garron (Jan. 15, 2004) - The Hollywood Reporter
The L Word - TV Series
- On the cover of its press kit, Showtime lists a few dozen words that begin with "L," such as "love," "lust," "libido" and "lovely," all of which are associated with its newest series about a group of friends and their relationships. The only relevant omission, most assuredly intentional because it goes without saying, is "lesbian," a reference to the sexual orientation of most of the characters.
- Having had reasonable success with "Queer as Folk," its venture into the world of gay men's drama, Showtime and exec producer-writer Ilene Chaiken now visit the lives of gay women, and, in at least one case, a woman whose sexual orientation is unclear even to herself. The result is a dramatic series that is steamy, provocative and filled with smart dialogue and richly drawn characters, none of whom are entirely predictable.
- Start with Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals
) and life partner Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman
) who, after seven years, have decided to start a family. Bette, being the Type-A career-driven one, continues to work at her job as art museum director, while Tina, the mellow and nurturing one, gets ready to be impregnated. But by whom? That's one dilemma that occupies a major part of the premiere.
- The other big story involves Tim (Eric Mabius), their next-door neighbor, a college swimming coach and the eager boyfriend of Jenny (Mia Kirshner
), an aspiring writer fresh from college. Jenny thinks her writing and Tim will make her world complete until she meets and gets the hots for Marina (Karina Lombard
), the owner of the cafe The Planet
where everyone hangs out. Poor Tim never sees it coming.
- Others in Bette's and Tina's close circle of friends are Dana (Erin Daniels
), the pro tennis player who keeps her gay life under wraps, at least initially
- Shane (Katherine Moennig
), the disarmingly charming one who prefers ever-changing bed partners and Alice (Leisha Hailey
), a freelance journalist who compiles charts to prove that every gay woman is no more than six degrees of separation from every other one. There's also Kit (Pam Grier
), Bette's half-sister, a singer struggling to achieve sobriety.
- Not surprisingly, the setting for nearly all the scenes is West Hollywood, cinematically depicted here to look like practically any middle-class suburb. The series is particularly well-cast, including several fresh faces and strong acting skills. It's also filled with enough passionate scenes of lovemaking to attract male viewers who might not otherwise be inclined to sample drama from a female perspective. Some of these viewers may even find themselves regretting that these characters are playing for the other team.
- Premiere director Rose Troche does a nice high-wire balancing job, following the life and loves of these characters and never letting us forget the importance of both. If the premiere seems strangely lacking in references to the immediate families of these characters, be patient. Subsequent episodes will demonstrate the all-too-problematic existence of family members.
THE L-WORD @ SEASON 1 DVD
The L Word: Season 1: Disc 1
This disc includes the following episodes (1-4):
Pilot (Part 1), Pilot (Part 2), "Let's Do It" and "Longing."
The L Word: Season 1: Disc 2
This disc includes the following episodes (5-8):
"Lies, Lies, Lies," "Lawfully," "Losing It" and "L'Ennui."
The L Word: Season 1: Disc 3
This disc includes the following episodes (9-12):
"Listen Up," "Luck, Next Time," "Liberally" and "Looking Back."
The L Word: Season 1: Disc 4
This disc includes the following episodes (13-14):
"Locked Up" and "Limb from Limb."
@ SEASON 1
EPISODE GUIDE SEASON 1
(Episode # 1.1) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken and Kathy Greenberg and Michele Abbott + Directed by Rose Troche)
(Episode # 1.2) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken and Kathy Greenberg and Michele Abbott + Directed by Rose Troche)
"Lets Do it"
(Episode # 1.3) * TV Transcript (written by Susan Miller + Directed by Rose Troche)
(Episode # 1.4) * TV Transcript (written by Angela Robinson + Directed by Lynne Stopkewich)
"Lies, Lies, Lies"
(Episode # 1.5) * TV Transcript (written by Josh Senter + Directed by Clement Virgo)
(Episode # 1.6) * TV Transcript (written by Rose Troche + Directed by Daniel Minahan)
(Episode # 1.7) * TV Transcript (written by Guinevere Turner + Directed by Clement Virgo)
(Bored) (Episode # 1.8) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + Directed by Tony Goldwyn)
(Episode # 1.9) * TV Transcript (written by Mark Zakarin + Directed by Kari Skogland)
"Luck, Next Time"
(Episode # 1.10) * TV Transcript (written by Rose Troche + Directed by Rose Troche)
(Episode # 1.11) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + Directed by Mary Harron)
(Episode # 1.12) * TV Transcript (written by Guinevere Turner + Directed by Rose Troche)
(Episode # 1.13) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + Directed by Rose Troche)
"Limb from Limb"
(Episode # 1.14) Season 1 Finale * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + Directed by Tony Goldwyn)
@ SEASON 2
EPISODE GUIDE SEASON 2
"Life, Loss, Leaving"
(Episode # 2.1) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Daniel Minahan)
(Episode # 2.2) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Lynne Stopkewich)
(Episode # 2.3) * TV Transcript (written by Lara Spotts + directed by Rose Troche)
(Episode # 2.4) * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Lisa Cholodenko)
(Episode # 2.5) Season 2 * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Ilene Chaiken)
"Lagrimas de Oro"
(Gold Tears) (Episode # 2.6) Season 2 * TV Transcript (written by Guinevere Turner + directed by Jeremy Podeswa)
(Episode # 2.07) Season 2 * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Ernest Dickerson)
(Episode # 2.08) Season 2 * TV Transcript (written by A. M. Homes + directed by Alison MacLean)
"Late, Later, Latent"
(Episode # 2.09) Season 2 * TV Transcript (written by David Stenn + directed by Tony Goldwyn)
(Episode # 2.10) Season 2 * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Tricia Brock)
"Loud & Proud" (Episode: #2.11)
"L'Chaim" (To Life) (Episode: #2.12)
(Episode # 2.13) Season 2 Finale * TV Transcript (written by Ilene Chaiken + directed by Ilene Chaiken)
@ BEHIND THE SCENES
In the Life
* Behind the Scenes of The L Word
In the Life
is a gay and lesbian newsmagazine aired on 130 PBS (public television) stations in the United States.
* Executive Producer, "The L Word" :
I sat down with a couple of executives and I said, "I know this is kind of a crazy idea but I just think we should do a lesbian ensemble drama." (chuckling) And they kind of looked at me and concurred that it was a crazy idea.
interviewed by host Laura Linney * TV Transcript
"The L-Word Defined 1"
The cast talks about it * TV Transcript
"The L-Word Defined 2"
The cast talks about it * TV Transcript
interviewed by Wayne Brady on Live (4 Feb 2004) * TV Transcript
interviewed by Regis and Kelly on Live (31 Mar 2004) * TV Transcript
interviewed by Craig Kilborn on The Late Late Show (15 Jan 2004) * TV Transcript
THE TRAILERS FROM SHOWTIME
Home Sweet Trailers
* Take the tour * Caught on camera * DVD extras * Interviews
THE WALLPAPERS FROM SHOWTIME
* Wallpaper (800x600 + 1024x768) on your desktop !
THE NEW YORK METRO
The Flashdance icon Back in a Flash becomes a de facto spokeswoman for the show * Article by Adam Sternbergh (From the February 21, 2005 issue of New York Magazine)
"The L Word"
Ilene Chaiken, creator of The L Word * Television Review by John Leonard (From the February 21, 2005 issue of New York Magazine)
THE CHARACTERS FROM SHOWTIME
: Journalist Alice Pieszecki speaks her mind even if she hasn't quite thought it out yet. Delivering quick-wit and stinging one-liners, Alice contemplates the age old question, to be bi or not to be bi ?
* Alice character
: Art Museum director and control freak, Bette Porter will go to extraordinary lengths to keep people exactly where she wants them.
* Bette character
: Moonlighting as one of LA's edgiest DJs, Carmen gets caught between two femmes fatale.
* Carmen character (Season 2)
: Ever since tennis pro Dana Fairbanks came out, her approach to life of "defense makes the best offense", often drives those closest away.
* Dana character
: Helena is the daughter of wealthy art collector Peggy Peabody, an impossibly privileged and strong willed woman who has taken over the family foundation.
* Helena character (Season 2)
: A gifted young writer in search of her creative voice, Jenny delves into her dark past and explores her ambiguous sexuality.
* Jenny character
: Kit Porter is Bette's older half-sister; a recovering alcoholic who's faced her demons and putting her life back together. Who says straight women don't have fun ?
* Kit character
: As a hairdresser, Shane McCutcheon knows how to give women what they want and leaves a trail of broken hearts in her wake.
* Shane character
: As Bette's partner for the last 8 years, Tina put her career on hold to play the role of housewife that is until Bette cheats on her. Now single, being on her own isn't everything it's cracked up to be, especially when you're looking for love.
* Tina character