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Karina Lombard
Born Katrina Lombard
January 21, 1969 (1969-01-21) (age 41)
Tahiti, French Polynesia

Karina Lombard (born January 21, 1969 in Tahiti) is an actress and singer.



Early life

Doña Karina Lombard's mother, Nupuree Lightfoot, was an immigrant of Lakota Sioux ethnicity living in Tahiti. Her father, Henry Lombard, was a European aristocrat. Lombard is a naturalized U.S. citizen, but when she was one year old, her parents separated, and her father, who is of Russian, Italian and Swiss descent, took Karina and her four siblings, Helen, Inez, Charles, and Denise, to live at his estate in Barcelona, Spain. She went on to attend a number of Swiss boarding schools, including in Lausanne, where she has said that "being American Indian meant being treated like a savage". Over the years she gained proficiency in Spanish, English, Italian, French, and German. She came to New York when she was 18 and began modeling and studying acting.[1]


Lombard's major break in modeling came about due to a Calvin Klein photo shoot with a Native American theme. One of her photographs was chosen to be a billboard ad.

As an actress, 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, and in the 2000s she moved into television, appearing on the first season of The L Word, and also in The 4400. She reprised her role as Marina Ferrer in the first episode of Season Four of The L Word and made one more brief appearance later that season (as an actress auditioning for Jenny's film, Lez Girls). Lombard as Marina would also make a cameo appearance in the 2008 series finale.

Lombard is currently portraying the recurring character Genevieve on FX's Rescue Me. Genevieve is writing a book about New York City firefighters' experiences during and after the terrorist attack there on 11 Sept 2001.

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.

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