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The L Word

American-Canadian television series

The L Word

Duration 50 minutes
Genre romance film and LGBTI+ related TV series
Production company Showtime
Country of origin United States of America and Canada
Number of episodes 70
Number of seasons 6

About The L Word

The L Word was a groundbreaking television show that premiered in 2004, exploring the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. The show tackled issues of sexuality, gender identity, and relationships with honesty and sensitivity, earning critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase.

The ensemble cast, led by Jennifer Beals, Mia Kirshner, and Katherine Moennig, brought depth and nuance to their characters, who navigated the complexities of love and friendship in a world that often didn't understand or accept them. The show also featured a diverse range of guest stars, including Rosanna Arquette, Marlee Matlin, and Alan Cumming.

The L Word was praised for its frank portrayal of lesbian sexuality, which was often taboo on mainstream television at the time. The show's sex scenes were handled with care and respect, and were celebrated for their authenticity and sensuality.

The L Word also tackled important social issues, including HIV/AIDS, discrimination, and the fight for marriage equality. The show's impact on the LGBTQ+ community was significant, inspiring a generation of queer women to embrace their identities and fight for their rights.

Despite some criticism for its occasional melodrama and soap opera-style plot twists, The L Word remains a beloved and influential show, paving the way for greater representation and visibility for LGBTQ+ characters on television.


- "The L Word: A Brief History of Lesbian TV and Film." Rolling Stone, 6 Dec. 2019,

- "The L Word: Why the Groundbreaking Show Still Matters." The Guardian, 29 Jan. 2019,

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


101 years, 14 days


22 years, 5 months, 6 days

Born first

12 June 1922

Died first

8 January 2018

Born last


Died last

13 May 2018

New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey

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Canadian-American actress and activist Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder

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Canadian actress and former model Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

Canadian actress and former model

American actress Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

American actress

American actress Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

American actress

American actress Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis

American actress

New Zealand actress and singer Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless

New Zealand actress and singer

American actress Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

American actress

American actress Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

American actress

American actress Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette

American actress

Canadian actress Nicki Clyne

Nicki Clyne

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American actress  Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard

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Canadian actress and model Crystal Lowe

Crystal Lowe

Canadian actress and model

American actress Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

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Canadian actress Katharine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle

Canadian actress

American actor Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn

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American actress Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

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English actor Julian Sands

Julian Sands

English actor

American actor and director Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn

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Canadian actress and politician Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Canadian actress and politician

Canadian actress Jessica Lucas

Jessica Lucas

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British-born Canadian actress Sandrine Holt

Sandrine Holt

British-born Canadian actress

American actress  Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw

American actress

American actress and director LisaGay Hamilton

LisaGay Hamilton

American actress and director

Canadian actress and director Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver

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Australian actor John Pyper-Ferguson

John Pyper-Ferguson

Australian actor

Greek-Canadian actress Tracy Spiridakos

Tracy Spiridakos

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American actress Heather Matarazzo

Heather Matarazzo

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Venezuelan actress Patricia Velásquez

Patricia Velásquez

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Canadian actress Gabrielle Rose

Gabrielle Rose

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American actress Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch

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Canadian actress Lolita Davidovich

Lolita Davidovich

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Canadian actress Chelah Horsdal

Chelah Horsdal

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Canadian actress Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk

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American film director Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama

American film director

Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter  Mary Harron

Mary Harron

Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter

Canadian actor and model Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Canadian actor and model

American actress Cynthia Stevenson

Cynthia Stevenson

American actress

American actor, director and producer Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

American actor, director and producer

Canadian actress Mimi Kuzyk

Mimi Kuzyk

Canadian actress

American actress Karin Konoval

Karin Konoval

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actor Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie


American actor Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

American actor

Canadian actress April Telek

April Telek

Canadian actress

actress Pamela Sue Martin

Pamela Sue Martin


Canadian actress Erica Cerra

Erica Cerra

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Ali Liebert

Ali Liebert

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Canadian actress Sarah Strange

Sarah Strange

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Sara Botsford

Sara Botsford

Canadian actress

American actress  Anne Ramsay

Anne Ramsay

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Canadian actress Samantha Ferris

Samantha Ferris

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Camille Sullivan

Camille Sullivan

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Canadian actress Rukiya Bernard

Rukiya Bernard

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Gina Holden

Gina Holden

Canadian actress

New Zealand actress Emma Lahana

Emma Lahana

New Zealand actress

Canadian actress Laura Mennell

Laura Mennell

Canadian actress

American actress Deanne Bray

Deanne Bray

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Canadian actress Alisen Down

Alisen Down

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Rekha Sharma

Rekha Sharma

Canadian actress

American actress Rasika Mathur

Rasika Mathur

American actress

Canadian actress  Heather Doerksen

Heather Doerksen

Canadian actress

American actress Meiling Melançon

Meiling Melançon

American actress

Canadian actress, director and writer Jacqueline Samuda

Jacqueline Samuda

Canadian actress, director and writer

Canadian actress Lisa Langlois

Lisa Langlois

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actress Stefanie von Pfetten

Stefanie von Pfetten


American actress Katy Selverstone

Katy Selverstone

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Canadian actress Emily Holmes

Emily Holmes

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Claudette Mink

Claudette Mink

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Daniella Evangelista

Daniella Evangelista

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Katie Stuart

Katie Stuart

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Canadian actress Ecstasia Sanders

Ecstasia Sanders

Canadian actress

Canadian actress Nicola Cavendish

Nicola Cavendish

Canadian actress

American actress Alicia Leigh Willis

Alicia Leigh Willis

American actress

American actress Angela Gots

Angela Gots

American actress

Canadian actor Tahmoh Penikett

Tahmoh Penikett

Canadian actor

Canadian actor Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan

Canadian actor

American screenwriter and director Lisa Cholodenko

Lisa Cholodenko

American screenwriter and director

Canadian actor Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Canadian actor

Jamaican–Canadian actor Roger Cross

Roger Cross

Jamaican–Canadian actor

Canadian actor David Lewis

David Lewis

Canadian actor

American director and screenwriter Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson

American director and screenwriter

Canadian actor Peter Kelamis

Peter Kelamis

Canadian actor

actress Valerie Tian

Valerie Tian


Canadian actor Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Canadian actor

Dutch writer and film director Marleen Gorris

Marleen Gorris

Dutch writer and film director

Canadian actor Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins

Canadian actor

Canadian film actor Zak Santiago

Zak Santiago

Canadian film actor

Canadian actor Brent Stait

Brent Stait

Canadian actor

Canadian actor Donnelly Rhodes

Donnelly Rhodes

Canadian actor

actor Christopher Shyer

Christopher Shyer


Canadian-American actor Michael Benyaer

Michael Benyaer

Canadian-American actor

American television director, producer and writer Ilene Chaiken

Ilene Chaiken

American television director, producer and writer

Canadian actor Jonathan Scarfe

Jonathan Scarfe

Canadian actor

Welsh-born Canadian actor Peter Wingfield

Peter Wingfield

Welsh-born Canadian actor

Canadian actor John Reardon

John Reardon

Canadian actor

American actor Tony Alcantar

Tony Alcantar

American actor

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