out actress Kristanna
Loken is joining the cast of Showtime’s popular
lesbian drama The
L Word in its fourth season, Variety revealed
today. Loken will appear in 10 episodes, playing a single
mom who meets Shane (Katherine Moennig) at a PTA meeting.
out publicly earlier this year in an interview with Curve
magazine. "I have dated and have had sex with men and
women and have to say that the relationships I have had with
certain women have been much more fulfilling, sexually and
emotionally, than of those with certain men," she said.
"I connect with an aura, with energy. And if the person
with whom I connect happens to be a female, that’s just
the way it is. That’s what makes my wheels turn.”
is the not Loken’s first appearance on a TV series: She has
had recurring roles on shows like Philly (2002),
Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1999), and Pensacola:
Wings of Gold (1998). Her breakout role came in 2003
on the big screen, in Terminator 3: Rise of the
most recently starred in the action movie BloodRayne
(2005), and has a role in a trilogy of fantasy movies for
the Sci Fi Channel. She can next be seen in the independent
film Lime Salted Love (2006).
is the latest high-profile guest star to join the fourth season
of The L Word. Earlier this summer, Showtime announced
that Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin would be playing
a deaf lesbian who takes a romantic interest in Bette. Last
Shepherd signed on to play a married mother and college
president who begins to question her sexuality. Season one
cast member Karina Lombard is also reprising
her role for a few episodes in the upcoming season.
fourth season of The L Word debuts in early 2007.
more on Loken, read "Kristanna
Loken Comes Out"