Kristanna Loken Joins “The L Word”

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Kristanna Loken

Loken in Bloodrayne

26-year-old

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.

Loken

came

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.”

This

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

Machines
(2003).

Loken

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).

Loken

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

month, Cybill

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.

The

fourth season of The L Word debuts in early 2007.

For

more on Loken, read “Kristanna

Loken Comes Out”

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