List of characters from The L Word


List of characters from The L Word

This is a list of named characters that have appeared in the drama series "The L Word" and their established relationships.

A

*Coleman Alt: - gay. Portrayed by Brendan Penny. Minor character with appearance only during season 3.
**Slept with Frank in 1984.
**Slept with Bette Porter in 1984.
*Marcus Allenwood: - straight. Portrayed by Marcus Gibson. Minor character with appearance during season 1.
** Marcus is Tina Kennard's sperm donor, and the biological father of Angelica Kennard.
**Has a relationship with Lei Ling.
*Andrew: straight. Portrayed by Darrin Klimek. Minor character with appearance only in season 1.
** Attended a blind date with Dana Fairbanks, before finding out she was a lesbian.
** Had a short-term relationship with Alice Pieszecki during season 1.
*April: "former" lesbian. Character only alluded to during season 3.
** Dated Alice's first boyfriend. Mentioned during episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
** Had a rebound-affair with Alice Pieszecki. Mentioned during episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
*Ivan Aycock: - non-op transgendered/lesbian cross-dresser. Portrayed by Kelly Lynch. Minor character with appearances during seasons 1 and 2.
** Has a five year open relationship with Iris, an exotic dancer. Mentioned in season 2.
** Courted Kit Porter during seasons 1 and 2.

B

*Nick Barashov: straight. Portrayed by Julian Sands; minor character with appearance in episode 1.05:"Lies, lies, lies."
** College Professor that had an affair with Jenny Schecter during her college years.
*Allen Barnes: Portrayed by Sara Botsford. Minor character with appearance during season 2.
**Barnes is an artist that is friends with Helena Peabody.
*Billie Blaikie:- gay. Portrayed by Alan Cumming. Minor character with appearance during season 3.
**Has an affair with Moira/Max Sweeney during season 3.
*Annette Bishop:- straight. Portrayed by Sarah Strange; minor character with appearance during season 1.
**Best friend of Jenny Schecter.
**Pretended to be dating Jenny Schecter in episode 1.08:"Listen Up".
*Benjamin Bradshaw:- straight. Portrayed by Charles S. Dutton. Minor character with appearance during season 2.
**Married man who had an affair with Kit Porter during season 2.
*Josh Brecker:- straight. Portrayed by Paul Popowich; minor character with appearance during season 3.
**Attempted to have an affair with Tina Kennard in episode 3.07:"Lone star".
*Brooke: Character only alluded to during the "Pilot" episode.
** Slept with Heather.
** Slept with Nina.
*Brooke:-straight. Portrayed by Chelsea Hobbs minor character with appearance during season 4.
**Dated Moira/Max Sweeney without knowing Moira/Max was transgender, transitioning from female to male.

C

*Melanie Caplan:- lesbian. Minor character alluded to during season 1 and appearance in season 2.
** Former girlfriend of Dana Fairbanks. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode.
** Slept with Heather. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode.
*Jean-Paul Chamois. Portrayed by Robert Gauvin; minor character with appearance during the "Pilot" episode.
**Was contacted by Bette Porter and Tina Kennard as a possible sperm donor for Tina's insemination.
*Adele Channing: Lesbian/Bisexual. Introduced season 5
** Jenny Schecter's personal assistant/saboteur/stalker/doppelganger
** Kissed Niki Stevens while impersonating Jenny
** Blackmails Tina's studio into letting her take over directing Jenny's movie
** Dates the actress portraying "Karina" in "Lez Girls"
*Lover Cindy(Cindi Tucker):- lesbian. Generally referred to as "my lover Cindy" or "her lover Cindy"
**Has long-term, open relationship with Dawn Denbo.
**Had a three-way with Dawn and Shane
**Had a tryst with Shane without Dawn's permission or knowledge
**Revealed that her name is actually Cindi Tucker.
*Claybourne:- lesbian. Portrayed by Jill Christensen; minor character with appearance in episode 2.02:"Lap dance."
**Married to Robin in 2002. She cheated on her during her wedding celebration.
**A connection to Lara Perkins is shown on the final chart that appears in the third season finale.
*Katherine Claymore:- lesbian. Minor character only alluded to during season 1.
**Was the first girlfriend of Alice Pieszecki after college. Mentioned in episode 1.03:"Let's do it".
*Clive:- gay. Portrayed by Matthew Currie Holmes; minor character with appearance during season 1.
** Friend of Shane McCutcheon.
** Slept with Harry Samchuk.
*Roberta Collie: Portrayed by Cynthia Stevenson; minor character with appearance during season 3.
**Roberta was the adoption-case social worker assigned to evaluate the petition placed by Bette Porter and Tina Kennard.

D

*Slim Daddy:- straight. Portrayed by Snoop Dogg; minor character with appearance during episodes 1.10:"Luck, next time" and 1.11:"Liberally".
** Recorded a song with Kit Porter.
*Carmen de la Pica Morales:- lesbian. Portrayed by Sarah Shahi; main character during seasons 2 and 3.
** Daughter of Mercedes Morales.
** Niece of Begonia Morales.
** Her first lesbian experience was with Lucía Flores when she was 16.
** Had some one night stands with Shane McCutcheon before starting a relationship with Jenny Schecter.
** Had a relationship with Jenny Schecter that started and ended in season 2.
** Admitted to have slept with someone named "Robin" during episode 3.10:"Losing the Light", while dating Shane.
** Was engaged to Shane McCutcheon until Shane left her at the altar in episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess".
*Dawn Denbo. Lesbian. Miami-based club promoter and owner of Shebar.
** Long term open relationship with "my lover Cindy"
** Had three-way with Shane McCutcheon and Lover Cindy
** Business rivalry with Kit Porter. Later bought out Ivan Aycock's 51 per cent of The Planet and became majority owner.
** Vowed vengeance on Shane for seducing "my lover Cindy", and by extension all of Shane's friends
*Gabby Deveaux. Lesbian. Portrayed by Guinevere Turner. Also known as 'Lesbian X'. Minor character with appearances in seasons 1 and 2, and allusions in seasons 1 through 4.
**Dated Alice Pieszecki during part of season 1 and before of show line story begins.
**Simultaneously dated Nadia while she was dating Alice during season 1.
**Dated Lara Perkins during part of season 2.

E

*Eric: straight. Portrayed by Kyle Cassie; minor character with appearance during episode 1.12:"Looking back".
** Was Tina Kennard's boyfriend in 1998, before she started a relationship with Bette Porter.

F

*Dana Fairbanks:- lesbian. Portrayed by Erin Daniels. Main character from seasons 1 through 3.
**First lesbian experience was with tennis-mentor "Ralph", when she was sixteen. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode, episode 1.12:"Looking back", and episode 3.11:"Last dance".
**Daughter of Sharon and Irwin Fairbanks.
**Sister to Howie Fairbanks.
**Has a false heterosexual relationship with her doubles partner Harrison Scott. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode and during episode 3.11:"Last Dance".
**Dated Melanie Caplan. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode.
**Dated Jenny Schecter in season 1.
**Dated Lara Perkins during seasons 1 and 3.
**Goes to a date with Andrew telling him she is a lesbian.
**Committed to Tonya during season 1, but later broke up with her in episode 2.07:"Lágrimas de oro".
**Dated Alice Pieszecki during season 2. According to the storyline, she broke up with Alice six months before chapter 3.01:"Labia Majora".
**Died of heart failure in episode 3.10:"Losing the light", after having discovered she had breast cancer in episode 3.05:"Lifeline".
*Howie Fairbanks:- gay. Portrayed by Andrew Francis. Minor character with appearances in seasons 1 through 3.
**Son of Sharon and Irwin Fairbanks.
**Younger brother of Dana Fairbanks.
**Comes out as gay to Dana and Alice during episode 2.11:"Loud and proud".
*Irwin Fairbanks: Portrayed by Michael Hogan. Minor character with appearance during seasons 1 through 3.
**Married to Sharon Fairbanks.
**Father of Dana and Howie Fairbanks.
*Sharon Fairbanks: Portrayed by Susan Hogan. Minor character with appearance during seasons 1 through 3.
**Had a lesbian experience when she was 17.
**Married to Irwin Fairbanks.
**Mother of Dana and Howie Fairbanks.
*Gene Feinberg: straight. Portrayed by Tygh Runyan; minor character with appearance during seasons 1 and 2.
**Dated Jenny Schecter until episode 2.01:"Life, loss, leaving".
*Manfredi Ferrer: Portrayed by Derek de Lint. Minor character with appearance in episode 2.01:"Life, loss, leaving".
**Married to Marina Ferrer.
*Marina Ferrer: - lesbian. Portrayed by Karina Lombard.
**Married to Manfredi Ferrer hiding her sexual orientation.
**Has an opened relationship with Francesca Wolff for five years.
**Has an affair with Jenny Schecter while she was engaged to Tim Haspel.
**Dated Robin Allenwood during season 1.
**Dated Claude during season 4.
*Lucía Flores: - bisexual. Character only alluded to during season 2.
**Was Pablo Fuentes girlfriend before she cheated on him with Carmen de la Pica Morales.
**She was Carmen's first lesbian experience when she was 16.
*Dan Foxworthy: - straight. Portrayed by Daryl Shuttleworth; minor character with appearance during seasons 1 and 2.
**Therapist of Tina Kennard and Bette Porter.

G

*Valerie Goins: lesbian. Portrayed by Camille Sullivan; minor character with appearance in episode 2.07:"Luminous".
** Was committed to Leigh Ostin.
*Gregg: straight. Portrated by Robin Nielsen; minor character with appearance in episode 1.12:"Looking back".
** Was Alice's college boyfriend.
*Barbara Grisham: closeted lesbian. Portrated by Dana Delany; minor character with appearance in episode 3.04: "Light my fire".
** Senator of the state of Massachusetts.
** Unsuccessfully attempted to seduce Bette Porter during episode 3.04:"Light my fire".

H

*Becky Haspel: - straight. Portrayed by Gregoria Craig; minor character with appearance during episode 3.10:"Losing the light".
** Wife of Tim Haspel.
*Timothy "Tim" Haspel: - straight. Portrayed by Eric Mabius. Main character during season 1 and minor character with appearances during seasons 2 and 3.
** Married and divorced Jenny Schecter during season 1.
** Dated Trish Peverell during season 1.
** Married Becky during season 3.
*Sean Heaney: - straight. Portrayed by Bruno Verdoni; minor character with appearance during the "Pilot" episode.
** Was Tina Kennard's first unsuccessful sperm donor.
** Slept with Alice Pieszecki.
*Heather: Character only alluded to during the "Pilot" episode.
** Slept with Brooke.
** Slept with Mandy.
** Slept with Melanie Caplan.
*Arianna Huffington: Portrayed by Arianna Huffington herself; minor character with appearance during episode 2.01:"Life, loss, leaving".
**Employer of both Shane McCutcheon and Carmen de la Pica Morales when they meet.

I

*Iris. Portrayed by Mikela J. Mikael; minor character with appearance in episode 2.09:"Late, later, latent".
**Has an open relationship with Ivan Aycock for five years.

J

*Randy Jackson: straight. Portrayed by Kwesi Ameyaw; minor character with appearances in seasons 1 and 3.
** Friend of Tim Haspel.
** Husband of Carolyn Varajian.
*Cherie Jaffe or Cherie Peroni: - bisexual. Portrayed by Rosanna Arquette. Minor character with appearances in seasons 1, 3, and 4, but alluded to in seasons 1 through 3.
** Mother of Clea Jaffe. Mentioned in episode 1.10:"Liberally".
** Married to Steve Jaffe, later divorced him.
** Had an affair with Shane McCutcheon during season 1 and later also slept with her in seasons 3 and 4.
*Clea Jaffe: - lesbian. Portrayed by Samantha McLeod; minor character with appearance only in season 1.
** Daughter of Cherie Jaffe and Steve Jaffe.
** Infatuated with Shane McCutcheon during season 1.
*Steve Jaffe: - straight. Portrayed by James Purcell; minor character with appearance only in season 1.
** Married to Cherie Jaffe.
** Father of Clea Jaffe.
*Candace Jewell: - lesbian. Portrayed by Ion Overman. Minor character with appearances in seasons 1 and 2.
** Had a relationship with Yolanda Watkins. Mentioned in season 1.
** Had an affair with Bette Porter and started all the friction between Bette and Tina during episodes 1.12:"Looking back" through 2.01:"Life, loss, leaving".

K

*Bryan Karikawa: Portrayed by Peter Shinkoda. Minor character with appearance during seasons 1 and 2.
** Subaru representative that works with Dana's advertising campaign.
*Angelica Kennard: Portrayed by Olivia Windbiel. Main character appearing since season 2.
**Daughter of Tina Kennard and Bette Porter.
*Tina Kennard: - bisexual. Portrayed by Laurel Holloman. Main character.
**Mother of Angelica Kennard.
**Dated Eric previous to season 1. Mentioned in episode 1.12:"Looking back".
**Had an eight-year relationship with Bette Porter with a separation during season 2 and a breakup in season 3.
**Courted by Joyce Wischnia during season 2.
**Dated Helena Peabody during episodes 2.05:"Labyrinth" through 2.13:"Lacuna".
**Attempted to have an affair with film producer Josh Brecker during episode 3.07:"Lone Star".
**Had a relationship with Henry Young , through episodes 3.09:"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way" to episode 4.11: "Literary Licence to Kill".
**Courted by Kate Arden during season 4.
*Molly Kroll Bisexual (Undetermined).
** Daughter of Phyllis Kroll.
** "Girl crush" on Shane McCutcheon, and later slept with her
*Phyllis Kroll Lesbian.
** Mother of Molly
** Slept with Alice.
** Slept with Joyce Wischnia.

L

*Lacey: - lesbian. Portrayed by Tammy Lynn Michaels; minor character with appearance during season 1.
**Slept with Shane McCutcheon.
*Lei Ling: - straight. Portrayed by Taayla Markell. Minor character with appearance in episode 1.06:"Losing it".
**Girlfriend of Marcus Allenwood.
*Lesbian X: see "Gabby Deveaux"
*"Lisa": - lesbian-identified man. Portrayed by Devon Gummersall; minor character with appearance during season 1.
** Dated Alice Pieszecki from episode 1.07:"Losing it" to 1.10:"Luck, next time".
*Julia Lourd: - lesbian. Portrayed by Anne-Marie MacDonald. Minor character with appearance during season 3.
**Project partner of Bette Porter for the "Art of Discent" exhibit.

M

*Winnie Mann: -lesbian. Portrayed by Melissa Leo; minor character with appearance during season 2.
**Former partner of Helena Peabody. Mentioned in episode 2.06:"Lágrimas de Oro".
**Birth-mother of Wilson Mann Peabody.
**Adoptive mother of Jun Ying Mann Peabody.
*Carla McCutcheon:- straight. Minor character with appearance during episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess".
** Mother of Shay McCutcheon.
** Wife of Gabriel McCutcheon.
*Gabriel McCutcheon:- straight. Portrayed by Eric Roberts; minor character with appearance during episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess".
** Father of Shane and Shay McCutcheon.
** Married to Carla McCutcheon.
** While visiting Canada during episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess", he had an affair and ran away with a girl named Patty, leaving his wife and son behind.

*Shane McCutcheon: lesbian. Portrayed by Katherine Moennig. Main character.
** Daughter of Gabriel McCutcheon.
** Older sister of Shay McCutcheon.
** Slept with Mandy. Mentioned in the "Pilot" episode.
** Slept with Lisa.
** Slept with Lacey.
** Had an affair with Cherie Jaffe, and slept with her again in season 3.
** Roommate of Jenny Schecter since season 2.
** Had a relationship with Carmen de la Pica Morales that ended in episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess", when she left Carmen at the altar.
** Has slept with around 950 to 1200 people, mostly one night stands of which names are unknowm. Number is later given as 963 according to Alice's OurChart.com server, mentioned in episode 4.01:"Legend in the Making".
** Had a relationship with Paige.
** Object of Molly Kroll's "straight girl crush", and later slept with her.
*Shay McCutcheon:- Minor character with appearance during episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess".
** Son of Gabriel and Carla McCutcheon.
*Begoña Morales: - Portrayed by Patricia Mayen-Salazar; minor character with appearances during season 3.
**Sister of Mercedes Morales.
**Aunt of Carmen de la Pica Morales.
*Mercedes Morales: - straight. Portrayed by Irene López; minor character with appearances during season 3.
**Mother of Carmen de la Pica Morales. Mentioned in episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
*Dylan Moreland: - bisexual. Portrayed by Alexandra Hedison; minor character with appearances during episodes 3.04:"Light my Fire" through 3.11:"Last dance".
**Has a boyfriend named Danny.
**Had an affair with Helena Peabody.

N

*Nadia:- lesbian. Portrayed by Natascha Khadar; minor character with appearance in episode 1.04:"Longing".
**Dated Gabby Deveaux.
*Nina:Character only alluded to during the "Pilot" episode.
** Slept with Alice Pieszecki. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode.
** Slept with Brooke. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode.

O

*Leigh Ostin: - lesbian. Portrayed by Cobie Smulders; minor character with appearance during season 2.
** Had a relationship with Valerie Goins. Mentioned in episode 2.07:"Luminous"
** Dated Helena Peabody during episodes 2.11:"Loud and Proud" to 2.13:"Lacuna".

P

*Papi: - lesbian. Portrayed by Janina Gavankar; major character. First mentioned in episode 4.01:"Legend in the Making", her first appearance was on episode 4.02:"Livin' la Vida Loca".
**As of season 4 and according to Alice's chart, Papi has slept with the most people in the series. Mentioned in episode 4.01:"Legend in the Making".
**Slept with Alice Pieszecki on episode 4.02:"Livin' la Vida Loca".
**Slept with Helena Peabody on episode 4.02:"Livin' la Vida Loca".
**Has a one night stand with Ruby.
**Has an affair with Saskia on episode 4.06:"Luck Be a Lady".
**Slept with Tasha Williams during her college years. Mentioned on episode 4.06:"Luck be a Lady".
**Has an affair with Kit Porter during season 4.
**Had an affair with Carmen de la Pica Morales during their college years agreeing with Alice's OurChart.com shown at season 4 finale.
*Angus Partridge: - straight. Portrayed by Dallas Roberts; minor character. First appearance in episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
**Angelica Kennard's "manny" (male nanny).
**Boyfriend of Kit Porter.
**Had an affair with Hazel in season 4.
*Helena Peabody: Portrayed by Rachel Shelley ; major character. First appearance in season 2 episode 2.04 Lynch Pin.
**Director of the Peabody Foundation.
**Daughter of Peggy Peabody.
**Mother of Wilson and Yun Jing.
**Had a relationship with Winnie Mann previously of season 2.
**Has an affair with Tina Kennard during season 2.
**Has an affair with Leigh Ostin during season 2.
**Has an affair with Isabella during season 2.
**Has an affair with Dylan Moreland during season 3.
**Received an accusement of sexual harassment over Dylan Moreland.
**Slept with Papi during season 4.
**Has a convenient affair with Catherine Rothberg during season 4.
*Peggy Peabody: Portrayed by Holland Taylor; minor character with appearances in seasons 1 through 3.
**Major supporter of the CAC and Bette Porter in Season 1.
**Mother of Helena Peabody, gave the reins of her Foundation to her daughter in Season 2.
**Had an affair with Marylin in 1973. Restarted a relationship with her in episode 3.12:"Left hand of the goddess."
*Lara Perkins: - lesbian. Portrayed by Lauren Lee Smith; minor character with appearances during seasons 1 through 3.
**Dated Dana Fairbanks during season 1, and later during season 3.
**Dated Gabby Deveaux during season 2.
**Starts a relationship with Alice Pieszecki during episode 3.11:"Last Dance", which ended before episode 4.01:"Legend in the Making".
**A connection to Claybourne is shown on the final chart that appears in the third season finale.
*Isabella Pernao: Portrayed by Carmen Aguirre; minor character with appearance during season 1.
**Was the performer of the art piece "Jesus is in Me", presented by Bette Porter during the "Provocations" exhibit.
*Cherie Peroni: See "Cherie Jaffe".
*Trish Peverell: straight. Portrayed by Nicole McKay; minor character with appearance during season 1.
** Dated Tim Haspel during season 1.
*Franklin Phillips. straight. Portrayed by Michael Tomlinson; minor character with appearance during seasons 1 and 2.
** Board member of the CAC. Supervisor of Bette Porter.
*Alice Pieszecki: - bisexual. Portrayed by Leisha Hailey; Main character.
**Daughter of Lenore Pieszecki.
**Dated Bette Porter in 1996.
**Mentions to have been involved with Sean Heaney (Tina's unsuccessful sperm donor) during the Pilot episode.
**Mentions to have slept with Nina while speaking to Dana during the Pilot episode.
**Was girlfriend of Katherine Claymore after graduating from college (mentioned in episode 1.03:"Let's do it").
**During college she had a boyfriend named Gregg, with whom she had a band named "Butter". Mentioned in episode 1.12:"Looking back".
**Dumped Gregg for Tayo, a lesbian bass-player. Mentioned in episode 1.12:"Looking back".
**Restarts and ends an on-and-off steady hot-and-cold relationship with Gabby Deveaux during season 1.
**Dates "Lisa", the 'lesbian-identified man', during part of Season 1.
**Dates Andrew, right after dumping "Lisa".
**Has a stable relationship with Dana Fairbanks, during most of season 2.
**Had a rebound affair with April, who was the former girlfriend of her first boyfriend. Mentioned in episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
**Dates vampirologist Uta Refson during episodes 3.05:"Lifeline" through 3.07:"Latecomer"
**Goes on a date with Xandra which was interrupted by Dana Fairbanks unhealthy state.
**Starts a relationship with Lara Perkins in episode 3.11:"Last Dance" which ended before episode 4.01:"Legend in the Making."
**Sleeps with Papi on episode 4.02:"Livin' la Vida Loca".
**Has a relationship with Phyllis Kroll that lasts from episode 4.04:"Lay up" to 4.06:"Luck Be a Lady".
**Has a relationship with Tasha Williams that starts in episode 4.06:"Luck Be a Lady".
*Lenore Pieszecki: Portrayed by Anne Archer; minor character with appearance during season 1.
**Mother of Alice Pieszecki.
**Attempts to seduce Shane McCutcheon during episode 1.05:"Lies, lies, lies".
*Bette Porter: - lesbian. Portrayed by Jennifer Beals; Main character.
**Daughter of Melvin Porter.
**Sister of Kit Porter.
**Aunt of David Waters.
**Mother of Angelica Kennard.
**Slept with Coleman Alt in 1984.
**Dated Alice Pieszecki in 1996.
**Had an affair with Candace Jewell starting in episode 1.13:"Locked up" and ending in episode 2.01:"Life, loss, leaving".
**Had a one-night-stand with an unidentified woman while visiting Helena Peabody in New York, during episode 2.04:"Lynch Pin".
**Had an eight-year relationship with Tina Kennard, with a separation at the end of season 1, a reconciliation by the end of season 2, and a break-up during episode 3.09: "Lead, follow or get out of the way".
*Kate 'Kit' Porter:- straight. Portrayed by Pam Grier; main character.
**Daughter of Melvin Porter.
**Half-sister of Bette Porter.
**Mother of David Waters.
**Intended to start a relationship with Ivan Aycock during season 2.
**Had an affair with Benjamin Bradschaw during season 2.
**Has a relationship with Angus during season 3 and 4.
**Has an affair with Papi during season 4.
**Business rivalry with Dawn Denbo

Q

R

*"Ralph": Portrayed by Tara Wilson. Minor character with appearance alluded to during season 1 and 3.
**"Ralph" is a famous tennis player, whose real identity is kept secret by Dana because of her celebrity status. Mentioned during the "Pilot" episode.
**"Ralph" was Dana's first lesbian experience when she was 17. It is first mentioned during the "Pilot" episode. "Ralph" appears during a flashback of Dana's coming out story in episode 1.12:"Looking Back".
*Uta Refson: - lesbian. Portrayed by Erica Cerra. Minor character with appearance during season 3.
** Dated Alice Pieszecki during episodes 3.05:"Lifeline" through 3.07:"Lone star".
*Melissa Rivers: - bisexual. Portrayed by Melissa Rivers herself. Minor character with appearance during season 2.
** Starts a relationship with Tonya in episode 2.07:"Lágrimas de oro".
*Robin: - lesbian. Portrayed by Anne Ramsay. Dated Jenny from episode 1.12: "Looking Back" to 2.03: "Loneliest Number". Also dated Marina Ferrer briefly.
*Catherine Rothberg. Portrayed by Sandrine Holt. Season 4.

*Harry Samchuk: - gay. Portrayed by Colin Cunningham; minor character with appearance in episodes 1.06:"Lawfully" and 1.07:"Losing it".
** Pays Clive to sleep with him.
** Attempts to seduce Shane McCutcheon, until Shane tells him she is a woman. (Episode 1.07:"Losing it").
*Jennifer 'Jenny' Schecter: Portrayed by Mia Kirshner; main character.
** Daughter of Sandy Ziskin. (First name revealed in Episode 1.07:"Losing it", and last name revealed in 3.01:"Labia Majora").
** Stepdaughter of Walter Ziskin.
** Engaged and married to Tim Haspel during season 1. By the beginning of season 2, they already were divorced.
** Had an affair with Marina Ferrer during season 1.
** Had an affair with Nick Barashov during her college years. Mentioned in episode 1.05:"Lies, lies, lies".
** Dated Dana Fairbanks during episode 1.11:"Liberally".
** Dated Robin from episode 1.12:"Looking Back" to 2.03:"Loneliest number".
** Dated Gene Feinberg from episode 1.13:"Locked up" to 2.01:"Life, loss, leaving".
** Had a relationship with Carmen de la Pica Morales during season 2.
** Had a relation ship with Moira/Max Sweeney during season 3.
** Started an affair with Claude during episode 3.12:"Left hand of the Goddess".
*Sandy Schecter: See "Sandy Ziskin".
*Harrison Scott: - closeted gay. Portrayed by Landy Cannon; minor character with appearance in seasons 1 and 3.
** Doubles partner and make-believe boyfriend of Dana Fairbanks before she came out as lesbian.
*Paige Sobel: - bisexual. Portrayed by Kristanna Loken. Has a relationship with Shane McCutcheon during season 4 that still lasts.
** Mother of Jared Sobel, school friend of Shay McCutcheon
*Moira Sweeney or Max Sweeney: FTM transgendered. Portrayed by Daniela Sea. Joined the main cast during season 3. First appeared in episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
**Has a relationship with Jenny Schecter during season 3.
**Has an affair with Billie Blaikie during season 3.
**Dated Brooke during the beginning of season 4.
**Has an affair with Grace during season 4 that bridges into friendship during season 5.
**

T

*Tayo: - lesbian. Portrayed by Marta Jaciubek; minor character with appearance only in season 1, episode 1.12:"Looking Back".
**Had an affair with Alice Pieszecki during her college years. Mentioned in episode 1.12:"Looking Back". Tayo is Alice's first lesbian experience.
*Tonya: - lesbian. Portrayed by Meredith McGeachie; minor character with appearance in seasons 1 through 3.
** Was engaged to Dana Fairbanks until episode 2.06:"Lágrimas de oro".
** Had a relationship with Melissa Rivers that started in episode 2.06:"Lágrimas de oro", but ended somewhere before episode 3.10:"Losing the light".

U

V

*Carolyn Varajian: - straight. Portrayed by Jennifer Copping. Minor character with appearance during season 1.
** Married to Randy Jackson.
*Conrad Voynow: - straight. Portrayed by Ari Cohen. Minor character with appearance during season 1.
** Conrad was Dana's manager during season 1, before she came out as a lesbian during the Subaru campaign.

W

*David Waters:- straight. Portrayed by Colin Lawrence; minor character.
** Son of Kit Porter.
** Nephew of Bette Porter.
** Grandchild of Melvin Porter.
*Yolanda Watkins:- lesbian. Portrayed by Kimberly Hawthorne. Minor character with appearance in season 1.
**Dated Candace Jewell.
*Mark Wayland:- straight. Portrayed by Eric Lively. Major character in season 2.
**Documentary film maker; roomed with Shane McCutcheon and Jenny Schecter.
*Joyce Wischnia:- lesbian. Portrayed by Jane Lynch. Minor character with appearance in seasons 2 through 4.
**Joyce was Tina Kennard's lawyer during the separation case she filed to Bette Porter, during season 2.
**Courted Tina Kennard during season 2.
**Became Bette Porter's attorney for the sole custody petition she filed against Tina Kennard during season 3. Later served as a mediator to settle shared custody during season 4.
*Dr. Davina Wilson: Portrayed by Judith Maxie; minor character with appearance in seasons 1 through 3.
**Dr. Wilson is Tina Kennard's gynecologist.
**Dr. Wilson was also the doctor of Dana Fairbanks when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
*Francesca Wolff:- lesbian. Portrayed by Lolita Davidovich. Minor character with appearance in season 1.
**Partner of Marina Ferrer. Mentioned during season 1.
**Had an affair with a prima ballerina in Portugal. Mentioned during season 1.

X

Y

*Henry Young: straight. Portrayed by Steven Eckholdt; minor character with appearances in seasons 3 and 4.
** Father of Mikey Young.
** Starts a relationship with Tina Kennard in episode 3.09:"Lead, follow, or get out of the way."
*Mikey Young. Minor character with appearance in season 3.
** Son of Henry Young.

Z

*Sandy Ziskin or Sandy Schecter:- straight. Portrayed by Margot Kidder. Minor character alluded to during seasons 1 and 2, with appearance in episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
** Mother of Jenny Schecter. Her name is revealed in season 1.
*Walter Ziskin:- straight. Portrayed by Stephen Aberle; minor character with appearance during episode 3.01:"Labia Majora".
** Married to Sandy Ziskin.
** Stepfather of Jenny Schecter.

References

* Kera Bolonik, "The L Word: Welcome to Our Planet". New York: Fireside. 2006

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