Guest Star Bios

KATE FRENCH (Niki Stevens) was born in Flemington, New Jersey, and raised on Long Island with her three siblings. Her parents, Joan and Rob French, were both fashion models and her stepfather is a fashion photographer. Following in her parents' footsteps, French pursued a career in modeling but always had a passion for acting. She first appeared on the big screen in 2006 with a small role in the film “Accepted,” and later had a starring role as ‘Brooke Crawford’ in the primetime soap opera "Wicked Wicked Games" which was her first appearance on the small screen. French attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, and is an aspiring writer in addition to her acting career.

Born in New Zealand, LUCY LAWLESS (Sergeant Marybeth Duffy) has always had a passion for acting. As fate would have it, Lawless was picked on the spot when an American actress pulled out of the role of “Xena.” At that time, she was just a guest character on “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys,” which was filming in her hometown. The character struck a chord with audiences and spun off into her own series. Since then, Lawless has played “Rizzo” on Broadway, hosted “Saturday Night Live,” pulverized Calista Flockhart on “Celebrity Deathmatch,” and saved Bart and Lisa on “The Simpsons.” Roles on “X-Files” and “Battlestar Galactica” cemented her cult-TV status. However, it was “Celebrity Duets” in October of 2006 that propelled Lawless in a new creative direction. On the final night, when she got to sing a song of her own choice called “Tell Mama!” Since then, she has performed sold-out shows at the famed Roxy in Los Angeles and the Canal Room in New York.

ELIZABETH BERKLEY (Kelly Wentworth) is a versatile and accomplished actress, on stage, screen and television. On the big screen, Berkley starred in Dylan Kidd’s critically acclaimed “Roger Dodger,” which screened at the Toronto Film Festival, won Best Feature Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Don Quixote, FIPRESCI, and Luigi DeLaurentiis Awards at the Venice Film Festival. She also starred in “Moving Malcolm,” “Curse of the Jade Scorpion,” “Any Given Sunday,” “The First Wives Club,” “Showgirls,” “The Real Blonde,” and recently completed David Arquette’s 3-D film “The Butler’s In Love.” Other recent projects include “S. Darko,” a continuation of “Donnie Darko,” and “Women in Trouble” directed by Sebastian Gutierrez opposite Josh Brolin and Carla Gugino. Berkley is currently appearing weekly on TV’s highly rated “CSI: Miami” as recurring character ‘Julia Winston,’ as well as hosting Bravo’s hit dance show “Step It Up And Dance.” Past television roles include “Without a Trace,” “Law & Order,” “NYPD Blue,” and her breakout role as ‘Jessie Spano’ on four seasons of “Saved by the Bell.” She has starred in two Lifetime films, “Student Seduction” and “Dark Beauty.” On stage, Berkley garnered rave reviews for her Broadway debut in “Sly Fox,” opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Eric Stoltz, and for her role in “Hurlyburly” opposite Ethan Hawke. She also starred opposite Eddie Izzard in Sir Peter Hall’s West End production of “Lenny” and received critical praise for her portrayal of ‘Honey Harlow’ during the show’s successful six-month run at the Queen’s Theater.

ROGER CROSS’s (Emcee Sunset Blvd. / Sonny) feature film credits include “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” “Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning,” “Mad Money,” “World Trade Center,” “King’s Ransom,” “Beautiful Joe,” “Chronicles of Riddick,” and “X2: X-Men United.” Cross won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as ‘Curtis Manning’ in the hit Fox series “24.” Cross has also been seen in Steven Spielberg’s “Taken,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “First Wave,” “Peacemaker,” “Bionic Woman,” and several episodes of “Outer Limits” and “The 4400.”

MEI MELANCON (Jamie Chen) is a new character on THE L WORD®. She recently wrapped filming the feature “Shrink,” starring opposite Kevin Spacey and Robin Williams. Melancon recently starred in the Bigfoot independent production of “Irreversi,” Lakeshore’s “Pathology,” and “Fold” a film by Ghost House Pictures. Melancon grew up mainly in Japan; her mother is of French heritage and her father is Japanese and Chinese. While having a successful modeling career, she began studying with various acting coaches in 2003 and soon began getting parts in shows such as “CSI” and “Deadwood.” She caught her big break when Brett Ratner cast her in the role of ‘Psylocke,’ a mutant assassin in the hit feature film “X-Men: The Last Stand.”

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Anonymous said...

New Jamie Chen character is HAWT!!!!!