What Did the 'L Word' Stars Do Before 'Generation Q'? (PHOTOS)
Jennifer Beals (Bette Porter)
Beals has had a number of starring TV roles since The L Word
ended — in Fox’s The Chicago Code
, TNT’s Proof
(shown here), NBC’s Taken
, and DC Universe’s Swamp Thing
. On the big screen, she appeared in The Book of Eli
, Before I Fall
, and After
Katherine Moennig (Shane McCutcheon)
Moennig has starred on the Showtime drama Ray Donovan
(shown here) since day one, playing investigative assistant Lena Barnum. She also starred in the short-lived CBS medical drama Three Rivers
, and she’s been recurring on the Freeform sitcom Grown-ish
Leisha Hailey (Alice Pieszecki)
In recent years, Hailey has guest-starred on the TV series Supernatural
, Chasing Life
, Code Black
, and Silicon Valley
(shown here) and recurred on Bosch
. She has also released three albums with her electro-pop band, Uh Huh Her.
Sarah Shahi (Carmen de la Pica Morales)
Showtime hasn’t confirmed Shahi’s Generation Q
reprise, but the actress — who starred in the NBC dramas Life
and more recently recurred on The Rookie
(shown here) and City on a Hill
— told The Hollywood Reporter
she’ll be “heavily involved” in the reboot.
The other ‘L Word’ cast members
They may not be appearing in Generation Q
, but the other L Word
alums have kept busy these past 10 years. Laurel Holloman (Tina Kennard) has cultivated a painting career, Mia Kirshner (Jenny Shecter) starred in Defiance
and recurred on Star Trek: Discovery
, Pam Grier (Kit Porter) currently stars in Bless This Mess
(shown here), Rachel Shelley (Helena Peabody) recurred on Once Upon a Time
and Deep State
, and Erin Daniels (Dana Fairbanks) recently wrapped production on the film The Surrogate
Sing it with us now: “It’s the way that we live and looove!”
Ten years after The L Word ended its six-season run on Showtime, the premium cabler is continuing the story with The L Word: Generation Q and enlisting three of the O.G. stars for the reboot.
From Holland Taylor to Jessica Capshaw to Gloria Steinem and beyond.
Veteran L Word actors Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey are starring in Generation Q, joining franchise newcomers Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, and Sepideh Moafi.
In the lead-up to the reboot’s December 8 premiere, check out the gallery above to see what the original cast has been up to in the past decade.
The L Word: Generation Q, Premiere, Sunday, December 8, 10/9c, Showtime