'The L Word' follows the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. The main character,Jenny (Mia Kirshner), is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, who moves to Los Angeles to live with her boyfriend Tim (Eric Mabius) and begin a professional writing career. Jenny's life is turned upside down when she attends a party hosted by Tim's next-door neighbors, Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Hollomon), a lesbian couple who are about to take the step into parenthood after being together for seven years. A brief encounter at the party with Marina (Karina Lombard), the owner of the local coffeehouse, suddenly has Jenny thrust into a whole new world that makes her question her own sexual orientation. Other friends of Bette and Tina include Dana (Erin Daniels), a professional tennis player who is shy but eager to meet the right woman; Alice (Leisha Hailey), a magazine writer who has a brief relationship with a self-identified "lesbian" man; and Shane (Katherine Moenning),a hairstylist who can't stick to just one woman, and Kit(Pam Grier), Bette's half sister who struggles with alcoholism.
The L Word actors and actresses include Alan Cumming, Alexandra Hedison, Cybill Shepherd, Daniela Sea, Eric Lively, Eric Mabius, Erin Daniels, Holland Taylor, Jane Lynch, Janina Gavankar, Karina Lombard, Katherine Moennig, Kristanna Loken, Kwesi Ameyaw, Laurel Holloman, Lauren Lee Smith, Leisha Hailey, Marlee Matlin, Meredith McGeachie, Mia Kirshner, Pam Grier, Rachel Shelley, Sarah Shahi。