'The L Word: Generation Q' Season 2 Full Cast List: Meet Jennifer Beals and other stars
The series will also see the return of Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Jacqueline Toboni and more
‘The L Word: Generation Q’ is back with its Season 2 and the entire gang is ready to take viewers on an emotional journey once again. The series revolves around several main characters on the show as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, and success in LA.
The show is a spin-off of the original ‘L Word’ series and is set ten years after the events that happened during the original series. At the time, the show was considered to be revolutionary because it was the first TV series to feature an ensemble cast made up of lesbian and bi-sexual female characters.
The first season of ‘Generation Q’ was a sleeper hit for the network and joined the list of shows based on the LGBTQ+ community. Projects such as ‘Euphoria’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and more have done extremely well in recent times and the makers of the Showtime series will be hoping for the same kind of reception for Season 2 as well.
The show also features an amazing pool of actors who will mesmerize you with their acting. So, let’s take a look at who’s returning for Season 2.
Jennifer Beals (Bette Porter)
Born on December 19, 1963, Jennifer Beals started her professional career as a teen model and went on to star in various high-end projects. She got her first job at age 13 at an ice cream store. However, she soon developed an interest in the field of acting and decided to take it up as a profession.
She made her acting debut with the feature film ‘My Bodyguard’ in 1980 and had a minor role in the movie. Three years later, she rose to fame with ‘Flashdance’ and garnered a lot of praise for her impeccable acting. Beals was cast for this key role while still a student at Yale. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and the film received an Academy Award for Best Song.
Meanwhile, in 1985, she made her Television debut with the series 'Faerie Tale Theatre’. Since then, she has worked with several Hollywood A-listers and appeared in projects such as ‘In the Soup’, ‘Day of Atonement’, ‘Four Rooms’, ‘The Book of Eli’, ‘Frasier’, ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Taken’.
She gained wider prominence after appearing in the original ‘L Word’ series and received Best Actress nominations at NAACP Image Awards and Satellite Awards.
Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon
Moennig is the first-half cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow and started her acting career in 1999. She had the central role in the music video ‘Is Anybody Home?’ by the Canadian band Our Lady Peace. Apart from that, she also took a role in a Fleet Bank commercial. Moennig's first major role was in the television series ‘Young Americans’, playing Jake Pratt.
In 2001, she played a minor role in ‘Law & Order’. In the same year, Moennig had a supporting role in the movie ‘Love the Hard Way’ alongside Oscar winner Adrien Brody. She identifies herself as a lesbian and has played many lesbian roles in ventures like ‘The L Word’, ‘Everybody’s Fine’, ‘Art School Confidential’, and ‘Ray Donovan’.
Apart from doing movies and TV shows, Moennig has also acted in several theatre productions such as ‘Guardians’, ‘As You Like It’, ‘Love Letters’, ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’, and ‘Lovers’.
Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki
Born on July 11, 1971, Leisha Hailey did not start her professional career as an actor and wanted to pursue music when she was young. In 1991, she and one of her close friends started a band named ‘The Murmurs’ released several albums, and toured on the Lilith Fair. While making music, she started getting acting offers as well and took up some roles in the second half of the 90s.
In 1996, she played a struggling musician in the TV series ‘Boy Meets World’. Meanwhile, her first major film role was in the 1997 movie ‘All Over Me’. From 1998 to 2003, she had cameos and supporting roles in various projects. However, in 2004, she got the chance to play one of the main characters in the series ‘The L Word’.
Leisha is known for being a queer actress.
Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley
Toboni is relatively new to the entertainment industry and started working in 2014. Born on February 18, 1992, the actress studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She started her acting career with a short film titled ‘Bad Girls’ in 2014. Later that year, she was cast as Theresa “Trubel” Rubel in ‘Grimm’ and had a recurring role.
In 2017, she appeared in the sixteenth season of ‘Hell's Kitchen’ as a guest for episode eleven's dinner service that honored the contributors from Stand Up to Cancer. Since 2019, she has been a part of ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ and plays a lesbian on the show.
Arienne Mandi as Dani Nunez
Arienne Mundi began her career in 2014 and acted in the TV shows like ‘The Interns’ and ‘Matador’. She also had cameo roles in ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Agent X’ and ‘Escape Artist’. Her first major role came in the series ‘In the Vault’ in 2017 and made an appearance in 8 episodes.
Since 2019, she has been a part of ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ and plays Dani Nunez.
Rosanny Zayas as Sophie Suarez
The actress’ career started with a supporting role in the movie ‘Three of One Kind’. Zayas was praised for her acting and made her mark from the very first film. In 2019, she made a cameo in ‘Otherhood’ alongside Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman.
‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘The Code’ and ‘Modern Pursuasion’ are some of the projects she has featured in.
‘The L Word: Generation Q’ returns with new episodes every Sunday on Showtime.