Louise Lombard (b. 13th September 1970) is an English actress.


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Early life and education[edit]Edit

Lombard's Irish parents left Dublin in the mid-1950s. She was born in LondonEngland, the fifth of seven children.[2][3]

Lombard began taking drama lessons when she was eight.[3] She attended Trinity Catholic High School, a Roman Catholic school, from which she achieved nine O Levels. Lombard studied English literature at Cambridge University.[3]


Lombard is best known for playing Evangeline Eliott in the 1990s television drama The House of Eliott. Her first her big break was in the hit series Chancer, after which Lombard went on to star in the television dramas Body Guards andMetropolis, and several films including Gold in the StreetsMy Kingdom and After the Rain.

She was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1994. From 1998 to 2000 Lombard took a career break to study English literature at St Edmund's CollegeCambridge.

In 1998 Lombard starred in the cult classic Tale of the Mummy, and in 1999 she starred in the film Esther, with F. Murray Abraham.

In 2004 Lombard appeared in the film Hidalgo.[3] In November that same year Lombard began a recurring role on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation during seasons five and six. She made her first appearance in season five episode seven ("Formalities") playing Sofia Curtis, a crime scene investigator who goes on a career path to become a homicide detective. In September 2006 in the season seven premiere ("Built to Kill, Part 1"), Lombard began a regular role which she held throughout the seventh season until its finale ("Living Doll"). In September 2007 Lombard appeared in the season eight premiere ("Dead Doll") and was credited as a special guest star.

In 2009 Lombard appeared in the pilot episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, which aired during the sixth season of the main NCIS series; episode twenty-two ("Legend Part 1") and episode twenty-three ("Legend Part 2"). She played Special Agent Lara Macy in charge of the NCIS Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles. There was a negative audience reaction to Macy, and Lombard was dropped from the series.[citation needed] Macy was killed off prior to season seven episode twenty-three ("Patriot Down").

In March 2011 TVLine announced that Lombard would reprise her role as Sofia Curtis on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the season eleven episode "Father of the Bride", which aired on 28 April 2011 and revealed that her character had been promoted to deputy chief.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Twice Upon a Time
1998 Gold in the Streets Mary
1998 Tale of the Mummy Samantha Turkel
1999 After the Rain Emma
2001 Diggity's Treasure Rachel Blackmon
2001 My Kingdom Kath
2002 Claim Ellen Brachman
2004 Hidalgo Lady Anne Davenport
2004 Countdown Catherine Stone
2005 The Call Woman Short film
2011 Un Africain en hiver Madame Dozin

Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Forgotten Kristina TV film
1989 Capital City Louise 4 episodes
1990 The Bill Susan Peterfield Episode: "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"
1990 Perfect Scoundrels Alice Episode: "Sweeter Than Wine"
1990 Casualty Clare Jameson Episode: "All's Fair"
1991 The Black Velvet Gown Lucy Gallmington TV film
1991 Bergerac Clarissa Calder Episode: "Snow in Provence"
1991 Chancer Anna 7 episodes
1991-1994 The House of Eliott Evangeline Eliott 34 episodes
1992 Angels Lucy TV film
1993 Shakers TV film
1996-1997 Bodyguards Liz Shaw 7 episodes
1999 Esther Esther TV miniseries
2000 Metropolis Charlotte TV miniseries
2003 War Stories Gayle Phelan TV film
2003 Second Nature Dr. Harriet Fellows TV film
2004-2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sofia Curtis Recurring role
2007 Judy's Got a Gun Judy Lemen TV film
2008 Kiss of a Death Kay Rousseu TV film
2009 NCIS Special Agent Lara Macy Episode: "Legend: Part 1"

Episode: "Legend: Part 2"

2010 Miami Medical Karen Episode: "All Fall Down"
2010 Stargate Universe Gloria Rush 4 episodes
2012 Rogue Wendy Hollingsworth TV film
2012 The Mentalist Dean Nora Hill Episode: "His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts"
2012 Dripping in Chocolate Juliana Lovece TV film
2013 The Selection Queen Amberly Shooting Pilot
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