Katherine Moennig is an American actress best known for her starring role as Shane McCutcheon on the lesbian-themed television drama series The L Word, from 2004-2009.
She also starred as Dr. Miranda Foster in the medical drama television series Three Rivers, from 2009-2010.
Moennig has appeared in the feature films The Shipping News, Love The Hard Way and Invitation to a Suicide. Her television credits include roles in the series The L Word, Young Americans, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Dexter and the lead actress in the music video Is Anybody Home for the band Our Lady Peace.
On stage, she has appeared in As You like It, Comedy of Art, The Theory of Total Blame and Morning in the City at the WilliamstownTheatre Festival.
She also has a starring role as Lena, a no-nonsense lesbian who is both sexy and tough and who handles Ray's office and research for his operation, in the television drama series Ray Donovan.
Katherine as Shane in The L Word