Lucille Frances "Lucy" Ryan was born in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert to teacher Julie Ryan and Mount Albert's mayor, banker Frank Ryan. Only the name of Lucy Lawless appears in the opening sequence although Renée O'Connor also stars. ), Lucy was encouraged to resume her singing career after being a contestant on Celebrity Duets, which she finished as runner-up to Alfonso Ribeiro. [27] She played a role in the Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories released Christmas 2008. [4] At 21, she won the 1989 Mrs New Zealand competition. Although "Xena" is now officially known as Eris, Brown made an indirect tribute to Lawless by naming Eris' moon Dysnomia after the Greek goddess of lawlessness. She plays Countess Marburg, one of the last remaining survivors of the legendary line of ancient German witches. Following the sentencing, Lawless said: "I consider it a great victory that the court has struck down the reparation demand from Shell, which I think was absolutely ludicrous."[48]. Lawless reprised her role as Lucretia in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which chronicled life in the Ludus before Spartacus's arrival, and she also returned for the sequel Spartacus: Vengeance.[31]. Co-created by Tapert and John Schulian, she first appeared in the 1995–1999 television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before going on to appear in Xena: Warrior Princess TV show and subsequent comic book of the same name. | They meet for first time a warrior-wannabe called Joxer, and Xena has to face a dark event from her past related to Callisto and her village, Cirra. With Terra Allen, Dave Wilbur, Mary Drinkwater, Adrienne Broadbent. She is married to Ben Luzzatto. 'Xena' Actress Lucy Lawless Puts 'Hercules' Actor Kevin Sorbo on Blast for Antifa Capitol Conspiracy Xena is taking on Hercules. She recently sat for the New Zealand television series The Sitting,[41] an arts series where celebrity portraits are produced during an interview session, with the portraits later auctioned for charity. [22] In 2014, Lawless voiced the militaristic "Queen of the Ants" in the American animated television series Adventure Time on the Cartoon Network. [21], Lawless has also performed as a voice actor in several animated features: In 2008, Lawless voiced the animated character of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the direct-to-video superhero animated film, Justice League: The New Frontier, adapted from the DC Comics limited series. She has described her family as "this big, sprawling Irish Catholic family",[2] and while filming in Ireland for the Discovery Channel in 2004, told Ireland on Sunday that her father's family originated in Quilty, County Clare. Created by Sam Raimi, John Schulian, R.J. Stewart. Cult television series created by Robert Tapert that told the story of a warrior princess with a dark past who set out to redeem herself in an ancient world filled with Warlords and Gods. Lawless played the role of Lucretia, the wife of Lentulus Batiatus, who were both the owners of a gladiator ludus, which also saw Lawless doing nude scenes for the first time. In ancient Roman history, Livia Drusilla (Born 30 January 58 BC - 28 September 29 AD) was the influential wife of the Roman emperor Augustus throughout his reign, as well as his adviser. [4], In 1994, Lawless appeared in Hercules and the Amazon Women, a Pacific Renaissance Pictures made-for-television film that became the television pilot for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. With Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Hudson Leick, Ted Raimi. There’s always the chance that NBC would try to … She is referred to by fans as the Battling Bard of Potidaea. From 2012 to 2015, Lawless had a recurring role on the NBC series Parks and Recreation as Diane, the love interest and eventual wife of Ron Swanson. [16], For her strong support of LGBT rights, including her public support for same-sex marriage,[17] in 2017 Lawless was given the Star 100–Ally of the Year award at the Australian LGBTI Awards ceremony. She attended Marist College, Auckland, and began studies at Auckland University in languages. Xena is a historical fantasy set primarily in ancient Greece, although the setting is flexible in both time and location and occasionally features Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, Central Asian, and Medieval European elements. After that, she studied drama at the William Davis Centre for Actors Study in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Xena: Warrior Princess cast list, including photos of the actors when available. [8], Xena's ambiguous romantic relationship with travelling companion Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor)[9] led to Lawless becoming a lesbian icon, a role of which she has said she's proud. [39] It is set up to provide additional equipment, support and help to staff, patients and families. [37] She continued to sing during the run of Xena, even contributing dirge music of her own composition; this made it into the episode "The Path Not Taken" as the dirge "Burial," which she sang for the first time in the episode. From 2005 to 2009, she had a recurring role in the television series Battlestar Galactica. The series was created in 1995 by writer-producers Robert Tapert under his production tag, Pacific Renaissance Pictures LTD.Later, there …", "Lucy and Renee in Sydney in 1999 – Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras", "Lucy Lawless goes glamorous for LGBT rights in San Francisco - AfterEllen", "Lucy Lawless - Rizzo - Grease - Pics Scans Images", "Inside TV Podcast: Lucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre", "Lynda Carter and Beyond: The Celebs Who Have Played Wonder Woman", "Behind the Scenes with Crackle's 'Angel of Death' Zoe Bell", "Bruce Campbell: Lucy Lawless joining Ash Vs. The show was developed by Sam Raimi and RJ Stewart. Alexandra Tydings was born on December 15, 1972 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. (See also List of Xena: Warrior Princess episodes for details. Lawless said she intends for now to remain involved with Greenpeace. [40] She devotes much time and energy to fundraising for the organisation. She is loosely based on Livia Drusilla who was the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus and on Saint Paul while she was Livia and transformed to Eve. [3], Ryan appeared in her first musical at age 10[4] and began acting in secondary school. The flexible fantasy framework of the show accommodates a considerable range of theatrical styles, from high melodrama to slapstick comedy, from whimsical and musical to all-out action and adventure. Evil Dead", "Exclusive: Lucy Lawless Heading to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While the show is typically set in ancient times, its themes are essentially modern and it inv… [30] The show was based on the life of Spartacus, the famous gladiator, and the slave revolt he led, and was produced by long-time Xena producers Sam Raimi and "Rob" Tapert, her own husband. In Xena: Warrior Princess: Livia (2000) Eve goes by the name Livia and is a fearless Roman commander. "[12][13] This reputation became cemented after her "graphic lesbian sex scenes" in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. When this object was initially determined to be larger than Pluto, it gained international attention and forced a year-long debate among astronomers as to the definition of a planet (Observations made by New Horizons subsequently found Pluto to be marginally larger than the object, which was ultimately named Eris). She said the Sandy character was very similar to her sheltered childhood, growing up in New Zealand with many protective older brothers.[20]. She is an actress, known for What Death Leaves Behind (2018), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) and The Sunchaser (1996). In the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lawless was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to entertainment and the community. [51], In 1988, 19-year-old Ryan became pregnant by her boyfriend Garth Lawless while working with him in the Australian outback. [34] In March 2015, it was announced that she would be portraying the role of Ruby in Starz horror-comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead. To differentiate between Xena and the similar Lysia, Lawless' hair, previously an ash blonde, was dyed black. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Since 2006, 21 September marks "Lucy Lawless Feel the Love Day/Week." Xena: Warrior Princess is an Emmy Award-winning American cult television series.It was first shown from September 15, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The producers tried to contact other actors to fill the role but it wasn't meant to be. She portrayed the title character in television series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001); cylon model Number Three D'Anna Biers on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series (2005–2009); and Lucretia in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance (2012). [45] She was subsequently arrested and charged with burglary, which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years if convicted. Heidi Hudson Leick was born on May 9, 1969, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.She is an American actress, voice actress and yoga instructor. They divorced in 1995.[52]. [26], In 2009, Lawless appeared in two episodes of the final season of The L Word as Sergeant Marybeth Duffy. She portrayed the title character in television series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001); cylon model Number Three D'Anna Biers on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series (2005–2009); and Lucretia in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance (2012). Lucille Frances Lawless MNZM (née Ryan; born 29 March 1968) is a New Zealand actress and singer. [49] Lawless rang Mike Brown in December 2005 to thank him for his "senseless act of beauty," and claimed that she "never dared hope [the name] would stick. [29], Lawless co-starred in the Starz original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Early 1995 a young actress starred in several Hercules The Legendary Journeys episodes in various roles. First of all, we will look for a few extra hints for this entry: Actress who played the title role in Xena: Warrior Princess. [14][15] She has appeared at gay pride events such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. On 28 March 1998, Lawless married Xena's executive producer, Pacific Renaissance Pictures CEO Robert G. "Rob" Tapert. Home Entertainment Stories Lucy Lawless and Cast of 'Xena: Warrior Princess' 24 Years after 1st Episode of the Show Aired November 30, 2019 | by Bettina Dizon For six years, women were given a set of lead female protagonists to empower women by showing physical and mental strength in the television series “Xena: Warrior Princess.” [47] In February 2013, Lawless and the other six activists were each sentenced to pay a fine of NZ$651 (about US$547) and 120 hours of community service. Here are 7 actresses whose addition to a new version of Xena: Warrior Princess would make instant sense. ': One Door Closes - News -", "[WATCH] Salem Season 2 Teaser – - Deadline", "Bruce Campbell's Ash returns to fight 'Evil Dead, "AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Grease! In 2014, she guest starred in Agents of Shield as Isabelle Hartley in the season two premiere,[32] and reprised the role later in episode 15 of season two, 'One Door Closes. She also wore a much darker costume. Trivia. She then fights Hercules, in the hope that she will regain her army if … Company Credits They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert (born October 16, 1999) and Judah Miro Tapert (born May 7, 2002). It is a spin-off of the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. ", "Declassifying 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | '[33] In 2015, Lawless landed the recurring guest role of Countess Palatine Ingrid Von Marburg in WGN America's Salem. Xena is a fictional character from Robert Tapert's Xena: Warrior Princess franchise. With Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith. A blonde woman called Callisto kills innocent people stating she's Xena, Warrior Princess, and Xena and Gabrielle try to stop her. Xena: Warrior Princess, like its parent programme, was a huge hit and achieved high ratings and cultural significance, lasting six seasons. [1] She is the fifth of six siblings (four brothers and one sister). Lawless provided the voice of Goldmoon for Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, a direct-to-DVD animated movie based on the novel of the same name. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods. The series ended in 2018. [44], In February 2012, Lawless and six other Greenpeace activists boarded an oil drilling ship at Port Taranaki, New Zealand, and remained on it for 77 hours to stop it leaving for the Arctic where it was going to take part in oil exploration. [23], In 2007, Lawless was to appear as one of the leads in the ensemble cast of the ABC television series, Football Wives, based on the popular British series Footballers' Wives. Xena: Warrior Princess: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith (II), Alexandra Tydings, Adrienne Wilkinson, Bruce Campbell, Danielle Cormack She went on to play another character, Lyla, in the first-season episode "As Darkness Falls.". While taping an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in October 1996, Lawless suffered a fractured pelvis when the horse she was riding lost its footing in the studio car park. The series brought Lawless an immense amount of attention and she became an international celebrity. Lawless received her best-known role when she was asked to play a heroic warrior woman named Xena in the first season of ‘'Hercules'’. Eve, also known as Livia, is a fictional character created by Robert Tapert for the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess.She is portrayed by Adrienne Wilkinson as an adult and as a baby by infant actors. If you've watched even just one episode of the quirky cult-adventure series Xena: Warrior Princess, then there's a strong likelihood that you became … [24][25], Lawless returned to television on 10 November 2008 in a guest-starring role on the CBS television series CSI: Miami, in a Season 7 episode, "Cheating Death", playing a madam with connections to a murder and helping Horatio "H" Caine with his inquiries. Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. Lawless appeared as D'Anna Biers, a reporter with the Fleet News Service who worked on a critical documentary about the crew of the Galactica and was later revealed to be a Cylon (Number Three). [27] Also in 2008, Lawless appeared with her former Xena stuntwoman Zoë Bell in Sony (Crackle)'s new web series Angel of Death, written by Ed Brubaker, which debuted online in early 2009. Xena originally appears as an outlaw in the Hercules episode "The Warrior Princess"; about ten years into her career of pillaging and marauding, Xena meets Hercules. [5] In "The Gauntlet", her army turns against her, believing Xena has become weak after she stops her lieutenant Darphus from killing a child in a sacked village. Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series 1995–2001) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. They have two children. Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. 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Renee O'Connor (born February 15, 1971) is an American actress, producer, and director, known for the role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. Directed by Mark Beesley. New Scientist magazine polled the public on their preferred final name for the so-called tenth planet; "Xena" ranked number 4. In the 90s, LGBTQ+ representation was scarce on television, and many fans quickly grew attached to the clear romantic undertones of the relationship between the reformed warlord and … The character was popular enough that a spin-off series was created: Xena: Warrior Princess debuted on 4 September 1995. She wanted to play the lead role of Sandy and later stated her belief that the producers typecast her to play "bad girls" following her success as Xena. Lawless has maintained a successful acting career since then, appearing in dozens of films and shows. [9][10] She has said that during the years she was playing the role, she had been undecided on the nature of the relationship,[11] but in a 2003 interview with Lesbian News magazine, she said that after viewing the series finale, she had come to see Xena and Gabrielle's relationship as definitely gay, adding "they're married, man. [46] She pleaded guilty on 14 June 2012 to trespass charges regarding the February incident.