Lucy Lawless Biography (1968-)

Original name, Lucille Frances Ryan; born March 28, 1968, in Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand; daughter of Frank (a banker and mayor) and Julie Ryan; married Garth Lawless (a bar manager), 1988 (divorced, 1995); married Robert G. Tapert (a producer, director, and writer), March 28, 1998; children: (firstmarriage) Daisy; (second marriage) Julius Robert Bay, Judah Miro. Addresses: Agent: Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA90210.; Publicist: Dominique Appel, Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd.,Sixth Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
New Zealander
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
March 28, 1968
Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Multiple roles, Funny Business (also known as Funny Bunny),[New Zealand], beginning 1989
  • Helen, For the Love of Mike, [New Zealand], beginning 1991
  • Cohost, Air New Zealand Holiday, [New Zealand], 1992-93
  • Title role, Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1995-2001
  • Kathleen Clayton, Tarzan (also known as Tarzan & Jane),The WB, 2003
  • Host, Warrior Women, Discovery Channel Canada, beginning 2003
  • Specials
  • (In archive footage) Look Who's Famous Now, TV2 (New Zealand), 1999
  • Lucy Lawless: Kiwi Superstar, [New Zealand], 2001
  • Narrator, Gladiatrix, The Discovery Channel, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell, NBC, 2002
  • Narrator, Totally Gayer, VH1, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri,NBC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Kim Hughes, "Double or Quits," Shark in the Park, [New Zealand], 1990
  • Liddy Barton, "Fee Fie Foe Fum," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1992
  • Sarah McFee, "Riding the Volcano," The Adventures of the Black Stallion (also known as The Black Stallion and The Return of the BlackStallion), YTV, 1992
  • Undercover police officer, "Shanghied," High Tide, syndicated, 1994
  • Lysia, Hercules and the Amazon Women, syndicated, 1994
  • Lyla, "As Darkness Falls," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1995
  • Lyla, "Outcast," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1995
  • Sharon List, "Dead in the Water," High Tide, syndicated, 1995
  • Xena, "The Gauntlet," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1995
  • Xena, "The Unchained Heart," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1995
  • Xena, "The Warrior Princess," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1995
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997
  • Herself, "Something about Inter-Ex-Spousal Relations," Something So Right, NBC, 1997
  • Xena, "Judgement Day," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1997
  • Xena, "Stranger in a Strange World," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1997
  • Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 1997
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Diana, Leah, and Meg, "Warrior ... Priestess ... Tramp," Xena: WarriorPrincess, syndicated, 1998
  • Xena, "Armageddon Now: Part 2," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,syndicated, 1998
  • Guest, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1998, 1999
  • Meg, "The Key to the Kingdom," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated,1999
  • Voice, "Treehouse of Horror X," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Shannon McMahon, "Nothing Important Happened Today: Parts 1 & 2," The X-Files, Fox, 2001
  • Stacy, "The Auction," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2001
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Voice, "Gump Roast," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 2002
  • "Keep It on the Short Grass," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2002
  • Guest, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003
  • Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003
  • Guest, V Graham Norton, 2003
  • Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Herself and Xena, "Sione-rella," Bro'Town (animated; also known asbro'Town), TV3 (New Zealand), 2004
  • Tracy Fletcher, "Ignoring Lydia," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2004
  • Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Appeared as Chloe Miller in Marlin Bay, and as a nightclub patronin Gloss, both TVNZ (New Zealand); appeared in Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television.
  • Other
  • Mink Tertius, Typhon's People, [New Zealand], 1993
  • Herself, In Search of the Lonesome Yodel, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • First nurse, A Bitter Song, 1990
  • Verity, Within the Law, 1990
  • Joe's girl, The End of the Golden Weather, 1991
  • Jane Redmond, The Rainbow Warrior (also known as The Sinking ofthe Rainbow Warrior), 1992
  • Title role, Peach, 1994
  • Voice of Xena, Hercules and Xena--The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (animated musical), Universal Home Video, 1997
  • Herself, I'll Make You Happy, Universal Pictures Home Video, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Voice of announcer on school's public address system, Ginger Snaps, Unapix Entertainment, 2001
  • Punk rock girl, Spider-Man, Columbia, 2002
  • Herself, Double Dare (documentary), Map Point Pictures/GoodmoviesEntertainment/Runaway Films, 2003
  • Madame VanderSexxx, EuroTrip, DreamWorks, 2004
  • Mary Jensen, Boogeyman, Screen Gems, 2005
  • Film Producer
  • Her Iliad (short film), 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Betty Rizzo, Grease (musical), Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, beginning 1997
  • Dorothy Shaw, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (concert performance), Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • CD-ROMs
  • The Heroic Legends of Hercules and Xena, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1997, Issue 4, Gale, 1997
    Periodicals
    • Advocate, March 2, 1999, p. 24
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 24, 1995, p. 86; March 7, 1997, p.38; October 24, 2003, pp. 67-68
    • Ms., July/August, 1996, pp. 74-77
    • Official Xena: Warrior Princess, Volume 1, number 1, 1997, pp. 12-17
    • Parade, July 27, 1997, p. 16
    • People Weekly, April 8, 1996, pp. 93-94
    • Playboy, May, 1997, p. 144
    • Starlog, January, 1996; April, 1997
    • Time, April 13, 1998, p. 43
    • TV Guide, April 10, 1999, pp. 18-24
    • USA Today, February 14, 1996; January 15, 1997, p. 3D
    • X-Files Monthly, April, 2002, pp. 26, 27

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