Lucy Lawless

BirthDay:

29 Mar 1968

BirthPlace:

Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

BirthName:

Lucille Francis Ryan

Bio:

New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless.

She was awarded an Order of Merit in the New Zealand Queen's Birthday Honor List in June 2004. Lucy, whose role as "Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess" made her a cult television star, has been involved with the Starship Foundation and has held a role on its board of trustees. She was awarded the Order of Merit for services to entertainment and the community.

In 1995, Lucy landed the role of "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), in a three-story arc, that led to her own spin-off show, Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), for six seasons.

Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on "Xena: Warrior Princess", Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series, Battlestar Galactica (2004), in the semi-regular role of "D'anna Biers", amongst her other many and varied roles, including the hit Adam Sandler movie, Bedtime Stories (2008). Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts (2005) and Vampire Bats (2005). She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) and Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008). During 2011, Lucy appeared in the "No Ordinary Family" as the mysterious "Mrs. X" and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) and "Spartacus Vengeance" as "Lucretia".

Her most recent role was "Caroline Platt" in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake (2013), a BBC Mini-Series in New Zealand, with Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

She plays the recurring character of "Diane Lewis" on NBC's Parks and Recreation (2009).

She will play "Velma Kelly" in the Auckland Theatre Company's adaptation of "Chicago: The Musical", from 1-24 November 2013.
Filmography

Actor ( 88 credits )

The Changeover (2017)
Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)  Ruby Knowby (10 episodes, 2015-2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Barefoot Bandits (2015)  Denenis Gobb (1 episode)
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014) Herself
Salem (2014)  Countess Marburg (11 episodes, 2015)
The Code (2014)  Alex Wisham (6 episodes, 2014)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Seven Sharp (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Top of the Lake (2013)  Caroline Platt (2 episodes, 2013)
From the Mouths of Babes (2012)  Herself (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)  Hiidrala (1 episode, 2016)
Super City (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Lez Chat (2010) Construction Worker
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)  Lucretia (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
No Ordinary Family (2010)  Helen Burton / ... (4 episodes, 2011)
Project: Comic-Con (2010)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2010)
Adventure Time (2010)  General Taser (1 episode, 2014)
Bitch Slap (2009) Mother Superior
Angel of Death (2009) Vera
Parks and Recreation (2009)  Diane Lewis (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Bedtime Stories (2008) Aspen
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Burn Notice (2007)  Evelyn (1 episode, 2007)
Flight of the Conchords (2007)  Paula (1 episode, 2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
The Darkroom (2006) Cheryl
Celebrity Duets (2006)  Herself (9 episodes, 2006)
Boogeyman (2005) Tim's Mother
American Dad! (2005) (1 episode, 2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
In the Cutz (2005)  Guest (1 episode, 2006)
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Double Dare (2004) Herself
EuroTrip (2004) Madame Vandersexxx
Veronica Mars (2004)  Agent Morris (1 episode, 2006)
Battlestar Galactica (2004)  D'Anna Biers (16 episodes, 2005-2009)
The L Word (2004)  Sgt. Marybeth Duffy (2 episodes, 2009)
Bro'Town (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2009)
The Soup (2004)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
New Zealand Idol (2004)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2004)
Two and a Half Men (2003)  Pamela (1 episode, 2005)
Tarzan (2003)  Kathleen Clayton (7 episodes, 2003)
Warrior Women (2003)  Herself - Host (5 episodes, 2003)
Spider-Man (2002) Punk Rock Girl
CSI: Miami (2002)  Audrey Yates (1 episode, 2008)
Less Than Perfect (2002)  Tracy Fletcher (1 episode, 2004)
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
V Graham Norton (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards (2001) Herself
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Ginger Snaps (2000) Announcer on School's PA System (voice) (uncredited)
I'll Make You Happy (1999) Herself
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Lucy Lawless (1 episode, 2007)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Herself (1 episode)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Stacy (1 episode, 2001)
Good Morning (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen (1997) Xena
Peach (1996) Peach
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1996-2000)
Something So Right (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
20/20 (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 1996-2013)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)  Xena / ... (134 episodes, 1995-2001)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)  Xena / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1998)
Your Studio and You (1995) Herself (uncredited)
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
High Tide (1994)  Sharon List / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Howard Stern (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 1997)
The X-Files (1993)  Shannon McMahon (2 episodes, 2001)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  D'anna Biers - Top Ten Presenter (uncredited) (1 episo
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (5 episodes, 1997-2001)
The End of the Golden Weather (1991) Joe's Girl
For the Love of Mike (1991)  Helen (1 episode, 1991)
The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990)  Sarah McFee (1 episode, 1993)
A Bitter Song (1990) Nurse 1
Within the Law (1990) Verity
The Simpsons (1989)  Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Shark in the Park (1989)  Kim Hughes (1 episode, 1990)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2012)
Funny Business (1987)  Various (1989)
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)  Liddy Barton (1 episode, 1992)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (4 episodes, 1997-2010)
60 Minutes (1979)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 1998)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Her Iliad (2000) producer