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Lucy Lawless

Mostly Credited As: Lucy Lawless
Sometimes Credited As: 'D'Anna Biers'
Lucy Tapert
Lucy Lawless Tapert
Lucy Lawless-Tapert

Birth Name: Lucille Frances Ryan
Date Of Birth: March 29, 1968 (Age 46)
Country Of Birth: New Zealand
Birth Place: Mount Albert, Auckland
Height: 5' 9 ½" (1.76 m)

Lucy Lawless


Lucille Frances Ryan, or as we know her as, Lucy Lawless, was born on March 28, 1968 in Auckland, New Zealand. Lucy's parents are Frank and Julie Ryan, making Lucy the 5th sibling out of 7children. Ever since Lucy was in High school, she has liked acting. Luce attended Auckland University and has studied a few foreign languages. She then left for Europe with her boyfriend to travel around Germany and Switzerland. They went back and landed a job with a mining company in Australia. In 1988, Lucy and Garth Lawless were married. They returned to New Zealand and had a daughter, Daisy.

Lucy has starred in a numerous of shows and movies, but her fame didn't come until she starred as Xena, in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Lucy's character Xena became so famous, that a spin off of Hercules was started, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Lucy married Robert G. Tapert, the executive producer of Xena, in 1998. Lucy and Robert has 2 kids together, Julius Robert Bay Tapert, born in 1999, making him Lucy's second child. Her third child, Judah Miro Tapert, was born in 2002.

Although she is heterosexual, Lucy Lawless has made couple of appearances at gay pride events such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.


Movie Credits Include:

Vampire Bats (2005) - Maddy Rierdon
Locusts (2005) - Dr. Maddy Rierdon
Boogeyman (2005) - Tim's Mother
Eurotrip (2004) - Madame Vandersexxx/ Vandersexxx Club Leader
Spider-Man (2002) - Punk Rock Girl
Ginger Snaps (2000) - (voice) The Announcer on School's PA System
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998) - Xena (voice)
Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994) - Lysia
Typhon's People (1993) - Mink Tertius

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)As: Lucretia
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)As: Lucretia (S1 - S2)
Celebrity Duets (2006)As: Contestant (S01; 7th Eliminated)
Tarzan (2003) (2003)As: Kathleen Clayton
Warrior Women With Lucy Lawless (2003)As: Herself
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)As: Xena
Episode Cast Credits 

Top Of The Lake (2013) 
  Season 1, Episode 5 01x05: (Apr/08/2013) As Caroline Platt 

Parks and Recreation (2009) 
  Ron and Diane 05x09: (Dec/06/2012) As Diane 
  Halloween Surprise 05x05: (Oct/25/2012) As Diane 

No Ordinary Family (2010) 
  No Ordinary Beginning 01x20: (Apr/05/2011) As Mrs. X / Helen Burton, [Special Guest Stars]
  No Ordinary Future 01x19: (Mar/26/2011) As Mrs. X, [Special Guest Stars]
  No Ordinary Animal 01x18: (Mar/22/2011) As Mrs. X, [Special Guest Stars]
  No Ordinary Love 01x17: (Mar/01/2011) As Mrs. X, [Special Guest Stars]

American Dad! (2005) 
  A Piñata Named Desire 06x11: (Feb/13/2011) Voiced  Stacy 

The Kilborn File (2010) 
  Lucy Lawless 01x18: (Jul/21/2010) As Herself 

Battlestar Galactica (2003) 
  Battlestar Galactica: The Last Frakkin' Special (Mar/16/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Sometimes a Great Notion 04x11: (Jan/16/2009) As Number Three 
  Revelations 04x10: (Jun/13/2008) As Number Three 
  The Hub 04x09: (Jun/06/2008) As Number Three 

Flight of the Conchords (2007) 
  New Zealand Town 02x08: (Mar/08/2009) As Paula 

The L Word (2004) 
  Long Night's Journey Into Day 06x01: (Jan/18/2009) As Sergeant Marybeth Duffy 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Melissa Etheridge; Lucy Lawless; Chicago's Acme Missionary Baptist Choir 01x75: (Dec/19/2008) As Herself 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Cheating Death 07x07: (Nov/10/2008) As Audrey Yates 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Brooke Shields, Seth Meyers, Gutter Twins 15x85: (Mar/19/2008) As D'Anna Biers (Herself), [Co-Guest Stars]
  Tony Danza, Lucy Lawless, R. Kelly 03x132: (Apr/09/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Burn Notice (2007) 
  False Flag 01x10: (Sep/13/2007) As Evelyn 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Rob Morrow, Lucy Lawless, Jet 02x202: (Dec/13/2006) As Herself 

Veronica Mars (2004) 
  Donut Run 02x11: (Jan/25/2006) As Agent Morris 

Two and a Half Men (2003) 
  It Was Mame, Mom 02x18: (Mar/07/2005) As Pamela, [Special Guest Stars]

Less Than Perfect (2002) 
  Ignoring Lydia 03x04: (Oct/22/2004) As Tracy 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Hugh Hefner, Lucy Lawless, & The D-4 01x13: (Feb/11/2003) As Herself 

The Bernie Mac Show (2001) 
  Keep It on the Short Grass 02x01: (Sep/18/2002) As Herself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Gump Roast 13x17: (Apr/21/2002) Voiced  Herself 
  Treehouse of Horror X 11x04: (Oct/31/1999) Voiced  Herself 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Nothing Important Happened Today II (2) 09x02: (Nov/18/2001) As Shannon C. McMahon 
  Nothing Important Happened Today (1) 09x01: (Nov/11/2001) As Shannon C. McMahon 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Martin Short, Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado 10x09: (Jun/14/2001) As Herself 

Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) 
  Soul Possession 06x20: (Jun/09/2001) As Meg 
  Warrior... Priestess... Tramp 03x09: (Jan/12/1998) As Leah/Meg 
  The Xena Scrolls 02x10: (Jan/13/1997) As Melinda Pappas 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Lucy Lawless/Elliott Smith 24x03: (Oct/17/1998) As Herself (Host) 

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1994) 
  Armageddon Now (2) 04x14: (Feb/28/1998) As Xena 
  Stranger in a Strange World 04x05: (Nov/08/1997) As Xena 
  Judgment Day 03x15: (Mar/02/1997) As Xena 
  Outcast 02x05: (Oct/13/1995) As Lyla 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Lucy Lawless 02x136: (Oct/22/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 1, Episode 46 01x46: (Oct/13/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Lucy Lawless, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Ani DiFranco 05x06: (Sep/18/1997) As Herself 

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) 
  Fee Fie Foe Fum 06x06: (Aug/21/1992) As Liddy Barton, [Co-Guest Stars]
Trivia

Lucy speaks some German, French, Italian and Hebrew.

Lucy's nickname is Luce.

Lucy was born the fifth child of Frank and Julie Ryan.

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]

Lucy fractured her pelvis after falling from a horse.

Was asked by Peter Jackson to audition for the role of Galadriel in "Lord of the Rings", but declined because her pregnancy would stall production.

Studied drama at the William Davis Center for Actors Study, under William B. Davis.

Lucy suffered a miscarriage immediately following the filming of the last episode of Xena

Lucy is supporter of gay and lesbian rights.

Lucy wanted to be an opera singer until she was 16. Then she learned they have a strict diet and can't stay out all night; after that, she changed her mind but still sings.

Lucy Lawless Quotes

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