Date of Birth : Mar 29th 1968

New Zealand actress and singer best known for her role as Xena on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001.

At 19, Lucy became pregnant. In 1988, Lucy and Garth married in Kalgoorlie, Australia. They returned to New Zealand and had a daughter, Daisy Lawless (born July 15, 1988). The couple divorced in 1995. Lawless married Xena executive producer, Robert Tapert, on March 28, 1998. Lawless and Tapert have two sons: Julius Robert Bay Tapert (born October 16, 1999) and Judah Miro Tapert (born May 7, 2002), both born in Auckland, New Zealand.

Lawless had a guest role in New Zealand TV series Shark in the Park (1990), around the same time as future Xena actor Karl Urban.

In 1994, Lawless appeared in Hercules and the Amazon Women, the pilot film for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In the episode, she played a man-hating Amazon named Lysia. Her key role was given to her when she was asked to play a villainous warrior woman named Xena in an episode entitled “The Warrior Princess” which aired in March 1995. Vanessa Angel had originally been cast in the role, but fell ill and was unable to travel to New Zealand for shooting. To differentiate between Xena and the similar Lysia, Lawless’ hair was dyed dark brown. Xena subsequently returned in two more episodes of Hercules’ first season.


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