Lucy Lawless

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Lucy Lawless is an actress, singer, and activist from New Zealand perhaps best known for portraying the lead character in Xena: Warrior Princess, an action/adventure television series which aired from 1995 to 2001. She is also well-known for portraying Lucretia in the Starz series Spartacus, Diane Lewis on NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, and Number Three/D’Anna Biers in the 2004 adaptation of the science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica. Lawless is also an outspoken supporter of gay rights and is widely recognized for her efforts with the environmental organization Greenpeace and the children’s health charity known as the StarShip Foundation.

4 Sep, 1995

Xena: Warrior Princess debuts

TV Appearance

The first episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, an action/adventure fantasy television series starring Lawless and co-starring Renee O’Connor and Ted Raimi, premieres on USA Network. The show, created by Rob Tapert and John Schulian, is a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Speaking of the role, Lawless says:

Xena’s a mystery. She has a certain mystique, she doesn’t give out too much, you don’t know too much about her thought processes. Which is why you watch, you know, she’s got the devil on her shoulder and you don’t know which way she’s going to flip because she’s always lived at the best on the edge.

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