Lucy Lawless

Lucille Frances Ryan, or as we know her as, Lucy Lawless, was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Lucy's parents are Frank and Julie Ryan, making Lucy the 5th sibling out of 7 children. 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.

Known For


Cast Credits

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
Starring as Ruby Knowby (27 episodes)
The Code (2014)
Starring as Alex Wisham (6 episodes)
Salem (2014)
Guest starring as Countess Marburg (15 episodes)
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuVealed (2013)
Guest starring as Judge
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Guest starring as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley (2 episodes)
Top of the Lake (2013)
Guest starring as Caroline Platt
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Starring as Lucretia (6 episodes)
No Ordinary Family (2010)
Guest starring as Helen Burton (4 episodes)
Spartacus (2010)
Starring as Lucretia (23 episodes)
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Guest starring as Diane Lewis (9 episodes)
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)
Guest starring as Judge
Burn Notice (2007)
Guest starring as Evelyn
Battlestar Galactica (2005)
Guest starring as D'Anna Biers
  • Episode 2x08: Final Cut (Sep 9, 2005) [Special Guest Star]
Guest starring as Number Three (15 episodes)
Tarzan (2003)
Starring as Kathleen Clayton (7 episodes)
Two and a Half Men (2003)
Guest starring as Pamela
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Lucy Lawless
The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn (1996)
Guest starring as Lucy Lawless
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Starring as Xena (133 episodes)
Guest starring as Princess Diana (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Meg (5 episodes)
Guest starring as Melinda Pappas
Guest starring as Leah
Guest starring as Annie Day (2 episodes)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)
Guest starring as Lysia
Guest starring as Lyla (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Xena (6 episodes)
The X-Files (1993)
Guest starring as Shannon C. McMahon (2 episodes)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Lucy Lawless
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Lucy Lawless