Lucy Lawless, chosen Mrs. New Zealand in 1989, is probably best known for her breakout role of “Xena” in three episodes of the television series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and her own popular spin-off series, "Xena: Warrior Princess,” which ran for six seasons.
Lawless made her Broadway debut playing “Betty Rizzo” in "Grease" in 1997. She has since had notable guest appearances on hit television shows such as “The X-Files,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Just Shoot Me!,” “Veronica Mars” and “Two and a Half Men.” Her latest feature film appearances include “Spider-Man,” “EuroTrip” and “Boogeyman.”
Lawless was recently seen top-lining the made-for-television movies “Locusts” and “Vampire Bats.”
Following “Vampire Bats,” Lawless guest-starred in an episode of the critically acclaimed television remake of “Battlestar Galactica,” which led to her signing on for a 10-episode arc in its third season.
Lawless recently wrapped the feature film “The Darkroom.” She will next be heard as the voice of “Goldmoon” for the animated film “Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight,” based on the book by the same name, opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Rosenbaum and Michelle Trachtenberg.
Lawless lives in Los Angeles.