Lucy Lawless

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Lucille Frances Ryan
  • Birth Place: Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/29/1968, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Lucy Lawless Fast Facts:
  • Childhood nickname was "Unco," short for uncoordinated.
  • Dropped out of college to travel; worked as a grape picker in Germany and as a gold miner in Australia.
  • Speaks German, French and Italian.
  • Crowned Mrs. New Zealand in 1989.
  • Attended the William Davis Centre for Actors' Study in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1991. 
  • Thrown from a horse and broke her pelvis while taping a skit for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1996.
  • Awarded New Zealand's Order of Merit in 2006.
  • Her singing career includes the song Little Child on the 2006 album Unexpected Dreams: Songs From the Stars, a 2007 single called Come to Me and live concert performances at venues such as the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood.
  • In 2009, she costarred in the Web series Angel of Death with Zoe Bell, the woman who was her stunt double on Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Embraces her gay fans, who consider her character Xena a lesbian icon, as well as her geek fans, explaining that "geeks have given me my career."
  • Described her role of Lucretia on Spartacus: Blood and Sand as "challenging" because she tends "to go in a comedic direction" when acting.
  • Is a board member of the Starship Foundation, which raises funds for the Starship Children's Hospital in her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand; in 2010, she donated several of her Xena: Warrior Princess outfits to an auction to raise money for the foundation.
  • Lucy Lawless Relationships:
  • Judah Miro Tapert - Son
  • Julius Robert Bay Tapert - Son
  • Robert Tapert - Husband
  • Frank Ryan - Father
  • Julie Ryan - Mother
  • Daisy Lawless - Daughter
  • Garth Lawless - Ex-husband
  • College:
  • Attended University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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