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New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucy is married to producer Robert Gerard Tapert and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless.
Lucy was awarded an Order of Merit in the New Zealand Queen's Birthday Honor List in June 2004. Lucy has been involved with the Starship Foundation and has held a role on its board of trustees. She was awarded the Order of Merit for services to entertainment and the community.
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, The Saturn Award, 2011, Best Supporting TV Actress in a drama series for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
In 1995 Lucy landed the role of Xena, the Warrior Princess in the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in a three story arc that led to her own spin-off show Xena: Warrior Princess for six seasons.
Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series Battlestar Galactica in the semi-regular role of D'anna Biers amongst her other many and varied roles including the hit Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts and Vampire Bats. She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier and Dragonlance: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight. During 2011 Lucy appeared in the No Ordinary Family as the mysterious Mrs X and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus Vengeance as Lucretia.
Recurring character of Diane Lewis in NBC's Parks and Recreation.
2002: The Summer Holiday Tour with Dave Dobbyn
2006: Celebrity Duets - TV
2006: "Little Child" on Unexpected Dreams Songs From the Stars
2007: "Come 2 Me" and "Let It Whip"
2007: "For All of Us" with OMC
2007: "Please" with OMC and BoyC
2012: "Little Child" - Starship Christmas Album 2012 CD
2007: Come To Mama: Lucy Lawless In Concert: The Roxy Theater In Hollywood
2007: Gimme Some, Sugar: Lucy Lawless in NYC
2007: Lucy Lawless Live In Chicago: Still Got The Blues
2008: Ho Down with Lucy - Lucy Lawless At The Roxy
2009: Lucy Lawless The Pleasuredome - Lucy Live At The Roxy
THEATER / MUSICAL THEATER:
1997: Grease! - On Broadway, NY USA
2002: The Vagina Monologues - Auckland, NZ
2005: Gentlemen Prefer Blonds - Seattle, USA
2011: BARE For Christchurch - Auckland, NZ
2013: Chicago The Musical - Hollywood Bowl, LA, USA
2013: Chicago The Musical - Auckland, NZ
2014: Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight - Pasadena, LA, USA
Lucy is on the board of Trustees of The Starship Foundation which is part of The Starship Hospital, the leading children's health care facility in New Zealand. In addition to being on the Board of Trustees, Lucy has taken an active role in fundraising.
CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
Greenpeace New Zealand Sign On Campaign: Lucy has taken up the role of activist for conservation and environmental issues. In May 2009 Lucy became involved with Greenpeace and their Sign On Campaign in New Zealand. Lucy joined other New Zealand celebrities in launching a petition urging the New Zealand government to sign on to a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
April 2010 Lucy and Robyn Malcolm launched Greenpeace's campaign against mining in New Zealand national parks.
On May 1, 2010 Lucy led 40,000 New Zealanders on an anti-mining Greenpeace march.
Auckland New Zealand, February 24, 2012 Lucy joined Greenpeace New Zealand activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drill ship from departing the port of Taranaki for the remote Arctic, where its exploratory oil drilling program threatens to devastate the Alaskan coastline. The occupation ended February 27, 2012 after police climbed the ships drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was into its fourth day and the activists had spent 77 hours on top of the 53 meter drilling tower.
Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, Actress Lucy Lawless and entrepreneur Richard Branson at the Greenpeace press conference at RIO+20 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday, 21 June 2012. Hollywood actors have joined forces with rock stars, environmentalists, polar explorers and business leaders to launch a bid for a global sanctuary in the Arctic. The campaigners are demanding that oil drilling and unsustainable fishing be banned in Arctic waters.
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