March 29, 1968 (55)
Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand actress. While she may be best known for her breakout role as Xena in the hit TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess,” Lawless has also appeared in a variety of other projects in both film and television since. Lawless’s continued her success from Xena with the her portrayal of Lucretia in the critically acclaimed historical drama, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” She has also appeared in other successful TV series such as “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Lawless has also appeared in several films throughout her career, including “EuroTrip,” “Spider-Man,” and “Bedtime Stories.” She has also lent her voice to several animated projects, such as “The Simpsons,” “Adventure Time,” and “Rick and Morty.” Lawless’s has worked with Sam Raimi, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino, Ted Raimi, Renee O’Connor, and Bruce Campbell. She also had recurring roles in Parks and Recreation (2012–2015) working alongside Nick Offerman.
Lawless has also been involved in several other philanthropic causes throughout her career, such as her work with the Starship Foundation in New Zealand, which provides medical care to children in need. She has also been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights and has participated in campaigns promoting equality and acceptance for all.