as D'anna Biers
Lucy Lawless was born on March 29, 1968 in Mount Albert, New Zealand. She grew up with six siblings, and started acting while she was in secondary school. She spent one year at Auckland University, where she studied foreign languages, and subsequently headed to Europe with her then boyfriend, Garth Lawless. After traveling around Germany and Switzerland, she and Garth relocated to Australia, where Lawless found employment as a gold miner.
Lawless became pregnant with her first child at the age of nineteen, and in 1988, she and Garth tied the knot in Kalgoorlie, Australia. After the wedding, they returned to New Zealand, where Lawless eventually gave birth to daughter Daisy. They divorced in 1995, and three years later, Lawless tied the knot again, this time with Robert G. Tapert, producer of the hit adventure series, Xena, of which Lawless was the star. They have two children, both of who were born in Auckland, New Zealand.
Although she became widely popular with her performance on Xena, Lawless already appeared in several productions prior to her participation in the show. Her earlier acting credits include Funny Business, A Bitter Song, Shark
in the Park, Within the Law, For the Love of Mike, The End of the Golden Weather Girl, The Rainbow Warrior, The Ray Bradbury Theater, Typhon's People, High Tide and The Black Stallion.
When Xena aired its final season in 2001, Lawless moved on to smaller roles in various television and film productions, which include Just Shoot Me!, The X-Files
, Spider-Man, Tarzan, Euro Trip, Less Than Perfect, Veronica Mars
, Two and Half Men, Locusts, Boogeyman, The Darkroom and Vampire Bats. She also had a recurring role on the hit television series, Battlestar Galactica, where she played D'Anna Biers for two seasons.
Apart from acting, Lawless has also established herself in the music industry. She debuted at the Roxy in Hollywood in 2007, and has come out with her first album, Come 2 Me. She also participated in the reality series, Celebrity Duets
, where she finished in second place, losing to Alfonso Ribeiro