Friday, March 29, 2013

Birthday Girl: Lucy Lawless

I've been in a flu-induced haze the past week or so, but I can't pass up the opportunity to wish Xena, warrior princess, herself a happy birthday. Of course, it's actress Lucy Lawless who celebrates her 45th birthday today despite not looking a day over 30 if you ask me. No matter how many roles she takes from now to eternity though, she will always be that kick-ass Amazon princess who tousled with Hercules, crossed hairs with Ares the god of war, had a complicated history with Julius Caesar, pissed off the archangel Michael, and had a sapphic relationship with sidekick/friend Gabrielle. Yeah, I saw every episode of that show. Judge me all you want.

Her series ended the summer of 2001 and she took a slight break, opting to only appear in small cameos in various films and TV shows. She made her biggest comeback playing D'Anna Biers in Battlestar Galactica in 2005 unbeknownst to most of the fans that she would end up playing a big part of the show's final seasons. More recently she's found more regular work on Starz's Spartacus as one of the leads and guest starring on Parks and Recreation as a love interest to Ron Swanson himself. Not too shabby!

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