Lucy Lawless, (born Lucille Frances Ryan on March 29, 1968 in Auckland, New Zealand), is a Kiwi actress and singer best known for her role as Xena on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001. A testament to the popularity of that show is that Lawless is a universally recognized celebrity even though she has not had a single career moment of great success aside from Xena. She was even immortalized as a character on The Simpsons (playing a super-powered, flying version of herself). She has since appeared in the Vagina Monologues, on the first two episodes of the ninth season of the X-Files, and in the short-lived (eight episodes) television series Tarzan. She has had brief appearances in the movies Eurotrip and Spiderman, and will appear in the upcoming horror film Boogeyman.