September 4, 1995, the world was properly introduced to Xena with “Xena: Warrior Princess.” The character was originally set to die during a short stint on the equally as popular “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” but the producers decided to give the character their own show. The series has since become a cult classic amongst fans, and the show’s lead characters Xena and Gabrielle became role models for the lesbian community. We take a look back at the cast of “Xena: Warrior Princess” and find out what they’ve been up to since the show’s final episode on June 18, 2001.
#12 Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless garnered high praise for her portrayal of the title character. The New Zealand native gained supporting roles on “Battlestar Galactica,” “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” and “Salem,” which earned her a Fangoria Chainsaw Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She currently appears on the TV series “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” which has her reuniting with former “Xena” co-star Bruce Campbell.
#11 Renee O’Connor
Renee O’Connor received her biggest role in her career as Xena’s sidekick Gabrielle. Her performance landed her two OFTA Television Award nominations for Best Actress in a Syndicated Series. After the show ended, the Texan made television appearances on “Mataku,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Ark,” which was a web series featured on Hulu. She is currently working on the films Watch the Sky and A Question of Faith.
#10 Bruce Campbell
Aside from starring in “Xena” as Autolycus, Bruce Campbell directed two episodes of the series: 1997’s “The King of Assassins” and 1999’s “The Key to the Kingdom.” The Michigan native is best known for his work in the Evil Dead franchise, which he worked on with “Xena” executive producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert. Aside from Evil Dead, Campbell is also known for portraying Sam Axe on “Burn Notice.”
#9 Ted Raimi
Sam Raimi’s brother Ted portrayed Xena and Gabrielle’s friend Joxer on the show. Aside from “Xena,” the Michigan native is also best known for portraying Lt. j.g. Timothy O’Neill on “seaQuest DSV” and Ted Hoffman in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man films. Recently, he’s made appearances on the shows “Deathly Spirits,” “Supernatural,” and “Legend of the Seeker.”
#8 Hudson Leick
Hudson Leick played the role of Xena’s evil nemesis Callisto. She left after the fifth season due to wanting more diverse roles. She made appearances on “Tru Calling,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Nip/Tuck.” The Cincinnati native has been teaching yoga for nearly 20 years. She still makes convention appearances around the world. Her next acting gig will be in the 2017 comedy film Blood Type.