It’s been more than 20 years since the final episode of Xena: Warrior Princess aired, but it’s still gaining fans, especially among younger generations. Xena: Warrior Princess was a popular television series from 1995 to 2001. The show follows the adventures of Xena, a fierce and skilled warrior who fights against evil. Xena is joined by her trusty sidekick Gabrielle, and together they travel across Greece, battling hordes of villains and winning the hearts of those they meet along the way. The series is known for its strong female lead, epic action scenes, and humor. Critics praised the show for its positive portrayal of women, and it remains a cult favorite.
The show was created by John Schulian and Robert Tapert and starred some of the most popular TV stars of the time. Whatever happened to the cast of Xena: Warrior Princess? If you’ve always been curious about what happened to the actors on the show after it ended, read ahead.
Lucy Lawless portrayed the titular Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess. After the series ended, she starred in several made-for-TV movies and had guest roles on popular television shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Parks and Recreation. In 2012, she joined the cast of Spartacus: Vengeance. She has also been active in environmentalism and campaigned to preserve ancient forests in New Zealand. In recent years, she has returned to her theater roots, appearing in several stage productions. most notably, she starred in a production of Pleasuredome The Musical. Lucy Lawless is a versatile actress with a long and successful career.
Renee O’Connor played Gabrielle in Xena: Warrior Princess. After the conclusion of Xena: Warrior Princess in 2001, O’Connor took some time off to spend with her family. However, she soon returned to work, appearing in several independent films and television movies. In 2010, she starred in the film 2010: Moby Dick and the following year, she had a recurring role on the hit show Ark. O’Connor has also appeared on such popular shows as Criminal Minds, and My Life is Murder, in which she reunited with Lucy Lawless, and in 2017 she appeared in the Christian drama A Question of Faith. Commenting to Nerdist on her reunion with Lawless in My Life is Murder, O’Connor said: “It was quite odd to work together in modern clothes in a modern setting! We got to have these very sleek, glamorous looks. And then moving around picture frames and tables that were quite lovely was a bit of a trip! The last thing I remember, I was still walking behind Argo.”
Ted Raimi played Joxer in Xena: Warrior Princess, having appeared on the show in a recurring capacity throughout its run. After appearing in over 40 episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Ted Raimi took some time off to pursue other projects. He had a recurring role on the TV series Code Monkeys and also appeared in the films Spider-Man 3 and Drag Me to Hell. In recent years, Raimi has been working behind the camera, directing episodes of Morbid Minutes. He also had a small role in the 2017 film Darkness Rising. With over three decades of experience in the entertainment industry, Ted Raimi is a versatile actor, director, and producer who continues to work on various projects.
Kevin Smith portrayed Ares in Xena: Warrior Princess. Sadly, Smith passed away in 2002, shortly after his appearance in the show, due to an accident while preparing for a movie in China. He was able to appear in projects after Xena: Warrior Princess, Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao, and Riverworld, his final role.
Hudson Leick played Callisto in Xena: Warrior Princess. After the series, the actress appeared in shows like Tru Calling, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Law & Order: LA. Currently, she spends her time as a Yoga instructor and intuitive counselor.
Karl Urban played Julius Caesar in Xena: Warrior Princess. Urban’s career exploded after the show. Urban is known for his roles as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. After appearing in Xena: Warrior Princess from 1999 to 2001, Urban appeared in series such as Almost Human and Comanche Moon. He has also had roles in several Hollywood films, such as The Bourne Supremacy, RED, Priest, and Dredd. Most recently, Karl Urban can be seen as the star of the top-rated Amazon Prime Video series The Boys. Through his work on stage and screen, Karl Urban has cemented himself as a versatile actor with a gift for entertaining audiences.