About Rob Tapert and Lawless Lucy
Robert Gerard Tapert (born May 14, 1955) is an American film and television producer, writer and director, best known for co-creating the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.He is also one of the founding partners of the film production companies Renaissance Pictures and Ghost House Pictures.Tapert first became involved with filmmaking while attending Michigan State University where he was studying economics. Through his friend and roommate Ivan Raimi, Tapert would meet future longstanding filmmaking partners Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.Tapert and director Sam Raimi experimented on several short films before endeavoring on their first feature-length picture, a graphic horror film titled The Evil Dead, which Tapert produced, Raimi directed, and Bruce Campbell starred.Tapert co-founded film production company Ghost House Pictures in 2002. Their first release, The Grudge, grossed nearly $200 million internationally.
Lucille Frances Lawless MNZM (née Ryan; born 29 March 1968) is a New Zealand actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Xena in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, as D’Anna Biers on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, and Lucretia in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and associated series.
Lucille Frances “Lucy” Ryan was born in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert to teacher Julie Ryan (nee Haynes) and Mount Albert’s mayor, banker Frank Ryan.Her first musical was at age 10 and began acting in secondary school. She attended Marist College, Auckland, and began studies at Auckland University in languages.At 21, she won the 1989 Mrs New Zealand competition.Her debut on television was 2½ seasons as a cast member in the New Zealand sketch-comedy series Funny Business. Then she studied drama at the William Davis Centre for Actors Study in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Rob Tapert and Lawless Lucy love story
Lawless went on to meet Rob Tapert, an executive producer on “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess” after she was cast. The two were wed in 1998. That’s right — it’s a match made in the Xenaverse. However, Lawless and Tapert did not date right away: It took a couple of years before they were even officially an item. As Lawless told People Magazine, Tapert “is the finest man I’ve ever known.”
Rob Tapert and Lawless Lucy marriage
On 28 March 1998, Lawless married Xena’s executive producer, Pacific Renaissance Pictures CEO, Robert G. “Rob” Tapert.
Rob Tapert and Lawless Lucy childrens
The pair have two sons, Julius and Judah.