Renee O'Connor

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Renee O'Connor
Renee O'Connor Xena Con 2007.jpg
Renee O'Connor at a Xena Convention NJ, 2007
Born Evelyn Renee O'Connor
(1971-02-15) February 15, 1971 (age 43)
Katy, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress, film director and producer
Years active 1989–present

Evelyn Renee O'Connor is an American actress, producer and director best known for playing the role of Gabrielle on the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Biography[edit]

O'Connor began her television career at the age of sixteen with a string of commercials and minor television appearances.

O'Connor first came to the attention of Xena: Warrior Princess executive producers Robert G. Tapert and Sam Raimi with an audition that won her the role of the young Deianeira in their two-hour "Action Pack" adventure Hercules and the Lost Kingdom. They later cast her as Gabrielle, Xena's companion on Xena: Warrior Princess.

After the Xena series ended, O'Connor started her own film production company.[citation needed] She continues to attend Xena and science fiction/fantasy conventions.

Personal life[edit]

From 1995 to 2001, during the filming of Xena, O'Connor lived in New Zealand, where she still owns a home. O'Connor married New Zealand native and restaurant manager Steve Muir on October 14, 2000. They have a son, Miles William Muir (born September 22, 2001). The couple divorced in 2005. O'Connor became involved with actor Jed Sura in 2004. She and Sura have a daughter, Iris Sura O'Connor (born March 19, 2006).

Awards[edit]

Year Category Role Award
2000 TV.Com Award for Best Actress TV Series Gabrielle in Xena: Warrior Princess Won
2001 UPBEAT Entertainment News Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama or Comedy Series Gabrielle in Xena: Warrior Princess Won
The Tube File Awards - Best Actress in a TV Drama or Comedy Series Gabrielle in Xena: Warrior Princess Won
2005 Sundance Film Festival 2005 - Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking Meg McDermott in One Weekend a Month Won
2009 Indiefest 2009 Award of Merit Words Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue) Won
West Hollywood International Film Festival 2009 - Best Short Film Words Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue) Won
West Hollywood International Film Festival 2009 - Best Actress Sue in Words Unspoken Won
West Hollywood International Film Festival 2009 - Best Drama - Honorable Mention Words Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue) Won
Moondance International Film Festival (Boulder CO), Central, Florida (Orlando, FL), Cinema City (LA, CA)International Film Festivals - Semi-Finalist/Finalist Words Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue) Finalist
2010 Las Vegas International Film Festival - Words Unspoken

Renee' O'Connor, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor

Finalist Award Recipient - Short Drama Films Won
2010 The Los Angeles Business Journal - "Women Who Make A Difference" May 25, 2010 Award for creating an Internet Channel
2010 Hamilton Film Festival & Awareness Walks - 'Words Unspoken' Aug 6th - 8th Featured Film
2012 The Los Angeles Business Journal - "Women Who Make A Difference" May 24, 2012 Award for her work on iAmAware
2013 The Los Angeles Business Journal - "Women Who Make A Difference" May 14, 2013 Award for her work with ROC Productions and Arbonne
2013 Gratitude International The 2013 "Moving Lives Forward" Gratitude Award Renée O'Connor, Winner

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Night Game Lorraine Beasley
1990 Black Snow Jennifer Winslow
1990 False Identity Angela Errickson
1991 Stone Cold Tinselteeth
1993 Adventures of Huck Finn, TheThe Adventures of Huck Finn Julia Wilks
1995 Darkman II: The Return of Durant Laurie Brinkman Video
1998 Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus Gabrielle (voice) Video
2000 Rubbernecking Ashton
2004 One Weekend a Month Meg McDermott Short film
2007 Ghost Town: The Movie Little Jack
2007 Boogeyman 2 Dr. Jessica Ryan
2008 Diamonds and Guns Ashley Video
2009 Bitch Slap Sister Batril
2010 Words Unspoken Sue Short film
2010 2010: Moby Dick Dr. Michelle Herman Video
2011 Deadrise Paula Video
2011 Infinity Elizabeth Short film
2013 Beyond the Farthest Star Maureen Wells Completed
2013 The Usual Mrs. Ford Short
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Teen Angel Nancy Nichols TV series
1989 Match Point Robin TV movie
1990 Tales from the Crypt Waitress (scenes deleted) Episode: "The Switch"
1991 ABC Afterschool Special Linda Episode: "The Less Than Perfect Daughter"
1991 Changes Jessica Adams TV movie
1992 FBI: The Untold Stories Tina Marie Risico
Ofc. Renee Lanot
3 episodes
1993 Sworn to Vengeance TV movie
1993 Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?, TheThe Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? Leslie TV movie
1993 NYPD Blue Rebecca Sloane Episode: "Oscar, Meyer, Weiner"
1994 Hercules and the Lost Kingdom Deianeira TV movie
1995 Follow the River Bettie Draper TV movie
1995 Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise, TheThe Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise Laura Sue Dean TV movie
1995-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Gabrielle 134 episodes
1997 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gabrielle
The Executioner
Episode: "Judgment Day"
Episode: "Stranger in a Strange World"
1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gabrielle Episode: "Armageddon Now: Part 2"
1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Sunny Day Episode: "For Those of You Just Joining Us..."
2002 Mataku American Buyer Episode: "The Heirloom"
2005 Alien Apocalypse Kelly TV movie
2008 Criminal Minds Pam Baleman Episode: "A Higher Power"
2008 Monster Ark Dr. Ava Greenway TV movie
2010 Ark Connie Miller 9 episodes
Theatre
Year Title Role Location
2002 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Los Angeles, CA
Director
Year Title Notes
1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Episode: "Deja Vu All Over Again"
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Episode: "Dangerous Prey"
2008 Diamonds and Guns Co-director
2010 Words Unspoken Short film
2011 Are You Kidding Me Television pilot
Producer
Year Title Notes
2008 Diamonds and Guns
2010 Words Unspoken
2011 Infinity
Writer
Year Title Notes
2010 Words Unspoken
Miscellaneous
Year Title Notes
1998 Starcraft Thanks
2004 One Weekend a Month Special thanks
2008 Diamonds and Guns Second unit co-director

Production and distribution companies owned and operated by O'Connor[edit]

Founded Name Location Venue
2007 Renee O'Connor, Principal – ROC Pictures, Inc. Los Angeles, CA A film and new media production company.
2002 Renee O'Connor, Owner – ROC Productions Los Angeles, CA An umbrella company to develop and launch film productions and internet programming.
2008 Renee O'Connor, Owner – ROC Video Channel Los Angeles, CA An Internet Video Channel & Production Company

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