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 44)
Katy, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress, film director and producer
Years active 1989–present

Evelyn Renee O'Connor (born 15 February 1971) is an American actress, producer and director best known for the role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Personal life[edit]

Evelyn Renee O'Connor was born in Katy, Texas on 15 February 1971 to Walter and Sandra O'Connor. Her mother and step-father, Eddie Wilson, own the restaurant "Threadgill's" in Austin, Texas.

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


At sixteen, O'Connor began her career with a string of commercials and minor television roles. She first came to the attention of Xena executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi when she landed the role of Deianeira in their television movie, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom. After Xena ended, O'Connor began her own film company, ROC Productions.



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 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 Moby Dick Dr. Michelle Herman Video
2011 Deadrise Paula
2011 Infinity Elizabeth Short film
2013 Beyond the Farthest Star Maureen Wells
2014 Usual, TheThe Usual Mrs. Ford Short film
2015 State of Hate[1] Mona Beyers Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Match Point Robin TV film
1989 Teen Angel Nancy Nichols TV series
1991 ABC Afterschool Special Linda Episode: "The Less Than Perfect Daughter"
1991 Changes Jessica Adams TV film
1992 FBI: The Untold Stories Ofc. Renee Lanot Episodes: "Blue Fiber: Parts 1 & 2"
1993 Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?, TheThe Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? Leslie TV film
1993 NYPD Blue Rebecca Sloane Episode: "Oscar, Meyer, Weiner"
1994 Hercules and the Lost Kingdom Deianeira TV film
1995 Follow the River Bettie Draper TV film
1995 Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise, TheThe Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise Laura Sue Dean TV film
1995-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Gabrielle Main role (134 episodes)
1997 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gabrielle / Delaneire / The Executioner Episodes: "Judgment Day", "The Lost City", "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..."
2005 Alien Apocalypse Kelly TV film
2008 Criminal Minds Pam Baleman Episode: "A Higher Power"
2008 Monster Ark Dr. Ava Greenway TV film
2010 Ark Connie Miller Regular role (9 episodes)


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Shakespeare by the Sea

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Director Episode: "Deja Vu All Over Again"
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Director Episode: "Dangerous Prey"
2008 Diamonds and Guns Producer, co-director Video
2010 Words Unspoken Producer, director, writer Short film
2011 Infinity Producer Short film
2011 Are You Kidding Me Director
2013 Stranded from an Island Executive producer, assistant editor Short film
2014 Broken Things Director TV film
2014 Usual, TheThe Usual Executive producer / Actor Short film

“The Usual” won Best Director at Action on Film, Best Dramatic Short Film at Independent Filmmaker Showcase, Best Short Film at On Location Memphis, and the Platinum Remi Award at Worldfest Houston amongst others, and was an Official Selection Finalist at American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Festival de Cannes, and screened at the Short Film Corner at Cannes and Palm Springs Shortfest markets. The film is set to screen at the San Pedro International Film Festival and in Laughlin International Film Festival via NewfilmmakersLA in October. “The Usual” has been featured in several entertainment news articles.


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