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
BornEvelyn Renee O'Connor
(1971-02-15) February 15, 1971 (age 43)
Katy, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, film director and producer
Years active1989–present
 
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Renee O'Connor
Renee O'Connor Xena Con 2007.jpg
Renee O'Connor at a Xena Convention NJ, 2007
BornEvelyn Renee O'Connor
(1971-02-15) February 15, 1971 (age 43)
Katy, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, film director and producer
Years active1989–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.

Awards[edit]

YearCategoryRoleAward
2000TV.Com Award for Best Actress TV SeriesGabrielle in Xena: Warrior PrincessWon
2001UPBEAT Entertainment News Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama or Comedy SeriesGabrielle in Xena: Warrior PrincessWon
The Tube File Awards - Best Actress in a TV Drama or Comedy SeriesGabrielle in Xena: Warrior PrincessWon
2005Sundance Film Festival 2005 - Jury Prize in Short FilmmakingMeg McDermott in One Weekend a MonthWon
2009Indiefest 2009 Award of MeritWords Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue)Won
West Hollywood International Film Festival 2009 - Best Short FilmWords Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue)Won
West Hollywood International Film Festival 2009 - Best ActressSue in Words UnspokenWon
West Hollywood International Film Festival 2009 - Best Drama - Honorable MentionWords 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/FinalistWords Unspoken - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor (Sue)Finalist
2010Las Vegas International Film Festival - Words Unspoken

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

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

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Night GameLorraine Beasley
1990Black SnowJennifer Winslow
1990False IdentityAngela Errickson
1991Stone ColdTinselteeth
1993Adventures of Huck Finn, TheThe Adventures of Huck FinnJulia Wilks
1995Darkman II: The Return of DurantLaurie BrinkmanVideo
1998Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount OlympusGabrielle (voice)Video
2000RubberneckingAshton
2004One Weekend a MonthMeg McDermottShort film
2007Ghost Town: The MovieLittle Jack
2007Boogeyman 2Dr. Jessica Ryan
2008Diamonds and GunsAshleyVideo
2009Bitch SlapSister Batril
2010Words UnspokenSueShort film
20102010: Moby DickDr. Michelle HermanVideo
2011DeadrisePaulaVideo
2011InfinityElizabethShort film
2013Beyond the Farthest StarMaureen WellsCompleted
2013The UsualMrs. FordShort
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Teen AngelNancy NicholsTV series
1989Match PointRobinTV movie
1990Tales from the CryptWaitress (scenes deleted)Episode: "The Switch"
1991ABC Afterschool SpecialLindaEpisode: "The Less Than Perfect Daughter"
1991ChangesJessica AdamsTV movie
1992FBI: The Untold StoriesTina Marie Risico
Ofc. Renee Lanot
3 episodes
1993Sworn to VengeanceTV movie
1993Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?, TheThe Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?LeslieTV movie
1993NYPD BlueRebecca SloaneEpisode: "Oscar, Meyer, Weiner"
1994Hercules and the Lost KingdomDeianeiraTV movie
1995Follow the RiverBettie DraperTV movie
1995Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise, TheThe Rockford Files: A Blessing in DisguiseLaura Sue DeanTV movie
1995-2001Xena: Warrior PrincessGabrielle134 episodes
1997Hercules: The Legendary JourneysGabrielle
The Executioner
Episode: "Judgment Day"
Episode: "Stranger in a Strange World"
1998Hercules: The Legendary JourneysGabrielleEpisode: "Armageddon Now: Part 2"
1999Hercules: The Legendary JourneysSunny DayEpisode: "For Those of You Just Joining Us..."
2002MatakuAmerican BuyerEpisode: "The Heirloom"
2005Alien ApocalypseKellyTV movie
2008Criminal MindsPam BatemanEpisode: "A Higher Power"
2008Monster ArkDr. Ava GreenwayTV movie
2010ArkConnie Miller9 episodes
Theatre
YearTitleRoleLocation
2002MacbethLady MacbethLos Angeles, CA
Director
YearTitleNotes
1999Xena: Warrior PrincessEpisode: "Deja Vu All Over Again"
2001Xena: Warrior PrincessEpisode: "Dangerous Prey"
2008Diamonds and GunsCo-director
2010Words UnspokenShort film
2011Are You Kidding MeTelevision pilot
Producer
YearTitleNotes
2008Diamonds and Guns
2010Words Unspoken
2011Infinity
Writer
YearTitleNotes
2010Words Unspoken
Miscellaneous
YearTitleNotes
1998StarcraftThanks
2004One Weekend a MonthSpecial thanks
2008Diamonds and GunsSecond unit co-director

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

FoundedNameLocationVenue
2007Renee O'Connor, Principal – ROC Pictures, Inc.Los Angeles, CAA film and new media production company.
2002Renee O'Connor, Owner – ROC ProductionsLos Angeles, CAAn umbrella company to develop and launch film productions and internet programming.
2008Renee O'Connor, Owner – ROC Video ChannelLos Angeles, CAAn Internet Video Channel & Production Company

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