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Evelyn Renee O’Connor is an American actress, director, and film producer, born on 15 February 1971, in Katy, Houston, Texas, and is probably best known for playing Gabrielle in the TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess” in the 1990s.

So just how rich is Renee O’Connor? Sources estimate her net worth to be over $5 million, as of early 2017, accumulated from her involvement in the entertainment industry now spanning almost 30 years.

Renee O’Connor Net Worth $5 million

O’Connor first studied at Taylor High School, later transferring to Houston High School of Visual Performing Arts. Her first taste of acting came at the age of eight, when she played a caterpillar as part of a “Theatre on Wheels” production, but began her professional career in commercials for McDonald’s and Exxon. At the age of 17 she moved to Los Angeles, and secured a few supporting roles on television, starting with an appearance in a 1989 episode of “Night Game”. Other shows in which she featured include “Stone Cold”, “The Adventures of Huck Finn”, “Teen Angel”, and “NYPD Blue”, which laid the basis of her net worth.

It was in 1995 that she first played the role for which she is now most famous – Gabrielle in the cult series “Xena: Warrior Princess”. Chosen for the role based on her performance in “Hercules: The Lost Kingdom”, O’Connor’s character proved to be a fan favourite, with an arc that spanned the entirety of the show. She proved particularly popular with lesbian audiences, coming top of Lesbianation’s 2006 Most Loved Women list, and has since appeared at several gay pride events. Maintaining a high level of athleticism throughout her career, having spent some time as an aerobics instructor in the late 1980s, she performed her own stunts on the show. She also directed three episodes. Her role in “Xena” contributed greatly to her net worth.

In 1997, she was voted #2 in People Magazine’s Most Intriguing People list. The same year, she also featured on the Most Beautiful People list.

Since “Xena”, O’Connor has appeared in shows including “Criminal Minds”, and “Ark”, as well as in the movies “Moby Dick”, “Alien Apocalypse” and “Deadrise”, amongst others. In 2002, she returned to the stage to play Lady Macbeth, in Shakespeare’s play.

O’Connor runs her own production company, ROC Pictures, founded in 2001.Their first production was the romantic comedy film “Diamonds and Guns”, which went straight to DVD. A 2017 release called “Watch the Sky”, described as a “science fiction family film”, is currently in post-production.

In her personal life, after moving to Auckland, New Zealand to film “Xena”, O’Connor met and then married local restaurant owner Steve Muir in 2000; they had a son, but divorced in 2005. Her partner since 2006 is the actor Jed Sura, and they have a daughter together. In her spare time, O’Connor enjoys various hobbies, including tae kwon do and painting. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, and regularly attends conventions to meet fans of her work. She supports several charities, including the Alissa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, which helps burn victims, and educates people on burn prevention, and she has established her own foundation, The Renee O’Connor Outreach Fund, which donates to families who are struggling with overwhelming medical bills. Due to these philanthropic efforts, O’Connor has been nominated every year since 2010 for the Women Making a Difference Award by The Los Angeles Business Journal.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 15, 1971
Birth place: Katy, Texas, United States
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:James E. Taylor High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Steve Muir (m. 2000–2005)
Children:Iris Sura O'Connor, Miles William Muir
Parents:Walter O'Connor, Sandra O'Connor
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Filming Ghost Town: The Movie (2007) in North Carolina. [November 2006]
2Good friends with Karl Urban.
3When she started dating her first husband Steve Muir, he asked her what she did for a living. She replied she worked on the Xena set. Not saying she was a co-star. It was only when he introduced her to his friends that one of his friends commented that Renee was Gabrielle.
4At the end of 2006 Reneé was chosen by LesbiaNATION.com as their most loved woman of 2006, a poll that she dominated all year. Her co-star from the Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) series, Lucy Lawless, ended up second in the poll.
5Owns her own film production companies, ROC Pictures.
6Was voted # 3 of the most intriguing people in 1996, # 2 in 1997, and one of the most beautiful people of 1997, by People Online. She made the cover of TV Guide on the July 29, 2000 to August 4, 2000, issue. It was one of eight collector's covers.
7She also paints. Her paintings have been exhibited in a show.
8Renée's stepfather, Eddie Wilson, is the former owner of The Armadillo World Headquarters, which was located in Austin, Texas. He is currently owner of the original Threadgill's located in north Austin, Texas and its newer second location located in south Austin, Texas. All locations have been venues which many famous musicians have played. One of the first places Janis Joplin started singing was at Threadgill's, while attending the University of Texas.
9One teacher at Taylor HS (Katy, Texas) realized her potential for acting and got an autograph before Renée graduated, knowing that she'd become a star soon after.
10Daughter, Iris Sura O'Connor (born on March 19, 2006) with boyfriend, Jed Sura. Iris is Renée's second child.
11Her hobbies are rock climbing, kickboxing, horseback riding, and painting.
12Has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
13She and the other star in Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Lucy Lawless, are good friends.
14Had a role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger-directed episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989) entitled "The Switch." Her role ended up on the cutting room floor.
15When the producers of Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) became aware of how athletic her body was, it prompted the new costume for season 2. It became a running joke on the show that the costume continued to shrink as the seasons passed.
16Played Lady Macbeth in the Shakespeare by the Sea's production of Macbeth. (Seven locations in the Los Angeles area, June 20 - August 17, 2002)
17Son, Miles William Muir born weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces. [September 2001]
18Mother - Sandra Wilson; Father - Walter O'Connor; Stepfather - Eddie Wilson.
19Engaged to long term boyfriend New Zealander Steve Muir. [February 2000]
20Went to Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts but transferred back to Taylor High School (Her first H.S.) in order to graduate with her friends.
21Attended High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, Texas.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Syndicated SeriesXena: Warrior Princess (1995)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Syndicated SeriesXena: Warrior Princess (1995)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Question of Faith2017post-productionMary Danielson
Watch the Sky2017post-productionShannon
The Usual2016ShortMrs. Ford
Last Chance2015TV MovieCarrie
Beyond the Farthest Star2015Maureen Wells
Infinity2011/IShortElizabeth
Deadrise2011Paula
2010: Moby Dick2010VideoDr. Michelle Herman
Ark2010TV SeriesConnie / Connie Miller
Words Unspoken2010ShortSue
Bitch Slap2009Sister Batril
Monster Ark2008TV MovieDr. Ava Greenway
Diamonds and Guns2008Ashley
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesPam Baleman
Boogeyman 22007Dr. Jessica Ryan (as Reneé O'Connor)
Ghost Town: The Movie2007Little Jack
Alien Apocalypse2005TV MovieKelly (as Renee O'Connor)
One Weekend a Month2004ShortMeg McDermott
Mataku2002TV SeriesAmerican Buyer
Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (The Director's Cut)2002VideoGabrielle
Xena: Warrior Princess1995-2001TV SeriesGabrielle Hope Mattie Merrill ...
Accidents Don't Happen2001Ashton
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1997-1999TV SeriesGabrielle Sunny Day The Executioner
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus1998VideoGabrielle (voice)
Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen1997ShortGabrielle
Darkman II: The Return of Durant1995VideoLaurie Brinkman
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise1995TV MovieLaura Sue Dean
Follow the River1995TV MovieBettie Draper
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom1994TV MovieDeianeira (as Renee O'Connor)
NYPD Blue1993TV SeriesRebecca Sloane
The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?1993TV MovieLeslie
The Adventures of Huck Finn1993Julia Wilks
Sworn to Vengeance1993TV Movie
FBI: The Untold Stories1992TV SeriesOfc. Renee Lanot / Tina Marie Risico
Stone Cold1991Tinselteeth (as Rene O'Connor)
Changes1991TV MovieJessica Adams (as Renee O'Connor)
ABC Afterschool Specials1991TV SeriesLinda
False Identity1990Angela Errickson
Tales from the Crypt1990TV SeriesWaitress
Black Snow1990Jennifer Winslow
Teen Angel1989TV SeriesNancy Nichols
Night Game1989Lorraine Beasley
Match Point1989TV MovieRobin

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watch the Sky2017producer post-production
The Usual2016Short executive producer
Last Chance2015TV Movie executive producer
Stranded from an Island2013Short executive producer
Infinity2011/IShort producer
Words Unspoken2010Short executive producer / producer
Diamonds and Guns2008executive producer / producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Things2014TV Movie
Are You Kidding Me2011
Words Unspoken2010Short
Diamonds and Guns2008co-director
Xena: Warrior Princess1999-2001TV Series 2 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Words Unspoken2010Short written by

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Diamonds and Guns2008second unit co-director

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranded from an Island2013Short assistant editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strangers2014/IIShort very special thanks
Singled Out2012TV Movie thanks
One Weekend a Month2004Short special thanks
StarCraft1998Video Game thanks - as Gabrielle Xena's scene-stealin' friend

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From the Mouths of Babes2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Behind Bitch Slap: Building a Better B-Movie2010Video documentaryHerself
Filmnut2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Scenes of 'Ghost Town: The Movie'2008Video documentaryHerself
Interviews Ghost Town: The Movie2008Video documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Audience
Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary
Xena Warrior Princess: The Final Season2005Video documentary shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight1995-2001TV SeriesHerself
E! News Live1997TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1996TV SeriesYoung Deianira

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