Reneé O’Connor

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY welcomes our 2018 Special Guest Artist, Reneé O’Connor, performing in our Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet. ​Reneé O’Connor, best known for the role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess​, is an American actress, producer, and director​ with a deep and abiding passion for Shakespeare. Ms. O’Connor has performed in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) and is thrilled to be joining us at the Capital City Amphitheater this May.

Reneé O’Connor, a successful actress and filmmaker, best known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, brings her unparalleled passion to each and every project.

Reneé made a name for herself when she resided in Auckland, New Zealand, playing the role of Gabrielle, Xena’s trusted sidekick on the popular series from 1996-2001. The scenestealing role created a huge worldwide fan base, one still active in countless websites dedicated to the actress and this signature series.

She then moved on to launch her own film production company – ROC Productions. Her first independent production under the company is the romantic comedy, Diamonds and Guns which was released on DVD in January 2008. Currently, Renee is in post production on the feature film, Watch The Sky, a Science Fiction Family film, due for release in 2018.

Prior to her breakout role, Reneé lived in Texas and began her professional film career at the age of 17, starring in the serial Teen Angel, a regular feature on the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club. Other credits include the Disney film, The Adventures of Huck Finn with Elijah Wood, and television movies such as Follow the River with Ellen Burstyn, Danielle Steele’s Changes with Cheryl Ladd, and James Garner’s second Rockford Files reunion movie. She also starred in several independent films, including Ghost House Pictures’ Boogeyman 2 opposite Tobin Bell; The ScyFy Channel’s Monster Ark opposite Tim DeKay, and Alien Apocalypse, opposite Bruce Campbell, which is one of the highest-rated original movies in the cable network’s history. She starred in the action web series ARK from Judah/Sacks (Executive Producers of 90210 and Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Beyond The Farthest Star, from Pathlight Entertainment. Next month, Renee stars in the anticipated Faith Based feature film, A Question Of Faith from Silver Lining Entertainment, to be released on 600 screens nationwide.


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