Tsianina Joelson may have only appeared on “Xena: Warrior Princess” for a short time, but she made a lasting impression with her portrayal of Varia from 2000 to 2001. Before she became an actress, Joelson won the prestigious title of Miss Coos County in 1993.
Afterward, she went on to be featured in popular films such as “Bring It On,” “Boys and Girls,” and “Held for Ransom” during the early 2000s. Joelson also co-hosted a hip MTV series called “The Daily Burn” in 1998, showcasing her dynamic personality and charm. With her talent, style, and natural beauty, Tsianina Joelson is undoubtedly one of the most talented actresses in the entertainment industry.
William Gregory Lee - Virgil
William Gregory Lee may have only been on "Xena: Warrior Princess" for a short time, but it was a big stepping stone for his acting career! Before landing the role of Virgil, Lee was popping up on TV screens in small roles on shows like "Beverly Hills, 90210," and "The Young and the Restless."
But it was his stint on "Xena" that really helped put him on the map. With only six episodes under his belt, Lee's portrayal of Virgil was certainly memorable. After his time on the show, Lee went on to appear in a variety of other TV shows and movies, cementing his status as a rising star in Hollywood.
William Gregory Lee - Now
While 20+ years have passed since his role as Virgil, this hasn’t stopped William Gregory Lee from staying busy in both film and TV. Around the same time, he also had a brief appearance in the Jessica Alba-led "Dark Angel." Lee also appeared on renowned shows such as "Dante’s Cover," "Justified," and even "The Walking Dead."
And it’s not just on TV where you might have seen him. In recent times, Lee managed to show up in a huge blockbuster, playing the role of aerospace engineer Gordon Cooper in the film "First Man," directed by Damien Chazelle. Virgil fans were amazed to see him after all this time.
Tsianina Joelson - Now
Other than an appearance in the sequel to "American Pie," there hasn’t been that much that Tsianina Joelson was featured in as an actress over the last couple of decades. She did show up in low-budget movies such as "Hollywood Division," "The Rain Makers," and "According to Greta."
Since then, Joelson really hasn't made any splashes in the acting world and lays relatively low on social media too. In 2004, she married Michael Lohmann, who she has been raising a family with and is still with until this very day. It seems like Joelson simply wanted to take a step back from acting.
Melinda Clarke - Velasca
Melinda Clarke played the role of Velasca on “Xena: Warrior Princess,” a powerful warrior who was very reserved emotionally. With that said, the character did develop a lot as the show progressed. Clarke was incredible in the role, playing it with a level of fierceness and intensity rarely seen these days.
Not your run-of-the-mill villain, Velasca added plenty of intrigue and nuance to the show, including memorable battles against Xena. Before her role as Velasca, Clarke had already appeared on shows such as "Days of Our Lives" while also showing up in movies like "Spawn" and "Return of the Living Dead 3."