Meighan Desmond

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Meighan Desmond
Born (1977-10-07) 7 October 1977 (age 43)

Meighan Desmond (born 7 October 1977) [1] is a New Zealand actress, best known for her role as the Greek goddess Discord [2] in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its two spin-offs Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules . [1] [3]

Desmond was born in Kaitaia, New Zealand. [1] [2] She has appeared in a number of New Zealand film and television projects, including the popular TV series Shortland Street . [1] She also worked as a personal assistant to Ted Raimi during his final appearances on Xena.

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