Lucy Ursula Griffiths is an English actress best known for her roles as Lady Marian in the BBC drama series Robin Hood (2006–09), as Nora Gainesborough, Eric Northman’s vampire “sister”, in the HBO horror series True Blood (2012–13) and as Emily Woodrow in the AMC supernatural drama series Preacher (2016).
Griffiths was originally cast in Constantine as the female lead Liv Aberdine, the daughter of a late friend, who comes to discover that she has the ability to see the supernatural world among us. She teams up with Constantine to fight the demons who have targeted her and learn more about her late father. Griffiths was dropped after Goyer and Cerone decided to take the series in a different creative direction. Instead, the original comic character Zed will be written in. Angélica Celaya was later announced to fill the role. Some of Griffiths’ final scenes from the pilot were reshot, explaining why she doesn’t join Constantine in his adventures as it was originally intended.
In April 2015 Griffiths was cast in the AMC series Preacher as Emily Woodrow, a character described as a “no-nonsense” single mother, waitress, church organist, bookkeeper and the loyal right hand of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper).