Claudia Black

Claudia Black

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Oct. 11th, 1972
Born in
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5' 9

Claudia Black's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stargate SG-1 TV Show
Stargate SG-1
Farscape TV Show
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys TV Show
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Containment TV Show
Beastmaster TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Claudia Lee Black (born October 11, 1972) is an Australian actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction television series Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, Chloe Frazer in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She was educated at the Kambala Girls School, in Sydney. Black has spent most of her life in Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

Black has acted in Australian and New Zealand television and movies. She portrayed a hermaphrodite named Jill Mayhew in the Australian television series Good Guys Bad Guys. She also had a leading role in the New Zealand soap opera City Life playing the role of Greek lawyer Angela Kostapas.

For her roles in Farscape, Black was nominated for a Saturn Award in the Best Actress category in both 2001 and 2002, and won the award in 2005. She has appeared in the feature films Queen of the Damned and Pitch Black. Black also appeared as Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 as a regular cast member in the tenth and final season, and previously had a role as a recurring character in season 8 and season 9. Her first appearance was in the episode "Prometheus Unbound". Black has starred in two Stargate SG-1 Direct-to-DVD movies, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum. In 2004, she was voted "#7 Hottest Scifi Babe" by Scifi WorldNet.

In the NBC TV show Life (2007), Black was cast in the supporting role of Jennifer Conover for the initial pilot. Due to Black's second pregnancy, the part was recast and the role was given to the actress 'Jennifer Siebel' when the series was bought by the TV network. NBC still used footage of Black, and none of Siebel, when promoting the TV series' debut.

Popular at sci-fi conventions, Black showed her talent at singing and playing the guitar at the Farscape conventions.

Black has also appeared in theater. She once played Portia in a tour of the Merchant of Venice. She has also had parts in Spotlight On Women, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Loose Ends and Pick Ups for the Belvoir street theatre; Little Women and The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera.

Black is also a professional singer of jazz and classical music.

  • She gave birth to her second son on November 9, 2007.
  • She has appeared in two different series in which her character lived in or visited the Lost City of Atlantis: in _"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) {Atlantis (#3.22)}_ (qv), she played Cassandra, a scientist living in the city, while in _"Stargate SG-1" (1997) {The Pegasus Project (#10.3)}_ (qv), she played Vala Mal Doran, a regular character on that series, who visited the city, located in the Pegasus galaxy.
  • (2005) Her pregnancy was written into the _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) Season Nine finale "Crusade" and "Camelot".
  • Finalist 1990 Globe Shakespeare Competition
  • There has been much debate on the various scifi bulletin boards concerning her actual birth year. She herself has consistently declined to give an answer as to her birth year - when asked about her birth date she simply replies, "October 11."
  • Older son named Odin, after the Norse battle/war god. Younger son named Viggo, which means warlike or warrior.
  • She gave birth to a boy in December 2005.

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