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Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 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.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Acting career[edit | edit source]
Claudia 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 (NBC TV series)|Life (2007), Black was cast in the supporting role of Jennifer Conover for the initial pilot. Due to Claudia'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, Portrait 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.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|NCIS||Velvet Road||2010||TV||Episode: "Borderland"|
|Spike Video Game Awards 2009||2009||TV||Award/Promo Announcer|
|Moonlight||The Cleaner||2008||TV||Episode: "Sonata"|
|Stargate: Continuum||Vala Mal Doran/Qetesh||2008||Film|
|Stargate: The Ark of Truth||Vala Mal Doran||2008||Film|
|The Dresden Files||Liz||2007||TV||Episode: "The Other Dick"|
|Stargate SG-1||Vala Mal Doran||2004–2006||TV||First appearance: "'Prometheus Unbound'"|
|Naked in London||2005||Film||Only promo trailer|
|Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars||Aeryn Sun||2004||TV|
|Queen of the Damned||Pandora||2002||Film|
|Xena: Warrior Princess||Amazon # 2||2000||TV||Episode: "Lifeblood"|
|Pitch Black||Sharon Montgomery||2000||Film|
|A Twist in the Tale||Morgana||1999||TV||Episode: "Obsession in August"|
|Good Guys, Bad Guys||Jill Mayhew||1998||TV||Episode: "Naughty Bits"|
|Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Cassandra||1997–1998||TV||Episodes: "Hercules on Trial" and "Atlantis"|
|Water Rats||Beth Williams||1997||TV||Episode: "All at Sea"|
|City Life||Angela Kosapas||1996||TV||series|
|A Country Practice||Claire Bonacci||1993–1994||TV||Episodes: "Burning Bright", parts 1 & 2|
|Police Rescue||Julia||1993||TV||Episode: "Double Illusion"|
|G. P.||Joanna||1993||TV||Episode: "A Thousand Flowers", part 1"|
|Seven Deadly Sins||1993||TV (mini)|
Voice acting[edit | edit source]
|Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||Chloe Frazer (voice)||2011||Video game|
|Gears of War 3||Samantha Byrne (voice)||2011||Video game||Announced at Comic Con 2010|
|Dragon Age: Origins Witch Hunt DLC||Morrigan (voice)||2010||Video game|
|Mass Effect 2||Admiral Xen (voice), Matriarch Aethyta (voice), Rachni Envoy (voice)||2010||Video game|
|Dragon Age: Origins||Morrigan (voice)||2009||Video game|
|Uncharted 2: Among Thieves||Chloe Frazer (voice)||2009||Video game|
|WarGames: The Dead Code||R.I.P.L.E.Y. (voice)||2008||Film|
|Stolen Life (Machinama Movie)||Kieru (voice)||2007||Film|
|Conan||A'kanna (voice)||2007||Video game|
|Crysis||Helena (voice)||2007||Video game|
|Project Sylpheed||Narrator (voice)||2007||Video game|
|Neopets: The Darkest Faerie||Fauna (voice)||2005||Video game|
|God of War||Artemis (voice)||2005||Video game|
|Farscape: The Game||Aeryn Sun (voice)||2002||Video game|
|Steel Angel Kurumi||Steel Angel Mikhail||1999||TV||Voice, English version|
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2009 – The Constellation Awards, Best Female Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series: Stargate: Continuum
- 2007 – The Constellation Awards, Best Female Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Television Episode: Stargate SG-1: "Memento Mori"
- 2005 – Saturn Award, Best Actress, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]
- "Sam's voice (Claudia) from Gears 3 was originally cast and recorded as the voice for Bernie. We swapped later in the project after some feedback and focus testing." - Jim Brown 
References[edit | edit source]
- Claudia Black Online: Biography. Retrieved on 25 January 2008.
- "Claudia Black was scheduled to be on the new NBC TV Show pilot called Life.". http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/John-Stones-Blog/Claudia-Black-New/800018083. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
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- Claudia Black Online (Established 2000)
- Claudia Black Online
- Claudia Black – Australian Film Commission
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