Black at the 2004 ComicCon, San Diego
|Born||Claudia Lee Black
11 October 1972
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Spouse(s)||Jamie (m. 2004)|
Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, as well as Sharon "Shazza" Montgomery in the film Pitch Black. She has also had several prolific roles in video games, such as Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series, the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins, and squadmate Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3.
Black was born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in a Jewish family. She was educated at the Anglican Kambala School, in Sydney, NSW. Black has lived, for extensive periods, in Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada and the United States. Her parents are Australian Medical Academics Doctors Jules and Judy Black.
Claudia has acted in Australian and New Zealand in 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.
Black gained international recognition for her role in Farscape, and 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. After Farscape ended, Black appeared as Vala Mal Doran in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Prometheus Unbound"; her performance was popular with producers and fans alike, and was invited to reprise her role in the show's ninth season when series regular Amanda Tapping went on maternity leave. Black returned to the series as a regular cast member for the tenth and final season, and also starred in Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, films which wrapped up the series' story lines. Black co-starred with Ben Browder in both series.
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.
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.
|Haven||Moira||2012||TV||Episodes: "Magic Hour", parts 1 & 2|
|90210||Guru Sona||2011||TV||Episodes: "It's Getting Hot in Here", "All About a Boy" and "Revenge of the Nerd"|
|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)|
|Dragon Age: Inquisition||Morrigan (voice)||2014||Video game|
|Strange Frame||Parker C. Boyd (voice)||2012||Film|
|Diablo III||Cydaea (voice)||2012||Video game|
|The Amazing Spider-Man||Whitney Chang (voice)||2012||Video game|
|Mass Effect 3||Admiral Xen (voice), Matriarch Aethyta (voice)||2012||Video game||Video game|
|Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning||Alyn Shir (voice), Narrator (voice)||2012||Video game|
|Justice League: Doom||Cheetah (voice)||2012||Film|
|Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||Chloe Frazer (voice)||2011||Video game||Revealed in the E3 2011 Trailer|
|Gears of War 3||Samantha Byrne (voice)||2011||Video game||Announced at Comic Con 2010|
|Rage||Mel (voice)||2011||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||Also in the Witch Hunt DLC|
|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|
|Swallowing Darkness||Narrator (voice)||2008||Audio Book|
- 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"
- Ogilvie, Tristan. "The Ten Commandments of Gears of War 3". IGN.
- Claudia Black Online: Biography. Retrieved on 7 January 2013.
- "Claudia Black was scheduled to be on the new NBC TV Show pilot called Life.". Retrieved 28 October 2007.
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