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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 October 1972Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameClaudia Lee Black
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Claudia Lee Black was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Her parents Jules and Judy Black, are both Australian Medical Academics Doctors. She has lived during various periods of her life in Australia, New Zealand, England and the United States. Through her career, Black has played in many Australian and New Zealand films and television series. These include guest roles in Australian series Police Rescue (1989) and Water Rats (1996), American and New Zealand series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), and a leading role in New Zealand soap opera City Life (1996). Since then, Claudia Black has mostly played in science fiction and fantastic series. Among them, she is well known for portraying the roles of Ayren Sun in Australian series Farscape (1999) and Vala Mal Doran in American series "Stargate SG-1 (1997)", in which she co-starred with Ben Browder.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Huss

Spouse (1)

Jamie ? (2004 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (5)

Her deep, hard voice
Jet black hair
Her skill with accents and ability to switch between them flawlessly
Distinctive long nose
Plays tough determined women

Trivia (12)

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."
Finalist 1990 Globe Shakespeare Competition.
Her pregnancy was written into the Stargate SG-1 (1997) Season Nine finale "Crusade" and "Camelot".
She gave birth to a boy in December 2005.
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: Atlantis (1997), she played Cassandra, a scientist living in the city, while in Stargate SG-1: The Pegasus Project (2006), she played Vala Mal Doran, a regular character on that series, who visited the city, located in the Pegasus galaxy.
Older son named Odin, after the Norse battle/war god. Younger son named Viggo, which means warlike or warrior.
In recent years, she has turned to voice acting.
First met Moonlight (2007) co-star David Blue while filming the episode "Sonata". After filming, they discovered they were both represented by the same Voiceover agency. They continue to remain friends.
Will be reuniting with her Farscape (1999) co-star Ben Browder in several episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997). [June 2005]
Plays guitar at Farscape conventions.
Plays British characters so often that many viewers don't know that she is really Australian.

Personal Quotes (1)

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

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