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Overview (3)

Born in Sydney, 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 in Australia, New Zealand, England and the US. Throughout her career Black has played in many Australian and New Zealand films and guested on such Australian series as Police Rescue (1989) and Water Rats (1996), the American and New Zealand series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), and a leading role in the New Zealand soap opera City Life (1996). Since then she has mostly played in science-fiction and fantastic series. She is probably best known for her roles as Ayren Sun in the Australian series Farscape (1999) and Vala Mal Doran in the American series Stargate SG-1 (1997), in which she co-starred with Ben Browder.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Huss

Family (3)

Spouse Jamie (2004 - 2016)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Children Black, Odin
Black, Viggo
Parents Jules Black
Judy Black

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 (10)

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 in the 1990 Globe Shakespeare Competition.
Her pregnancy was written into the Stargate SG-1 (1997) Season Nine finale, Stargate SG-1: Crusade (2006) and Stargate SG-1: Camelot (2006). [2005]
Older son Odin was born in December 2005 (after the Norse battle/war god). Younger son Viggo was born in November 9, 2007 (means warlike or warrior).
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.
In recent years, she has turned to voice acting. [2009]
First met Moonlight (2007) co-star David Blue while filming the episode, Moonlight: Sonata (2008). After filming, they discovered they were both represented by the same Voiceover agency. They continue to remain friends.
Reunited with her Farscape (1999) co-star Ben Browder in Stargate SG-1 (1997). [June 2005]
Plays guitar at Farscape (1999) 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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