Claudia Black

Claudia Lee Black is an Australian-American actress best known for Aeryn Sun in Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1, and Sharon "Shazza" Montgomery in Pitch Black. Chloe Frazer in Uncharted, Morrigan in Dragon Age, Admiral Daro'Xen and Matriarch Aethyta in Mass Effect, Tess Everis in Destiny, and Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3, Gears of War 4, and Gears of War 5 are some of her notable video game roles.


Claudia Lee Black, popularly known as Claudia Black, was born to Jules and Judy Black on October 11, 1972, in Sydney, Australia. She was raised in Sydney and did her education at Anglican Kambala School. She has spent most of her lifetime in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. She is Jewish by faith.


Claudia has acted for Australian and New Zealand television and movies. She played an intersex woman named 'Jill Mayhew' in the Australian television series 'Good Guys Bad Guys.' She also played the lead in the New Zealand opera soap 'City Life,' portraying a Greek lawyer named 'Angela Kostapas.' Claudia Black gained international acclamation and recognition for her role in 'Farscape,' for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award in the best actress category twice in 2001 and 2002. Claudia did win the prestigious award later in 2005, at the 31st Annual award ceremony held in Los Angeles for 'Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.' Claudia has done roles in feature films like 'Queen of the Damned' and 'Pitch Black.' After the 'Farscape' series, Claudia has made appearances, 'Vala Mal Doran' in the 'Stargate' first episode 'Prometheus Unbound.' The popularity of Claudia Black's work was that she was recalled in the series' ninth season to redo the character. Black also appeared as a regular for the series' tenth and final season. In both, Claudia Black also co-starred in the movies 'Stargate: The Ark of Truth' and 'Stargate: Continuum,' along with Ben Browder. Black was voted '7th Hottest Sci-Fi Babe' by Sci-Fi WorldNet in 2004. In 2007, Black played the supporting cast of 'Jennifer Conover' in the NBC television show, 'Life.'

Apart from being a good Sci-Fi actor, Black is talented at singing and playing the guitar, which she showcased at the Farscape conventions. Black debuted her singing when she sang for fellow Farscape actor Paul Goddard's album.

Claudia Black is also associated with the theatre. She played the character, 'Portia' in a tour of the 'Merchant of Venice.' She also has played parts in 'Spotlight on Women,' 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' 'Loos Ends', and 'Pick Ups' for the Belvoir street theatre. She has also acted for the Bicentennial Opera in 'Little Women' and 'The World Knot.'

Since 2007, Black has been associated with video games as a voice actress. She has gained laurels for her work with 'BioWares,' 'Dragon Age' and 'Mass Effect' series.

Claudia Black maintains a low profile of her personal life, although it is a well-known fact that she first met the guy of her life, Jamie, in 2001, with whom she later got married in the year 2004. The couple is proud parents of two sons Odin Black born (born in 2005) and Viggo Black (born in 2007). She had been happily married, but of late, she had been experiencing difficult times and have divorced her husband Jamie and moved on. It is, however, unknown that she has been seeing someone since then.

Claudia Black is thus a good Sci-Fi actress and a voice actress as well. Her net worth is estimated at $1.2 million, a whooping sum indeed but justifying her immense talents.

Last Modified: Aug 24, 2021

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