Claudia Black


Date Of Birth

October 11, 1972


Australian actress Claudia Lee Black was born in Sydney on October 11, 1972. She is best known for her role as Aeryn Sun on Sci-Fi’s original series Farscape. Prior to that, Black had appearances in numerous shows and movies in Australia, such as Good Guys Bad Guys and Seven Deadly Sins. Her theater credits include The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera.
Vala Mal Doran is played by Claudia Black on the Sci-Fi Channel original series Stargate SG-1. Vala is a former host of the Goa’uld, a parasitic alien race. She is now a dangerous con artist with a lingering interest in Dr. Daniel Jackson

Place of Birth

Sydney, Australia

Birth Name

Claudia Lee Black



Fun Facts

Black is also a professional singer of jazz and classical music.


2007 - The Constellation Awards, Best Female Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Television Episode: Stargate SG-1: Memento Mori






5' 9" (1.75 m)


-My boyfriend's idea of a lesson was to take me on a black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say, 'Go!' Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to get me down the mountain. No, that wasn't humiliating, not at all.

-The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again.

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

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