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Claudia Black

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Vala Mal Doran



Black re-teamed with former co-star Ben Browder for SG-1, having appeared as Officer Aeryn Sun,a Sebacean peacekeeper, in the acclaimed Sci-Fi series Farscape and Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars for which she garnered a Saturn Award for Best Actress.

She starred in both Stargate DVD movies, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum.  Black voices R.I.P.L.E.Y in the sequel to the classic film War Games, War Games: The Dead Code.  She has also guest starred on the television series Moonlight and The Dresden Files.

She previously starred as Pandora in the Anne Rice feature film Queen of the Damned, alongside Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend and in USA Films sci-fi sleeper hit Pitch Black, opposite Vin Diesel.

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Black has appeared in many of Australia’s most popular TV series and movies. Australian audiences will remember her portrayal of the hermaphrodite Jill Mayhew in Good Guys Bad Guys, and the leading role of Angela Kostapas in City Life. She also appeared in the series G.P., Police Rescue, A Country Practice, Water Rats and Seven Deadly Sins, in addition to several guest-starring roles on Hercules and Beastmaster.

She has also been performing voice over work for video game, animation and narration projects. She was a finalist in the 1990 Globe Shakespeare competition; nominated for her first Saturn Award in 2001; voted 'Best Actress' by TV Zone Magazine and Scifi.ign; received the SFX Magazine Award for Sexiest Actress on Television; and was one of Entertainment Weekly's 2002 "IT" girls.

Black's theater credits include Portia in the European tour of The Merchant of Venice; Jo March in Little Women, and The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera; and Spotlight on Women, Portrait of Dorian Gray, Loose Ends, and Pick Ups for the Belvoir Street Theatre, one of the most prestigious theatre companies in Sydney.