Claudia Black is one of the actresses from the continent down under who came to be where she is today through sheer doggedness over the years and of course a natural dexterity for acting. The Aussie is a recipient of a couple of awards with a myriad of other recognitions and is best known for her work in Farscape which ran from 1999 through 2003, Mal Doran and in Pitch Black. In addition to this, Claudia is also a recognized voice actress with many voice roles in video games than she has acted in movies. Learn more about her below.
Claudia Black’s Bio & Age
Jules and Judy Black who are both Australians and medical academics are the parents of Claudia Black who was born on the 11th day of October 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was raised in their Jewish family as an only child and while growing up, she lived at various times in New Zealand, Spain, the USA, Canada, England and of course Australia. She is Australian by nationality and identifies with the white ethnic group.
As a young girl of schooling age, the eventual film star got tutored at the Anglican Kambala School, in Sydney New South Wales, Australia. In her time at the all-girls day and boarding school, Claudia was noted as an avid athlete with a specialty in cricket, she equally danced a lot and in the same vein was a book worm. We can draw an inference from this that Black was very much a balanced student while in high school. Details of her further educational pursuits have not been made public, but going by what we know about her in high school, we can assume that she reprised the same in college and subsequently graduated with a degree as it is widely believed.
Claudia Black made her acting debut in the year 1992 with an appearance on 2 episodes of the television series Home and Away portraying the character Sandra. The following year, she recorded a string of acting works as various characters in Seven Deadly Sins, G.P., Police Rescue and A Country Practice. The Aussie actress continued starring in a couple of other TV series at the time before she gained international recognition with the role of Officer Aeryn Sun in 88 episodes of Farscape which ran from the year 1999 to 2003.
This project earned her two Saturn Award nominations as Best Actress in the year 2001 and 2002 before she finally won it in 2005 after reprising her character in the series – Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004). Since then, Claudia has featured in many other TV series with some of her recent works being in The Originals (2015) and Containment (2016).
Claudia Black started off her career successfully with roles in commercial hit television series in the 90s. However, it wasn’t until the year 2000 that she marked her debut in a film starring as Sharon “Shazza” Montgomery in Pitch Black. Eight years later her performance of Vala Mal Doran in Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) endeared her to many people. After this project, she featured in other works which include Rango (2011) as Angelique (voice), Rain from Stars (2013) as Donna and many others.
The actress is noted to have done a myriad of voice roles in video games, some of them include but is not limited to: “Farscape: The Game” (2002) as Aeryn Sun, “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” (2009) as Chloe Frazer, “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” (2014) as Queen Marwen, “Killing Floor 2” (2018) as Mrs. Foster and many others.
For someone who has to her credit a myriad of works in the movies, television series and even voice roles in certain video games, Claudia Black certainly deserves all that she has earned and accumulated over the years. The Australian actress has her net worth given to be between $1.2 and $2 million.
Family – Husband, Children
Jamie Oddie found his missing rib to be Claudia Black; the two reportedly began dating in the year 2001, got engaged in 2002 before getting married in late 2004. In the course of their marriage, they brought Odin Black and Viggo Black into the world while the love that held them together was still potent. Nevertheless, having spent 12 years together as Mr. and Mrs, the couple ended their once blossoming union in a divorce.
Claudia Black has a slim body which measures 1.75m or 5 feet 7 inches in height. At this height, she weighs about 54kg, spots a breast size of 37 inches or 94cm, waist of 25 inches or 64 cm while her hips aptly compliment her gait as it measures 36 inches or 91 cm. Black wears a bra size of 34C, has a shoe/feet size of 8.5 US, and wears a dress size of 6 US.