Australian actress Claudia Black become known for her work on Farscape and is now active on Instagram.
Australian actress Claudia Black has made a name for herself on both sides of the world. She has successfully navigated the waters between her home in Australia, where she has performed in many Australian and New Zealand movies, and the United States. In the latter, she has done plenty of work both on the screen and in voice acting. So, where is the Farscape star Claudia Black now?
CLAUDIA BLACK IS ON INSTAGRAM
Claudia Black continues to succeed in Hollywood. Her voice work with Rick and Morty is ongoing and she has also recently returned to work in front of the screen. Black recently appeared on the TV series Roswell, New Mexico, and will be seen in the upcoming movies Time Now and Deus. And of course, like many celebrities, she is happy to post her work and other interests on her Instagram account.
She’s also involved with charity work, particularly the Life After Project, for which she recently did this photoshoot…
As long as there is voice work and an occasional TV series or two, it doesn’t look like we will see (or hear) the end of Claudia Black for the foreseeable future.
CLAUDIA BLACK WAS AN AUSTRALIAN STAR IN HOME AND AWAY AND HERCULES
Claudia Black began her career in 1992 when she appeared in the long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away. It was a brief appearance as she was in only two episodes, but the appearance led to more work in Australia. She portrayed Greed in the Australian mini-series Seven Deadly Sins and moved on to more Australian work such as Police Rescue, A Country Practice, and Water Rats. Black then found work on the TV movie Amazon High, where she met producer Rob Tapert.
That led to her nabbing a couple episodes on Tapert’s series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. While she was working with Tapert on Amazon High and Hercules, Claudia Black was also in the middle of another TV series, leading the cast on City Life, another Australian production.
SHE STARRED IN PITCH BLACK
One of the first times American audiences were treated to seeing Black on the big screen was in the Vin Diesel-led movie Pitch Black. In it, she played Shazza, who is part of a crew that crashes on a distant planet home to bloodthirsty creatures.
While there has been talk of bringing this franchise back, it doesn’t appear Claudia Black is part of that discussion.
CLAUDIA BLACK WAS ON FARSCAPE AND STARGATE
In 1999, Claudia Black landed one of her most popular roles when she, along with actor Ben Browder, starred in the Australian-American TV series Farscape. The series followed an astronaut (Browder) who, during an experimental space mission, is accidentally thrown across the universe, ending up in the middle of an intergalactic war. He finds himself part of a fugitive alien spacecraft and its crew.
Claudia Black played Officer Aeryn Sun on Farscape. Aeryn who loses her rank and becomes marked for death when she throws her lot in with Browder’s astronaut and a shpi full of escaped prisoners and fugitives.
Equally well know was Claudia Black’s role on the hit series Stargate SG-1. She didn’t appear on the show until very late in the game but her character, Vala Mal Doran, appeared in the series’ final three seasons and then reprised her role in the movies Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, both of which wrapped up the Stargate franchise.
CLAUDIA BLACK HAS DONE VOICE WORK ON VIDEO GAMES LIKE UNCHARTED
During her time on Farscape, Claudia Black began another career. This one as a voice actress. Her first turn came on the TV series Steel Angel Kurumi and from that point on, her roles are a virtual who’s who in video games and TV series. Bear with us here, it’s an impressive list.
Her video game voice work includes God of War, Neopets: The Darkest Faerie, Project Sylpheed, Conan, Crysis, Dragon Age: Origins, and Final Fantasy XIV. But that’s not all.
Black is probably best known for her work on the Uncharted series, as she was the voice of Chloe Frazer in all four of Nathan Drake’s adventures, as well as her own in Uncharted: Lost Legacy. She also has appeared in Mass Effect 2 and 3, Diablo III and Diablo II: Reaper of Souls, The Amazing Spiderman, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Gears of War 3 and 4, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. As we said, the list is impressive.
Claudia Black didn’t just lend her voice to video games; she has also done voice work on animated TV and movies. She did voices in Rango, Justice League: Doom, Final Space, and the long-running and uber-popular Rick and Morty.
HER TIME ON ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, AND FINAL SPACE CAME TO AN END
Ever since the COVID pandemic shut down Hollywood for a spell, Claudia Black has kept relatively quiet. She did see the end of the series Roswell, New Mexico, and Final Space, both in 2021, while also appearing in the series The Nevers. 2021 also saw Black appear in the thriller Time Now.
2022 kicked off with Black appearing in Deus. The film centered around Black’s Karla Grey who is part of a six-person crew aboard the spaceship The Achilles. The crew was sent into space after a mysterious black sphere was discovered in Mars’ orbit. As the crew approaches the sphere, they discover that it is transmitting a single word in every Earth language known to man. That word is Deus.
CLAUDIA BLACK HAS TWO SONS
Claudia Black doesn’t have to be in front of the camera to keep herself busy. As stated, her long career as a voice actress also has given her plenty of work. She just recently lent her pipes to the video game Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. But voice acting and the occasional jaunt in front of the camera isn’t the only way Black remains active – she has two teenage boys.
Not long ago, Black took to her Instagram account to let fans know just how she remains busy. In her posting, Black describes how “single mums with teen boys” gets the job done. Along with her lengthy caption, Black attached a video of her tossing an ax. She says her way of dealing with life’s issues (war, pandemic, climate crisis, the rise of fascism) was to get away with her boys and find entertainment in a break/rage room followed up by a little bit of ax throwing.
Both do sound fun, and we are sure Black had a grand old time (“and it was awesome”), but we sure would like to see Claudia Black in front of the camera again.
Will Claudia black ever return to the fame she saw in Farscape? That remains to be seen, but she’s definitely been keeping busy with plenty of work.
Next up for Claudia Black is the movie The Alchemist Agenda, an animated feature to which she will once again lend a talented voice. She takes on the character of Ariel and the story is about the discovery of a sunken U-boat off the coast of New York.