Claudia Black

Claudia Black
Claudia Black, voice of Chloe Frazer.
Born October 11, 1972
Sydney, Australia[1]
Nationality Australian
Uncharted work Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Other notable work Farscape
Stargate SG-1

Claudia Black, born October 11, 1972 in Sydney, Australia, is an Australian actress. Perhaps best known for her work in Farscape and her role as Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1, Black is the voice of Australian explorer Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series.


[edit] Biography

Claudia Black was born on October 11, 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1]

[edit] Career

Claudia Black spent the early years of her career playing roles in local television series, capturing a leading role in the New Zealand soap opera City Life and then appearing in Australian crime series Good Guys Bad Guys. Shortly after this, Black captured one of the most notable roles of her career, being cast in a leading role in science fiction series Farscape. Shortly after Farscape ended, Black would be cast in another one of her well-known roles, as she was cast as Vala Mal Doran in science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. This role would occupy Black for four years, and she would later reprise her role as Vala Mal Doran in the 2008 feature films Stargate: Continuum and Stargate: The Ark of Truth. More recently, Black appeared in the 2011 animation Rango and several episodes of the television drama series 90210.[2]

[edit] Uncharted work

Black's first work for the Uncharted series came in 2009 when she voiced Australian explorer Chloe Frazer in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.[3] Black received significant praise for this role, with critics suggesting she was as well cast as Chloe as Nolan North was in the role of leading protagonist Nathan "Nate" Drake.[4] Furthermore, the love triangle between Chloe, Nate and journalist Elena Fisher, voiced by Emily Rose, was praised for being one of the most convincing romances seen in the genre.[5] For her voice work in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Black would be nominated for an award at the 2010 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards (AIAS) in the Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance category.[6]

After some speculation over whether Claudia and her character Chloe would be returning for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, the third game in the Uncharted series, Chloe's inclusion in the game would be confirmed when she could be seen in the official Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception trailer shown at the 2011 E3 gaming conference.[7]

Media Role
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) Chloe Frazer
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)

[edit] Personal life

Claudia Black has been married to her husband since 2004, and the couple have two children together.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Claudia Black Biography" on IMDB
  2. "Claudia Black Filmography" on IMDB
  3. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Tech Info" on GameSpot
  4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves review on Eurogamer - Page 2
  5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves review on The Telegraph online
  6. "Awards for Claudia Black" on IMDB
  7. Official Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception trailer released at E3 2011 on YouTube
Last edited by In Motion on 28 June 2011 at 13:26
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