Friday, August 21, 2009

"Gal" Friday! Claudia Black

Australian actress Claudia Black has certainly amassed an extensive genre resume during her career. In addition to her roles in standard television series both at home and abroad, she has appeared in such science fiction TV series as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Farscape, Xena: Warrior Princess, Beastmaster, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, Stargate SG1, The Dresden Files, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum and Moonlight. Claudia won a 2005 Saturn Award for her role of Aeryn Sun in Farscape and a 2007 Constellation Award for her role of Vala Mal Doran in Stargate.

On the big screen she has appeared in the genre films Pitch Black and Queen of the Damned. She has also lent her voice talents to many video games like Farscape, Lords of EverQuest, God of War, Neopets, etc.

Claudia is a popular fixture at science fiction conventions and she also sings jazz-style music. I think she easily embodies the confident, tough & assured female archetype, while at the same time offering subtle hints of vulnerability and a comfortable sexuality. In short, Claudia seems to be a chick that guys could pour out their hearts to. That makes her a fine pick for "Gal" Friday.

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