Claudia Black is an Australian actress. She began her acting career in the early 1990s. Her first starring role on television was as Claire Bonacci in A Country Practice. She next starred in the show City Life. She later portrayed Cassandra in the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Her next main role was in the series Farscape. She became further known among international audience thanks to her role as Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1. In the 2010s, she played recurring character Dahlia in the American series The Originals. Her latest role was as Sabine Lommers in the short-lived series Containment.