Claudia Christian

Actor, Singer, Waitress
Best known for her four year stint as Commander Susan Ivanov on the syndicated sci-fi series, "Babylon 5", raven-haired beauty Claudia Christian got her start with a 1984 guest-spot on "Dallas" (CBS), which she parlayed ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1965 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Never Die Twice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nightmare Boulevard 2014 (Movie)

Amy Martin (Actor)

The Mentalist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wrong Woman 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Watercolor Postcards 2014 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grimm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Serbian Scars 2009 (Movie)

Deniz (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everwood 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

EZ Williams (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Atlantis: the Lost Empire 2001 (Movie)

of Helga Sinclair (Voice)

From The Waist Down: Men, Women & Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Snide and Prejudice 2001 (Movie)

Renate Muller (Actor)

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry James' The Haunting of Hell House 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

True Rights 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Kelly Kelly 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mercenary 2: Thick and Thin 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Columbo: It's All in the Game 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chase 1994 (Movie)

Yvonne Voss (Actor)

Hexed 1993 (Movie)

Hexina (Actor)

A Gnome Named Gnorm 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Strays 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Arena 1991 (Movie)

Quinn (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1988 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dark Backward 1991 (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

Maniac Cop 2 1990 (Movie)

Susan Riley (Actor)

Mom 1990 (Movie)

Virginia Monroe (Actor)

Think Big 1990 (Movie)

Dri Irene Marsh (Actor)

Monster Manor 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shannon's Deal 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heat 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Blacke's Magic 1985 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Clean & Sober 1988 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

Never on Tuesday 1988 (Movie)

Tuesday (Actor)

Tale of Two Sisters 1988 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

The Highwayman 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1987 (Movie)

Casey Harris (Actor)

The Hidden 1987 (Movie)

Brenda Lee Van Buren (Actor)

A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

A Wing and a Prayer (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Berrenger's (TV Show)

Actor

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Lancelot: Guardian of Time (TV Show)

Actor

Lies of the Twins (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Who Sinned (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Best known for her four year stint as Commander Susan Ivanov on the syndicated sci-fi series, "Babylon 5", raven-haired beauty Claudia Christian got her start with a 1984 guest-spot on "Dallas" (CBS), which she parlayed into regular roles on short-lived series like "Berringer's" and "Blacke's Magic" (both NBC), as well many guest-starring appearances in episodic TV. She made her feature debut as a exotic dancer whose body became host for an alien being in "The Hidden" (1987), was part of the fine ensemble of "Clean and Sober" (1988) and delivered a performance that made "Hexed" (1993) worth watching, playing a once overweight model whose long-ago arson resulted in 32 deaths. Christian liked everything about her four years on "Babylon 5" except the dirty dealing that led to her departure, and if it's any consolation, the series did not survive long without her. (Although she was featured in two TV-movie spin-offs that aired on TNT in 1998.) Since then, she has acted in Phillipe Mora's "Snide and Prejudice" (1997) and starred in "A Wing and a Prayer", a 1998 USA Network movie.

Relationships

Gary DeVore

Husband
divorced disappeared in 1997 while driving to California from New Mexico body located in June 1998

Rod Dyer

Husband
divorced in 1994

EDUCATION

graduated from high school at age 16

Milestones

2002

Cast in the action-crime feature "Half Past Dead"

2001

Voiced the character of Helga in the Disney animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire"

2000

Acted in "True Rights", a mock documentary about "shock" television

1998

Starred opposite Jeff Yagher in USA Network movie, "A Wing and a Prayer"

1997

Acted in Phillipe Mora's "Snide and Prejudice", the story of Hitler's rise as acted out by the inmates of a tony asylum

1994

Starred as Commander Susan Ivanova in syndicated sci-fi series "Babylon 5"

1993

Guest-starred on "Columbo: It's All in the Game" (ABC)

1993

Won praise for her comic turn as a once overweight fashion model whose long-ago act of arson killed 32 people in "Hexed"

1988

Acted in "Clean and Sober"

1987

Feature debut, "The Hidden", playing an exotic dancer who becomes host for an alien being

1986

Portrayed the female lead in CBS movie, "Houston: The Legend of Texas"

1986

Second crack as series regular, playing Laurie Blacke in "Blacke's Magic" (NBC)

1985

First time as series regular, the short-lived "Berrenger's" (NBC)

1984

Made acting debut with guest appearance on "Dallas" (CBS)

1980

Moved back to California with family

Born in Glendale, California

Raised in Connecticut

Bonus Trivia

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Christian is the author of a series of children's boks entitled "The Misadventures of Emma Bradford".

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About getting fired from "Babylon 5": " . . . I wanted to get their assurance that in the fifth season I could get at least four episodes off to do a film. That was the only thing I was asking for. No raise--accepting a paycut--simply less episodes, period. Ask yourself this: Why would I have done the TNT promos for the fifth season if I did not want to be involved . . ." . . . when my agent spoke to [producer] John Copeland and mentioned Joe's [writer-creator J Michael Straczynski] offer to write me out of a few episodes, Mr. Copeland responded by saying 'That's not possible. If TNT wants her in every episode then she has to do all 22. That's the deal, take it or leave it . . .'"If they really wanted me back, they would have accepted my plea through my agent to sit down and have a meeting. He was told by John Copeland that he was 'a dollar short and a day late.' They simply did not want to sit down with me." --Claudia Christian, from statement posted on the Internet

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