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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.
In 2001, Christian used her voice to bring the character Helga Sinclair to life in the animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire." She then portrayed EZ Williams in the crime action feature "Half Past Dead" (2002).
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Moved back to California with family
Made acting debut with guest appearance on "Dallas" (CBS)
First time as series regular, the short-lived "Berrenger's" (NBC)
Portrayed the female lead in CBS movie, "Houston: The Legend of Texas"
Second crack as series regular, playing Laurie Blacke in "Blacke's Magic" (NBC)
Feature debut, "The Hidden", playing an exotic dancer who becomes host for an alien being
Acted in "Clean and Sober"
Won praise for her comic turn as a once overweight fashion model whose long-ago act of arson killed 32 people in "Hexed"
Guest-starred on "Columbo: It's All in the Game" (ABC)
Starred as Commander Susan Ivanova in syndicated sci-fi series "Babylon 5"
Acted in Phillipe Mora's "Snide and Prejudice", the story of Hitler's rise as acted out by the inmates of a tony asylum
Starred opposite Jeff Yagher in USA Network movie, "A Wing and a Prayer"
Acted in "True Rights", a mock documentary about "shock" television
Voiced the character of Helga in the Disney animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire"
Cast in the action-crime feature "Half Past Dead"