Claudia Black garnered worldwide appreciation after her performance in Farscape, in which she earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress, twice, in 2001 and 2002, and finally winning the award three years later, in 2005. The Australian actress was asked to reprise the role during season 9 of Stargate SG-1, after Amanda Tapping, left the show. She was back in the season finale.
On NCIS, Claudia Black plays the role of a drug dealer, in an episode entitled “Borderland”. Black’s character was a female badass who rode a motorcycle and was covered in tattoos. She was shown to have killed Ryan Collins in self-defense. When the body of a Marine was discovered at a junkyard, the NCIS team assumed that there was a serial killer roaming free.
China Anne McClain Then
China Anne McLain was spotted by a music executive in 2005 after he heard her sing live. The attention landed her a role in the film, The Gospel. McLain’s performance captured the interest of Tyler Perry, who would then give her the role of Jazmine Payne in the TV series, House of Payne. McLain has also guest-starred in numerous other shows and films, including Hannah Montana, Hurricane Season, and Grown Ups.
On NCIS, China Anne McClain portrays the character Delilah Vance, or Lily, the daughter of Director Vance, in the episode “Knockout”. The episode was about the investigation of the death of Tyler Owen, who was a friend of Leon Vance. Delilah appears on the scene when Director Vance comes back to his home and presents his kids with boxing gloves, which he acquired during a boxing match associated with an investigation, and chocolate.
China Anne McClain Now
China Anne McLain became popular as an actress following her stint on NCIS. McLain would later have her own Disney Channel show, in A.N.T. Farm, where she depicts the character Chyna Parks. Prior to her star performance on the show, the child actress would appear on other Disney shows, such as Hannah Montana and Jonas. She would then be cast as one of the co-stars in the 2013 sequel of Grown Ups 2.
After it was announced that A.N.T Farm would end after three seasons, China Ann McClain revealed her intentions of focusing her time and energy on making music together with her sisters. McLain would, later on, appear in ABC’s Sing Your Face Off, where she won the first season. Today, the 20-year-old actress is scheduled to perform in the film Blood Brothers an the TV series, Black Lightning.
Claudia Black in real life
Similar to other Australian stars, Claudia began her career on the widely recognized Australian soap opera, Home and Away. Presently, Black’s voice is featured in a number of video games, including best-sellers like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. In 2014, she also did voice-over work in Rick and Morty, for the character “Ma-Sha”, during the episode "Rasing Gazorpasorp."
On stage, Black portrayed the character 'Portia', during a tour of the Merchant of Venice. She also worked on various scenes in Spotlight on Women, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Loose End, Little Women and The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera. Claudia Black has resided in numerous different countries for long periods, including Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US.
Courtney Ford Then
Courtney Ford considered retiring from acting entirely. After she made what she deemed as her final audition, Ford was chosen to play the role of reporter Christine Hill in Showtime's hit TV series, Dexter. Since then, the American actress has landed numerous other roles, including 'Portia Bellefleur' in the popular HBO series, True Blood, where she appeared regularly throughout season 4.
On NCIS, Courtney Ford plays 'Kaylen Burrows', who works in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class. The character is assigned on the U.S.S. Majestic in an episode titled “Patriot Down”. During the episode, the NCIS agents find out that the incident was linked to Petty Officer Burrows, since she was a victim of a vicious crime prior to the death of that individual.