Claudia Ann Christian (born August 10, 1965) is an American actress, writer, singer, musician, and director, best known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television series Babylon 5.[1][2][3]


Christian was born in Glendale, California. Her first role on television was a guest appearance on Dallas, followed by a series regular role as Melody Hughes on the short-lived drama Berrenger's. She left her breakthrough role as Babylon 5's Susan Ivanova unexpectedly following the fourth season, when contract negotiations for the fifth and final season — aggravated by the possibility that there would not be one — broke down. J. Michael Straczynski, the series' creator, maintains that she chose to leave on her own.[4] (Her appearance in the series finale was filmed during the fourth season.) Before Babylon 5, Christian performed feature film roles such as a stripper possessed by an alien serial killer in The Hidden (1987), a police department psychologist Susan Riley in Maniac Cop 2 and as model Hexina in Hexed (1993). She posed nude for Playboy Magazine in October 1999.

She appeared in two episodes of Freaks and Geeks in 2000. In 2004, she returned to the live stage (and to Laguna Beach, California, where she had attended high school), starring in the U.S. Premiere of Michael Weller's play What the Night Is For, with Kip Gilman, directed by Richard Stein, at the Laguna Playhouse. She starred in the BBC comedy series, Broken News in 2005. She also plays Janine Foster, mother of Peri Brown, in the Doctor Who audio drama "The Reaping", produced by Big Finish Productions released in the UK in September 2006.

She also appeared in the 2002 She Spies episode, "Spy vs Spy".

She also has a music career, having made three records Taboo, Claudia Squared and Once Upon a Time as well as collaborating with some of the other cast members of Babylon 5 on the album The Be Five.

She stars in the Showtime series Look, which started filming June 2009 in Los Angeles.

Filmography: TV and movies


  • The Hidden (1987).... Brenda Lee Van Buren
  • Never on Tuesday (1988).... Tuesday
  • Mad About You (1988).... Casey
  • Clean and Sober (1988).... Iris
  • Tale of Two Sisters (1989).... Liz
  • Maniac Cop 2 (1990).... Susan Riley
  • Think Big (1990).... Dr. Irene Marsh
  • The Dark Backward (1991).... Kitty
  • Arena (1991).... Quinn
  • A Gnome Named Gnorm (1992).... Samantha
  • Hexed (1993).... Hexina
  • The Chase (1994).... Yvonne Voss
  • Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1997).... Patricia Van Lier
  • Snide and Prejudice (1998).... Renate Muller
  • Haunting of Hell House (1999)....Lucy
  • Love & Sex (2000)
  • True Rights (2000).... Elaine Kilgore
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)....Helga Sinclair
  • Half Past Dead (2002)....EZ Williams
  • The Failures (2002)....Anna
  • The Garden (2005).... Dr. Cairns
  • The Dot Man (2006).... Lieutenant Colonel Dunst
  • Serbian Scars (2008) Meggie....Co-Producer
  • Overnight (2008).... Sandy

Television movies

  • Calendar Girl Murders (1984).... Kara
  • A Masterpiece of Murder (1986).... Julia Forsythe
  • Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986).... aka Gone to Texas (1986)
  • The Highwayman (1987).... Dawn ... aka Terror on the Blacktop (1987)
  • Police Story: Monster Manor (1988).... Officer Babs Altoon
  • Shannon's Deal (1989)
  • Kaleidoscope (1990).... Meagan ... aka Danielle Steel's 'Kaleidoscope'
  • Lies of the Twins (1991).... Felice
  • The Woman Who Sinned (1991).... Judy Reinhardt
  • Strays (1991).... Claire Lederer
  • Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1997).... Katherine Shelley
  • A Wing and a Prayer (1998).... Shelley Lowe
  • Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998).... Susan Ivanova
  • Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998).... Susan Ivanova
  • Running Home (1999).... Jules Daniels
  • The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999).... Andy
  • Final Voyage (1999).... Max
  • Meteor Apocalypse (2010).... Kate Dematti

Television series

Guest appearances

  • Webster (1983)
  • T. J. Hooker (1982) Betty MacRae in episode: "The Lipstick Killer" (1984)
  • Dallas (1978) in episode: "Some Do...Some Don't" (1984)
  • Falcon Crest (1981)...Kate Mars in episode: "Tests Of Faith" (1984)
  • Riptide (1984)....Marion Gordon in episode: "Where The Girls Are" (1984)
  • The A-Team (1983)....Cathy Rogers in episode: "Trouble Brewing" (1985)
  • Hunter (1984)....Roxanne Hoffmeyer in episode: "Love, Hate, and Sporty James"
  • Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1984) in episodes: "Elegy for a Tramp", "Shots in the Dark"
  • Jake and the Fatman (1987)....Lt. Alex Walker
  • It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986)....Sylvia in episode: "Dial L for Laundry"(1987)
  • Quantum Leap (1989)....Allison in episode: "Play It Again, Seymour" (1989)
  • Matlock (1986)....Mickey Alder in episode: "The Blackmailer"(1990)
  • Murder, She Wrote (1984)....Bonnie Jenks Hastings in episode: "Prodigal Father, (1991)
  • L.A. Law (1986)....Susan Convers in episode: "Speak, Lawyers, for Me" (1991)
  • Dark Justice (1991)....Dana Hollister Harrison (1991)
  • Space Rangers (1993)....Marla Baker in episode: "Death Before Dishonor"
  • Relentless: Mind of a Killer (1993).... Leeann Hardy
  • Columbo (1993).... Lisa in episode: "It's All In the Game"
  • Total Security (1997)....Cheryl Bankston in episode: "Pilot"
  • Highlander: The Series ....Katherine in episode: "Two of Hearts" (1997)
  • Family Law (2000) in episode: "Are You My Father?"
  • Relic Hunter (2001)....Carson Inez in episode: "All Choked up"
  • NYPD Blue (2002)....Catherine Lowell in episode "Better Laid Than Never"
  • She Spies (2002)....Tanya in episode "Spy vs Spies"
  • Everwood (2003)....Young Edna
  • Nip/Tuck (2007)....Gwen



  4. Joe M. Straczynski, Claudia Christian (quoted from correspondence). "About Claudia Christian's Departure". The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5. 
  5. "Under the Moon Official Website". Archived from the original on 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 

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