The Boys season 2 arrives on Amazon Prime Video on September 4th and welcomes Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman but what do we know about this rising star?
The Boys turned the superhero genre on its head when season 1 arrived on Amazon Prime Video in 2019.
The Avengers-esque heroes in The Boys, the Seven, are no heroes at all but are run for profit by the Vought International corporation and members of the team have grown arrogant and corrupt in the years they’ve been active.
Billy Butcher and his titular team, The Boys, are tasked with taking the Seven down a peg or two and as we saw in season 1, despite some unorthodox methods, they get results – just ask Translucent.
Like with any TV series, however, and especially after the growing gory death toll in season 1, the second instalment introduces a swathe of new characters.
Chief among them is Victoria Neuman but what do we know about this new character and the actress who plays her, Claudia Doumit?
The Boys season 2 on Amazon Prime Video
Season 2 of The Boys starts releasing on Amazon Prime Video on September 4th.
The new instalment continues the story of Billy Butcher and the Boys as their conflict with the Seven and Vought International cranks up a few more notches.
Season 1 ended on the dramatic revelation that Billy’s wife, Becca, who he thought had disappeared at the hands of Homelander, the leader of the Seven, was actually alive and well and has been secretly raising her and Homelander’s son.
Introducing Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman
One of the most prominent new arrivals in The Boys season 2 is Victoria Neuman, a budding young congresswoman, whose fate – if The Boys comics are to be believed – is heavily entwined with the higher-ups at Vought.
Victoria, who in the comic is a male character called Vic, is played in the Amazon series by actress Claudia Doumit.
Claudia was born on November 30th, 1991 in Sydney, Australia to parents Mary Zavaglia and Morrie Doumit and is of Lebanese, Italian and Australian heritage.
The 28-year-old has been on the path to becoming an actress since an early age, studying acting at a range of institutions from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art to the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles.
Like most actors in the modern industry, Claudia is highly active on social media, particularly on Instagram, where she boasts a following of 32,800 at the time of writing.
Claudia Doumit: Films and TV
Claudia Doumit made her professional acting debut in 2011, according to IMDb, when she appeared in a minor role in ABC Australia’s The Hamster Wheel.
Since then, Claudia has gone on to appear in a total of 20 acting roles, with the most prominent coming in How to Be a Vampire, Timeless, Where’d You Go Bernadette as well as a single-episode appearance in DC’s Supergirl.
Arguably Claudia’s biggest role to date came in the 2019 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare where she takes on the role of Farah Karim in the single-player campaign.
The first three episodes of The Boys season 2, featuring Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman, are available to stream now after releasing on Amazon Prime Video on September 4th, 2020.