Claudia began her career in the entertainment arts as a country music singer, performing at various Opry's around Texas as well as the famed Louisiana Hayride. Upon graduating from college, she began working as a fashion model, traveling the globe working with top modeling agencies. After being cast in numerous commercials, she began taking acting classes and landed roles on TV. She continued pursuing her music career and was eventually signed with Warner Brothers/Reprise. She married singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell. When her music career ran its course, Claudia resumed her acting career.