Claire Unabia was born on the North Shore of O'ahu in Hawai'i. Her country home is the surf capital of the world, where she grew up surfing, playing soccer, dancing and geeking out with her three brothers over comic books, action figures and anime. The early love for comic books makes becoming part of the "Brimstone and the Borderhounds" comic such a dream come true.

Claire Unabia was born on the North Shore of O'ahu in Hawai'i. Her country home is the surf capital of the world, where she grew up surfing, playing soccer, dancing and geeking out with her three brothers over comic books, action figures and anime. The early love for comic books makes becoming part of the "Brimstone and the Borderhounds" comic such a dream come true.

Claire Unabia began acting, modeling and directing in high school but was intent on becoming a film director.  She pursued her passion to NYC where she graduated from Columbia University with two degrees in Film Studies and Psychology. 

Claire Unabia also continued to model and act, eventually starring on America's Next Top Model. She has appeared in campaigns for Kodak, Intel, Lila Horn; covers of Sense and Style, Parents, Islands; runways of Junko Yoshioka, BET Rip the Runway, AZ Araujo and many, many more including a life size sculpture of her for Vera Wang.  Unabia has appeared on the television shows Gossip Girl, Law and Order, White Collar, Nurse Jackie and The Beautiful Life.

Unabia has also continued her passion of filmmaking with a collaboration on the film "Homage to La Cicatrice Interieure" made in Iceland, premiered in Paris, shown around the world and winner of the audience choice award at the Iceland International Film Festival.   Unabia has also written, directed, edited and starred in her own psychological zombie film, "The Passing." She has also directed music videos for Solomon Cortes and Puracane and produced the one woman show, "YO GIRL" for the Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Claire  Unabia is married to international award winning artist Matthew James and has a daughter and menagerie of animals.  Unabia has put on art shows and performance pieces for James in Iceland, Art Basel Miami, Hawai'i, throughout NYC, with video showings around the world.

Claire Unabia continues to work and live in Brooklyn NYC, living the most environmental life possible, while constantly doing charity work, modeling, acting and brewing new art and film projects.