Valerie is a Toronto based actor and filmmaker. She is a scholarship Graduate of George Brown’s Acting Program and a two time Dora Mavor Moore award winner. Valerie first gained international recognition playing the leading roles in Bruce McDonald’s Highway 61 and Roadkill. She has been a host for The Showcase Revue and has appeared as a guest star in various T.V. episodics and several Independent features. Valerie has been Associate Producer and one of the lead actors in the award-winning feature film Expecting.
The Passion of Rita Camilleri was Valerie’s writing, directing and producing debut. Other filmmaking credits include: One Day I Stood Still, L’amour L’amour Shut the Door Por Favor and BoomBoom Baby Wants to Go. Valerie also directed the Festival of Lights, a parade full of vignettes set on rooftops of Toronto’s Kensington Market, as well as video images for Theatre Gargantua’s production of Nod. Valerie continues to work on both stage and screen. Most recently, she was in Vancouver where she packed houses with a one-woman show 9 Parts of Desire. She has starred in the award winning theatre production of Scorched at The Tarragon theatre, National Arts Centre and the national touring company. She played in One Light /Neptune theatre’s The Veil and won a Merritt Award nomination for best leading actress. Valerie has played the leading roles in the Feature Films A Winter Tale (Toronto) Sheltered Life (Vancouver), and Adriatico My Love (Croatia).