Valorie started acting at the age of three when she dramatically threw herself down a staircase.
When her mother discovered she was still alive she enrolled her in creative dramatics class where she has been acting ever since. She attended The Goodman School of Drama and migrated to New York where she spent the next 20 years.
Some of her favorite credits in New York include The Crucible at The Roundabout Theatre, The Country Boy at Irish Rep, The Sweepers at Urban Stages and The Queen Bee's Last Stand also at Urban Stages.
Regionally Valorie worked at NJ Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Theatre Co., The Wilma Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Missouri Rep and The Lab Theatre in Poland. Valorie was asked to be a member of the last international company to work at the Lab Theatre. She has also collaborated with an amazing range of acting professionals including John Guare, Joseph Chaiken, Toni Kotite, Neel Keller, Terry Schreiber and Zbigniew Cynkutis.
Valorie decided to give LA a try the last 10 years and this what she has been up to:
Film credits include Sex, Death and Bowling written and directed by Ally Walker,Trigger starring Scott Glen and Chris Coy, A Better Life directed by Chris Weitz, An American Christmas Carol with Beverly D’Angelo, Divorce Invitation where she plays Richard Kind’s cougar wife, The Hannah Montana Movie, Smell of Success starring Billy Bob Thornton and Tea Leoni, Pennance starring Michael Rooker, Resident Evil: Extinction, Parasomnia directed by William Malone and starring Crispin Glover, Henry Fool directed by Hal Hartley, Wrestling with Alligators starring Adrienne Shelley and Joely Richardson, Gameday starring Richard Lewis and recent Hallmark Christmas movie, Help for the Holidays with Summer Glau.
TV Credits include roles on Castle, Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, American Horror Story, Workaholics, True Blood, 90210, ER, Desperate Housewives, The Middle, Zeke and Luther, Good Luck Charlie, I’m In the Band, a recurring role on Kickin It, and General Hospital, HUGE, The Job, Missing Persons and Comedy Central's American Body Shop and Chocolate News. She also plays the “hot” Rhonda in the recent release of video game Dead Rising 3.
VALORIE IS A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER AND THE CEO OF ACTOR'S FAST TRACK:
Valorie is CEO of the prestigious Actor's Fast Track, a program which, as the name suggests, accelerates the careers of actors looking to make their mark on their own terms. Valorie's approach puts the power back into actors' hands, and arms them with the knowledge and tools to navigate the entertainment industry.
She also speaks at events across the nation, including her fantastic business seminars she hosts in Los Angeles and New York City.
She also has books: The Actors Workbook, published by Allyn & Bacon Publishers, co-written with Lea Tolub-Brandenberg. Her recent release is Rule Breakers: Changing the Way Actors Do Business. You can get your copy here.