I am an experienced actor, cosplay model, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Many know me as comic book heroine Paula Peril in the official film series on Amazon Prime as well as Wonder Woman for YouTube channels such as The Nerdist, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes and more.

I am the official ambassador and stage host for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror‘s annual Saturn Awards honoring the best in genre film and television. For up-and-coming storytellers, I co-present the San Diego Comic-Con International film school and host the Burbank International Film Festival Awards.

Also I enjoy working my superhero side for children’s charities such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Shriners Hospitals for Children and for various comic books & video games.

For booking inquiries please reach me via my contact page.

·  B I O G R A P H Y ·
Being raised on fantasy books and classic movies inspired Valerie to write and act in school plays but ultimately she went in a brainier career direction. After assisting in medical research and earning a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, she switched to computers wanting both left-brain analytical puzzles and creative right-brain fun. Still feeling restless from the lack of human interaction, she teamed up with folks in many artistic communities and began to produce her own projects.

In 2005 Valerie started cosplaying Lara Croft that soon led to producing and starring in her first film “Tears of the Dragon”, which has been featured in magazines and news sites in over seven different countries. For this and many projects since she has appeared on NBC, CBS, DC Nation, Fuel TV, G4TV and GamerTV.

Paula Peril Promo Poster

Paula Peril Promo Poster

Valerie went on to star in a web series by Atlantis Studios based on their comic book The Adventures of Paula Peril now available on Amazon Prime. Their most acclaimed installment, ‘Paula Peril: Midnight Whistle’, received distribution and was developed into a feature ‘Adventures of Paula Peril’ which is coming to DVD and video on demand in the US and Canada. For 2017 an all-new tale ‘Paula Peril and the Hidden City’ is now available online: PaulaPerilAdventures.com

In 2009 Valerie became the Annual Saturn Awards stage hostess and associate producer for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, honoring the best of genre storytelling in Television and Film. In 2016 she has been named their Official Ambassador, an honor only previously held by legendary genre expert Forest J. Ackerman (watch Valerie’s introduction to 42nd Annual Saturn Awards Nomination Show).

For up and coming storytellers, she co-presents the annual San Diego Comic-Con International Film School and helps host the Burbank International Film Festival.

Valerie’s likeness can be seen on comic book covers and in video games from Marvel, DC, Dynamite Entertainment and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. You can also see her as a favorite superhero at charity appearances for children’s hospitals, community parades and pop culture events around the world – view upcoming event schedule.

☞ Last updated: September 2018


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Actress/model portraying heroines for print & screen.