As an actress, she recently recurred as Trixie in season 3 of FX's Emmy-winning show Justified. She works frequently in independent film, and projects she's appeared in have screened at dozens of festivals, including Tribeca, AFI, New York International Film Festival, Starz Denver, etc. She is attached as a large supporting role in the upcoming drama/thriller Chagrin. Valerie sold her first feature screenplay to Sunrise films at age 22 and joined the WGA immediately after. Her scripts have been honored by the Nicholl Fellowships, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Scriptwriter's Network, and many other organizations. Valerie's feature-length directorial debut, Lola's Last Letter, was recently an official selection at Dances With Films, and the LA Film Review nominated her for Best Actress for her leading role in Lola’s.