Actress and Filmmaker
Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played Coco in Season 2 of TV Land’s “Lopez” and doubles in Amazon’s “Transparent” as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a Producer behind the scenes. Her rom-com short “Ryans,” which she starred in and co-created with Natalie Heltzel, screened in more than 15 film festivals worldwide after premiering at Outfest and won the Jury Award for Best North American Short. Rain, has been named as one of Outfest LA’s Next Generation of Filmmakers. Her genre short film, “Hexed,” premiered last summer at Outfest LA Film Festival and is also streaming on Revry.TV. Rain just completed Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative directing program. She recently starred in a half hour comedy pilot directed by Paul Feig for Freeform TV, guest starred in Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete” and her 7-part web series “Razor Tongue,” which she wrote, show-ran and stars in will be coming out this summer.