co-producer and actress
RAIN VALDEZ (attached) as Kin
Rain Valdez is an actress and filmmaker, and an out and proud transgender woman. Rain is also the founder of ActNOW, the first and only acting class in Los Angeles specifically prioritizing a safe space for LGBTQIA actors and teaches beyond the binary. Rain got her start playing ‘Coco’ in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez and doubling in Amazon’s Transparent as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a producer behind the scenes. Valdez’s rom-com short Ryans, which she stars in screened in over 15 film festivals worldwide after premiering at Outfest, winning the Jury Award for Best North American Short at the NCGLFF. Rain, has been named one of Outfest LA’s Next Generation of Filmmakers and has completed Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative directing program. She recently stars in a Paul Feig directed, half-hour comedy pilot for Freeform TV, guest stars in Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and can also be seen in the CBS All Access new show Why Women Kill.
Rain is a 2020 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Actress in a leading role in her 7-part web series Razor Tongue, which she also wrote and produced. Razor Tongue had its international premiere in Toronto at InsideOut Film Festival, its US premiere in San Francisco at the Frameline Film Festival in June 2019, as well as, premiering in LA at the Outfest Film Festival. All 7 episodes of Razor Tongue are now available for streaming and can be found here: https://www.noweverartists.com/razortongue.
See: www. rainvaldez.com