co-producer and actress
Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker based in LA. 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. Valdez’s rom-com short Ryans, which she starred in and co-created with Natalie Heltzel, screened in over 15 film festivals worldwide after premiering at Outfest and won the Jury Award for Best North American Short. It is available on Seed & Spark and RevryTV. Rain, alongside Natalie 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 RevryTV. 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 called ‘Girl Code’, guest starred in Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ and her web series ‘Razor Tongue’ which she wrote and stars in, about a trans woman becoming the epitome of “call out culture” and premieres early next year. As busy as she is, Rain is still a dedicated mother to her two beloved dogs.