Valerie Brandy is a director, screenwriter, and actress based in LA. As an actress, she recurred on FX’s emmy award-winning series “Justified” as Trixie, working with Mykelti Williamson in episodes directed by Adam Arkin. Features and shorts she’s appeared in have screend at dozens of festivals across the country, including Tribeca, AFI, Starz Denver, the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival, Dances with Films, and many others. In 2015, her performance as Lola in “Lola’s Last Letter” earned her a Best Principal Actress Nomination from the Los Angeles Film Review. Valerie directed, wrote, and starred in the film, which was shot in just seven days.
Brandy’s first feature length screenplay “Dying with Daisy,” was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Her second spec feature, “Elizabeth Blue is Otherwise Engaged,” was purchased by Sunrise Films, and is currently in development. One of the youngest female members of the WGA, Valerie is currently adapting multiple projects, contracting both with major studios and independent production companies. She most recently completed an adaptation of the young adult novel “The Summer of Naked Swim Parties,” which she is also attached to direct.
Valerie graduated from UCLA in three years as an alumni scholarship recipient. She is repped by the Gersh Agency, RED Talent Management, and SMGSB.