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180 Star Starred
Metropolitan Room
between 5th and 6th Ave 34 West 22nd Street New York City, NY 10010
212-206-0440
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Valarie was thrilled to start 200, guest starring on the hit CBS series Criminal Minds as Sandra Harris. She continues her recurring role on the hit comedy series_ House of Payne_ as Sandra Lucas. In 2007 Valarie opened Summer Concert Series with The Pasadena Pops conducted by Rachel Worby and she was also thrilled to shoot the pilot Anatomy of Hope for HBO, directed by JJ Abrams. In February 2006, Valarie completed her fourth season of the hit TV series Half & Half (now in syndication) that earned her three NAACP Image Award nominations for her portrayal as Big Dee Dee Thorne. She guest starred as Dr. Lana Whitford in _CSI Miami _(Spring 2006), Ellen Laskow in Bones (Spring 2007), Susan Latham in _CSI _(Spring 2007), and as Aunt Jackie in Stomp the Yard (2007).

Her widely successful one-woman shows were performed to sold out audiences at Pepperdine University"s Smothers Theartre, The Gardenia Room, the El Portal Theater and at Mark’s presented by Upright Cabaret in Los Angeles. The Metropolitan Room in New York City where she received The 2007 Backstage Bistro Award and most recently at New York’s famous Birdland supper club.

Stage credits include Broadway’s Fosse, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle, Dora Mavor Moore award and recognized by the Drama League, Chicago (opposite Chita Rivera) London West End debut, Sophisticated Ladies, original cast and understudy for Judith Jamison.