Valorie Curry: About the Artist

 

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Valorie Curry is originally from California, where she studied acting and received a degree in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She is a founding member of Los Angeles’ Ovation Award winning Coeurage Theatre Company, with which she starred in Balm in Gilead and the west coast premiere of Shakespeare’s Double Falsehood. Other credits include The Diviners at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and The Diary of Anne Frank at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. She starred as Charlotte in the international blockbuster Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Her television appearances include Veronica Mars, Psych, and CSI: New York. She starred as Emma Hill in Fox’s hit drama The Following opposite Kevin Bacon, and recently joined the cast of Showtime’s Golden Globe winning dramedy House of Lies with Don Cheadle. She is the founder of production company 26 Films, and her debut film in collaboration with Initiative Productions, Bus Stop, premiered at last year’s London Short Film Festival. Last year, she co-produced and starred in the Edinburgh Fringe premiere of Nick Paynes beautiful two hander, One Day When We Were Young. She can be seen next in Ewan McGregor’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, American Pastoral, starring as Rita Cohen.

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