Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. Getting her start in 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 and co-created with Natalie Heltzel, 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.
Her 7-part web series Razor Tongue, which she wrote and stars in, had its international premiere in Toronto at InsideOut Film Festival and its US premiere in San Francisco at Frameline Film Festival of June 2019, as well as, premiering in LA at the Outfest Film Festival. Rain just won InsideOut Film Festival’s Pitch Please! contest, with a cash prize and an additional $10K going toward her next short film project. Rain continues to be at the forefront of TV and film making with message and purpose and looks ahead to continued success in the many genres that excites her.