Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played ‘Coco’ in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez for 5 episodes and doubled 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, winning the Jury Award for Best North American Short. Rain was named as one of Outfest LA's Next Generation of Filmmakers and has completed Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative directing program.
She recently starred in a Paul Feig directed, half-hour comedy pilot for Freeform TV, guest starred in Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. Her 7-part web series Razor Tongue, which she wrote and stars in, had its international premiere in Toronto at InsideOut Film Fest and will be having its US premiere in SF at Frameline in the 2nd week of June, 2019. 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. Valdez 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 and interest her.