bio

I’m Valerie Lonigro and I’m an actress with a passion for doing quality work and telling stories about what it means to be human. I’m attracted to and inspired by intelligent stories with a sharp sense of humor and/or a lot of heart (I’m a cryass).

I’ve been so grateful to have been directed by a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a Tony award winner, performed in an Independent Feature Film that won the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, and a Web Series that won Best Narrative Short at The Winnipeg Film Festival. Also, my recent first attempt at producing a short film resulted in an Official Selection at The Big Apple Film Festival.

I’m proud to have graduated with my MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama in NYC and continue to study with David Gideon, Lee Strasberg expert and lifetime member of The Actors’ Studio.

I’m a lady that loves dancing, running, hot yoga, and lifting weights (okay, I’m a professional fitness expert, shhh!). My eclectic interests include drinking green juices, meditating, collecting plays, listening to hip-hop and R&B, eating artisanal food, playing Scrabble and chess (on actual boards!), and cuddling with Murray, the fattest cat in the world who I lovingly named after Maury Povich (don’t ask!). Oh, and I’m known for my boisterous laugh!

I’m overjoyed to continue sharing my purpose of connecting with others, holding up a mirror to society, and making a positive impact on the world through my passion for my craft.