Valerie has trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, The Irish Film Academy, and with Terry McMahon. She is a professional singer and recording Artist. She has recently returned to pursue a career as an Actor/singer after a long break to bring up her three children. She has worked for renowned composers Bill Whelan and Shaun Davey, and has played a leading role alongside Barbara Brennan and Des Keogh in pantomime. She lives in South Dublin.