Welcome to Valerie's Website
Valerie Jean Garduno has the elegance and style of a seasoned actress with the physicality and timing of a comedienne who continually leaves her audience intrigued and laughing for more.
Valerie was born in Marshalltown, Iowa and grew up in Colorado Springs before moving to Europe. Landing in Paris at seventeen, Valerie became a successful high fashion model, gracing the runway for Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Victoria's Secret, Armani, Calvin Klein and Oscar de La Renta, to name a few. She has been published on several magazine covers such as; Elle (English), Donna (Italian), Marie Claire (French) and others, as well as various campaigns for Loreal, Clairol, Armani, Oil of Olay and more.
Looking for a little more challenge, Valerie began performing stand-up comedy and honed her comic skills over many years in New York City as well as hosting her own show in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store called The "C" Word. She is now bi-coastal consistently performing at Gotham Comedy Club, Stand UP NY, The Improv, The Comedy Store and others.
Having spent several years studying theater, Valerie's talents branch out to include multiple appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and opening up for “The Tyra Banks Show." She has also worked in several national commercials, as well as just completing the lead in the independent film, “LA Ricochet,” and a role in the independent film, "Grave Secrets."