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Ep103 Valorie Hubbard – The Business of Acting


Valorie Hubbard owns the company, Actor’s Fast Track, where she consults with working actors about their career paths. Having navigated her own career, she knows the pitfalls and successes of the path and how to avoid the one and create the other. She gives actors the tools they need to get recognized.

Her first book, The Actors Workbook: how to become a working actor, published by Allyn Amp Bacon Publishers, co-written with Lea Tolub-Brandenberg, teaches readers how to transition from student acting to professional work. Lively and engaging, the book also gives educators content for teaching.

In her newest book, Actor’s Fast Track: Changing the Way Actors Do Business, she shows professional actors how to create and operate their acting career as a successful business – and how to move from being “stuck” into the limelight.

Valorie was born to act. Her first starring performance was at the age of three when, much to the dismay of her mother, she dramatically threw herself down a staircase – and she’s has been acting ever since. Attending The Goodman School of Drama, she spent 20 years performing in New York. Notable favorite credits there include The Crucible at The Roundabout Theatre, The Country Boy at Irish Rep and The Sweepers and The Queen Bee’s Last Stand at Urban Stages.

Also performing in the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Missouri Rep and The Lab Theatre in Poland, Valorie was a member of the last international company to work at the Lab Theatre. She’s also collaborated with an amazing range of acting professionals including John Guare, Joseph Chaiken, Toni Kotite, Neel Keller, Terry Schreiber and Zbigniew Cynkutis.

Moving to Los Angeles 10 years ago, Valorie launched into screen. Film credits include Sex, Death and Bowling; Trigger; A Better Life; An American Christmas Carol; Divorce Invitation; The Hannah Montana Movie; Smell of Success; Pennance; Resident Evil: Extinction; Parasomnia; Henry Fool; Wrestling with Alligators; Gameday; and the Hallmark Christmas movie Help for the Holidays.

TV Credits include roles on Castle, Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D; How I Met Your Mother; Glee; American Horror Story; Workaholics; True Blood; 90210; ER; Desperate Housewives; The Middle; Zeke and Luther; Good Luck Charlie; I’m in the Band; a recurring role on Kickin It and General Hospital; HUGE; The Job; Missing Persons; Comedy Central’s; American Body Shop and Chocolate News. She also plays the “hot” Rhonda in the recent release of video game Dead Rising 3.

Valorie lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chef Gill Boyd and dog Gracie


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