Occupation: Occasional babysitter, but she works as a waitress in a local old-fashioned diner/ice cream shoppe. Val hopes to eventually star in a film, get signed to a record label, or both.
Valerie enjoys singing, dancing, and acting, this trio of talents often regarded as a “triple threat.” She loves music with all of her dear heart, and plays a multitude of instruments, including the violin, guitar, clarinet, oboe, drums, and harmonica. Valerie is also an avid knitter. She is the type of person who enjoys solving arithmetic problems. Valerie is fond of hiking and other outdoor sports.
Relationship Status: She is single.
Hard-working,elegant, and very charismatic, Valerie likes to keep to herself. She is very sweet and fun-loving, but she tends to lash out with harsh comments, often to defend herself or her passive brother. She takes most things seriously, especially if they involve her career, and isn't as laid-back as Vincent. Valerie lacks common sense and often over-thinks things, and she can be a bit melodramatic at times. She secretly craves attention. Valerie is very social and chatty,although it seems like most of what she talks about is gossip.
Valerie is easily jealous or envious, and it's not that hard to tell. Despite her excellent acting techniques, you can read Valerie's feelings like a book. She is also a terrible liar.
Bubbly and riveting, Valerie is very kind and generous, and the trait seems to be hereditary. She's very bright, but hasn't planned a “fallback” career.
Valerie has the awkward tendency to burst out into random song and choreography, or perhaps begin to recite lines from a play she's in.She also can be seen fumbling with her hair, biting her lower lip,and chewing her nails, especially when she feels the awkward tension that often settles in a silent room. Val does her best to counteract with these poor habits, but it seems like her efforts aren't doing any good.
Valerie wears an assortment of clothing; from thrift-bought tops to name-brand jeans. She favors a cute casual or boho style when she'snot doing anything of extreme importance. When auditioning, Valerie will stick to dressy-casual. Despite her like for fashion, Val tries to not dress too “inappropriately.”
Born on the 5th of December, Valerie and Vincent were referred to as “early Christmas presents.” Their mother, Sara Poiles, an American journalist, and their father, Devin Astridd, a traveling entrepreneur, enjoyed the company of their children, but not eachother. This will play a key role in her life later.
Throughout Valerie's childhood, Val was exposed to the arts. Her love for danced bloomed when she was just a tyke, when she took classes for ballet,clogging, and jazz. At the age of 8, Valerie began taking singing lessons. She later began acting, at around the age of 11, after reading some of her mother's old scripts. Valerie was a very busy child, balancing one lesson after another almost every day of the week. It's almost painful to think about squeezing in private instrumental lessons.
Valerie was also very troubled. Upon listening in on one of her father's phone calls, Val discovered that both of her parents weren't faithful. She was only 12, but it didn't matter. Despite her attempts to get the truth out of her parents, Valerie was never able to get them to fess up, until they divorced when she was 18. From this sprouted her bitter hate for liars. As a settlement for the divorce, Devin got custody over the children, since he had sufficient funds, and Sara could only visit every couple of months.
Valerie recently graduated from university with her degree in Acting.Following this, she got a role as an extra in a movie. She has recently been taking lessons in hip-hop and ballroom dancing, as well as cello lessons.
Hemingway Quarry Private School – 5-13
St.Anne School for Gifted Girls - 14-18
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – 18-22
Any interesting facts:
Valerie used to dye her hair in an assortment of colors just to piss off her father.
Valerie was an extra in two movies, and has had a total of four speaking roles in film. She has starred in a few plays, namely as Ophelia and Juliet, girls from the work of Shakespeare.
Valerie wanted to own a dance studio as a child.
Vincent is her twin brother, and she is older than him by about 2 hours.