Born in the Downriver suburbs of Detroit, actress and singer Valerie Meachum grew up an Air Force brat, logging fifteen addresses by age twelve. She taught herself to read at three and was identified early as an academically gifted child. Dance, music and drama presented the challenges missing in her regular schoolwork, and by her teens she was determined to pursue a performing career. She made her professional theatre debut as Sarah in Female Transport during a semester break from college, and has pursued her dream through all the ups and downs since.
Valerie's stage career has ranged from children's theatre to Shakespeare to musicals to new plays, with favorite roles including Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth, the Fox in Pinocchio, Caroline Neville in Titanic, and Lucy Hale in the world premiere of These Honorable Men: The Life and Death of John Wilkes Booth. She has also worked behind the scenes of numerous plays as a costume designer and fight choreographer, and has directed successful productions of The Crucible, Macbeth, and Cymbeline.
|Sat Jul 27 @ 9:00AM - 10:00PM|
Prairie State Film Festival