Yvonne Valadez

Bio

Yvonne Valadez was raised in South Gate, California by a working middle class family. At the age of 11, Yvonne always had the idea in the back of her mind that she wanted to act. Her passion for performing became evident early on, constantly taking advantage of any on-stage dance recitals she could participate in.

However, her intuition to follow her dream of acting would not be immediately realized. Following High School, Yvonne made the decision to serve in the United States Army as an Air Defense Operator for four (4) years. It was one of the "best decisions of her life” she has said about joining. After serving in the military, Yvonne obtained a Real Estate License in the State of California, working as an Escrow Officer in Long Beach.

Despite maintaining a respected career, those early childhood memories continued to play in her mind over and over again, eventually prompting her throw caution to the wind and pursue her lifelong passion.

Yvonne jumped in with both feet, immediately starting her acting classes. She has studied with some of the best studios in Los Angeles including Warner Laughlin, Margie Haber and Actors Comedy Studio to name a few. She also graduated from the renowned Second City Conservatory program.

Through hard work, persistence and continual advanced study, Yvonne has been able to translate these early dreams into a highly successful career, ranging from television to national commercials. "I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work in an industry that I love." She hopes to be an inspiration to others, adding "Never stop pursuing your dream!."