About Nancy

Hi there! I'm an actress in the awesome city of Austin.   I've been in the biz on and off since 2001 and so much has changed since my last 'on' a few years ago.  I took a break from pursuing the dream to have a kiddo and now that the timing is right I think it's time to get back in the game.


This blog was started to help fellow aspiring actors get a head start, this is the blog I wish I had when I started over a decade ago, I hope it helps at least 1 person make their dreams come true.  In this blog I will try to focus on the business aspect of acting, finding great resources for actors across Texas, and other aspects of being a real person.  I have many other aspirations other than acting in theater and film and look forward to sharing life hacks that will make your life easier.  If you have any questions leave a comment below.  If I don't know the answer we will find out together 🙂


Break a leg!
Nancy Valdez


Business Matter  - Girlfriend-Featured - Peter Zhane Dir.

"Untitled" - Mrs. X-Co-Star - Michael Colburn Dir.

Atanacia - Servant-Featured - Alicia Villareal Dir.

Dark History: Golden Wings - Chalc’s little sister-Featured - Dane Rougeau Dir.

Kung Fu Hillbilly -Rita May-Co-Star - Adam Rodriguez

Z: Zombie Musical - Smoker Zombie-Featured - John McLean

Wendell Takes a Trip - Wendell’s Wife-Principal - Josie Collier Dir.


Ugly Maria - Maria Valdez-Principal - CODA Project

Ondine - Lady Diane-Supporting - CODA Project

Bus Stop - Cherrie-Principal - Reagan Theater

From Here on This Side - Daughter-Principal - Teatro Palabra Viva


Big Red - Featured - Real Normal

Dell - Featured - Arts + Labor

Verizon - Featured Extra - Invodo

Texas Lotto - Soccer Fan-Extra - The King Group

Spring CM - Protester-Extra - Equilateral Films

Voice Over

LG Software - Voice Over - Perfect Pitch Studios


Film Acting - Mona Lee - Britelites Studios

Explorer Class - Mona Lee - Britelites Studios

Stunt Fighting Action Workshop -Janell Smith - Iron Dragon Fitness

Knowing Your Character - Marilyn Atlas - NALIP Austin

Stage Acting - Kate Meehan - CODA Project

Stage Combat/Fencing - CODA Project - D. Arts Center

Beginning Acting - Gary Chason - Acclaim Talent Agency

Characterization - Gary Chason - Acclaim Talent Agency

Special Skills

Fluent Spanish & English
Motorcycle-Kawasaki ZX 636

Dancing; salsa, cumbia, ballroom

Basic Stunt Fighting
Marching band

Stage combat
Stage fencing
Foil Fencing

To learn more about starting your acting career and getting your very own agent, check out my book on sale now!

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