Valerie and her Dexter co-star Julie Benz have become good friends in real life. To show off their new friendship they bought matching unicorn necklaces, and then both got rashes from the metal.
Valerie was nominated for an ALMA Award in 2008 in the category Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series for her role as Lt. Connie Murphy on The Dresden Files.
She is of Cuban ancestry.
She is 5'8" (1.73m).