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When she was a little girl growing up in N.Y., her father used to affectionately call her Sarah Heartburn. Thus began her life in show biz. After performing in L.A. Theatre, commercials and print ads, Val went on to a career in TV Production and started writing. She trained as an actor with Austin Pendleton at HB in New York, RADA in London, and in L.A. with Roy London and Ivana Chubbuck. She studied writing at the Beverly Hills Playhouse Writers Workshop and eventually earned an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. Her latest play, Mercy Mission was a 2017 Humanitas New Voices Finalist. Her comedy screenplay The Beth was an Austin Film Fest 2018 second rounder and is a 2018 Big Break quarter finalist while her one hour drama TV pilot, Regenesis, was a 2018 Sundance TV Episodic second rounder. Literary rep is Preferred Artists. As a bonafide theatre and sci-fi geek, Val loves Star Wars, Star Trek and Shakespeare in equal measure... for measure.