Buhagiar, Valerie 1964–

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BUHAGIAR, Valerie 1964


Born 1964, in Mosta, Malta; immigrated to Canada; married Steve Andrews; children: Nazareno. Education: Graduated from the acting program at George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1986.

Addresses: Agent Edna Talent Management, Ltd., 318 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G5, Canada.

Career: Actress, director, and writer. Toured American, Canadian, and Chinese cities with the Blacklight Theatre Company. Worked as a puppeteer as a teenager.

Member: Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Silver Plaque, Chicago Film Festival, and Golden Knight, Golden Knight International Amateur Film and Video Festival, Class C, both 1993, for The Passion of Rita Camilleri; International Independent Award nomination, International Filmfest MannheimHeidelberg, best short, 1996, for One Day I Stood Still; Dora Mavor Moore awards, for The Lorca Play and White Trash, Blue Eyes; Critic's Choice Award, for The Lark; New York City Fringe Festival First Prize Winner, for White/Noise/Jump; the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic, featured a retrospective of her career.


Film Appearances:

Alice, Mrs. Soffel, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1984.

Janet, Dear John, 1987.

Harriet Loves, 1988.

Ramona, Roadkill (also known as Roadkill: Move or Die ), MCA Home Video, 1989.

New Shoes, 1990.

Jackie Bangs, Highway 61, Paramount Home Video, 1991.

Isabelle Eberhardt, Les Films Aramis/Seon Films/Starlight, 1992.

Pleasure Film (Ahmed's Story) (short film; also known as Pleasure Film ), 1995.

Photographer's wife, Johnny Shortwave, 1996.

Alex Gull, My Script Doctor, CNR Films, 1997.

Art teacher, Half Baked, MCA/Universal, 1998.

Elimination Dance (short film), 1998.

Sarah Sheffer, You Might Be the Youngest, Shotgun, 2001.

Lip Service: A Mystery, 2001.

Stephanie Carr, Expecting, Telefilm Canada, 2002.

Cypher (also known as Company Man ), Miramax, 2002.

Three and a Half, Summer Pictures, 2002.

Appeared in other films, including Altered Ego, The 4th Invasion, Wet Season, and The Woman Upstairs.

Film Director and Producer; Short Films:

The Passion of Rita Camilleri, 1993.

One Day I Stood Still, 1996.

L'amour l'amour Shut the Door por favor, 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Canadian Showcase Revue (also known as Showcase Revue ), [Canada], beginning c. 1997.

Voice of Shellaine, The Silver Surfer (animated), Fox, 19981999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen, Ultimate Betrayal, CBS, 1994.

Jenny Turner, Romantic Undertaking, 1996.

Sam, Passengers (short), Women's Television Network and CBC, 2000.

Appeared as an art promoter, Not Yet Uhuru.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Sundance 20 (documentary), Sundance Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Leap of Faith," Diamonds, CBC and USA Network, 1988.

Rena, "Betrayal," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, syndicated, 1996.

Lacey Valentine, "May I Talk with You," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1997.

Calsa June, "Kangaroo Court," John Woo's Once a Thief (also known as Once a Thief ), CTV and syndicated, 1998.

Voice of lucky, "Killed by Cat Food," Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998.

Voice of Queen Telephasse (female nomad), "Cadmus and Europa," Mythic Warriors (animated), CBS, 1999.

Voice of lucky, "The Planet of the Cats," Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 2000.

Rabbi, "Reversal of Fortune," Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Top Cops, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

Marie, Cote St. Joe, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, c. 2000.

Appeared as Carolyn Bricker, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and as Joan, The Lark, both Village Playhouse; as Anna, Swahili Godot, and as daughter, The Lorca Play, both Theatre Centre; as Dr. White, Sleeproom, as Sandy and other roles, God in the Big Blue Chair, as sister and lover, Metamorphosis of a Shadow, and in Requiem for an Angel, all Theatre PasseMuraille. Appeared as Avia Strirtoff, Screwed Blued and Tattooed, Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles; as Estelle, Rose Tattoo, Kensington Carnival; as Frances, Medium for Murder, Theatre Collingwood; as Mary and other roles, Jesus, Confucius and John Lennon, Factory Theatre; as Mrs. Watchett and other roles, Time Machine, Playbill Productions; as Molly, White Trash, Blue Eyes, Platform 9; as Mona, Performance Hell; as the title role, Phedre; as various roles, White/Noise/Jump; in three roles, Crimes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; in Diary Notes, and Tryptyche, both Sound Image Theatre; in Raging Dreams, Theatre Gargantua; and in Metropolis.



The Passion of Rita Camilleri (short film), 1993.

One Day I Stood Still (short film), 1996.

L'amour l'amour Shut the Door por favor (short film), 1998.

(With others) Dialogue writer, Expecting, Telefilm Canada, 2002.



Winnipeg Sun, March 23, 2000.