Valentina de Angelis was born on June 12, 1989 in New York City to Italian parents. She has been acting since age 10 and has studied at many acting institutes and under various acting coaches, including at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Valentina started off modeling at a young age and was introduced to the entertainment industry through print work. While juggling school and modeling, she discovered her passion for acting. At age 12, she starred in her first film, Off The Map, directed by Campbell Scott, with Joan Allen, Sam Elliot and J.K. Simmons. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes International Film Festival, where she won the "Star of Tomorrow" award for her performance, launching her career.
Valentina worked solely in New York City until the age of 16, when she began traveling to Los Angeles sporadically for screen tests. While in New York, she worked on many commericals and voice overs, including her narration on the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. Upon being accepted to USC, she moved to Los Angeles full-time to study theater and film.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Valentina has starred in various television shows including Law & Order, CSI, Person of Interest, and Blue Bloods. Her biggest role on television was on the hit show Gossip Girl. Shortly following, she appeared as a series regular on As The World Turns. Valentina has also starred in various independent films such as It's Kind of A Funny Story, Affluenza, Everlasting, and The Bronx Bull, as well as in various horror films like Bereavement, The Midnight Game, and The Malibu Tapes.
Recently, Valentina has developed a new role in the entertainment industry, beginning to write and produce for feature films. The Lost Corner, her lastest film, in which she will play the female lead, is planned to be shot in the Fall of 2016. Valentina looks forward to embarking on a new journey doing behind the scenes work while also staying true to her roots and maintaining her passion for being on camera.