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Valery Ortiz stars in "Bounce" on VH1 as Raquel.

Valery Ortiz starred as Madison Duarte on the original teen drama "South of Nowhere" on The N, the nighttime network for teens. In addition, she has had guest star appearances in ABC's "What About Brian?," CBS's "Cold Case" and "Two and a Half Men," TeenNick's "Gigantic" and FOX's "In the Flow with Affion Crockett." She also starred in Robert Townsend's web series "Diary of a Single Mom."

On the big screen, Ortiz appeared opposite Alyson Hannigan, Carmen Electra and Jennifer Coolidge as "Jello" (a spoof of Jennifer Lopez's role in "The Wedding Planner") in Twentieth Century Fox's "Date Movie," which opened #1 at the US box office and topped the DVD sales charts.

In addition to her acting gigs, Valery was seen hosting the shows "LATV Does Hollywood" (LATV), "On the Up" (SiTV), and the groundbreaking daily broadband show, "E! New Now," for E! Online. She also recently replaced Daisy Fuentes in the nationally syndicated show, "American Latino."

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ortiz was raised in Orlando, Florida. Always encouraged to express her creative spirit, she attended the prestigious Dr. Phillips High School, the visual and performing arts magnet for artistically talented students in Orange County, Florida. Ortiz's first big break came hosting the "anything goes" kids show "Splat!" on Nickelodeon. After the show wrapped, Ortiz moved to Los Angeles and landed a hosting gig on the popular music show "LATV Live." Within months, producers tapped her for the role of Madison in "South of Nowhere." Always wanting to use her celebrity for good causes, Ortiz joined hostess Natasha Henstridge, and Vivica A. Fox, Illeana Douglas, Janice Dickinson, Bai Ling, Yolanda Adams and numerous other celebrity models in the acclaimed Lloyd Klein fashion show that benefited Sheila E's Elevate Hope Foundation.

Valery was named "One of the Top 25 Latinas of 2006″ by Maxim en Espanol for her accomplishments in both TV and film. She has been profiled by numerous other outlets, including "Extra!," "Extra! en Espanol," "Inside Edition," People en Espanol, New York Post, and OK! Magazine, among others.

Valery lives in Los Angeles and spends her leisure time hiking, reading, writing and playing with her puppy.


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Age: 32 years old
Birthday: August 1, 1984
Height: 5' 3"
Nickname: Val
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Jesse Carrion

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