Named 2013 "TRENDSETTER" at the Multicultural Media Forum, Soulfrito Arts Foundation “Inspiring Artist”, CNN “Woman of Note”, and a NY Times “Triumph” Elaine Del Valle studied acting under the legendary Wynn Handman, in whose studios she wrote and developed her autobiographical one woman play, Brownsville Bred-- her true story.
Del Valle produced her one woman play at festivals across the country winning The Network’s “One-Act Festival”, Teatro La Tea’s “The One Festival”, and nominations by The LA Theatre Review and NY Innovative Theatre Awards.
Elaine went on to self-produce at New York City's legendary Nuyorican Poets Café, where she reigned as having “the most successful run in the establishments 37 year history”. At the Nuyorican she was discovered by Pamela Moller-Kareman who went on to co-produce and direct Del Valle to rave reviews and sold-out performances first at Westchester’s Schoolhouse Theatre and then off Broadway at the prestigious 59E59 Theaters, which won her the 2012 HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latino Actors) Award, and a book deal with Parachute Publishing. Del Valle has since been penning Brownville Bred..."Never Ran, Never Will" her true coming of age story as a young adult fiction novel under the direction of Jane Stine.
Elaine’s unique brand is based on her life, which she often describes as The Latino Good Times, where comedy, hope and love rise through strife and hot button issues and everyday life.
Her latest writings also include culture-clashing stand up comedy with which she has enjoyed performances at such places as GOVERNOR'S COMEDY CLUB. Del Valle also writes and produces Reasons Y I'm Single...the comedy web series recently reviewed as "Boldly Hilarious".
See Elaine on the HBO feature film, Elliot Loves in which reviews have noted her role of Aunt Carmen as a “beautifully realized…Latina spitfire”.
Recognized for her many philanthropic endeavors, Elaine is the Founder and Producer of The Mansion Ride for Autism Charity Cycling Event--named "one of “The Country’s TOP 35 Largest and Most Interesting Charity Rides” " by Bicycling Magazine.
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Del Valle has raised over a million dollars for charities centered on Education. Her website has over 35,000 hits. She was featured as a “Strong Island Woman” in December 2012’s GEM Magazine.
Behind the Scenes, Elaine’s production company, Del Valle Productions, Inc is well known for its successful Independent Casting division (Del Valle Casting) whose cross cultural Spanish/English language casting has carved a niche in the New York, Miami and Los Angeles commercial markets. Del Valle Casting was recently interviewed by FOX News and NBC News about diversity in Hollywood.
Through Del Valle Casting, Elaine has cast feature film, short film, web series, print, radio and commercial campaigns for such brands as McDonald's, KFC, AARP, and the ConAgra Food Group. Her latest feature film casting is BLOODLINE by Richard LeMay.
Del Valle has produced several projects including Cannes Award Winning Director, Taryn Kosviner's THE MARK, Linda Nieves-Powell's STEREOTYPICALLY ME, Lee Peterkin's ROSES ON THE LAWN, Lina Sarrello's LOBO: AN ORISHA HORROR TALE and Betty Bastides' DREAM TOWN--a six year in the making documentary about an impoverished afro-Ecuadorian village whose children (through soccer) are bringing hope to their community.
Reasons Y I'm Single is Del Valle's directorial debut. Her motto is "Be the Venn!"