Who is Valeria Emiliani?
Colombian actress Valeria Emiliani was born under the zodiac sign Aquarius on 4 February 1994, in Bogota, Colombia. She has only nine acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Lena in the 2018 crime movie “The Padre”, which starred Luis Guzman, Nick Nolte and Tim Roth, and was directed by Jonathan Sobol. It follows Judge Randall and his hired gun Gaspar as they’re trying to bring a conman posing as a priest to justice; the movie was nominated for four awards. This remains Valeria’s only film role.
Education and early life
Valeria was raised in Bogota by her mother and father, about whom she prefers not to speak in public because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her mother’s a homemaker and that her father works at a train station, but this hasn’t been confirmed by Valeria. As she’s yet to speak about having siblings, most of Valeria’s fans believe her to be an only child.
She studied at a local high school and was 16 when she appeared in her first school play and fell in love with acting; she was also into sports during her teenage years and was perhaps mostly into playing soccer and volleyball.
Valeria matriculated in 2012 and then enrolled at college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in drama in 2016; she continued playing sports at college, and at one point considered pursuing a career in sport.
Valeria’s been focused on acting in TV series since the launch of her career, which is why her only film credit remains “The Padre”.
Her debut TV series role was playing Auxiliadora in four episodes of the 2014 romantic drama “El Chivo”, which starred Ivan Arana, Eileen Moreno and Julio Bracho, and follows the life of cattle thief Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who went on to rule the Dominican Republic from 1930 through 1961.
The year 2015 saw Valeria play Chavelita in two episodes of the crime drama “La Esquina Del Diablo”, which starred Krystal Restrepo, Omar Lopez and Silvia De Dios, and was created by Covadonga Espeso and Jordi Arencon; it follows a woman whose police officer father’s just been killed, and who’s now decided to become a Special Forces member.
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In 2016, Valeria played Antonella in an episode of the crime drama “La Viuda Negra”, and the following year saw her play Maria del Pilar Acero in the drama “Los Morales”, which starred Jeronimo Cantillo, Maria-Laura Quintero and Julio Cesar Meza, and follows the life of composer and singer Kaleth Morales.
In 2017, Valeria portrayed Consuelo Araujo in an episode of the drama “La Cacica”, which starred Kevin Bury, Sebastian Carvajal and Vina Machado, and follows a young girl who’s about to fall in love. In 2019 and 2020, she played Mayte in 17 episodes of the popular fantasy “Always a Witch”, which starred Sofia Araujo and Angely Gaviria, and follows a witch from the 17th century who’s time travelled to modern-day Cartagena.
In 2022 and 2023, Valeria appeared as Samantha Duque in all 24 episodes of the thriller “The Marked Heart”, which starred Sebastian Martinez, Ana Lucia Dominguez and Michel Brown, and follows a man whose wife’s been assassinated so that her heart could be given to a rich woman; the series was nominated for a Platino Award for Iberoamerican Cinema for Best Creator of a Cinematographic TV Series.
Valeria’s only other role has been playing the lead character Emma Reyes in all 14 episodes of the drama “Emma Reyes La Huella de la Infancia” since 2021. The series also stars Nicole Santamaria and Juan Angel, and follows Colombian artist Emma Reyes as she’s growing up in the 1920s.
Valeria made a guest appearance in a 2018 episode of the talk-show “Algo Contigo”.
Awards and nominations
Valeria was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for “The Padre” and a 2022 Premios India Catalina Award for Best Actress in a Telenovela or TV Series, for her performance in “Emma Reyes La Huella de la Infancia”.
Love life and relationships
Valeria belongs to the group of the most secretive Colombian actresses, as she’s yet to speak about any people whom she’s perhaps been with.
Some of her fans believe that she’s keeping the details of her love life away from media because she’s lesbian and is afraid of how this might affect her career; several people have claimed on the internet that they’ve seen Valeria and her girlfriend kissing in public but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
There are also some of Valeria’s fans who believe that she’s today in a long-term relationship with her college sweetheart, and that she simply prefers to keep him away from media, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Valeria seems to be unattached as of October 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Valeria enjoys being active on Instagram and is today followed by over 7,500 people on the network, while she’s posted close to 330 pictures and videos; most of her content features her during her everyday life, whether she’s travelling with her friends, drinking her morning coffee or shooting for her TV series.
Valeria loves animals, and has featured her pet dog in some of her Instagram pictures and videos.
She loves to read books, and enjoys love stories the most.
Valeria’s passionate about singing, and has released a couple of songs, however, she’s never considered pursuing a career in the music industry.
She’s maintaining her slim figure by going to the gym several times every week, and doing yoga.
One of Valeria’s favorite actresses is Angie Cepeda, and some of her favorite films are “Women of Mafia 2”, “Captain Pantoja and the Special Services” and “Heleno”.
Appearance and net worth
Valeria’s age is 29. She has brown hair and eyes, weighs around 115lbs (51kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall.
Valeria’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of October 2023.