Valerie Mahaffey

Valerie Mahaffey is an American character actress and producer.

Date of birth

She was born on June 16, 1953.


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Early life

She was born in Indonesia and moved to Texas when she was sixteen years old. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Aarts from the University of Texas at Austin.

Love life

She married and had a child with Joseph Kell.

Net worth

Not yet known.


She began her career starring in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors (1979–81), for which in 1980 she was nominated for an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

In 1992, Mahaffey won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the CBS drama series Northern Exposure.

She later won fame through her portrayal of extroverted and friendly but ultimately insane women on the television shows WingsDesperate Housewives and Devious Maids.

Mahaffey also appeared in a number of movies, including Senior Trip (1995), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), Jack and Jill (2011), Sully (2016), and most notable French Exit (2020), for which she received critical acclaim.

In 2020,Valerie played the role of Helen Pergman in the ABC crime drama series Big Sky which was created by David E. Kelley.

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Valerie Mahaffey
First Name Valerie
Surname Mahaffey
Born 16th June, 1953
Home City Sumatra, Indonesia
Current City