Lakin Valdez has worked professionally in television, film and theater for nearly a decade. He is the recipient of two National Performance Network Creation Fund awards, and a NEA Access to Excellence award, among others, for his generative work. His recent television and film credits include a guest starring role on NBC’s The Brave and A24’s Slice. As a stage actor, Lakin has performed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Stage, Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, San Diego Rep and La Jolla Playhouse. He has also performed with The Public Theatre, American Blues Theater, Chicago Dramatists, L.A. Theatre Works and El Teatro Campesino.