Valerie Buhagiar, (born May 12, 1963) is a Canadian actress, director, and former television host. She portrayed Riley Stavros' mother during seasons 10 and 11 on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She has also appeared on television in such programs as Diamonds, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues, John Woo's Once A Thief, and the voice of Shellaine on the TV show The Silver Surfer. Also, she made appearances in the shows Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, Twitch City, Street Time, The Border, and Jimmy Two-Shoes. She also appeared in a few movies such as Highway 61, Roadkill, Brainstorm and Expecting. Also she is a former televison host of the television network Showcase aka The Showcase Review in which she co-hosted with Cameron Bailey they would give introductions and reveal interesting facts and trivia about the movies playing on the network every night.