Val is a fictional female in the Star Wars film series who was portrayed on screen by Thandie Newton. Val is the first non-white woman to appear in the Star Wars films. Maz Kanata, although played by a black woman, doesn't count because her characters face was orange.
Val is the girlfriend of Tobias Beckett, the man who would lead Han Solo away from the Imperial Army into a life as a smuggler. Val first appears when Tobias is stealing equipment from the Imperial Army during a battle on the planet of Mimban. Val doesn't want Han to join them to Tobias gets Han arrested and thrown in a pit where Han meets Chewbacca for the first time.
After Han and Chewie escape their cell, they flag down Tobias to take them with him against Val's wishes. The group travel to Vandor where they attempt to steal Coaxium but they fail. During the operation, Val blows herself up to enable the others to get away. The reason for their failure had been interference from Enfys Nest.