Cuban beauty Arlyn Broche is taking the acting world by storm with her vibrant personality and award-worthy acting. You can catch this talented mom of 3 on the set of HBO’s series, ‘Ballers‘, Sundays at 10pm. Arlyn is currently starring along side Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Andy Garcia, as ‘Tonya’. However, her role on ‘Ballers’ isn’t all that Aryln Broche is rocking.
I was born in Miami, Florida. I am a wife, mother of 3 beautiful children and a professional actress. However, my family will tell you that from an early age I have always been a go-getter, fearless, resilient, unwilling to take NO for an answer, a big dreamer and a spicy firecracker. In everything I do, I try to be someone whose actions come from a place of peace and love.
My parents immigrated to the U.S. because they knew that although, they might face struggles in the U.S., they would be able to give their children a future that they would never have in Cuba. My father was an actor in Cuba before immigrating. He attempted to do some theater work after moving to the U.S. but, it was too difficult to pursuit full-time and support a young growing family. Arlyn’s parents sacrificed many things in order to provide for their children. When looking at her life now, Arlyn is thankful that they did.
Life Before Acting
Arlyn began studying business administration at FIU after already running her own bakery for several years. When Arlyn sold her bakery, she saw a business opportunity in the healthcare field. She decided to shift her focus from studying business administration to studying nursing. Arlyn pursued this career path for several years as a Healthcare Administrator and as a professional Healthcare Consultant before finally deciding to pursue her true calling in the entertainment industry. Now, Arlyn tells me, “I have played a pharmacist and a doctor for different film projects and it takes me back.”
In the Beginning
The beginning of my acting career? Well, how far back would you like me to go?! Ha! My father gifted me my first acting book when I was only 8 years old. He could tell early on that I had a passion for being extremely dramatic..ha! More of a dramatic flair! Along the way he mentored me and has served as a sounding board when I’m faced with decisions in my career. My very first role I played ‘Juliet’, at the age of 9, in my school’s production for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Thankfully, I didn’t have to work too hard to land that role.
In contrast, my first role as a professional actress was in a student film called ‘Sevens’ in which I was a lead. To land this role I did have to work a little harder and audition like everyone else. Apparently, things have changed a lot since I was 9. More formally, I have privately trained with acting coaches including, Lori Wyman, Crystina Wyler, Marjorie Morhaim and Marc Macauley to name a few. I also auditioned and was accepted to study acting, voice and movement, musical theatre, etc at FIU’s Theatre Dept. I believe that an actor never stops learning/growing. When I’m not on set working I’m either in a private class or taking a workshop.
The biggest challenge I have faced in becoming an actress is really maintaining my sense of humor even when I don’t land every role that I audition for. Aside from that, learning along the way how to juggle the different demands and responsibilities of being a wife, mom and having a full-time acting career has been a challenge at times.
My two current projects, ‘MARY’ and ‘Fallaway’, are exciting because they are completely different. In the Indie feature, ‘Fallaway’, I play Sheriff Deputy Hendricks. This is a film that follows five separate story lines focusing on the frantic manhunt for a brutal serial killer. In the other feature film, MARY, a horror film, I was cast as a lead role playing, ‘Skylar Rose’, a caring and loving woman who tries to accommodate everyone before herself. In this film I feel obligated to make my marriage work for the years invested and my 4 children.
I landed my role in ‘Ballers’, because Lori Wyman, CSA gave me a wonderful opportunity to audition for the role of ‘Tonya’. I actually found out that I booked it when I was at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights with my family. The news made my night and the rest of my vacation!
Balance is Key
My husband’s name is Osvaldo Broche. My 3 wonderful, spectacular and perfectly behaved children (Haha!) are Justin, Victoria and our little fire-cracker Sophia. Justin is 17 years old, Victoria is 13 (soon to be 14) and Sophia is the youngest, at the age of 5.
I met my husband at a Salsa Lovers party back in May of 2001. I remember seeing him across the dance floor and thinking “That man is going to be something in my life”. Little did I know, that those thoughts would be prophetic as he became one of the most important people in my life and 15 years later, here we are!
Part of what helps me balance between work and family is having someone in my corner who supports me (my husband) and is able to back me up whenever I’m overwhelmed and have too many things on my plate. Overall, my family works as a team. When the day is too short, we do a really good job at focusing on the week ahead and sometimes even the month to spend time together.