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Herizen F. Guardiola (born Herizen Fawn Guardiola; July 24, 1996)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her breakout role as Mylene Cruz on the Netflix original series, The Get Down.[2]

Herizen F. Guardiola
Birth name Herizen Fawn Guardiola
Born (1996-07-24) July 24, 1996 (age 21)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2015–present
Associated acts


Early lifeEdit

Guardiola is a native of Miami, Florida. Her father, Juan Carlos, is a reggae musician of Cuban descent, and her mother, Venice Pink, of Jamaican descent, is a nutritionist and yoga instructor. Guardiola has two younger sisters.[1]


Herizen Guardiola made her acting debut in The Get Down, a Netflix original series from Baz Luhrmann. About her discovery, Luhrmann said, "It’s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown talent, particularly one who is not only a terrific actor but a magnificent vocalist."[3]

Social mediaEdit

In the four days after the August 12th, 2016 release of The Get Down, she went from 3,000 Instagram follows to over 21,000;[4] On Monday, September 12, 2016, exactly a month after its release, she surpassed 100,000 Instagram followers.[5]

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Album Track(s)
2016 The Get Down "Be That As It May"
"Grace of God"
"I'll Be There"
"Set Me Free"
"Up the Ladder"
"I'll Keep a Light in My Window"
"Toy Box"
"I'm My #1"
"The Other Side"


Year Title Role Note
2016–2017 The Get Down Mylene Cruz Female lead
2015 Runaway Island Freya Nordholm


  1. ^ a b Regensdorf, Laura (10 August 2016). "Meet Herizen Guardiola, the Fresh-Faced Disco Star of Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down". Vogue. Retrieved 3 Sep 2016. If Instagram is any proof, the Miami native doesn’t exactly parade around in her character’s plunging nightclub-ready dresses, but she has a sense of unstudied, bohemian cool—coupled with free-spirited curls and incandescent skin. 
  2. ^ Ford, Rebecca (22 August 2016). "Paradigm Signs 'The Get Down' Breakout Star Herizen Guardiola". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved 3 September 2016. The actress and singer/songwriter is the breakout star of the Netflix musical drama series, playing female lead Mylene, a singer who dreams of disco stardom while being raised in a fiercely religious family. 
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (16 April 2016). "Newcomer Herizen Guardiola To Star In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down'". Deadline. Retrieved 3 Sep 2016. Herizen Guardiola will make her acting debut in The Get Down, Netflix’s original series from Baz Luhurman. 
  4. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan (16 August 2016). "Who is Herizen Guardiola?: Get the Low Down on 'The Get Down's" Siren Mylene". Decider. Retrieved 3 September 2016. For reference, she had about 3,000 Instagram followers last Friday and now she has 21.5K and counting… 
  5. ^ "Herizen Guardiola's Official Instagram Page". Instagram. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 

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