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Meet Angiee Lombana

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angiee Lombana.

Angiee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to the U.S with my parents when I was just ten years old. Just like any other Latino family we wanted the liberty to a better life. Both of my parents are honest and hard workers; it is because of them that I know the value of a hard earned dollar. Part of my childhood was spent in South Carolina.

When I turned 18, I was given with the opportunity to move to California where I’ve been residing ever since. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles. I love the field and believe it can be very interesting, but I wanted to pursue my dreams.

I mean, that’s the reason my parents brought me to the U.S in the first place, right? I began taking acting classes, going out for auditions, building my resumé and the rest is history. I’m living my best life doing what brings me the utmost joy, I’m an actress ready to take Hollywood by storm!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It definitely has not been a smooth road for me. Spanish is my first language and learning how to speak English was a struggle. I’m a friendly person and not being able to make new friends or simply understand how to do my homework was an everyday challenge.

My highlight of the day was walking into my ESL (English as a Second Language) program after school. With the help of my teachers and countless hours of Britney Spears and N’sync songs, I had mastered the English language! My challenges did not end there.

Growing up in a very religious latino community and coming out as a lesbian was not easy. If you ask me, I think learning to speak a new language is easier. My initial coming out story is full of struggles that I know for a fact have made me a stronger person today.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
Acting and having the ability to perform for an audience both on and offset is a dream come true. Having the opportunity to bring characters to life while taking an audience through a rollercoaster of emotions is an experience like no other.

Currently, I am diving into stunt training. My adventurous side is what sets me apart from others. I have no fear of taking risks. What’s the worst that can happen? I fail? Ha! If I fall, I simply pick myself back up, dust my shoulders off, and keep it moving feeling stronger and more wise.

What were you like growing up?
Oh, growing up, I was quite a handful! I always wanted to be where the fun was even though I knew it would be grounded later. After school, all of the kids from our neighborhood would ride our bikes to the nearest empty parking lot.

We would set up our backpacks as goal posts and play soccer until the sun went down. Those were good times. I was always very competitive. I wanted to be better than the boys in any and everything from learning to ride my bike faster to being the best in gymnastics and any other activities that I was involved in.

Although trying to be the best came with a ton of bruises and faking tears so that I wouldn’t get in trouble by my parents, who would have known it was just preparing me for my future of winning my first Oscar… which WILL happen!

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