“I would love to start a movement that encourages kids to live a better and more successful life. Lots of kids are in underprivileged homes or they can’t pursue their dreams and I want to help with that. I believe that every kid should at least get a fair chance to accomplish what they want in life because they are the future. The more we support kids, the more likely we are to have a brighter future. I try to help kids as much as I can by volunteering to read to them, giving them a safe Halloween, and making sure they have enough to eat.”
I had the pleasure to interview Amber Romero. Amber is an actor, martial artist, dancer, and model, born and raised in San Diego, CA. She is the only child of parents Rachelle and Armando Romero. On her 15th birthday, Amber and her family moved from San Diego to Los Angeles so that she could further pursue her dream to be an actor; a dream that started at the tender age of 3. Amber began her career in musical theater, dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, and Spanish dancing) and modeling. She has walked the runway and modeled for retail stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, JC Penney, and Children’s Place. She has also been a special events model at charity functions. Amber was one of the first ever child models for Fashion Career College in San Diego. In addition to being a dancer, she is also a competitive figure skater, and has earned 2 black belts in traditional Tae Kwon Do and Extreme Martial Arts. She has been training in stunts/action choreography since the age of 15. Amber is best known for her role as a series regular in the web series Clique Wars where she played the role of Molly. She has appeared as a lead in the films CAZADORA and Shattered. When Amber is not busy in acting, school, and martial arts, she loves to give back to the community. She volunteers at various places such as Big Sunday, Magic Penny, LA Mission, and the Ronald McDonald’s House.
When I was 3 years old, I said that I wanted to be on TV and as soon as I was old enough, my parents put me in acting class. I did lots of school plays and musicals for most of my childhood. I was 15 when I officially moved to LA and got serious about my acting career.
I think the most interesting that happened to me was being recommended to work on another set after working on one set. I was recording with the nicest woman and we got to talking on break. After we were done working, she told me this other project she was going to work on and said that I was perfect for one of the roles. One of the things I really learned that day was how important it is to network with other people because you never know what opportunities may come up.
I was in a school play and we had these really cool costumes, but mine was too big for me. It was a good thing I had a leotard and tights on because right in the middle of a dance number, my skirt fell off! Three other people on stage had tried to “smoothly” kick the skirt off stage but it didn’t exactly work until one girl gracefully picked it up and threw it backstage. I definitely learned to make sure that my wardrobe would stay on in any circumstance.
I am currently working on a show right now the I can’t share details with yet but so far, it has been a really exciting project. I’m so lucky to be a part of this project that is sure to make waves in this industry.
I’ve met plenty of interesting of interesting people here in LA. I think one of the most interesting people I’ve known is one of my acting coaches. When you meet her, she is so lovable and sweet but when we start working, it’s all business. She will call you out on your mistakes and do her best to make you a better actor. There’s not a lot of people in LA that will point out your faults and even less that will do it in order to help you grow.
I think an important thing to remember is to take care of yourself. You are a person too and there are some things that a person needs to stay happy and healthy and if you neglect yourself of these things, you’re a lot more likely to burn out. A happy, fulfilled, and confident person is more likely to give off successful and trustworthy vibes to other people that will allow them to grow their network.
I would love to start a movement that encourages kids to live a better and more successful life. Lots of kids are in underprivileged homes or they can’t pursue their dreams and I want to help with that. I believe that every kid should at least get a fair chance to accomplish what they want in life because they are the future. The more we support kids, the more likely we are to have a brighter future. I try to help kids as much as I can by volunteering to read to them, giving them a safe Halloween, and making sure they have enough to eat.
My favorite life quote is “everything’s alright in the end and if it’s not alright, it’s not the end”. It’s helped me understand that even if life seems tough and impossible, it’ll get better, you just have to keep going.
I’m grateful for my mom. She’s the one that allowed me to be able to thrive in this industry. She’s been super great at keeping me organized and on top of what I need to do. I wouldn’t have made it this far if it wasn’t for her.
Amy Poehler for sure. She’s my comedic inspiration and after reading her book, I’d love to have a conversation with her.
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Originally published at medium.com