Mylene Cruz is a character in The Get Down and is played by Herizen Guardiola.


Mylene is the beautiful daughter of a respected Puerto Rican family in The South Bronx. Her parents lead the Pentecostal church in the neighborhood, while her uncle and her biggest champion, Papa Fuerte is a local politician, running the Community MultiServices Center.

Mylene’s one-of-a-kind voice can be heard every Sunday at church, but her real dream is to be the voice of a new musical era, reaching Manhattan disco stardom and singing at Studio 54 and beyond.

Struggling to honor her family’s fiercely strict and religious values, Mylene leans on the love and support of her uncle, her best friends The Soul Madonnas, and boyfriend, Ezekiel to reach for her dreams.

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