125 episodes

Financially, mentally, physically or otherwise...most actors are at least a little broke. Host/actress Sam Valentine brings you advice, tips, and real stories (of success AND failure) from people in and around the acting industry right now. So you feel a little more “whole” and a little less alone in Hollywood.

From auditions and day to day life of working actors to getting agents/managers, we cover it all. Tune in for bonus chats with experts and Sam + her producer Helenna Santos.

One Broke Actress Podcast Sam Valentine

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    • 5.0 • 236 Ratings

Financially, mentally, physically or otherwise...most actors are at least a little broke. Host/actress Sam Valentine brings you advice, tips, and real stories (of success AND failure) from people in and around the acting industry right now. So you feel a little more “whole” and a little less alone in Hollywood.

From auditions and day to day life of working actors to getting agents/managers, we cover it all. Tune in for bonus chats with experts and Sam + her producer Helenna Santos.

    8.1 - What I Thought This Would Look Like...

    8.1 - What I Thought This Would Look Like...

    This week, we tackle how this career is so different than what we could ever plan it to be. I go back to that young 22-year-old Sam who landed in Hollywood ready and willing to do anything to make my dream come true. I had a laser-sharp focus on all things acting, and I believed that all the issues I had with my body, finances, and emotional well-being would be resolved with booking that one job. Boy, was I wrong. 

    But 10 years later, things haven't turned out like I expected them to. Looking back, I never factored in Sam the human when I was making a plan for Sam the actor. Join me as I talk about all that was unexpected in these past 10 years, all that's still to come, and how no matter where we go, there we are.

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:


    Here's that 5 year Acting Plan I talked about
    The Amazing Sara Mornell, my coach
    Set up a Routine with Actors Encouraged



    Want more? Check out Patreon for bonus episodes, IG Close Friends content, and so much more.
    And don’t miss all the content on IG and as always at, OneBrokeActress.com
    And if you're needing some personalized help from Sam, you can schedule a chat with her right here.

    Don't forget to join the mailing list here! 


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    • 15 min
    Season 8 Announcment

    Season 8 Announcment

    Season 8 is FINALLY on its way!!

    We have so many exciting things in store for this season that I am so glad to finally be sharing it with you all. We are shaking things up this time and have lots of changes coming your way. Instead of our usual 12 episodes that have a 1 hour+ episode structure with guests, this season I wanted to sit down and talk to you one-on-one. These new-and-improved Solo Sam episodes will be way shorter in length and let me chat with you about everything that's on my mind about the entertainment industry, what I've learned recently, and we will even have some Q&A's to answer whatever questions you have. We will also have professional guests that are not actors but still have things to share with the rest of us about the industry. But fear not!! We will still have plenty of acting guests in the season and long episodes, they just won't be the only thing to look forward to. As always, thanks for listening to the One Broke Actress podcast and I cannot wait to share everything that we have in store!



    Want more? Check out Patreon for bonus episodes, IG Close Friends content, and so much more.
    And don’t miss all the content on IG and as always at, OneBrokeActress.com
    And if you're needing some personalized help from Sam, you can schedule a chat with her right here. 

    Don't forget to join the mailing list here! 


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    • 3 min
    The New Normal- Finale

    The New Normal- Finale

    Today’s episode wraps our New Normal mini-series. When I started this series I had no idea where we would be in a few months. Of course, I hoped we’d be a little further from constant COVID panic but…here we are. I decided to take this last episode solo to add my thoughts and feelings on where we’re at, where we’ve been, and my hopes for what’s to come. I hope you guys enjoy it!

    PS- if you like these short-form solo episodes please let me know, I am considering keeping them in the mix for season 8!


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    • 12 min
    Bonus: Q&A- How do you book your first credit when you're doing "everything right"?

    Bonus: Q&A- How do you book your first credit when you're doing "everything right"?

    Helenna and Sam are back for our monthly Q&A segment, this week's question was submitted to Sam via email:

    How do you get that infamous first credit when it feels like you're doing all the right things (like having reps, auditioning, staying current, etc). Their answers may surprise you...

    Got a question? Email Sam: onebrokeactress@gmail.com


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    • 18 min
    Bonus: August Check In + The Pressures of Booking

    Bonus: August Check In + The Pressures of Booking

    Helenna and Sam are back to talk about the blessings and curses of booking a recurring role: the pressure, the covid, all of it! 

    Don't forget to join the mailing list here! 


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    • 33 min
    The New Normal- Social Media 'Networking' with Michael Tow

    The New Normal- Social Media 'Networking' with Michael Tow

    Michael Tow is a very busy east coast actor and he spent his quaran-time WELL if you ask me. From his accountability group on Facebook dominating self-tapes to his Clubhouse mega-rooms, get ready to take notes. And follow his IG here! 

    If you haven't joined Clubhouse yet (get on it!) and get into Michael, Mike, and Roman's rooms:

     The Actors Breakfast Club (7am PST M-F) 

     The Business Side of Acting (5pm PST M-F) 

    Check out our sponsor the New Triple Threat here!


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

call me yess ,

So so helpful!!!

Seriously, this podcast has helped me in so many ways…it’s so informative and every time I listen to an episode, I feel reassured that I am on the right path! When I’m feeling unsure or frustrated, I can tune in to OBA, and immediately I feel sure that I’m where I’m supposed to be and to continue moving forward! 💜

awesomeautumn26 ,

Acting Gems Everywhere!

Sam’s One Broke Actress podcast is full of soooo much great advice! I started listening when I graduated from theatre school and made the move to LA, and I haven’t stopped listening! When I feel disconnected from the industry, like I’m floating in the ether of Hollywood, I anchor myself with OBA for inspiration, reminders, and community. Thanks for all you do Sam!

hollyxconstant ,

So here for this!

Love love love!!!!

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