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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 31 January 1980Bronx, New York, USA
Birth NameApril Lee Hernandez

Mini Bio (1)

One of the most respected Latino actors in Hollywood, April Hernandez-Castillo's personal life-story is one of victory. Her feature film debut as Eva Benitez in the Image Award nominated MTV film, Freedom Writers (2007), alongside Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, put her in the ranks of some of the biggest names in the industry.

An actress with a blend of unlimited expression and humor, the Bronx, New York native made her stage debut at the famous New York Comedy Club in New York City as a stand-up comedienne. As an actress, April expanded her stage experience to television. She got her first acting break as the Yo/Yoa Girl alongside NBA All-Star Houston Rockets center, Yao Ming in the 2004 Super Bowl Visa Check Card national commercial. Next came major television roles that would include NBC's Emmy-award winning series ER (1994), Law & Order (1990) and 30 Rock (2006). Keeping an eye on the big screen, in 2007 April tried out for the role of a lifetime and got it. She would co-star alongside one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Hilary Swank. It was this role that April would catch the attention of The View (1997) producers who invited her to co-host the show.

Reaching critical heights, her portrayal of Eva Benitez earned her recognition and critical acclaim confirming her status as one of the more talented up and coming actresses. Now displaying the talent and drive to parlay success into a career as a respected actress, April garnered roles in the FOX pilot Blue Blood (2008) and Showtime's Nurse Jackie (2009), CBS's Person of Interest (2011) and received a SAG Award nomination for her role as Officer Cira Manson in Showtime's award winning drama Dexter (2006), a role in John Mitchell's sci-fi comedy The History of Future Folk (2012), guest-starred as Danny Pino's sister on NBC's drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and on 2 episodes of FOX's hit show The Following (2013).

April has demonstrated her versatility as an actress. However, her latest role is not in front of the camera but as a motivational and inspirational speaker.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rhonda Zippro

Spouse (1)

Jose Castillo (12 May 2007 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Started as a stand up comic and moved on to pursue acting.
Attended Hunter College in New York and originally wanted to be a nutritionist.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Summer Rose Castillo on September 30, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Jose Castillo.

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