April Hernandez Castillo

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One of the most respected Latina actresses 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 ... See full bio »

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Padre Sandunguero (S16, Ep12)
Wed, Apr 28 6:00 PM PDT on USA (040)
Freedom Writers
Sun, May 02 4:00 PM PDT on YOUTOAM (186)

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Freedom Writers Eva Benitez
Dexter Off. Cira Manzon
Person of Interest Andrea Gutierrez
ER Nurse Inez


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 2019-2020 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Inmate Dominique
- Code Silver (2020) ... Inmate Dominique
- The Island (2019) ... Inmate Dominique
 2016 Feed the Beast (TV Series)
- Secret Sauce (2016) ... Blanca (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
- Screw You, Randy (2016) ... Blanca (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
- Father of the Year (2016) ... Blanca (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
 2016 Elementary (TV Series)
Roxanne Ortiz
- Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (2016) ... Roxanne Ortiz (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
 2015 The Stockroom
Tina (as April L. Hernandez)
 2015 The Following (TV Series)
- Exposed (2015) ... Louise (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
- Boxed In (2015) ... Louise (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sonya Amaro
- Padre Sandunguero (2015) ... Sonya Amaro (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
 2014 Black Box (TV Series)
Elmira Villetti
- Exceptional or Dead (2014) ... Elmira Villetti (as April L. Hernandez)
 2013/II Officer Down
Coraline (as April L. Hernandez)
 2012 The History of Future Folk
Carmen (as April L. Hernandez)
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Andrea Gutierrez
- Legacy (2012) ... Andrea Gutierrez (as April Hernandez-Castillo)
 2010 Dexter (TV Series)
Off. Cira Manzon
- Teenage Wasteland (2010) ... Off. Cira Manzon
- Take It! (2010) ... Off. Cira Manzon
- Circle Us (2010) ... Off. Cira Manzon
- Everything Is Illumenated (2010) ... Off. Cira Manzon
- First Blood (2010) ... Off. Cira Manzon
 2009 Rescue Me (TV Series)
- Drink (2009) ... Marla (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2009 The Big Wes
Reina (as April L. Hernandez)
 2009 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
- Pilot (2009) ... Beth (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2008 Blue Blood (TV Movie) (as April L. Hernandez)
 2008/VI Broken (Short)
Mara (as April L. Hernandez)
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series)
- Black Tie (2007) ... Vikki (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2007 Freedom Writers
Eva Benitez (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2006 Six Degrees (TV Series)
Waitress in Diner
- A New Light (2006) ... Waitress in Diner (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2005-2006 ER (TV Series)
Nurse Inez
- Split Decisions (2006) ... Nurse Inez (as April Lee Hernandez)
- Two Ships (2005) ... Nurse Inez (as April Lee Hernandez)
- The Human Shield (2005) ... Nurse Inez (as April Lee Hernandez)
- Dream House (2005) ... Nurse Inez (as April Lee Hernandez)
- Blame It on the Rain (2005) ... Nurse Inez (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2005 Blind Justice (TV Series)
- Seoul Man (2005) ... Cindy (as April Lee Hernandez)
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
Salome / Sal
- La Familia (2005) ... Salome (as April L. Hernandez)
- No Good Deed (2005) ... Sal (as April L. Hernandez)
 2004 Rap War One (Video)
Monica (as April Hernandez)
 2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Shayna Rosario
- Can I Get a Witness? (2004) ... Shayna Rosario (as April L. Hernandez)
 2003 Big Wes (Short)
Reina (as April L. Hernandez)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Appeared (w/Ming Yao) in the "Yo/Yao" commercial for VISA check card.

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

April L. Hernandez | April Lee Hernandez | April Hernandez | April Hernandez-Castillo

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Gave birth to her second child at age 37, daughter Lyla Isabela Castillo, on March 23, 2017. Child's father is her husband, Jose Castillo. See more »


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