April Hernandez-Castillo

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Before reaching critical heights in her portrayal of Eva Benitez in the award-winning movie, Freedom Writers starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank,  April started as a stand up comedian performing in clubs such as the Stand Up comedy club and the famous New York Comedy club.  April also co-hosted the View. She earned her recognition and critical acclaim confirming her status as one of the more talented 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 and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, CBS’s Person of Interest, ER, 30 Rock and received a SAG Award nomination for her role as Officer Cira Manson in Showtime’s award winning drama Dexter, a role in J Anderson Mitchell’s sci- fi comedy Future Folk , guest-starred as Danny Pino’s sister on NBC’s drama Law & Order: SUV, and on 2 episodes of FOX’s hit show The Following.  She and her husband own their own film production LionChaser films.  


April is the Emcee for the Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference in NYC. To register click on the link below:

Women of Color Leadership & Empowerment Conference – New York