April Hernandez, also known as April Hernandez Castillo, was born and raised in the borough known as the Boogie Down Bronx. Growing up in the tough streets of the Bronx during the crack epidemic era, April always knew in her heart she was created for more. Her mother would always say “there is nothing impossible as long as you dream big and work hard.” April’s dream became a reality when she booked her first commercial as the “Yo girl” in the Visa Check Card spot starring Yao Ming and Yogi Berra. The commercial would air during the Super Bowl and become a sports classic. She then went on to star in television shows such as; Law & Order: SVU, The Following, Person of Interest, Elementary, 30 Rock and Nurse Jackie to name a few. She also garnered a recurring role on Showtime’s hit show Dexter, which she was nominated for a SAG award for “Best Ensemble” cast. But she is most noted for her powerful portrayal as, “Eva Benitez” in the MTV movie Freedom Writers starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank. In 2015, she ventured into a new role as a television host and co-hosted a faith-based talk show called 100 Huntley with New York Times bestselling author, Eric Metaxas. In her most recent work, she starred on NBC’s popular show, New Amsterdam and the FOX drama, Prodigal Son.