April Lee Hernández is a promising actress who has appeared in numerous series and movies. She is known for portraying in the series "Feed the Beast" as Blanco Herrera.
On 31st January 1980, she landed in this world whereas her birthplace is The Bronx, New York, United States. Hernández is of Puerto Rican descent but described as a "strong Latina". She was interested in acting from childhood and later pursued her dream.
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What's Hernández's Net Worth?
April Lee Hernández is the owner of $3 million which she accumulated through her successful acting career. In 2003, the actress made her debut in the industry on the big screen by portraying the role of Reina in "Big Wes". Then, got a chance to appear in numerous series and movies.
Her performance can be seen on "Law & Order", "Nurse Jackie", "Feed the Beast", "Elementary", "Officer Down", "The Stockroom" and so on. Recently, she starred in the drama television series "Prodigal Son" in the character Marshal Emily Ruiz. Mrs. Castillo is also an author of books "Your Voice, Your Choice: A Story of Resiliency & Redemption" and "Embracing Me".
Awards and Nominee
The talented actress has won "Skyline Performer Awards" in the category of "Lifetime Achievement" in 2020. Likewise, she was the nominee of "Guild Awards" in 2011 for the series "Dexter". Hernandez got appreciate for working on the movie "Freedom Writers" which was based on a real-life high school student Maria Reyes. The movie was also nominated for the "Image Award".
April Lee Hernández is a married woman who is the wife of Joes "Zalo" Castillo, who is a New York City based film maker and lifestyle photographer. The couple was best friends but later became lovers. They exchanged the vows on 12th May 2007, which was a private ceremony. Since then, the two have been living together as a happy couple.
Mama of Two Children
The beautiful actress April is the proud mother of two children. In 2012, she gave birth to her first child, Summer Rose Castillo. Her eldest daughter is a voice actor who has leaned her voice in "Alma's Way" for the main character "Alma". She also appears in the film "Brownsville Bred".
Again, on 23rd March 2017, April welcomed her second daughter, Lyla Isabela Castillo. She is 4 years old and growing up with her sister. The two children often feature on their parents' social media account.
Hernández was emotionally and physically abused by her boyfriend when she was a teenager. After that, she took her message to the streets of her Bronx neighborhood in October 2011 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She organized the event to make an award for the people who are suffering from violence.
April and her spouse have produced a documentary on domestic violence which is the victims' real stories who were encountered over the years.
Who Was Her Inspiration?
Before started acting, the "30 Rock" actress was studying nutrition at Hunter College, but later dropped out. As she was interested in acting, she left her education to pursue a comedy career. Her inspiration is John Leguizamo, who is a well-known stand-up comedian of the Hollywood industry. He has been entertaining the audience since 1984.