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April Hernandez Castillo

April Hernandez Castillo (born 31 January 1980) is an American film and television actress. She has also been credited as April L. Hernandez and April Lee Hernandez.

In 2010, she played Cira Manzon, a police officer, in the Showtime series DEXTER.


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Her movie credits include roles in Big Wes (2003 short); Freedom Writers (2007); Broken (2008 Mara short); The Big Wes (2009); The History of Future Folk (2012); Officer Down (2013); and The Stockroom (2015).


Her TV credits include appearances in Law & Order; Jonny Zero; Blind Justice; ER; 30 Rock; Nurse Jackie; Rescue Me; East WillyB; Person of Interest; Black Box; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; The Following; Elementary; and Feed the Beast.

Personal Life

She grew up near the Grand Concourse in The Bronx. She is of Puerto Rican descent and has described herself as a "strong Latina." She studied nutrition in Hunter College, NYC, but dropped out to pursue a comedy career. She is married to Jose Castillo, and they have two daughters.


  • She gave birth to her first child at age 32, and her second child at age 37. [1]