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April Lee Hernandez

April Lee Hernandez was born on January 31, 1980, in the busy streets of The Bronx, New York. With her father's support, the avid athlete took up softball while attending Aquinas High School, and considered majoring in Nutrition upon graduation. During high school, however, the acting bug bit ï·" April says she had a life-changing experience after attending John Leguizamo's one-man comedy show Mambo Mouth. As Leguizamo went about playing his zany array of characters, April was blown away by the performance, which inspired her to pursue comedy.

As a freshman at Hunter College, April quickly became enthralled with the art of improvisation and immediately changed majors. She also began auditioning for various independent projects and eventually landed spots as a stand-up in New York Comedy Club and Stand-Up New York. Shortly thereafter, April landed her first major project in 2003 as the Yo Girl in Visa's Super Bowl commercial next to NBA All-Star Yao Ming and Yankee legend Yogi Berra.

Other roles followed, including Shayna Rosario in the award-winning drama series Law and Order, and playing a bicycle messenger for the winning commercial in 2004's Coca-Cola Filmmaker's Contest.

Most recently, April appeared in the nascent ABC-TV series 6 Degrees. She had a six-episode arc as Nurse Inez on the NBC stalwart ER, and she guest-starred as Sal, an urban juvenile aspiring to be a professional boxer in Jonny Zero on Fox TV. She also appeared on ABC's Blind Justice, and as a guest host on Mundos' popular variety show, The Roof.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

April Lee Hernandez Facts

BirthdayJanuary 31, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.