April L. Hernandez

April L. Hernandez

Highest Rated: 93% The History of Future Folk (2012)

Lowest Rated: 70% Freedom Writers (2007)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1980

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Bronx-born actress April Lee Hernandez has built her acting career with appearances in a wide range of popular television shows, but her earliest performances were as a stand-up comic. Hernandez was a student at Hunter College in Manhattan, pursuing a degree in nutrition, when she became enchanted with the art of stand-up comedy after seeing John Leguizamo's Off-Broadway one-man show "Mambo Mouth." She left college to pursue a career in stand-up, which led to roles in several television commercials. Hernandez made her TV show debut in 2004 with a one-off role on the long-running crime drama "Law & Order." The following year, she landed the recurring role of Nurse Inez on the popular medical drama "ER." This led to a string of appearances on critically heralded shows like the showbiz sitcom "30 Rock," Showtime's dark comedy series "Nurse Jackie," and Denis Leary's dramedy "Rescue Me." Then in 2010, Hernandez scored a coveted supporting role on the fifth season of the award-winning serial killer drama "Dexter." Here Hernandez portrayed Officer Cira Manzon, who is brought into the fold on the Santa Muerte murders case because of her familiarity with the neighborhood. After her arc on the series came to an end, Hernandez moved on to a movie role, scoring a supporting part in the 2012 cop-centered crime drama "Officer Down."

Highest rated movies

The History of Future Folk
Freedom Writers



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stockroom Tina (Character) - 2015
93% 85% The History of Future Folk Carmen (Character) $15.9K 2012
70% 87% Freedom Writers Eva (Character) $36.6M 2007


58% 86% Prodigal Son Marshal Emily Ruiz (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 64% New Amsterdam Dominique Ann Reed (Guest Star) 2019-2020
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
58% 67% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sonya Amaro (Guest Star) 2015
26% 60% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
92% 76% Person of Interest Andrea Gutierrez (Guest Star) 2012
71% 80% Dexter Off. Cira Manzon (Guest Star) 2010
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Beth (Guest Star) 2009
78% 93% 30 Rock Vikki (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% ER Nurse Inez (Guest Star) 2005
39% No Score Yet Blind Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonny Zero Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004