April Parker Jones
|April Parker Jones|
Parker at 2014 Pioneer of African American Achievement Awards Gala
|Born||April D. Parker|
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Joseph J. Jones (m. 2007)|
April Parker Jones is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Darcy Hawkins in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama series Jericho from 2006 to 2008, and as Natalie Henning in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong (as of 2014). In 2018, she joined the cast of the CW superhero series, Supergirl.
Life and career
Parker was born in Durham, North Carolina and attended North Carolina Central University before moving to New York. After guest-starring role on CSI: Miami, in 2006 she has won the series regular role of Darcy Hawkins in the CBS series Jericho. The series was canceled after two seasons, and Parker Jones later appeared on Lost, The Unit, NCIS, Scandal, and also had a recurring roles in 90210 and The Fosters.
In 2014, Parker Jones was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong. She plays the role of Natalie Henning, the single working mother. The series also stars Edwina Findley, Zulay Henao, Heather Hemmens, and Amanda Clayton. In 2015, she also had the recurring role as detective Claire Bryce in the ShondaLand's legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder, and the following year on Lifetime comedy-drama, Devious Maids.
In 2018, Parker starred as Gen. Anita DuFine in the final season of TNT drama series, The Last Ship, and later was cast in a series regular role as Colonel Haley in the CW superhero series, Supergirl.
|2004||Love Aquarium||Gayl||Short film|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Dr. Medby||Episode: "Fade Out"|
|2007||Spider-Man 3||Test Site Technician|
|2007||ER||Joyce||Episode: "300 Patients"|
|2006–2008||Jericho||Darcy Hawkins||Series regular, 26 episodes|
|2008||Lost||Dr. Erica Stevenson||Episode: "Something Nice Back Home"|
|2007–2008||The Young and the Restless||Doctor||Recurring role|
|2008||Sleeping||Mrs. Winter||Short film|
|2008||The Unit||Principal Green||Episodes: "Sex Trade" and "The Conduit"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Head Mistress Jonas||Episode: "A Perfect Score"|
|2009||NCIS||Elaine Davis||Episode: "Bounce"|
|2010||Nose Candy||Jada||Short film|
|2009–2010||90210||Dana Bowen||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Susan Brosnan||Episode: "Hunted"|
|2010||The Defenders||AAG Rowe||Episode: "Nevada v. Dennis"|
|2011||The Chicago Code||Bernadette Prentiss||Episode: "St. Valentine's Day Massacre"|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Nancy||Episode: "Underwater"|
|2011||Have a Little Faith||Wilma Covington||Television film|
|2013||Scandal||Doctor||Episode: "Truth or Consequences"|
|2013||Masters of Sex||Mrs. Katcher||Episode: "Race To Space"|
|2013–2014, 2017||The Fosters||Captain Roberts||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2014||Return to Zero||Nurse|
|2014||Legends||Special Agent Diane Kitson||Episode: "Chemistry"|
|2014–present||If Loving You Is Wrong||Natalie Henning||Series regular|
|2015||How to Get Away with Murder||Detective Claire Bryce||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2016||Mad Dogs||Paris||Episode: "Needles"|
|2016||Devious Maids||Detective Shaw||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2018||The Resident||Dr. Jen Kays||Recurring role, 2 episodes|
|2018||The Last Ship||Gen. Anita DuFine||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2018–present||Supergirl||Colonel Lauren Haley||Series regular (Season 4)|
- "Overview for April Parker Jones". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Durham native stars in Tyler Perry drama". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- Petski, Denise (21 July 2018). "'Supergirl' Adds Nicole Maines As Transgender Superhero; April Parker Jones & David Ajala Also Cast – Comic-Con". Retrieved 23 July 2018.
- "'Supergirl' Season 4 Adds April Parker Jones as Series Regular". Retrieved 23 July 2018.