April Parker Jones

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April Parker Jones
April Parker Jones 2014.jpg
Parker at 2014 Pioneer of African American Achievement Awards Gala
Born April D. Parker
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Joseph J. Jones (m. 2007)
Children 2

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,[1] and as Natalie Henning in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong (as of 2014).

Life and career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1]

In 2014, Parker Jones was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong.[2][3][4] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Joy Bayo
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
2012 Heaven Heaven Short 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 Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Overview for April Parker Jones". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Durham native stars in Tyler Perry drama". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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