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S3E42 : A Life Changing “Yo!” : April Hernandez Castillo : Actor, Speaker, Author

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

You’ve seen her on Law & Order, Elementary, New Amsterdam and plenty more of your favorite shows! Jayzen is thrilled to welcome his very special guest, April Hernandez Castillo to the show. She launched her career as the “Yo girl” in the Visa Check Card spot starring Yao Ming and Yogi Berra, originally airing on the Super Bowl. Expanding her impact on the world, she has gone on to become a successful author and keynote speaker, sharing her message of resilience, overcoming adversity, and the ability to move beyond trauma.

Her career wisdom learned from the hussle of Hollywood and constantly keeping your foundation strong while striving for more, are lessons that apply to any industry.

Guest Bio

April Hernandez Castillo

Actor, Speaker, Author

April Hernandez Castillo's dream became a reality when she booked her first commercial as the “Yo girl” in the Visa Check Card spot starring Yao Ming and Yogi Berra. The commercial would air for the Super Bowl and become a sports classic. She then went on to star in television shows such as; Law & Order: SVU, The following, Person of Interest, and Elementary. April garnered a recurring role on Showtime’s Dexter which she was nominated for a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble cast. April is most noted for her powerful portrayal as “Eva Benitez” in the hit movie Freedom Writers starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank. She also has worked on NBC’s popular show- New Amsterdam, Prodigal Son, and Gossip Girl.

April has also graced a different stage as a public speaker. Her message of resilience, overcoming adversity, and the ability to move beyond trauma has taken April on a journey across the United States and internationally. Reaching an array of audiences from high schools, universities and conferences, she has spoken on some of the most prestigious stages starting from Harvard University, Q Conference to her biggest stage to date, TEDx.

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