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A native of Durham, North Carolina, April Parker Jones first came to prominence through the role of Darcy on the cult sci-fi series Jericho (CBS 2006-2008). 

Born in Durham, North Carolina, Parker Jones attended North Carolina Central University. 

She received two Audelco Award nominations for her original portrayal in the role of Christina in the Off Broadway World Premiere of Plenty of Time, in which she costarred with her now husband, Joseph Jay Jones. 

She landed her first major TV appearance in 2006 on CSI: Miami.

April’s Theater training has paved her way to numerous and exciting recurring roles on CBS’s S.W.A.T., TNT’s The Last Ship, Fox’s The Resident, ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, Lifetime’s Devious Maids, Freeform’s The Foster’s and the CW’s rebooted teen soap 90210. 

In 2016, Parker Jones returned to her roots to originate the role of ‘Genie Ann Parker’ in the stage production of Love Soul Deep written and directed by Patricia Cuffie-Jones, in which she was nominated for a NAACP Theatre Award.

April Parker Jones has most notably held the series regular role of ‘Natalie,’ a single mother and fast-food restaurant Manager on Tyler Perry’s television drama If Loving You Is Wrong on the OWN Network which made its series finale in 2020 after 5 seasons and the series regular role of ‘Colonel Lauren Haley’ on the CW series, Supergirl. 

Currently, she is set in the series regular role of ‘Lorraine Swift’ on the upcoming CW series, Tom Swift and also recurs on the Peacock series, Bel-Air.

Social Media Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @a_parkerjones Facebook - April Parker Jones

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