Brooklyn, NY, USA – July 31, 2020 – April Hernandez-Castillo – actress, author, producer and speaker – has been named the 1st recipient of Skyline Performer Awards highest tribute: The Lifetime Achievement Award for her career achievement and her motivational and inspirational speaker role. Hernandez-Castillo will be presented the performers top accolade at the 1st Annual Skyline Performer Awards, which due to COVID-19 will now be shown on YouTube on Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).
The Skyline Performer LifeTime Achievement Award will be given annually to an actor who has demonstrated versatility as an entertainer and has used their platforms to expand positivity and has share humanitarian with the world. Hernandez-Castillo received a SAG Award nomination for her role as Officer Cira Manson in Showtime’s award-winning drama Dexter (2010).
“April Hernandez-Castillo is an actress of extraordinary depth and ability. Her role in Freedom Writer was a character who captivated us Latinos living in poverty and having the strength to stand up for the things we believe in. She didn’t only give us her presences on the big screen but she also gave us her presences, her voice in sharing her life story in her book “Your Voice, Your Choice: A Story of Resiliency & Redemption”, said JAC Carrera, President of Skyline Performer Awards. “It is my great privilege to announce that Skyline highest honor will be presented to an actress who has not only dominated the screens but also her life, April Hernandez-Castillo.
“This is really cool and I’m honored to receive this award from Skyline Performer Awards”, says Hernandez-Castillo.
A Lasting Impact Through Stage, Film and Television
Hernandez-Castillo debuted on stage at the famous New York Comedy Club in NYC as a stand-up comedienne. She expanded her stage experience to television where she got her first acting break in a 2004 Super Bowl Visa Check Card national commercial. Then came major television shows such as ER, Law & Order and 30 Rock.
Hernandez-Castillo breakthrough role was in the 2007 film Freedom Writer, where she played the role of Eva Benitez, based on real life high school student Maria Reyes. She worked alongside Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, this film put her in the ranks of some of the biggest names in the industry.
Hernandez-Castillo incredible films includes roles in Big Wes, Broken, The History of Future Folk, Officer Down, The Stockroom along with Television Shows such as ER, Jony Zero, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, Dexter, Elementary, Feed the Beast, and New Amsterdam.
About the LifeTime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed for outstanding achievement in giving the best ideals of the acting profession. The recipient of this award is a performer who has contributed to improving the image of the acting profession and has a history of active involvement in humanitarian and public service endeavors.
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