North Carolina native, April Parker Jones, has been building her brand and actively pursuing her Hollywood career for 10 years.
You may recognize her from recurring guest roles in The Young and The Restless, CSI: Miami, ER, Lost, NCIS, Lie to Me, NCIS: Los Angeles, Prime Suspect and Spider Man 3. After three call backs, Tyler Perry simply said “you’re her” and at that moment Jones landed her first series regular role in Tyler Perry’s hit show If Loving You Is Wrong.
The show brings light to diverse issues that are not typically shown in mainstream television, like the effects of mass incarceration on black males. In the show, Natalie deals with her son, Joey, having to live with her after coming home from an unfortunate jail sentencing.
Jones says her character “Natalie” is relatable to many women including herself.
“Natalie is a lot like me; she’s a woman of integrity and morals, she loves strong and she loves hard and just wants what’s best for her kids.”
In the current season that premiered on March 15th on OWN, Natalie will be on a journey to keep Joey on the straight and narrow path. Last season “Natalie” found out that her boyfriend, “Lucien”, has $200,000 in the bank so she will diligently be working on uncovering where and how he got it.
It’s undeniable that Jones is well on her way, and she’s doing it with so much beauty and class.
When asked about her daily beauty routine and what her favorite product is, she replied:
“It’s all about moisture man” …”I use Dove sensitive soap for my face and Cetaphil moisturizer…oh, and Carmex for them lips.”
You can catch Jones as “Natalie” in If Loving You Is Wrong every Tuesday on OWN 9p ET/PT.