April Malloy

Played by Rochelle Aytes


Single mom April Malloy has worked very hard to put her life back together after the tragic death of her husband, Paul, three years ago. With the money from his insurance payout, she’s opened a bustling business and raised a bright, spirited ten-year-old daughter, Lucy. But just as the potential to move on presents itself, a secret from Paul’s past might unravel everything.


Best known for her break-out role in Tyler Perry's hit motion picture, Madea's Family Reunion, Rochelle Aytes has also appeared in numerous commercials. Past television credits include co-starring roles on Fox's drama Drive, with Nathan Fillion and Emma Stone, and ABC's The Forgotten, opposite Christian Slater. She has been a recurring character on several series, including Desperate Housewives, Detroit 1-8-7, Dirt and House of Payne, and has guest-starred on many others, including White Collar, NCIS, ER and Las Vegas. 
Not limiting her talents to the small screen, Aytes has starred in several feature films, among them White Chicks and Trick 'R Treat. 
A New York native, Aytes' first love was actually ballet. A trained dancer, she appeared with Ballet Hispanico in New York City and toured nationally with the Broadway cast of Aida before focusing on acting. 
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.