• Apryl Jones is an American actress, TV personality, singer-songwriter, and social media star born in Chicago, Illinois in 1986.
• She has been in a relationship with Taye Diggs since 2021, and has two children with former boyfriend Omarion.
• Apryl has appeared in four movies and four TV series, her most notable role being Mona in the 2022 comedy movie “You Married Dat”.
• Her Instagram is followed by over three million people.
• She has a net worth of over $1 million.
Who is Apryl Jones?
American actress, TV personality, singer-songwriter and social media star Apryl Jones, was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 15 December 1986, making Sagittarius her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in four movies and four TV series, and is perhaps known best for playing Mona, one of the lead characters in the 2022 comedy movie “You Married Dat”, directed by Dame Pierre, and which also starred Juhahn Jones and Audra Kinkead; it’s based on the hit series “YOU HITTIN DAT???”, and the film was nominated for two awards.
Apryl’s also known for being the girlfriend of famous American actor Scott Leo ‘Taye’ Diggs, who’s perhaps still known best for portraying Bandleader in the 2002 musical crime comedy film “Chicago”, which won 63 awards, including six Oscars, for such as Best Costume Design, Best Picture and Best Film Editing.
Education and early life
Apryl was raised in Chicago as an only child, by her American mother of Taiwanese and Chinese descent Mei Hsiang Jones, and African-American father whose name hasn’t been disclosed; it’s believed that her father was a guitar teacher, and her mother a cleaning lady.
Apryl studied at a local high school, and was into a number of activities during her time there, but was mostly into science; she also practiced acting with the school’s drama club, and enjoyed playing table tennis.
Upon matriculating in 2005, Apryl enrolled at college from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in radiation science in 2009.
Apryl began working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a medical examiner in 2010, then two years later chose to pursue a career in the music industry.
From 2014 through 2019, she starred in the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”, which today stars Moniece Slaughter, Princess Love Norwood and Ray J. It follows the lives of several girls trying to succeed in Hollywood, and the series has aired over 100 episodes since 2014.
Apryl’s since appeared in an episode of a number of talk-shows, including “Brunch with Tiffany”, “The Real” and “VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition”.
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Apryl made her debut TV series appearance in the 2019 comedy mini-series “You Hittin Dat”, which starred Audra Kinkead, Ciera Angelia and Ray Cunningham, and follows Juhahn who’s been dumped by his girlfriend after they had been together for seven years. Also in 2019, Apryl made her debut film appearance, playing Nikki in the comedy “I Got the Hook Up 2”, and she also played Sugar Puss in the fantasy film “Angel”.
In 2020, she starred as Sharice in all six episodes of the comedy series “Casting The Net”, which also starred Linara Washington and Siena Goines, and follows three actresses as they’re trying to succeed in Hollywood.
Also in 2020, Apryl played Paula in the episode “This is Some Bull…” of the drama series “For the Love of Jason”, which starred Trell Woodberry, Kareem J. Grimes and B. J. Britt, and follows a man who’s single and in his 30s.
Apryl’s since had only two roles. She starred as Chante in the 2022 episode “Before I Let Go” of the thriller “I Got a Story to Tell”, which also starred Blue Kimble and Pooch Hall, and is a compilation of six love stories. Apryl was then cast to play Champagne in the episodes “Black Stallion” and “Into The Woods” of the 2022 drama series “The Oval”, which Tyler Perry created, and which today stars Kron Moore, Ed Quinn and Brad Benedict. It follows new US President Hunter Franklin who’s just moved into the White House with his family.
Apryl’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: she’ll be portraying Vanessa Almond in the drama movie “Angie’s Cure”, which is about the life of a rape victim, and she’ll be playing NuNu Carter in the crime movie “Goon Squad aka Squad”, which follows an all-female heist crew.
Love life and relationships
Apryl’s been in a relationship with Taye Diggs since 2021, while they both have children from a former relationship/marriage.
Apryl began dating famous American singer-songwriter, actor and dancer Omari Ishmael Grandberry – aka Omarion – in 2013, and they split in 2016; they have two children, son Megaa Omari Grandberry and daughter A’mei Kazuko Grandberry.
Taye married American actress and singer Idina Kim Menzel on 11 January 2003; she’s appeared in more than 40 movie and TV series, and has won seven of her 26 award nominations, while she’s probably best known for voicing Elsa in the 2013 animated adventure comedy movie “Frozen”. Idina gave birth to her and Taye’s son Walker Nathaniel Diggs on 2 September 2009, but they split in 2013 and divorced on 3 December 2014.
Apryl hasn’t spoken about other men whom she’s been with, she’s in a relationship with Taye Diggs as of February 2023, and has two children with former boyfriend Omarion.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Apryl’s an Instagram star, as there are today over three million people following her on the social media network, while she’s posted more than 350 pictures and videos; most of her content features her during her everyday life, and occasionally features Taye and her children in her pictures.
Apryl enjoys being physically active, and works out at the gym two to three times a week, while she also uses her popularity on the internet to urge people to exercise.
She’s passionate about music, and her favorite singers are Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.
Apryl’s a philanthropist and has donated money to a number of charity organizations.
Her favorite actresses are Octavia Spencer and Whoopi Goldberg, while some of her favorite movies include “Spirited”, “The Witches” and “The Shape of Water”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Apryl’s age is 36. She has brown eyes and long black hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs about 150lbs (67kgs).
Apryl’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million as of February 2023, and her boyfriend Taye’s at over $7 million.