April Matson is best known for her role as Lori Trager on the ABC Family (now Freeform) cable network television series Kyle XY. Prior to that, she played Penny Chase on the Fox sitcom Quintuplets alongside Andy Richter. In addition to guest starring in hit shows such as Psych, NCIS and American Dreams, she has been seen in several independent short and feature films throughout her career, including a few scrumptious Hallmark Christmas movies.
April has put in countless hours as a performer in live theater, sketch comedy and even dabbled in stand-up comedy. In 2004, she played Kikki in the world premier of Ernest Thompson’s irreverent comedy White People Christmas at the Zephyr in Los Angeles.
The foundation of her training has been Meisner Hybrid with Andrew Benne, who currently owns and runs Acting SD in San Diego, California. She’s also trained under Anthony Meindl and Lindsay Frame at AMAW Los Angeles and studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City.
In 2016, April founded Platform, a boutique acting studio in Boise, Idaho where she also began her journey as a filmmaker. Together with her husband, Scott Grady, she co-writes, co- produces and co-directs short films and comedy sketches. April and Scott’s small, grass roots production company Apricott Films has already started to collect awards and accolades among small film festivals throughout the country.
In 2018, April co-authored a book with Catrine McGregor, CSA, called Both Sides of the Desk: A Conversation Between a Casting Director and an Actor which is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle format.
April’s passion of the craft and her deep love and compassion for aspiring actors inspired her to create LosAngelesActingCoach.com FOR ACTORS EVERYWHERE because she wanted to be able to reach more actors without the barrier of geography. She is an actor, acting coach, incessant reader with an insatiable appetite for learning how to live better and love more. April currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Scott.