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Why April From The Walking Dead Looks So Familiar

On October 31, 2010, when AMC's "The Walking Dead" first aired, the horror genre quickly made its way to millions of televisions and became somewhat of a family affair. The show's rise to popularity had viewers invested in characters and left heartbroken when those characters would leave the show, usually by way of becoming a zombie buffet.

After winning numerous awards, the series is now on Season 11 and coming to its close. The show is based on the comic book "The Walking Dead," and while some storylines have stuck to the source, the show has developed a path of its own. Fans have seen handfuls of characters and watched their stories unfold, with each season adding new faces to this post-apocalyptic world.

Now and again, a character is introduced that might seem like a familiar face. The character of April, played by Wynn Everett, is new to Season 11, and if you're wondering whether or not you've seen her on other television series, you probably have. Here's where else you might have seen April from "The Walking Dead."

Wynn Everett appeared in the Marvel series Agent Carter

In 2016, Wynn Everett loaned her talents to "Agent Carter," a series that follows the original Marvel comics and is based within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Everett played the character Agnes Cully, a scientist who hides behind the persona of an actress with the stage name Whitney Frost. In the series, one of Frost's scientific experiments goes awry, and through this, she gains the power to absorb others into her skin.

Everett's character joins the series in the 2nd season as a recurring character until the show's final episode in Season 2, Episode 10, "Hollywood Ending." However, the power that Frost gains ultimately winds up becoming her biggest downfall, and in the final episode, she finds herself in an asylum.

Everett plays this character well and delivers a strong performance while taking viewers on the journey from a scientist in hiding to a broken soul who'd lost her way.

Everett was a fan favorite on This Is Us

While Wynn Everett has undoubtedly proved her skills in the world of comic book adaptations, she's appeared in a drama series as well, and starting in 2016, Everett was a fan-favorite addition to the hit show "This Is Us." She played Shelly, the wife of Miguel Rivas (Jon Huertas). The on-screen couple was best friends with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) before abruptly announcing their divorce in the episode "I Call Marriage." After the two characters went their separate ways, Shelly wasn't seen again in the series until Season 2, when she came back for a guest spot in the episode "Deja Vu," along with an appearance from Sylvester Stallone.

"This Is Us" has won multiple awards since it aired in 2016 and has a solid cast that has helped deliver its heartwarming and binge-worthy storylines. Everett's character in the show remains a popular draw for viewers of the series.

Everett played a teacher on Teenage Bounty Hunters

In more recent years, Wynn Everett has made a name for herself on the Netflix series "Teenage Bounty Hunters," a hilariously enjoyable and action-packed show about two twin sisters forced to navigate their new lives as bounty hunters, students, and teenage girls all at the same time.

Everett plays Ellen Johnson, the bubbly and dedicated fellowship teacher at the fictional Willingham Academy. In the series, Johnson favors the twins, Sterling Wesley (Maddie Phillips) and Blair Wesley (Anjelica Bette Fellini), offering them a shoulder to lean on and advice from time to time.

The series is made by the same creative team that brought iconic shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and first aired in 2020 and ran for one season before being canceled by Netflix. Nevertheless, "Teenage Bounty Hunters" is a fun, feel-good comedy series that's worth checking out, especially if you're looking for more of Everett's acting work.

Everett plays The Fog in Doom Patrol

In the 3rd season of the DC Comics series "Doom Patrol," Wynn Everett portrays Shelley Byron. Her secret identity, The Fog, has the ability to knock adversaries unconscious by transforming herself into a fog. Having Everett play The Fog in the series meant that the name Byron Shelley, as it is in the comics, was switched to Shelley Byron to accommodate the decision to have the character be a woman in the live-action version.

Everett has many other acting credits to her name, including an appearance in "NCIS: Los Angeles" as Ariel Drewett and "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" as Willa. So, if you're wondering why April on "The Walking Dead" might look so familiar, but you can't quite put your finger on it, now you know where you previously saw her. Or, if you're just looking for more places where you can watch Everett's acting skills in action, you can always check out the aforementioned shows.