Who Is April Telek? New Details On Felicity Huffman's Former Assistant Shocked By College Admission Scandal

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Who Is April Telek? New Details On Felicity Huffman's Former Assistant Shocked By College Admission Scandal

Who is April Telek? April Amber Telek is a 43-year-old Canadian actress. Growing up she was enrolled in a "Super Achievers" program designed specifically for kids with professional careers in school. She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia where she landed her first modeling gig at the age of ten. The experience which made her realize that she loved the camera. This inspired her to move to Japan to pursue her modeling career. She spent four years there and eventually won the Shiseido Cosmetics contract for Asia from 1989-1990. In an interviewTelek said that she no longer models, as she lost an interest for it.  “No, I don’t model anymore,” Telek said. “I didn’t really care for it. I loved the travel aspect of the modeling industry, but to be honest with you, found that I didn’t deal well with a business that was based solely on what I looked like… I have too big of a mouth for that!! LOL!”

Telek graduated from Carson Graham Secondary School in 1991. In 1994, Telek won the title of Miss Canada and competed in 17 international pageants. In 2009 she appeared in George Lopez’s film Mr. Troop mom where she played the character Denise. She has also been in films including Flight 93, Gray Matters, White Noise and Amazon Falls just to name a few. She has also been on tv shows including Hell on Wheels, Robson Arms, Duke and Radio Rebel

Between 2010-2017 Telek received various awards for her performance in films. 

When she doesn't spend time on the screen she is a proud mother and wife. Telek is married to Jamie Campbell, her spouse since December 2009. Before her marriage to him she was in a relationship with gaming executive Joe LaCascia. She has a child with him, Ava Telek

Here’s everything you need to know about April Telek and her former employers. 


One of Telek's former bosses pleads guilty, the other does not. 

1. She has won and been nominated for several awards 

In 2010 Telek was the winner of the Women In Film and Television Award of Merit for her role in Amazon Falls. In 2011 she won the Leo Award for Best Female Performance in a Leading Role for Amazon Falls. She was also nominated for Best Actress in 2013 for Leap 4 Your Life and Christmas Bounty.  In 2017 she was nominated for Best Supporting Performance and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series in Rogue

 

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Telek thanks the Leo Awards for nominating her for her performance in Rogue.

2. She is involved in the community

Telek served as the Director for the Lions Gate Hospice Society for three years. She became involved with the society after her aunt passed away from a terminal illness. She was involved in the capital campaign and helped to raise over $7 million dollars for the first free-standing hospice on the North Shore of Vancouver. According to her LinkedIn, Telek is also a supporter of a number of other charities including: The Canadian Institute for the Blind, Operation Smile and Canuk Place.

 

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Telek posts about poverty in North Shore and how it should be addressed. 

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3. She has been employed by other celebrities 

In an interview with InTouch Weekly, Telek opened up about her experience working as an assistant for Felicity Huffman and her husband William H. Macy 10 years ago. She explained that she worked for the couple while they were filming a TV series in Canada. Telek said Felicity and William were “extremely generous employers and wonderful parents. They were totally good, solid, upstanding individuals who put family first” and “are a great team.”

Telek also worked with 54-year-old Fuller House star Lori Loughlin. “I was working with Lori on Garage Sale Mystery about a week before the scandal came out,” Telek said. Both of her former employees were now involved in the big college admission scandal called Operation Varsity Blues.

 

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Multiple celebrities accused of running bribe to get their kids into college. 

4. Her former bosses are involved in a scandal 

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were indicted back in March on charges concerning a nationwide college admissions cheating scam. According to InTouch Weekly, arrest warrants were issued for the pair for “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” Documents obtained by the site said that Loughlin and her husband allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”

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The documents went on to say that Huffman and her husband allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” 18-year-old Sofia. The documents also claim that “Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her youngest daughter,” 16-year-old Georgia, but then she allegedly decided “not to do so.”

Telek couldn't believe the news. 

Telek's former employers both involved in college admissions scandal. 

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5. She is shocked by the admissions scandal 

Telek told InTouch Weekly, “I’m shocked, because knowing the way they raised their daughters, I feel like the girls were probably quite capable of getting where they needed to go on their own.” She went on to say that she was optimistic about the outcome for her former employers.  “I think that they will get through this okay … They have a large support system.” Huffman has pleaded guilty to the charges and released a statement saying: 

“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially. I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”

Loughlin has pleaded not guilty. 

Updates on potential jail time for Felicity Huffman after pleading guilty. 

Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology, personality topics and celebrity news.