Tonya Pinkins Biography

Birthday: 1962-05-30
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Mini Biography Tony
Wiki Biography: Tonya Pinkins attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied theater, music and dance. Leaving school, she moved to New York after landing a role in Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along", then went on to appear in "An Ounce Of Prevention", "Just Say No", "Caucasian Chalk Circle" and "Little Shop of Horrors" on the New York stage. Pinkins' portrayal of Sweet Anita in the Broadway musical "Jelly's Last Jam" earned her a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and the Clarence Derwent Award. In the summer of 1994, during a hiatus from "All My Children" (1970), she starred as Mistress Ford in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor". Pinkins, who is divorced, is the mother of four children.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
University Hospital 1995 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Beat Street 1984 0
See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 Action, Comedy, Crime
Above the Rim 1994 Crime, Drama, Sport
Love Hurts Auntie V 2002 Fantasy
Premium Marva 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Newlyweeds Patrice 2013 0