Tonya Pinkins

Highest Rated: 100% Premium (2007)
Lowest Rated: 12% Aardvark (2018)
Birthday: May 30, 1962
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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, 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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
12% Aardvark Abigail 2018
22% The Book of Henry Principal Wilder $4.3M 2017
94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... Actor $0.2M 2016
54% Fading Gigolo Othella $3.2M 2014
88% Home Esmin 2013
71% Newlyweeds Patrice 2013
93% Enchanted Phoebe Banks $127.8M 2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes Female Medic $0.4M 2007
89% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Actor 2007
100% Premium Marva 2007
70% POV Actor 2006
No Score Yet Against Their Will: Women in Prison (Caged Seduction: The Shocking True Story) Sondra 1994
53% Above the Rim Mailika 1994
No Score Yet Strapped Actor 1993
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil Leslie 1989
50% Beat Street Angela 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bull
2016
Judge Maynard
  • 2019
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Susan Thompson
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Elementary
2012
Judge Marilyn Whitfield
  • 2018
100% Random Acts of Flyness
2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2018
78% Gotham
2014
Ethel Peabody Ms. Ethel Peabody
  • 2016
  • 2015
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • 2015
56% Hostages
2013-2014
Beth Nix
  • 2013
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Alma Matobo Alma Motobo
  • 2009
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
Viola
  • 2009
  • 2008
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Dr. Donna Taft
  • 2008
No Score Yet POV
1988
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Dina Miller
  • 2006
76% Sleeper Cell
2005-2006
Darwyn's Mother
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
Melinda Tralins
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Iris
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
Livia Frye

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