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Tonya Pinkins

Highest Rated:   100% Premium (2007)
Lowest Rated:   12% Aardvark (2018)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
88% 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
17% See No Evil, Hear No Evil
  • Leslie
1989
50% Beat Street
  • Angela
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Elementary
2012
  • Judge Marilyn Whitfield
  • 2018
100% Random Acts of Flyness
2018
  • Actor
  • 2018
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Susan Thompson
  • 2017
  • 2016
79% Gotham
2014
  • Ethel Peabody Ms. Ethel Peabody
  • 2016
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
56% Hostages
2013-2014
  • Beth Nix
  • 2013
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
  • Performer
  • 2010
88% 24
2001-2014
  • Alma Matobo Alma Motobo
  • 2009
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
  • Viola
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Dr. Donna Taft
  • 2008
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Dina Miller
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
  • Melinda Tralins
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
  • Iris
  • 1990
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
  • Livia Frye

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