Tonya Pinkins

Actor, Singer
Born: 05/29/1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Hostages 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newlyweeds 2013 (Movie)

Patrice (Actor)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

24 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Army Wives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enchanted 2007 (Movie)

Phoebe Banks (Actor)

Premium 2007 (Movie)

Marva (Actor)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

Female Medic (Actor)

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Unfabulous 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wrestling with Angels 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleeper Cell 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

University Hospital 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Above the Rim 1994 (Movie)

Mailika (Actor)

Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 (Movie)

Leslie (Actor)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

American Dream 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Strapped (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Maija

Daughter
born in November 1996

Ron Brawer

Husband
born c. 1943 Jewish Caucasian met in 1986 when she auditioned for him married on February 10, 1987 he served her with divorce papers on November 12, 1992 resulting custody battle was widely reported judge found in favor of Brawer divorced c. 1995 Pinkins regained visitation rights with her two older sons in September 1996

Maxx Brawer

Son
born on November 15, 1987

Myles Brawer

Son
born on June 19, 1990

EDUCATION

took law courses to better understand the legal system during her protracted custody battle with her former husband

Carnegie-Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
dropped out in her freshman year when cast in "Merrily We Roll Along"

Carnegie-Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
dropped out in her freshman year when cast in "Merrily We Roll Along"

Milestones

2004

Starred in Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's "Caroline, or Change"; received a Tony nomination for her performance

2001

Solo cabaret debut at Joe's Pub in NYC

2000

Returned to Broadway as a featured player in "The Wild Party", written by Michael John LaChiusa and staged by George C Wolfe

1997

Co-starred in "Play On!", a musical version of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" with a score by Duke Ellington; received a Tony Award nomination

1995

Was featured in the stage musical "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"

1995

Had regular role on the short-lived syndicated series "University Hospital"

1994

Had supporting role in the film "Above the Rim"

1994

Appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Central Park

1992

Garnered praise and numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, for repeating Sweet Anita opposite Gregory Hines in the Broadway staging of "Jelly's Last Jam", directed by George C Wolfe

1991

Joined the cast of the ABC daytime drama "All My Children" in May; cast as attorney Livia Frye

1991

Originated role of Sweet Anita in Los Angeles staging of the musical "Jelly's Last Jam"

1989

Acted in the Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor vehicle "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"

1984

Film debut in "Beat Street"

1983

Had regular role of Heather Dalton on the CBS daytime serial "As the World Turns"

1981

Broadway debut in the musical version of "Merrily We Roll Along"

1976

Made professional debut as a singer and actor at age 14 in local productions (date approximate)

Raised in Chicago, Illinois

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