Tonya Pinkins

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.

Tonya's 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."

Tonya, who is divorced, is the mother of two sons, Myles and Maxx.

Tonya Pinkins' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 81 Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Lowest Metascore: 31 The Book of Henry
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
37 Aardvark Apr 13, 2018 Abigail / Abigail tbd
31 The Book of Henry Jun 16, 2017 Principal Wilder / Principal Wilder 4.5
81 Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Nov 18, 2016 Herself tbd
58 Fading Gigolo Apr 18, 2014 Othella 5.9
68 Home Nov 22, 2013 Esmin tbd
62 Newlyweeds Sep 18, 2013 Patrice tbd
44 See No Evil, Hear No Evil May 12, 1989 Leslie tbd
68 Beat Street Jun 8, 1984 Angela tbd