Tonya Pinkins


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Tonya Pinkins has won or been nominated for nearly every award there is in the American theater. She is a Fulbright Specialist. As a producer, writer and director she conceived "Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn; Narrative Stories and Songs for the Soul in ten minutes or less." The women involved in this project span the globe in age, culture and ... See full bio »

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Enchanted Phoebe Banks
(2007)
Gotham Ethel Peabody
(2015-2016)
11.22.63 Mia Mimi Corcoran
(2016)
(2018)

Filmography

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  Regression (Short) (post-production)
Bryan's Mom
 2016 The Elephant in the Room (TV Movie) (completed)
Mama
 2022 Women of the Movement (TV Series)
Alma Spearman
- The Last Word (2022) ... Alma Spearman
- Let the People See (2022) ... Alma Spearman
- Only Skin (2022) ... Alma Spearman
- Mother and Son (2022) ... Alma Spearman
 2021 The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Killing Rages (2021) ... Narrator
- A Pattern of Murder (2021) ... Narrator
- There's a Thing Called Justice (2021) ... Narrator
 2021 Better Than My Last (TV Movie)
Mrs. Carter
 2021 A Simple Herstory (Podcast Series)
Roxanna 'Roxy' Hummel Claflin
- Victoria Woodhull - Part 8: Behold My Ruins (2021) ... Roxanna 'Roxy' Hummel Claflin
- Victoria Woodhull - Part 6: Serious Important Drama (2021) ... Roxanna 'Roxy' Hummel Claflin
 2021 Run the World (TV Series)
Gwen Greene
- Plus Ones (2021) ... Gwen Greene
 2021 Red Pill
Cassandra
 2020 Black Lady Goddess (TV Movie)
Professor Davis
 2020/IV The Surrogate
Karen Weatherston-Harris
 2020 God Friended Me (TV Series)
Marsha
- Miracles (2020) ... Marsha
- Almost Famous (2020) ... Marsha
- The Atheist Papers (2020) ... Marsha
 2020 Katy Keene (TV Series)
Busker
- Pilot (2020) ... Busker
 2019 The Two Princes (Podcast Series)
Upendo
- Lost and Found (2019) ... Upendo
- Holding Out for a Hero (2019) ... Upendo
- The Woman of the Wolves (2019) ... Upendo
- Once Upon a Time (2019) ... Upendo
 2016-2019 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Susan Thompson
- Carpe Diem (2019) ... Susan Thompson
- Ships and Countries (2019) ... Susan Thompson
- Accountability (2019) ... Susan Thompson
- Killer Robots (2019) ... Susan Thompson
- The Strike Zone (2019) ... Susan Thompson
 2019 The Artist's Wife
Liza Caldwell
 2019 Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series)
Burgess
- Impossible (2019) ... Burgess
 2019 Bull (TV Series)
Judge Maynard
- When the Rains Came (2019) ... Judge Maynard
 2019 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Julie
- Reckoning (2019) ... Julie
 2018 Adventures in New America (Podcast Series)
Sam
- Love in the First Degree (2018) ... Sam
 2018 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series)
Martha
- ...I Lose Myself (2018) ... Martha
- I Lose People... (2018) ... Martha
- MM 54 (2018) ... Martha
- Blackjack (2018) ... Martha
- Weak (2018) ... Martha
 2018 Elementary (TV Series)
Judge Marilyn Whitfield
- Fit to Be Tied (2018) ... Judge Marilyn Whitfield
 2018 Random Acts of Flyness (TV Series)
Ripa The Reaper
- Items outside the shelter but within reach (2018) ... Ripa The Reaper
- They Got Some S**t That'll Blow Out Our Back (2018) ... Ripa The Reaper
 2018 Mr. Talented (Short)
Valerie Brown
 2018 Paris Blues in Harlem (Short)
Shirley
 2018 Write When You Get Work
Roberta Simmons
 2017/I An Act of Terror (Short)
Mary Church Terrell
 2017 My Days of Mercy
Agatha
 2017 The Strain (TV Series)
Francis
- Belly of the Beast (2017) ... Francis
 2017 The Book of Henry
Principal Wilder
 2017 Aardvark
Abigail
 2017 Scandal (TV Series)
Sandra
- A Traitor Among Us (2017) ... Sandra (uncredited)
- Extinction (2017) ... Sandra
 2015-2016 Gotham (TV Series)
Ethel Peabody
- Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell (2016) ... Ethel Peabody
- Wrath of the Villains: Transference (2016) ... Ethel Peabody
- Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed (2016) ... Ethel Peabody
- Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (2016) ... Ethel Peabody
 2016/II Fearless Love (Short)
Detective Cambridge
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini Series)
Mia Mimi Corcoran
- Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald (2016) ... Mia Mimi Corcoran
- The Truth (2016) ... Mia Mimi Corcoran
- The Eyes of Texas (2016) ... Mia Mimi Corcoran
- Other Voices, Other Rooms (2016) ... Mia Mimi Corcoran
 2016 Collective: Unconscious
Ripa the Reaper (segment "Everybody Dies!")
 2015 For Justice (TV Movie)
Marian Horn
 2015 Ori Inu: In Search of Self (Short)
Mama Lola
 2015 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Charlane
- Nice Ladies (2015) ... Charlane
- Deal (2015) ... Charlane
 2013/I Home
Esmin
 2013 Hostages (TV Series)
Beth Nix
- 2:45 PM (2013) ... Beth Nix
 2013 Fading Gigolo
Othella
 2013 Newlyweeds
Patrice
 2012 Playing on Air (Podcast Series)
Florence
 2009 Army Wives (TV Series)
Viola Crawford
- Fields of Fire (2009) ... Viola Crawford
- Fire in the Hole (2009) ... Viola Crawford
- M.I.A. (2009) ... Viola Crawford
- Disengagement (2009) ... Viola Crawford
- About Face (2009) ... Viola Crawford
 1991-2009 All My Children (TV Series)
Livia Frye Cudahy
- Episode #1.10057 (2009) ... Livia Frye Cudahy
- Episode #1.10041 (2009) ... Livia Frye Cudahy
- Episode #1.10040 (2009) ... Livia Frye Cudahy
- Episode #1.9851 (2008) ... Livia Frye Cudahy
- Episode #1.9848 (2008) ... Livia Frye Cudahy (voice)
 2009 24 (TV Series)
Alama Matobo
- Day 7: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2009) ... Alama Matobo
- Day 7: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2009) ... Alama Matobo
- Day 7: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2009) ... Alama Matobo
- Day 7: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2009) ... Alama Matobo
 2008 Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
Mrs. Robinson
 2008 The Closer (TV Series)
Donna Taft
- Split Ends (2008) ... Donna Taft
 2007 Enchanted
Phoebe Banks
 2007 Unfabulous (TV Series)
Ms. Best
- The Toot (2007) ... Ms. Best
 2007 Kuriocity
Ruby Riggs
 2006 True Grits (Short)
Woman #1
 1990-2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Angela Young / Woman
- Hindsight (2006) ... Angela Young
- Subterranean Homeboy Blues (1990) ... Woman
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Dina Miller
- The River (2006) ... Dina Miller
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Det. Nora Bennett
- A Real Rain (2006) ... Det. Nora Bennett
 2006 Premium
Marva
 2005 Sleeper Cell (TV Series)
Anita Al-Sayeed
- Family (2005) ... Anita Al-Sayeed
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes
Female Medic
 2004 Love, Mom (Short)
Mom
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Melinda Tralins
- In Loco Parentis (2002) ... Melinda Tralins
 2002 Love Hurts
Auntie V
 2000 Redemption (Short)
Dr. Jones
 2000 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Play On! (2000)
 1995 University Hospital (TV Series)
Nurse Mary Jenkins
- Shadow of a Doubt (1995) ... Nurse Mary Jenkins
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1995) ... Nurse Mary Jenkins
- Dark Side of the Moon (1995) ... Nurse Mary Jenkins
- Crisis in Unit 2E (1995) ... Nurse Mary Jenkins
- You Can Run... (1995) ... Nurse Mary Jenkins
 1994 Against Their Will (TV Movie)
Sondra
 1994 Above the Rim
Mailika
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie)
A.T.F. Officer
 1990 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Alanon Woman 2
- Episode #1.11039 (1990) ... Alanon Woman 2
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Iris
- Elvin Pays for Dinner (1990) ... Iris
 1986 Hotshot
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series)
Junkie Prostitute
- Justice Hits the Skids (1986) ... Junkie Prostitute
 1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Movie)
Sharon
 1984-1986 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Heather Dalton
- Episode dated 1 August 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
- Episode dated 20 June 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
- Episode dated 16 June 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
- Episode dated 16 May 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
- Episode dated 15 May 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
 1984 Beat Street
Angela
 1981 American Dream (TV Series)
- American Dream (1981)
 1980 Growing Up Young (Short)
Carol
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Casting department (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Costume designer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

She acted in Dael Orlandersmith's play, Yellow Man," in a Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles, California with Chris Butler in the cast. Bonnie Franklin was director. See more »

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Official Sites:

Official Website

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Eric Blair Winter  (divorced) | See more »
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Trivia:

She was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance for "Caroline, or Change," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Nickname:

Onixyapimantolama

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