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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"... See full bio »

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

Filmography

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  The Artist's Wife (post-production)
Liza Caldwell
 2017 Paris Blues in Harlem (Short) (post-production)
Shirley
 2017 Mr. Talented (Short) (completed)
Valerie Brown
 2016 The Elephant in the Room (TV Movie) (completed)
Mama
 2015 Fearless Love (Short) (completed)
Detective Cambridge
 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 Write When You Get Work
Roberta Simmons
 2017/I An Act of Terror (Short)
Mary Church Terrell
 2017/I 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
 2016-2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Susan Thompson
- The Detour (2017) ... Susan Thompson
- The Dissent Memo (2016) ... Susan Thompson
 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 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
 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 / Livia Frye / Livvia Frye / ...
- Episode #1.10057 (2009) ... Livia Frye
- Episode #1.10041 (2009) ... Livia Frye
- Episode #1.10040 (2009) ... Livia Frye
- Episode #1.9851 (2008) ... Livia Frye
- Episode #1.9848 (2008) ... Livia Frye (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
 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
 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: Women in Prison (TV Movie)
Sondra
 1994 Above the Rim
Mailika
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie)
A.T.F. Officer
 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 / Heather Daltonq
- Episode dated 25 April 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton (uncredited)
- Episode dated 24 April 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
- Episode dated 17 April 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton (uncredited)
- Episode dated 16 April 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton (uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 April 1986 (1986) ... Heather Dalton
 1984 Beat Street
Angela
 1981 American Dream (TV Series)
- American Dream (1981)
 1980 Growing Up Young (Short)
Carol
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Other Works:

She acted in Dael Orlandersmith's play, Yellow Man," in a Bonnie Franklin's 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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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "Jelly's Last Jam." Subsequently, she was twice Tony-nominated as Best Actress (Musical): in 1997 for "Play On!" and in 2004 for "Caroline, or Change." See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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