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Tonya T. Cannon

Tonya was born in Rochester, New York. Her father, Jack, is an entrepreneur, and her mother, Jean, is a homemaker. She has two older brothers and one younger sister. She also has one daughter whom she raised as a single parent. She has been acting since the age of 4 when she first got the acting bug by portraying Lucy in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"... See full bio »

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  Wiles (post-production)
Carmen Martens
 2017 Sorry, Wrong Text (Short) (post-production)
  The Josh Robert Thompson Show (TV Movie) (completed)
Church Goer
 2018 Questions (completed)
Art Patron / Party Goer
 2017 The Good Book (TV Mini-Series)
 2017/I Distortion
Nicole Davis
 2017 Driveway Lights (Short)
 2017 Jealous Inquiry (Short)
 2017 Justice for Charlotte (Short)
Christine Dunham
 2017/I The Interrogation (Short)
Detective Leary
 2016 Badlands of Kain
 2016 Unusual Suspects (TV Series)
- Kill Now Pay Later (2016) ... Polygrapher (uncredited)
 2015 Dandekar Makes a Sandwich (Short)
 2015 Young Tuffs (Short)
 2015 Surviving... (TV Series)
Zombie / Nurse
- Get to Leonard (2015) ... Zombie
- Gotta Get Home (2015) ... Zombie
- Beginning of the End (2015) ... Nurse
 2015 Straight Outta Compton
Reporter (uncredited)
 2015 Fives (Short)
 2015 The Stand-Up (Short)
Audience Member
 2015 Right Thing (Short)
Brenda (Interviewer)
 2014 Supreme Justice with Judge Karen (TV Series)
Janessa Jones
- The Cockeyed Shuttlecock/Summer of No Fun (2014) ... Janessa Jones
- Summer of No Fun ... Janessa Jones
 2014 Beyond the Passage (Short)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
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Show Show Director (1 credit)

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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As a black female who isn't a size "2," I determined that Hollywood wasn't necessarily going to give me opportunities outside of a narrow lens of what "they" think I can play or do. So, I plan to take what I want by creating compelling stories with solid performances that don't depend on the size of the actress. See more »


Enjoys a variety of film genres. "All About Eve," "Imitation of Life" (Lana Turner/Juanita Moore version), "Blithe Spirit," are among some of her favorite classic films. See more »

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