actress . sagaftra . aea

Tonya Kay's brutally elegant work is coveted for the moxie, physicality and depth of the characters she creates.You can see her lead film roles in The Journey of Lucy (Best Actress, Cannes World ff), A Better Place (Cannes Market), Dark Space and Earthtastrophe (SyFy), Saving My Baby and The Other Wife (Lifetime Movies) and Puppet Master lV.On TV you’ve seen her series regular roles in Video Game Reunion (Comedy Central) and Puppet Master lV (El Rey). She's made appearances on Animal Kingdom (TNT), The Fosters (Freeform), Jane The Virgin (TBS) and Criminal Minds (ABC).The only female nominee, Tonya Kay won Best Villain from The Horror Society for her work in theatrically-released Bastard (FOX Horror), reviewed by press as doing "batshit crazy really well” and was bestowed the honor of Best Supporting Actress from LA Actor Awards for her role in 1920s period-film, D-Railed. Tonya Kay draws upon Meisner, Anthony Meindl and Second City training to shape her fearless instincts.Tonya Kay’s sass and smarts side strongly with celebs as co-host with Penn Jillette on Street Cred (Travel Channel) and sketch comedy partner with Neil Patrick Harris and Conan O’Brien. Nothing makes Tonya Kay happier than when her ideals and art combine and it has been her distinct pleasure to work with fellow vegans Russell Brand, Ellen Degeneres, Emily Deschanel and Rob Zombie.Fierce and sensual, this fit, female athlete performs her own stunts, has stunt doubled PINK, stunt coordinated for Corey Feldman and fought Zoe Bell in theatrically-released film, Raze (Paramount).Her dynamite dance and specialty career has given her the spotlight touring in STOMP, sold out Madison Square Garden twice, landed her recurring roles on Glee (FOX) and The Voice (NBC) and dazzled audiences in The Muppets Movie and Lone Ranger blockbusters.Tonya Kay’s favorite film is Faster Pussy Cat Kill! Kill! and when she’s not on-camera, she’s under the hood of her own classic hot rod.

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cheer Coach Cassie

dangerous - D-Railed

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seductress - Saving My Baby

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tattoo artist - Mark Upon The Flesh

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reluctant mentor - Daughter's Rev

director . filmmaker

Tonya Kay's career started as a professional dancer on Broadway and in blockbusters. Expect to see dynamic physicality, choreographed camera movements and a fascination with bodies glorified in all their gross, hilarious and sensual shapes in Tonya Kay-created and directed works.Mentored by Birds of Prey director, Cathy Yan, Tonya Kay's film directing debut, The Ascension of Ava Delaine (Amazon Prime), was called a "ridiculously difficult" single-take shot entirely on drone and won the AT&T SHAPE Film Awards with notable funding at WB Studios. Tonya Kay reveals, "What you see from the drone front is the movie. What was happening behind those walls was a whirlwind of rambunctious nudity and focused determination."Her tv directorial debut premiered on The CW in Ripley's Believe It Or Not! "Curious Christmas" segment, which she also wrote. Tonya Kay was named one of "30 Female Directors You Should Know" by Festigious Mag and was honored as an "Exceptional Woman in Production" at the Cablefax Awards.With an established film/tv acting career, Tonya Kay works quickly and powerfully with actors' unique psychology. Her latest directing work includes the Admit One web series, thriller Every Digital Ghost, comedy Band and a series of artistic music videos with contortionist Lyra Star.When not on set, Tonya Kay is the go-to gal for hot rods in Los Angeles. She produces elaborate automotive photoshoots and throws live classic car shows with sell out attendance.


For bookings and interviews, contact the appropriate agency. For more dance, stunt and choreography work, visit To be the first to know about upcoming appearances, Track her on BandsInTown. To get in touch, follow her on social media.

Los Angeles Theatrical90210 TalentTheo Ceasar(818) 738-3663
New York TheatricalClear Talent GroupJamie Harris(212) 840-4100
Chicago TheatricalShirley HamiltonAdam Patla(312) 787-4700
Los Angeles ManagementSpotlightRegina Lines(323) 592-9796