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 A Better Place (Cannes Market), Dark Space and Earthtastrophe (SyFy), Expectant Mother and The Other Wife (Lifetime), and Puppet Master: Axis Termination (El Rey).

On TV you’ve seen her acting on The Fosters (Freeform), Jane The Virgin (TBS), Criminal Minds (ABC) and Rosewood (FOX) and has held Series Regular and Recurring roles on Comedy Central, MTW Networks, NBC and FOX.

The only female nominee, Tonya Kay won Best Villain from the Horror Society for her lead role in Bastard (20th Century Fox), reviewed by press as doing "batshit crazy really well”. Tonya Kay draws upon Meisner, Anthony Meindl, Second City and iO West 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 the 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.

Acting Reels

Drama Reel
Drama Reel
Acting


Fierce, secretive, seductive, tough, smart and brutally elegant. Tonya Kay is a SAGAFTRA and AEA actress performing on-camera and on stage.  Winner:  Best Villain, The Horror Society 2016 (only female nominee).  Winner: Best Supporting Actress, LA Movie Awards.  Training:  Anthony Meilndl, Meisner Technique, Bonnie Gillespie.
Comedy Reel
Comedy Reel
Acting


Tonya Kay is a SAGAFTRA and AEA actress performing on-camera and on stage.  Winner: Best Supporting Actress, LA Movie Awards.  Winner: Best Comedy Ensemble, Indie Tube Awards.  Training:  Second City Conservatory and iO West.  
Host Reel
Host Reel
Acting


Tonya Kay is an on-camera host and live MC, Second City-trained improvisor/sketch comedian, professional writer and on-staff journalist for EcoHearth and Pyragraph Magazines.
Voice Reel
Voice Reel
Acting


Tonya Kay is a SAGAFTRA and AEA voice actress.  VO reel produced by Joey Heshion.  Training:  VoiceCaster.

Reviews

  • ...moves from an almost nauseating cheerfulness to lashing out maliciously when someone offends her. And...does bat shit crazy very well.
    - Gruesome Magazine -
  • The sexy Carol Burnett.
    - Director Dennis Ho, Digital Jungle -
  • There is an erotic sensuality to Kay's performance that could symbolize life itself.
    - Two Gay Geeks -
  • BEST VILLAIN
    - The Horror Society -
  • Bringing strong female characters to the forefront and creating women on screen whom are compelling, interesting and completely kickass.
    - Blood Sprayer -
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    - LA Movie Awards -
  • Soccer mom look-a-like that will have you think twice about the mental aspects of living in the woods.
    - Horror Cabin -

Acting Representation

Theatrical

  212.840.4100

Hosting

  818.505.1431

Voice Acting

  323.591.0404



For bookings and interviews, contact the appropriate agency. To get in touch with Tonya Kay, follow her on social media and join the Oompaloompa Mailing List:

Theatrical

  212.840.4100

Hosting & VO

  818.505.1431

Dance & Specialty

  818.843.9800

Live Appearances

  323.744.1311