Tonya Pinkins Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
May 30, 1962 (56)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
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Date of Birth: May 30, 1962 (56)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female

Pinkins is a Tony, Obie Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Award winning actor. She teaches privately and at The Atlantic Theater School's NYU program. Tonya is the author of Get OVER YOURSELF: How to Drop The Drama and Claim The Life You Deserve (Hyperion Books). Tonya works The African American Policy Forum and actively supports #SayHerName and TheMovementForBlackLives among other causes and organizations.

Tonya Pinkins Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Tonya Pinkins, Rasheeda Speaking
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Tonya Pinkins, Rasheeda Speaking
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins, Rasheeda Speaking
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins, Milk Like Sugar
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play
Tonya PinkinsBlack Pearl Sings!
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actress In A Musical
Tonya PinkinsCaroline, Or Change
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Tonya Pinkins, Play On!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins, Jelly's Last Jam
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Tonya Pinkins, Jelly's Last Jam
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Tonya Pinkins , Jelly's Last Jam