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Tonya Kay

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5' 7" (1.70 m)
This Magickal Child from the Michigan farmlands has been performing since age 4 and playing Cosmic Muse even longer. A raw-food-athlete dancing 3 years in the Off-Broadway phenomenon STOMP, Tonya Kay is living proof of what a child raised in love grows up to be.Tonya Kay has quickly become a household name and pop culture icon with her appearance as the reoccurring lesbian burlesque dancer who beats up boys, CASSIDY, on Comedy Central's "Secret Girlfriend" (October 09), performing her bullwhip burlesque solo on Showtime's "Live Nude Comedy" (July 09) and co-starring on ABC's "Criminal Minds" (Nov 09) as TARA, the lovely teen Goth. Tonya Kay and Jack Dagger have appeared on the History Channel's "More Extreme Marksmen" (Jan 09) and the "Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (July 09). Also look for Tonya Kay on comic book stands as the star of Jim Balent's Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose (Nov 25th, 09 cover issue) - this is a huge year for the most dangerous woman in Hollywood!You will also recognize Tonya Kay as Stan Lee's fruit-eating superhero, CREATURE, on the original season of SciFi's "Who Wants To Be A Superhero", co-starring on CBS's"NUMB3RS" as the street racing netcaster, NITROGURL, starring in Trace Adkins (Video of the Year, CMT 08) and Death Angel music videos or playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden on tour with pop-hit band, Panic! At The Disco. Every audience and every medium is Tonya Kay's following.In only a short period of time, Tonya Kay has broken into the indie film scene playing the lead comedic role, I ROCK, in feature film "Bold Native" and unforgettable supporting roles such as gun-toting drug lord, SLOAN, in "3 Days Gone", international traveler, SAMARA, in "The Things We Carry" (Hollywood Film Festival) and most recently, the bikini-clad feature in"Fully Loaded", directed by Shira Piven.Tonya Kay's nontraditional modeling work will appear with fellow vegan, Russell Brand, in major motion picture, Get Him To The Greek (follow up to Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Also look for Tonya Kay modeling in National Geograhic, Modern Drummer Magazine, Movie Maker Magazine, Veg News Magazine, Panic At The Disco poster, True Nature album cover, Equinox Gym billboards (Jan 2010) and NIKE stores.What sets Tonya Kay apart from other actresses is her proficiency in danger arts. A trained aerial stuntwoman with De La Guarda (Off-Broadway/Las Vegas), Tonya Kay also cracks whips and throws knives with Jack Dagger, flag dances with NYC's Axis Danz, and stilt dances with Trey Knight's Stilt World. She has performed her danger arts on stage next to Ellen Degeneres, Margaret Cho, William Shatner and Harry Anderson and was seen by 11 million viewers spinning fire poi in the semi-finals of Simon Cowell's America's Got Talent.In her dance career, Tonya Kay has danced professionally with the Mark Goodman Tap Co (LA), Peggy Spina Tap Co (NYC), and Deca Dance hip-hop theatre (NYC). She has toured the United Kingdom and United States too many times to count with names such as Kenny Rogers and the Rugrats!, and is the creator of the all-rhythm urban drum circle XTREME RHYTHM THEATRE.Already in 2010, Tonya Kay is plays CHLOE in Fox's House episode #6.15 and CATHERINE in the Hallmark movie of the week, "Wish List". She shot the role of FLOWERS, a marijuana-growing space traveler in indie feature "Off Worlds" in January, and plays KIELLE, the bisexual hardcore artist in "Silver Lake" webisodic, danced in FOX's Glee "Power of Madonna" episode, and played VIBRATA in Jason Alexander's Reprise Theatre's production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum. She also shot the role of BIKER CHICK in the new pilot starring Gary Cole and Ted Lavine, Uncle Nigel on TBS. And that's literally just the beginning of 2010.When not on stage, Tonya Kay is a compulsive gypsy, roadtripping this continent in her waste vegetable oil fueled Jetta, traveling to wild lands to work with the endangered Asian elephant, seeking out organic farmer's markets, luxurious bath tubs, and the extra-ordinary experience. It is the Creature's life passion to push evolution, shape reality, exist in love and go all the way.
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