Tonya's Bio

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Tonya Cannon is a versatile comedic and dramatic actress with two Theatre Association of New York State awards for acting excellence.  Since her arrival in May of 2014 to the Los Angeles scene, she has been in a variety of feature and short films as well as two stage plays.

TCannonTonya 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" at her preschool. After graduating from high-school, she attended Tisch School of the Arts briefly but returned home to Upstate New York at the beginning of her second semester, to work in the corporate world.

She returned to school as a "non-traditional" student to complete her degree in Theatre Arts at Nazareth College of Rochester and went on to achieve her Masters degree in Human Resource Management from the same institution. Tonya also earned her PhD in Organization & Management with a specialization in Management Education and has made a living both as a Human Resource Professional, as well as an Educational Consultant / College Professor.

In her spare time, Tonya enjoys writing, reading (paranormal romance is her favorite genre), as well as playing hidden object games.

Tonya is also an accomplished writer and producer of various genres and entertainment platforms. Please visit her production company website at to see the latest updates on her slate of projects.

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