This brutally elegant child from Michigan farmlands is an actress, burlesque headliner and classic hot rod gear head.
Known for the moxie, physicality and depth of characters she creates, Tonya Kay, the only female nominee, won Best Villain from the Horror Society Awards 2016 for her role in Bastard (20th Century FOX). Look for her starring in The Other Wife (Lifetime), Dark Space (SyFy), Earthtastrophe (Cinetel), Amityville Terror (Uncork’d) and A Better Place (Digital Jungle).
On television, you’ve recognized her recurring on Glee and Secret Girlfriend (Comedy Central) and co-starring on Rosewood, Criminal Minds, Numbers and House MD. You’ve seen her hosting work with Penn Jillette on Street Cred (Travel Channel), performing sketch comedy with Neil Patrick Harris on the People’s Choice Awards and hamming it up with Conan O’Brien on the Tonight Show.
As a trained dancer and specialty artist, Tonya Kay has performed in The Lone Ranger, The Muppets, STOMP, De La Guarda and Panic At The Disco. Tonya Kay stunt doubled for PINK, consulted for Bones tv show and coordinated for Corey Feldman.
Nothing makes her happier than when her ideals and art combine. It has been this raw vegan renegade’s distinct pleasure to work with fellow vegan celebrities Ellen Degeneres, Russell Brand, Rob Zombie, Nathan Barnatt, Emily Deschanel and director Gene Blalock.
Tonya Kay, known as The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is a burlesque headliner and won Best Burlesque from the LA Neo Noir Film Fest 2015. She is the creator and producer of Pinup Pole Show – classic cars, pinup girls, retro-burlesque and pole champions. But there is more to Tonya Kay than her multi-faceted performance career.
Tonya Kay graduated Valedictorian of her high school class, but chose not to continue with traditional education. She owns Solid Hollywood and is a philanthropist donating to wildlife and habitat conservation. She has traveled 15 countries to volunteer protection of endangered species including sea turtles in Costa Rica, wild dogs in South Africa and elephants in Thailand. And she writes about it all. Tonya Kay is an award-winning writer for Pyragraph and EcoHearth magazines.
When she is not rebuilding her 1965 Buick Riviera, Tonya Kay is devouring life’s luscious secrets . It is this renegade’s passion to shape reality, push evolution, exist in love and take the whole wide world along for the ride.