Tonya Kay's brutally elegant work is coveted for the moxie, physicality and depth of the characters she creates.

You can see her as a series regular in the upcoming Puppet Master: Axis Termination series (El Rey Network) and lead film roles in A Better Place (Cannes), Dark Space and Earthtastrophe (SyFy) and The Other Wife and Lost Girls (Lifetime Movie Network).

On TV you’ve seen her acting on Rosewood (FOX), The Fosters (Freeform), Criminal Minds (ABC) and House MD (FOX).

The only female nominee, Tonya Kay won Best Villain from the Horror Society 2016 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).

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 and On-Camera

  323.800.7500

Hosting

  818.505.1431

Voice Acting

  323.591.0404

Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is a world renowned burlesque headliner, host and reigning Burlesque Queen (LA Neo Noir Film Festival).

A hard-bodied professional dancer and Second City-trained improv comedian, you can see her burlesque work on television’s Rosewood (FOX), The Fosters (Freeform), Friends With Benefits (TBS), Little Women LA (TLC) and America’s Got Talent with Howie Mandel (NBC).

Tonya Kay has toured Spain, South Africa, Japan and the British Isles. She is the creator and producer of Tonya Kay's Pinup Pole Show and a company member of The Lalas and Devil's Playground.

Her theatre training and love of Vaudeville shapes each of her 40 developed solo acts, bringing an authentic spirit of retro-burlesque to life as a showgirl in her giant champagne glass, grinding sparks off her metal bikini cod piece, intimately bathing in her full size burlesque bathtub, tributing her idols Shirley Temple, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lucille Ball and Lili St Cyr or lighting her pretty little pasties on fire.

From classic glamour to comedy and danger, Tonya Kay is a master on stage with an intimate understanding of what it means to be a true showstopper.

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The Good Wife
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The Good Wife

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The Good Wife

Burlesque Reel
A 1940s Ella Fitzgerald "Keep My Love Alive" comedy.  The secret of ever lasting love:  when you can’t bear to divorce them, murder them!  Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is The Good Wife.  Or is she ...
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So Hott Fire Tits
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So Hott Fire Tits

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So Hott Fire Tits

Burlesque Reel
Rock and roll!  Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, lights her pretty little pasties on fire and celebrates with a joint on stage to Kid Rock's 'So Hott' in tribute to Satan's Angel, the original 'Queen of the Fire Tassels' of the 1960s.
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Concealed Carry
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Concealed Carry

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Concealed Carry

Burlesque Reel
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, performs her 1930's noir styled Concealed Carry Burlesque to the Eagles 'Those Shoes'.  How much heat can one woman pack and where can a scantily clad gangster girl find to fit hand weapons and a tommy gun?  You'll see ...
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Bullwhip Burlesque
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Bullwhip Burlesque

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Bullwhip Burlesque

Burlesque Reel, Danger
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood's first burlesque act ever!  Performed on Showtime, the Bullwhip Burlesque was the series premiere's closing act.  The rest is history!
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Money
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Money

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Money

Burlesque Reel, Classic
Are you a big fan of dance training in burlesque? In life? Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, dances it out in her Pink Floyd "Money" Burlesque solo.  
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Shirley Temple Tribute
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Shirley Temple Tribute

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Shirley Temple Tribute

Burlesque Reel, Comedy, Tribute
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, started tap dancing at age 4 because of Shirley Temple. She went on to make rhythm with her hands and feet in Broadway's STOMP, national tour of The Tap Dance Kid and in NYC and LA concert tap companies. This is Tonya Kay's tribute to the little tap dancing actress who started it all, Shirley Temple. Trivia: did you know that Shirley's first movies were a series of five controversial shorts called Baby Burleske which you can watch on Youtube? Shirley started with burlesque and went to tap and Tonya Kay started with tap and went to burlesque!
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Naughty Clown
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Naughty Clown

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Naughty Clown

Burlesque Reel, Comedy
Every performer comes to burlesque for a different reason.  Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, grew up acting in theatre and she came to burlesque out of a love for Vaudeville.  Tonya Kay's Naughty Clown Burlesque has the audience in stitches with her penis gun, disco ball pasties and an unforgettable balloon swallow - yup, all the way down!  Hi, mom!  
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1950s Diner Girl
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1950s Diner Girl

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1950s Diner Girl

Burlesque Reel, Comedy
In honor of all the service industry professionals out there - Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood's 1950s Diner Girl puts the bump in bump-and-grind with hefty helpings of cocaine.  

Connect

  • The barre was raised with Tonya Kay at Ultimate Jam Night
    - National Rock Review -
  • The stand-out dancer and star performer was Tonya Kay who does a power tool number with all the comedic timing and sexual innuendo possible - and brings some of the most classic and innovative ideas to her several acts. She has an amazing body that one works for, and it shows. Even if you are a diehard neo-burlesque or classic burlesque purist, you will love what you see in Tonya Kay
    - Frankie Tease Magazine -
  • Both in look and performance, she reminds me of Lucile Ball at her best. Sharp, witty, funny and engaging, she is like Carol Burnett in pasties.
    - Paul M, audience member -

Live Appearances

  323.744.1311

Theatrical and On-Camera

  323.800.7500

Tonya Kay’s mastery of dance, specialty arts and stunts has sold out Madison Square Garden twice with the broken bones, burns and scars to prove it.

Her daredevil skills have been featured in STOMP (Broadway), De La Guarda (Las Vegas), The Muppets Movie (Disney), The Lone Ranger (Disney), recurring on Glee (FOX), The Voice (NBC) and America's Got Talent (NBC).

Performing side by side with icons Rhianna, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, Neil Patrick Harris, Howie Mandell and Conan O'Brien, Tonya Kay’s athletic prowess has earned her contract offers with Cirque du Soliel and Dragone.

She has stunt doubled PINK and Mac Miller, stunt coordinated Corey Feldman, stunt consulted on Bones (FOX) and fought Zoe Bell hand to hand in film Raze (Paramount).

Her physical specialties include:
* trained dance
* grinder girl
* precision bullwhip
* fire arts
* knife throwing
* pole dance
* flag dance
* side show
* giant martini glass
* on-camera stunts

To Tonya Kay, movement is honesty and the body tells no lies.

Movement Reels

Specialty Reel
Specialty Reel
Dance


Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is a SAGAFTRA/AEA specialty artist. This reel spotlights a just a few of her many brutally elegant skill sets, including: grinder girl, fire dance, pole dance, champagne glass burlesque, stilt walking and precision bullwhip cracking.
Dance Reel
Dance Reel
Dance


Tonya Kay is a SAGAFTRA and AEA dancer performing on-camera and stage.
Stunt Reel
Stunt Reel
Dance


Tonya Kay is a SAGAFTRA and AEA actress whom does her own stunts.  Double for PINK and Mac Miller, coordinator for Corey Feldman, consultant on Bones.    

  • "...brutally elegant dancer who performs a primal, yet sensual dance to the delight of a blood thirsty audience"
    - Rue Morgue -
  • "Feminine Unstoppability" in STOMP
    - Cleveland Plaindealer -
  • "The barre was raised with Tonya Kay."
    - National Rock Review -
  • "The real gem of the show (STOMP)."
    - The Guantlet -

Theatrical and On-Camera

  323.800.7500

Live Appearances

  323.744.1311


film screenings and live stage performances - subject to whims, fancies and contradictions
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Tonya Kay Tour Dates


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 and On-Camera

  323.800.7500

Hosting

  818.505.1431

Voice Acting

  323.591.0404

Live Appearances

  323.744.1311

NYC Region

  212.840.4100

Chicago Region

  312.787.4700