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

  • The sexy Carol Burnett.
    - Director Dennis Ho, Digital Jungle -
  • ...moves from an almost nauseating cheerfulness to lashing out maliciously when someone offends her. And...does bat shit crazy very well.
    - Gruesome Magazine -
  • 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, burlesque host and headliner, is reigning Queen of Burlesque at the 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), Friends With Benefits (TBS), Little Women LA (TLC), Secret Girlfriend (Comedy Central), Live Nude Comedy (Showtime), The View (ABC) and America’s Got Talent with Howie Mandel (NBC).

Tonya Kay has toured Spain, England, South Africa, Japan and Ireland and is the creator and producer of Tonya Kay's Pinup Pole Show. Her theatre training and love of Vaudeville shapes each of her 40 developed solo acts, bringing the authentic spirit of retro-burlesque alive today 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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Summertime
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Summertime

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Summertime

  Classic
When the weather gets unbearably hot, what’s left to do but take a sponge bath?
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Money
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Money

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Money

  Classic
Dance, dance, dance. When you love to see a trained dancer just rock out on stage.
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Machine Shop Grinder Girl
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Machine Shop Grinder Girl

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Machine Shop Grinder Girl

  Danger
Tonya Kay’s signature act. Performed over 300 times, this act has it all - acting, dance technique, storyline and … grinding sparks of her metal bikini cod piece with an un-saftied metal grinder!
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Keep My Love Alive
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Keep My Love Alive

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Keep My Love Alive

  Danger
A 1940s Ella Fitzgerald comedy: the secret of ever lasting love - when you can’t bear to divorce them, kill them!
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So Hott Fire Tits
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So Hott Fire Tits

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So Hott Fire Tits

  Danger
In tribute to Satan’s Angel, the Queen of Fire Tassels in the 1960s, Tonya Kay lights her pretty little pasties on fire and may or may not light up a doobie on stage. As part of the act, of course.
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Tonya Kay’s Concealed Carry Burlesque
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Tonya Kay’s Concealed Carry Burlesque

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Tonya Kay’s Concealed Carry Burlesque

  Tribute
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, performs her 1930's noir styled Concealed Carry Burlesque to the Eagles 'Those Shoes' in the 'Midnight Carnival', produced by Valentina in San Diego, CA. How much heat can one woman pack and where oh where does a burlesque performer pack it anyway?!
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Bullwhip Burlesque
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Bullwhip Burlesque

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Bullwhip Burlesque

  Comedy
The danger act that started it all on Showtime! Tonya Kay cuts a flower out of a not-so-brave volunteers mouth using her 6’ bullwhip.
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Diner Girl
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Diner Girl

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Diner Girl

  Comedy
In honor of all the service industry professionals out there - our diner girl gives her day job a bump with copious amounts 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) and recurring on The Voice (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
* flagging
* 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"
    - Cleveland Plaindealer -
  • "The barre was raised with Tonya Kay."
    - National Rock Review -
  • "The real gem of the show (STOMP)."
    - The Gauntlet -

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


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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