Tonya Pinkins is a three time Tony Award Nominee and Tony award winner for Jelly's Last Jam. She has appeared in nine Broadway Shows. She spent twenty years in Daytime Television on As the World Turns and All My Children. She has also won or been nominated for the Olivier, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Clarence Derwent, Joseph Jefferson, Noel, Helen Hayes, NAACP Theater, Ovation, Garland, LA Drama Critics, What's in Stage, Soap Opera Digest awards.
She has appeared in numerous films and episodically including Disney's Enchanted, as Ethel Peabody on Gotham and The Filthy Woman on Fear the Walking Dead.