Toni Trucks

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Toni Trucks
2010 Portrait of Toni Trucks.jpg
Trucks in 2010
Born Antoinette Lindsay Trucks
(1980-09-30) September 30, 1980 (age 34)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Website www.tonitrucks.com

Toni Trucks (born September 30, 1980) is an American theater, film, and television actress.

Career[edit]

Upon graduation, Trucks moved to New York where she performed regionally before relocating to Los Angeles to make her television debut as the female lead on Showtime’s acclaimed comedy series Barbershop[1] Her other television credits include Hostages, Soul Man, House, All of Us, Veronica Mars, 'Til Death, Brothers, CSI: NY and the telefilms Star Runners and StarStruck.

Her previous film credits include Dreamgirls, Weapons, and Music and Lyrics.

Trucks was a series regular in the CBS legal drama, Made in Jersey, about a working-class woman named Marina (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm. Trucks played Cyndi Vega, Marina's lively secretary and "comradette" in arms. She also guest stars in the pilot of NBC's mid-season thriller Do No Harm.

Her theatre credits include By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Cactus Flower, Stormy Weather, Kiss Me, Kate, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Follies, Footloose, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Ragtime, Sweet Charity, and Children of Eden. Additionally, Trucks studied theatre abroad at London's Marymount College and has over 17 years of dance training including ballet, modern, and tap.

Trucks co-starred in the 2012 Fox Searchlight film Ruby Sparks. The film starred Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, and was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine). She will also be featured in the final installment of the blockbuster hit series Breaking Dawn as Mary, a member of the American Nomadic Vampire coven.

Personal life[edit]

Trucks was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Raised in the small northern Michigan community of Manistee, Michigan, Trucks attended both the camp and academy of the Interlochen Arts Academy. She then earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.

She now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Drive Sarah Short film
2007 Weapons Auntie
2007 Music and Lyrics Tricia
2007 Mr. Art Critic Lisa
2010 Rollers Bailey
2010 What If... Claire
2010 N-Secure Denise
2010 Cost of Heaven, TheThe Cost of Heaven Cheryl
2012 Ruby Sparks Susie
2012 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Mary
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Steph

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2006 Barbershop Terri Main role (10 episodes)
2006 If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now Noni TV film
2007 Veronica Mars Phillise Episode: "There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill"
2007 All of Us Michele Recurring role (5 episodes)
2008 'Til Death Randy Episode: "Philadelphia Freedom"
2008 Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown, TheThe Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown Tia TV film
2009 Ab Fab Novelette TV film
2009 Star Runners Asta TV film
2009 Battery's Down, TheThe Battery's Down Nuancé Episodes: "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "Losing My Mind", "The Party's Over"
2009 Brothers Meg Episode: "Follow the Story"
2010 Starstruck Libby Lam TV film
2011 House Trina Episode: "Charity Case"
2012 CSI: NY Alicia Woods Episode: "Unwrapped"
2012 Made in Jersey Cyndi Vega (8 episodes)
2013 Soul Man, TheThe Soul Man Gina Episode: "Bride and Prejudice"
2013 Do No Harm Dr. Patricia Rivers Episodes: "Pilot", "Circadian Rhythms", "But I'm Allergic to Cats"
2013 Hostages Angela Nix TV miniseries
2014 Franklin & Bash Anita Haskins Recurring role (10 episodes)
2014–2015 Grimm Deputy Sheriff Janelle Farris Episodes: "Highway of Tears", "Mishipeshu"
2015 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Ranger Jill Ayres Episode: "Byzantium"

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