Toni Trucks

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Toni Trucks
2010 Portrait of Toni Trucks.jpg
Trucks in 2010
Born (1980-09-30) September 30, 1980 (age 39)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationActress, Singer, Dancer
Years active2001–present
Websitewww.tonitrucks.com

Toni Trucks is an American theater, film, and television actress.

Career[edit]

Trucks studied Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.[1] Upon graduation, she 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 comedy series Barbershop.[2] Her other television credits include Hostages, The Soul Man, House, All of Us, Veronica Mars, 'Til Death, Brothers, CSI: NY and the telefilms Star Runners and Starstruck. She has made multiple guest appearances on NCIS: New Orleans and Grimm.

Her previous film credits include Dreamgirls, Weapons, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Music and Lyrics.

Trucks is currently a series regular on CBS's military drama series SEAL Team. She plays Lisa Davis, the logistics Officer responsible for making the arrangements to get the team and their gear where they need to be.[3] Trucks was also 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 starred in the pilot of NBC's mid-season thriller Do No Harm.

Her theater 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. 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 is also featured in the final installment of the blockbuster hit series Breaking Dawn as Mary, a member of the American Nomadic Vampire coven.

Trucks's parents are divorced but live about a mile apart in Manistee, Michigan. She also has two older brothers.

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 The Cost of Heaven Cheryl
2012 Ruby Sparks Susie
2012 The 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 Phyllis 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 The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown Tia TV film
2009 Ab Fab Novelette TV film
2009 Star Runners Asta TV film
2009 The 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 Eight episodes
2013 The 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 The Mentalist Ranger Jill Ayres Episode: "Byzantium"
2016 Lethal Weapon Maria Torez Episode: Pilot
2016–2017 NCIS: New Orleans CGIS Special Agent Joan Swanson Two episodes
2017–present SEAL Team Lisa Davis Main
2018–present Corporate Karen James Four episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naffie, Jennie. "Toni Trucks Making Waves in Hollywood". Women’s LifeStyle. Women's Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Wiegand, David (August 12, 2005). "'Barbershop' series debut fails to advance films but familiar shtick still makes it funny by a hair". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Toni Trucks Joins CBS Navy SEAL Drama Pilot; Jeananne Goossen in 'The Get'". May 21, 2018.

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