Tonya Kay

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Tonya Kay
Occupationactress, burlesque headliner, producer
Years active2004–present
Home townMichigan
Movementraw foods vegan
environmentally green

Tonya Kay is an American film actress, television personality, and burlesque headliner who is the creator and producer of Tonya Kay's Pinup Pole Show.[1]

Personal background[edit]

Tonya Kay was born in southern Michigan. While graduating valedictorian of her high school class, she chose not to continue with traditional education.[2] Kay is a practicing raw vegan, pagan and Chaote.

Professional background[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kay began tap dance training at age four. At age six, she performed in a local community theatre production of the musical Oliver!.[2] At 15, she was cast in her first professional production, The Music Man at Detroit, Michigan's Fisher Theatre.[2] She spent four years performing in Chicago theatres, including the Drury Lane Theatre, Peninsula Players, Theatre at the Centre, Theatre Building Chicago and Apollo Theater Chicago.[citation needed] In New York City, she performed concert dance and experimental theatre, including De La Guarda, and eventually toured in Stomp.[citation needed]


Kay is a film/TV actress, burlesque headliner and danger artist.

Her guest appearances on American network television programs include Jane the Virgin, Criminal Minds, House M.D., Glee, The Fosters, and Rosewood. Her movie credits include Bastard (20th Century Fox), The Other Wife, Web Cam Girls & Saving My Baby (LMN), and an upcoming release on SyFy, Earthtastrophe.

Companies Owned[edit]

Tonya Kay is a devoted environmentalist and has held the CEO position of two carbon-neutral film and television industry service companies: Solid Hollywood LLC and Happy Mandible, Inc.[1][3]

Published works[edit]

  • Kay, Tonya. "Serious About Play: Athletic Training Tips", Organic Athlete (2004)
  • Kay, Tonya. "Eden's Apple", Funky Raw Living, Salt Lake City, Issue 5, 2006
  • Kay, Tonya. "Living Cuisine Cafe", Funky Raw Living, Salt Lake City, Issue 9, 2007
  • Kay, Tonya and Joanna Steven. Raw Nutritional Analysis: A Month on Tonya Kay's Autumn Diet (2008)
  • Kay, Tonya and Joanna Steven. Raw Nutritional Analysis ll: Spring Athlete's Diet (2009)


  1. ^ a b Kay, Tonya. "About Tonya Kay". Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "20 Questions with Tonya Kay". February 8, 2008. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  3. ^ Hollywood LLC, Solid. "Solid Hollywood LLC".

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