Tonya Pinkins

TONYA PINKINS is a Tony Awarding actor/singer who has starred in nine Broadway shows including the original CAROLINE OR CHANGE. Her Award Winning Film RED PILL was recently released on TVOD and has been translated into Spanish, Catalonian, Russian and Greek. Her book RED PILL UNMASKED an historical, spiritual and philosophical memoir on life is available at In addition to being an actress and author, Tonya is a playwright, director and educator. Her MEDIUM essay WHY I AM FED UP WITH PERFORMATIVE ACTIVISM FROM BLACK AND WHITE THEATER MAKERS has been made required reading at universities including YALE School of Drama. She is the author of the self help book GET OVER YOURSELF: How to Drop The Drama and Claim The Life You Deserve (Hyperion). She is also a painter with an NFT collection on OpenSea. You also may have seen or heard her in THE CHICAGO STRANGLER on DISCOVERY, SCANDAL, GOTHAM, MADAM SECRETARY or ALL MY CHILDREN. She played Alma Carthan, Emmett Till’s grandmother in ABC/HULU’s WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT. The accompanying RED PILL GAME will be available in February at when the film releases on AVOD. Visit her at or