Unlike the previous little woman featured on this site, Elena Gant, this woman is black and an actress. Tonya Renee Banks is a television and film actor who has been in the industry for over three decades. She is also one of the members of the Lifetime’s series Little Women: LA with which she has let the viewers a glimpse into her world as a little person. She wants to be the first black woman to win an Academy Award.
Tonya’s Career In Acting
As an actress, Tonya has been in the industry for a long time now. She began her career with a role in The Dark Backward. However, it was not enough to make her a familiar name, and after her role in the TV series Martin, she got enough recognition which helped her to boost her career.
After that, she worked in more series including Ally McBeal, Bad Santa, The Hughleys, Death to the Smoochy and became the female lead in The Internship Games. She became the part of the Lifetime series Little Woman: LA in 2014. Well, Tonya has been a role model for all the other woman in it.
How Much Is Tonya’s Net Worth?
Tonya is one of the leading women on the show Little Woman: LA. She has earned a remarkable net worth from her career in the entertainment industry that has lasted for more than 30 years. Tonya has also appeared in Death to Smooch in 2002, which garnered an estimated box office collection of $55,000,000. Similarly, Bad Santa has accumulated around $23,000,000 as a box office collection.
Tonya's role in the television series and films has earned appraisals from many people and also has helped her to accumulate a huge net worth. Though Tonya has kept the figures of her earnings secluded, it is believed to in millions.
She has launched a clothing line called L’il Boss Body Active Wear. She also has a different thinking than Elena in a sense that she takes the term midget as defamatory and offensive. She has teamed up with The Understanding Dwarfism Program, a non-profit organization that spreads awareness regarding dwarfism. She has tried to curb the stigma attached to it by visiting different schools to aware and educate people.
Is Tonya Already Married?
The actress and TV personality, Tonya is a fighter, and when she entered the entertainment industry, she was the only African-American woman to be in it. She struggled to reach the position where she is now. Although she hasn’t yet achieved her goal of being the winner of the Academy Awards, she has gained love and respect from people.
In the first season of the show Little Women: LA, she met a man named Trevor during speed dating. After the guy had begun flirting with another woman while they were still in a relationship, she ended it for good. However, people still believe that the break up is not the ultimate decision and could get back together.
Tonya is also a single mother to a daughter Angelique Johnson. She raised her child, her only family member, who is from her hereditary Achondroplasia all by herself.
She has an ambiguous relationship with Johnson’s father for the past fifteen years. It has even created tension between the two of them on the show. She hasn’t married yet and never had a husband.
What’s Tonya Banks’ Relationship Status: Single Or Dating?
Tonya is known for dating Kerwin Johnson for quite a long time. The pair had such a strong relationship that Tonya’s daughter also regarded Kerwin as her father. Angelique seldom posted pictures with Kerwin on Instagram and also called him her father. Tonya and Kerwin also attended Angelique’s graduation ceremony in May 2017.
Tonya Banks' daughter Angelique posts picture with Kerwin Johnson on Father's Day on 19 June 2017 (Photo: Facebook)
Meanwhile, Kerwin proposed his lady love at Little Women: LA finale in July 2017. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. However, earlier this year in March, Tonya revealed that she is not together with her fiancé Kerwin. In the sneak peek of the 7th season of Little Women: LA, Tony is seen giving the engagement ring back to Kerwin. As of now, Tony is single.
Tonya Renee banks currently aged 52 was born in 1964. Her birthday is due on 7th of July. She was born to the African-American parents in Carson, California, U.S. The American National belongs to African-American ethnicity. She is not just an actress but one of the respected figure in the little people community and stands at the height of 4 feet.
Last updated on 31 May 2018