Tonya Michelle, born LaTonya Michelle McElroy on October 5,1971, an African American actress/model and only child from Detroit, Michigan.
Tonya Michelle started acting at the age of 5 in Detroit, Michigan where she earned her first paid acting gig at the Music Hall, in a stage play called "Regina" starring the legendary actor, George Gaines. Wanting to finish school, she put acting on hold and started to pursue her other passion...modeling. Tonya Michelle modeled print and runway (1986 to 2001).
Forty years later, she decided to give acting another try and introduced herself to Director and Producer Ant Green in 2015. Two years later, Tonya was in her first feature film "Last Words (2017)" as the character Roz, directed, written, and produced by Ant Green. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Last Words in the Trinity Film Festival. Tonya continued to work with Ant on his next short film "Run" playing the character Kate. She then went on to play in the short film Directed by Dre Sanford "Click, Cough, Croak (2018)" her first horror film which was submitted in the 48 Hour Film Festival in Michigan. Tonya Michelle was also a co-host on "Round Midnight" Talk Radio on 910AM Superstation with Detroit's own Comedian Mike Bonner.
You can now catch her on her new Podcast Talk show, which she is the Creator, Executive Producer and Host of “The Entertainment Lounge,” a unique weekly talk show that promotes up and coming independent artist, actors/actresses, film directors, producer, singers, etc. from all over. You can catch her show on MJ Own Network, Roku TV Channel, Facebook Live under ‘The
Entertainment Lounge w/ Actress Tonya Michelle,” SoundCloud and all other platforms. Just shy of 50 yrs. old, Tonya Michelle is doing it all as an actress, radio co-host, Accountant, business owner of two companies and soon to produce her own short film. She's the one to keep an eye out for!