Tonya Lee Williams Bio

(Olivia, Y&R)

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BIRTH DATE: July 12
BIRTHPLACE: London, England
STAR SIGN: Cancer
YEARS ON SHOW: 1992 to present
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced

Tonya Lee Williams was born in London, England. She lived there and Kingston, Jamaica, as a young child, before settling in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada with her family in 1969.

She began modeling in Eaton's catalogues as a teenager and, later, danced on the television series, Boogie. Upon graduating from Ryerson University in 1979, she landed the gig of host on the Canadian children's show, POLKA DOT DOOR. From there, things quickly began taking off for William, as she landed a myriad of TV guest spots and the recurring role of Linda on GENERATIONS opposite Kristoff St. John (ex-Adam; Neil, Y&R).

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Williams was born Tonya Maxine Williams.
  2. She was crowned Miss Black Ontario in 1977.
  3. Was a former model for Eaton's catalogues.
  4. Regularly appeared on the 1970's dance show, BOOGIE.
  5. Williams won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2000 and 2002.
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Tonya Lee Williams
NAACP Honors Daytime Drama on the 42nd Annual Image Awards   Apr 4, 2011

For the first time, the NAACP Image Awards will air the TV Daytime Drama categories live on-air during its annual...

Catching Up With Tonya Lee Williams   Aug 30, 2004

Y&R fans haven't seen too much of Olivia Winters these days, but that's because her portrayer, Tonya Lee...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL (Olivia, 2011)
GENERATIONS (Linda, 1989)

TV Roles
SHE'S THE MAYOR (Maxine, 2011)
THE BORDER (Octavia, 209-2010)
FINDING FATHER'S TOE (Carole, 2007)
POOR BOY'S GAME (Ruth, 2007)
PSI FACTOR: CHRONICLES OF THE PARANORMAL (Carole, 1998)
SILK STALKINGS (Loretta, 1994)
GETTING BY (Janet, 1993)
COUNTERSTRIKE (Denise, 1993)
A PEACEABLE KINGDOM (Colleen, 1989)
MATLOCK (Dana, 1989)

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