Toni Trucks is an American actress.

Toni Trucks
2010 Portrait of Toni Trucks.jpg
Trucks in 2010
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Websitewww.tonitrucks.com

CareerEdit

Trucks studied Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.[1] Upon graduation, she moved to New York where she performed regionally before relocating to Los Angeles to make her television debut as the female lead on Showtime's comedy series Barbershop.[2] Her other television credits include Hostages, The Soul Man, House, All of Us, Veronica Mars, 'Til Death, Brothers, CSI: NY and the telefilms Star Runners and Starstruck. She has made multiple guest appearances on NCIS: New Orleans and Grimm.

Her previous film credits include Dreamgirls, Weapons, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Music and Lyrics.

Trucks is currently a series regular on CBS's military drama series SEAL Team. She plays Lisa Davis, a US Navy Petty Officer Logistics Specialist responsible for making the arrangements to get the team and their gear where they need to be. She went to OCS and was commissioned as an ensign and assigned back to the SEAL team as their new intelligence officer.[3] Trucks was also a series regular in the CBS legal drama, Made in Jersey, about a working-class woman named Marina (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm. Trucks played Cyndi Vega, Marina's lively secretary and "comradette" in arms. She also guest starred in the pilot of NBC's mid-season thriller Do No Harm.

Her theater credits include By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Cactus Flower, Stormy Weather, Kiss Me, Kate, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Follies, Footloose, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Ragtime, Sweet Charity, and Children of Eden. Trucks studied theatre abroad at London's Marymount College and has over 17 years of dance training including ballet, modern, and tap.

Trucks co-starred in the 2012 Fox Searchlight film Ruby Sparks. The film starred Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, and was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine). She is also featured in the final installment of the blockbuster hit series Breaking Dawn as Mary, a member of the American Nomadic Vampire coven.

FilmographyEdit

Film/MovieEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Drive Sarah Short
2006 If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now Noni TV Movie
2007 Weapons Auntie
Music and Lyrics Tricia
Mr. Art Critic Lisa
2008 The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown Tia TV Movie
2009 Star Runners Asta TV Movie
Ab Fab Novelette TV Movie
2010 Starstruck Libby Lam TV Movie
What If... Claire
Pizza with Bullets Agent Murphy
N-Secure Denise
The Cost of Heaven Cheryl
Rollers Bailey
2012 Ruby Sparks Susie
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Mary
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Steph
2015 Chevy Debbie Coker TV Movie
2019 Scare Package Franchesca
2020 Scars Gunny Short

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005–06 Barbershop Terri Main Cast
2007 Veronica Mars Phyllis Episode: "There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill"
All of Us Michele Recurring Cast: Season 4
2008 'Til Death Randy Episode: "Philadelphia Freedom"
2009 The Battery's Down Nuancé Recurring Cast: Season 2
Brothers Meg Episode: "Follow the Story"
2011 House Trina Episode: "Charity Case"
2012 CSI: NY Alicia Woods Episode: "Unwrapped"
Made in Jersey Cyndi Vega Main Cast
2013 The Soul Man Gina Episode: "Bride and Prejudice"
Do No Harm Dr. Patricia Rivers Recurring Cast
2014 Hostages Angela Nix Recurring Cast
Franklin & Bash Anita Haskins Main Cast: Season 4
2014–15 Grimm Deputy Sheriff Janelle Farris Episode: "Highway of Tears" & "Mishipeshu"
2015 The Mentalist Ranger Jill Ayres Episode: "Byzantium"
2016 Lethal Weapon Maria Torez Episode: Pilot
Pure Genius Kayla Episode: "You Must Remember This"
2016–17 NCIS: New Orleans CGIS Special Agent Joan Swanson Guest: Season 2, Recurring Cast: Season 3
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Kathy Hall Episode: "Cinderella and the Dragon"
2017– SEAL Team Lisa Davis Main Cast
2018 Good Eggs Sam Episode: "Good Eggs"
2018–20 Corporate Karen James Recurring Cast

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Naffie, Jennie. "Toni Trucks Making Waves in Hollywood". Women's LifeStyle. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Wiegand, David (August 12, 2005). "'Barbershop' series debut fails to advance films but familiar shtick still makes it funny by a hair". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Toni Trucks Joins CBS Navy SEAL Drama Pilot; Jeananne Goossen in 'The Get'". Deadline. May 21, 2018.

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