Tonya Reneé Banks

Inside Biography

American actress, Tonya Reneé Banks is well–known as one of the stars of Lifetime's reality series Little Women: LA. She also gained fame after appearing as a lead role in the 2015 film, The Internship GamesMoreover, She was a guest-star in a 1994 episode of Martin as well as a 1999 episode of Ally McBeal and was a stand-in and stunt performer for the 2003 film Bad Santa.

Early Life And Career Of Tonya Reneé Banks

Tonya Reneé Banks was born on 7th July 1964 in Carson, CA, under the birth sign Cancer. She was born to African-American parents.  

Banks has been working in an entertainment industry since 1984. She got her first role in The Dark Backward but it was not enough to make her a familiar name. Banks then appeared in 1992 American sitcom, Martin which helped her boost her career.

In 2002, she starred in American black comedy film, Death to Smoochy. The following year, she was a stunt performer in American Christmas black comedy crime film, Bad Santa.


View this post on Instagram

Got to witness some amazing fashion and creativity at the @shopyekim x @angelbrinksfashions show this #betweekend. #BETAwardsWeekend #angelbrinksfashion #yekimxbrinks #fashionshow #lilboss

A post shared by Tonya Renee Banks (@1lilboss7) on


After appearing as a minor role in several TV series, and movies, Banks was cast as a lead role in the 2014 American reality television series, Little Women: LA alongside Elena Gant, and others. The show is about giving people the glimpse inside the life of a Little Person.

 Moreover, she got popular and recognition after being featured in the movie, The Internship Games in the following year. She has also earned some nominations in the Hollywood Entertainment industry.

Tonya Reneé Banks’s Net Worth

Tonya Reneé Banks has earned a huge amount of money from her work in a TV project. As of 2018, the exact net worth of her is not disclosed, but according to Banks’s work, we can a s sume she has a net worth in millions.

According to some famous salary and net worth sites, the average salary of an American actress is around $57,000. She has been a part of a number of Box-Office hit movies, Death to Smooch, and Bad Santa which garnered an estimated box office collection of $55,000,000, and $23,000,000 respectively.

Tonya Reneé Banks’s Personal Life

As of 2018, Tonya Reneé Banks is possibly single. But, she was in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Kerwin Johnson before. Banks and Johnson remained in the relationship for around 30 years during which the couple gave birth to their lonely child, a daughter Angelique Johnson, born in 1992. The former couple split when their daughter was five years old.

In 2006, Banks moved to California and rekindled his romance with Tonya. He even joined Tonya in the reality series, Little Women: LA, where they got engaged.

Moreover, Tonya calmed her daughter and rea s sured that she would never put a man before her child. 

“No, I’m not going to put a man first, before my child, I never did. And I won’t.” 

Their relationship was going smoothly and the couple even joined the graduation programme of their daughter on 21 May 2017. However, they again failed to handle their relationship and in the premiere of the 7th Season of Little Women: LA, in March 2018, the reality star called off her engagement with Banks.

by ab-mahima, 07 Dec, 2018

Related People