Toni Trucks
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Toni Trucks is an American theater, film, and television actress.


Trucks was 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 3 episodes of NBC's mid-season thriller Do No Harm.

Upon graduation, Trucks 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 acclaimed comedy series, Barbershop. Her other television credits include Hostages, Soul Man, House, All of Us, Veronica Mars, 'Til Death, Brothers, CSI: NY, and the telefilms Star Runners and StarStruck.

Her previous film credits include Dreamgirls, Weapons, and Music and Lyrics.

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. Additionally, Trucks studied theater 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 also was featured in the final installment of the blockbuster hit series Breaking Dawn as Mary, a member of the American Nomadic Vampire coven.

Personal lifeEdit

Trucks was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Raised in the small northern Michigan community of Manistee, Michigan, Trucks attended both the camp and academy of the Interlochen Arts Academy. She then earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.

She now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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