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Toya Turner Biography – Family & Career

Toya Turner Biography

Toya Turner is a talented actress who came into the limelight due to her appearances in shows such as Warrior Nun and New Amsterdam. She started her on screen acting journey in 2006 and has also worked on numerous stage productions. Toya identifies as a Jamaican-American and trained in acting in the UK.

Due to her recent success in the television world, people have shown interest in knowing more about Toya’s life. So, in this biography we will take a detailed look at Turner’s childhood, family, career trajectory, relationship and more.

Where Did Toya Turner Grow Up?

The Warrior Nun star was reportedly born in the year 1990. Famous Birthdays states that she celebrates her birthdays on December 29, but the actress herself has not shared concrete information about it. What we do know is that she grew up in Chicago, USA and has Jamaican roots.

Much about Toya Turner’s family life and her childhood is a big mystery. She prefers to keep the details about her early life away from the spotlight. But let’s hope that in the coming days we will get to know more about it.

As for her educational background, Toya seems to have completed her schooling in Chicago itself. She also was interested in acting from early on and even trained at the Actors Studio in Chicago.

Moreover, Turner studied a variety of things at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford,  UK. She reportedly received training in Movement, Clown, Mask, Improv, Audition Technique, Monologue, Voice and Shakespeare while there.

When Did Toya Turner’s Professional Career Start?

While Toya did her acting courses in Chicago in 2011 and UK in 2014, she had started her professional journey long before that. Turner made her debut in 2006 playing the lead role of Adia in the short film Adia. This was followed by small parts in projects such as I Used to Love Her, King B.’s Roost 1-2, America, and Ballbusters.

Toya continued with her acting journey with appearances in King B.’s ROOST the Sequel, III Slices of Life, Fallen Souls, Chicago Fire, Using and Empire. Between 2015 and 2020 she also starred in many movies and television series such as Easy, Chicago Med, Dead Women Walking, In Her Words, Animator, and Royal.

The talented actress’ prominence grew after she was cast as one of the main characters, Shotgun Mary in the Netflix fantasy series Warrior Nun. She appeared in all ten episodes of the first season and was set to star in the second season too. However, Toya reportedly had to leave the production due to personal seasons.

Following Warrior Nun, Toya Turner booked the part of the recurring character Gabrielle in the medical drama, New Amsterdam. She appeared in 4 episodes in 2022 and is set to return for the upcoming season. It is evident that Turner’s career is on the rise and we hope to see more of her acting chops in the coming days.

Is Toya Turner In A Relationship?

Much like the details about her family and childhood, Toya Turner, has also remained quiet regarding her love life. She has not talked much about her personal life itself and prefers to keep it hidden from the spotlight.

Moreover, the actress’ social media pages also do not give us any clue regarding her relationship history. But we hope to know more about Toya Turner’s relationships in the coming days.

How Tall Is Toya Turner?

Talking about her appearance, stands at 5’6” and flaunts her long brown hair beautifully. Also, her eye color is also brown and she can play characters of African descent.

Moreover, those interested can also catch Toya playing her favorite games on Twitch under the name, the toyatest.