Tonya sang the song Comment te dire adieu on the soundtrack of Sous le soleil, released in 1998.
Tonya's other French Tv credits are:
Extrême Limite, a show about young athletes attending a sports school
Les Vacances de l'amour, a soap opera.
When she was living in New York, Tonya was a model for Eileen Ford.
In May 2001, Tonya attended the 54th Film Festival of Cannes in France.
Tonya was a model for Brigitte Müller's fashion show on April 2nd, 2005 in Beverly Hills.
Tonya, her husband and their son live between Saint Tropez, France where she shoots Sous le soleil and Los Angeles.
Tonya's film debut was in 1990 in the French film Dancing Machine, with French Actor Alain Delon. She played Daphné, a young dancer.
In France, Tonya stars in Sous le Soleil, a soap opera taking place in Saint-Tropez. She has been playing Jessica Lowry since 1995.
Tonya and her husband spent their honeymoon in Las Vegas.
Tonya has been married since December 27th, 1998 with Bernard Lignon and they welcomed their son Sacha in 2003.
In 2007, Tonya launched in France her first clothing line named Tonya K.
Tonya: I noticed that, in France, it's to 40-year-old actresses that television offers recurring roles with a strong personality where they are beautiful and intelligent.
Tonya: (about her new haircut) It is true hat when Sous le soleil was stopped last summer, I wanted to see myself differently. When I looked at myself in the mirror, hair and make up done, I only saw Jessica. I wanted to get rid of that look to get out of the character I had lived with for 11 years.
Tonya: As soon as the shooting (of her show Sous le soleil) is over, I go back to the USA to attend classes of the Actor's Studio. We moved back there three years ago and I would like to create something there. In the meantime, the States are great to start from scratch, nobody knows me.
Tonya: In fact, before Sacha (her son) I wondered what was the purpose of my life... Not to be a Jessica (her role on the French show Sous le soleil), as a matter of fact! Now, I know and it has calmed me : it was to bring another being into the world and watch him grow up, and then to assume everything it represents. You have to link yourself to real things... because the cinema and television..., it cannot be a purpose to life.
Tonya: To be an actor, you have to work every day, like musicians do scales on their instrument between concerts.
Tonya: There isn't an age to be sensual, you can be that until death.
Tonya: There is only one difficult thing for me, it's separation of genres. I dream of being able to dance, act and change characters like it's done in the USA.
Tonya: I grew up in a very small town in Monroe, Michigan. Outside the mall and the movie theater there wasn't much to do! Las Vegas has always represented a continuous animation, with millions of lights, dozens of shows, it's the opposite of my hometown.
Tonya: I started dancing when I was three and I always wanted one thing only, to go on stage to dance and act. Two careers I hoped to manage at once in my life.