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Tonya Maxine "Lee" Williams
Genoa City Presence
At A Glance
Born in London, England as Tonya Maxine Williams, the Image Award-winning Williams joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in May 1990.

Prior to moving to the United States, Williams and her family lived in Kingston, Jamaica and Oshawa, Canada. Williams graduated from Ryerson College in Toronto, a school that specializes in theatre. William was also the winner of the "Miss Black Ontario" pageant.

Williams also appeared on several television programs while in Canada, including the Canadian version of Sesame Street.

On US television, Williams appeared on the short-lived soap opera Generations, opposite her future Y&R co-star Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters). Some of her other credits include appearances on Gimme A Break, Matlock and Hill Street Blues.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Bold and the Beautiful
Dr. Olivia Barber Winters
February 1 and 2, 2011

She's the Mayor
Maxine
2011

Double Wedding
2010

The Border
Octavia Jones
2009-2010

A Perfect Note
Jasmine
2005

Kink in My Hair
Executive Producer, Director
2004

Tonya Lee Williams: Gospel Jubilee
Host, Executive Producer, Writer
2004

Seventeen Again
Monique Donovan
2000

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
Carole Sanderson
1998

Silk Stalkings
Loretta Cole
1994

Getting By
Janet
1993

Counterstrike
Denise
1993

Piece of Cake
Tanya
1990

The Young and the Restless
Dr. Olivia Barber Winters
May 1990 to September 7, 2005 [contract]; April 12 and 13, 2007; October 23, 2008 to July 24,2009; April 13 and 14, 2010; May 11, 2010 to May 25, 2010; June 22 and 23, 2010; August 25 and 26, 2010 [recurring]; February 15, 2011 to Present [recurring]

Generations
Linda
1989

A Very Brady Christmas
Belinda
1988

The Liberators
Jenny
1987

As Is
TV Commentator
1986

Check It Out
Jennifer Woods
1985-1986

Polka Dot Door
Host
1971
Acting Portfolio
FILM
My Name Is Khan
News Anchor
2010

Finding Father's Toe
Carole
2007

Poor Boy's Game
Ruth Carvery
2007

Maple
Executive Producer
2001

The Borrower
Desk Nurse
1991

Spaced Invaders
Ernestine
1990

Skullduggery
1983
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1996, 2000)

Image Awards Winner, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2000, 2002)

Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England
DATE OF BIRTH: July 12, 1957
HEIGHT: 5' 8"
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
News Archives
News Archive: Williams, Y&R agree to part ways. [Aug 29, 2005]
News Archive: Tonya Lee Williams set for Y&R return. [Oct 13, 2008]
News Archive: B&B snags Williams for crossover storyline. [Jan 6, 2011]
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