“Deeper plans? Deeper than building semi-human creatures in the basement? I’m sure I don’t want to know, thank you very much. On your head be it.”—Ethel Peabody: Gotham#TopConPopExpo is excited to bring you one of the most prolific and talented actresses on television; Tonya Pinkins. 


The TopCon Pop Expo Team Is Excited to bring to our fans the charming, talented, humorous and slightly devious star of Fear The Walking Dead Gotham, 24, The Strain, Army Wives, University Hospital and many more classic shows; Tonya Pinkins.

Ethel Peabody (Tonya Pinkins) with Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) on the set of “Gotham”.

Unable to attend TopCon last year due to her filming schedule as the Demented Martha on Fear The Walking Dead, Tonya Pinkins comes to TopCon Pop Expo 2019.

Tonya Pinkins As Martha With A Few Close Friends From Fear The Walking Dead

Tonya Pinkins is an award-winning actress, singer and author, born in Chicago, Illinois. Pinkins is probably most admired for her stage work. She won a Tony Award and She has also appeared in several Off-Broadway productions.

Tonya Pinkins with Kevin Mambo in “Mother Courage and Her Children”

She has also had a prolific television career making guest appearances on such television shows as Army Wives24Law & OrderThe Cosby ShowCold CaseCriminal Minds, and The Guardian among others.  During the mid-1980s Pinkins created the role of Heather Dalton on the CBS soap, As the World Turns. In 1991 she was cast as Livia Frye in All My Children. Pinkins left All My Children in 1995 but returned to her role in 2003. She was later put on contract with the show from March 2004 until June 2006, when she still appeared, although in recurring status.

Tonya Pinkins in Her Days on “As The World Turns” and “All My Children”

She has appeared in several films in supporting roles, including NewlyweedsHomeFading Gigolo opposite Woody Allen, EnchantedPremiumRomance & Cigarettes, and Above the Rimamong others.  Pinkins performs several cabaret shows including Bring On The Men with Brad Simmons, Tonya Pinkins UnPlugged at The National Black Theater Festival and Hurricane Ethel. In 2006 she wrote the book Get Over Yourself!: How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve.

Tonya Pinkins on the set of “Fading Gigolo” with legendary Woody Allen in 2013 

In the past few years, Pinkins appeared as Ethel Peabody for two seasons on the television series Gotham. In 2016 she played Mimi Corcoran on the Hulu sci-fi limited series 11.22.63, based on the Stephen King book of the same name.  Most recently, she appeared on Madam Secretary and Scandal, and appeared in the final season of The Strain. 

Ethel Peabody (Tonya Pinkins) with Doctor Hugo Strange (BD Wong) on “Gotham”.

Tonya Pinkins gained new fans when she starred as the Antagonist on AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead”. As the emotionally damaged and mentally demented Martha Pinkins brought to life the darker side of human condition and punctuated it off with the line, “You lose people… You lose yourself.”

Martha (Tonya Pinkins) gets revenge in episode 414 of Fear The Walking Dead

Martha may have lost herself but don’t lose your chance to meet this wonderful and fun TopCon Pop Expo Guest: Tonya Pinkins

Follow Tonya on Twitter: @tonyapinkinsTonya’s appearance is brought to you in cooperation with The Scarlet Abbey. 



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