Born Antoinette Lindsay Trucks, she is known by her professional name Toni Trucks and is an American actress probably best known for her roles in the films “Ruby Sparks” and “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.”
Toni Trucks most recently joined the ensemble cast of the TNT series “Franklin & Bash,” where she will portray an attorney. She has also appeared on “Hostages,” “House,” “Made in Jersey,” and “Veronica Mars,” among other series.
Toni Trucks grew up in a small town in Michigan. She said her parents told her “that you always want to be the worst of the best. If you are the best, you never learn. I’m always trying to learn from the people around me.”
Toni Trucks studied acting at Interlochen Arts Academy. She later attended the University of Michigan where she earned a BFA in the Musical Theatre Department. She said, “The program accepts ten women and ten men in their program each year, and I was accepted. It was kind of competitive. I chose the program because I have a passion for live theatre. And I wanted to hone that skill.”
After graduating, she moved to New York where she performed in regional theatre. “I was bopping all around…I was so hungry to keep working; I was really ready to always work. The discomfort was good; it made me work harder.”
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Toni Trucks said, “I thought that I’d always just do Broadway, my original plan, but that was derailed.” She subsequently moved to Los Angeles for her debut on the comedy series “Barbershop.” She said about her body of work, “My characters drastically vary, and so I typically don’t play the same role. It makes me feel reborn with each role.”
As for her role in “Twilight,” she said, “It was really, really, really wild. Learning all the intricacies, all the nerd elements to Twilight was really fun.”
When asked what she would do if she was not an actress, Toni Trucks said, “It’s hard for me to imagine what my life would be like outside of performing. That being said, I do take great joy in baking…I believe I would spend my days covered in flour and sugar making sweet treats for people.”
Toni Trucks is single and currenlty resides in Los Angeles, California.