Tonja Walker Davidson
Emmy Nominated actress Tonja Walker is a singer, writer, producer, wife, mother, and passionate journalist. Tonja portrayed Alex Olanov on ABC’s One Life to Live and Olivia Jerome on General Hospital. She is known for her unforgettable sinister, yet often comedic characters. She has won awards for her wide range of character portrayals from best villain to best comedienne. Tonja feels blessed to have co-starred with major stars during her career, including Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe, William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, Calista Flockhart, Michael Nouri, Joan Collins, and many more. In 2017, after 26 years, she was asked to reprise her role of Olivia Jerome for General Hospital during the sweeps period.
Tonja loved having her own radio show, Straight Talk Live with Tonja Walker, broadcast on Cumulus Media WICC600 AM in Fairfield County. This show was on the largest Talk/News station in the state. Her show streamed live worldwide on Sundays from 6pm-7pm.
After the recent tragic loss of her husband, Tonja took time off to spend as much time as possible with her daughters, friends and family. She is now getting busy again, writing, and creating acting opportunities and will be seeking entertainment work soon. Tonja is creating a comedy series, writing a book, and is revamping Straight Talk Live with Tonja Walker. Her other passion, design and Real Estate investing has also flourished of late. Tonja works at the Berkshire Hathaway office in Westport. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England is the fastest growing Real Estate company in the Northeast.
During her 15 years in Daytime television, Tonja also made singing tours across the country opening with national recording artists and in her own one-woman show in LA, New York and Las Vegas. Tonja has also starred in pilots for television, episodic TV, and films. She has been called “a walking sound bite” and is requested frequently for interview shows and magazine articles.
Her first venture into theatre production, earned her a Tony nomination for BEST PLAY, as the associate producer of Enchanted April. She created Tonja Walker Productions in 2005 and successfully produced her first film – The Derby Stallion. Tonja gave Zac Efron his first leading role in a film. After seeing Zac in a small role on CW’s Summerland she cast him in The Derby Stallion and built the movie around him. This film also won many awards, including the New York Independent Film and Video Award for Best Picture, The Dove Award, and The London Children’s Film Festival Award.
Tonja married Edward Davidson in 1997, and soon after was the proud mother of two beautiful girls and three stepchildren.
Philanthropy is of paramount importance to Tonja. She has performed in countless benefits with Liza Minnelli, Victor Garber, Michael McDonald, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, and others. As Miss Maryland and finalist in Miss USA at age 18, she has always gone after her dreams.