Toya Turner has always been passionate about her acting career, and through years of training and working for experience, she made her passion into a successful career. She was raised in Chicago, Illinois, but the actress made her way to Britain, where she attended British American Drama Academy at Oxford University. After years of struggle and hard work, Toya Turner actress is finally getting her time in the spotlight with the new Netflix series Warrior Nun.
Toya Turner Plays Shotgun Mary in the Netflix Series Warrior Nun
Warrior Nun is based on the comic book of the same name by creator Ben Dunn. The comic books were released in the late 90s, and Simon Barry is responsible for creating the show based on the comic for Netflix. With a big female-ensemble cast, the show was filmed in Malaga, Spain, from 11 March 2019 to 5 July 2019, with the first trailer for the show debuting on 17 June 2020 and the series being available for streaming this summer.
Toya Turner plays Shotgun Mary in Warrior Nun. Shotgun Mary is loyal to the Sister Nuns, people who were responsible for providing a structure for her after she lost her family in a tragedy. Shotgun Mary was raised with faith, but she always cared more about the secret warrior society than the church. Though Shotgun Mary may look tough, she is the one person who has the back of every one of her Sister Nuns.
Toya Turner plays Shotgun Mary in the Netflix series Warrior Nun.
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Warrior Nun follows a secret society within the Catholic Church, which trains Nuns to become the forces of good against the forces of evil. The series follows 19-year-old, recently resurrected Ava, who is chosen to be the champion of heaven and brought to life with an ancient artifact called the Halo inserted in her back. Ava and the Sister Nuns fight against a tech company CEO who is trying to shade the line between heaven and hell, causing ghoulish creatures to roam the earth.
Netflix is releasing the supernatural series on 2 July 2020. The cast of Warrior Nun includes Alba Baptista as Ava, Tristan Ulloa as Father Vincent, Toya Turner as Shotgun Mary, Sylvia De Fanti as Mother Superion, Lorena Andrea as Sister Lilith, Kristina Tonteri-Young as Young Sister Beatrice, Olivia Delcan as Camila, Emilio Sakraya as JC, and Thekla Reuten as Jillian Salvius.
Toya Turner Sharpened Her Acting Skills on Stage
Toya Turner trained at the prestigious BADA at Oxford University.
Training is essential in all walks of life, learning to do something better makes it more likely we will be able to do the job with a level of perfection. To achieve perfection, Toya Turner trained in America, later moving to Britain to attend the prestigious British American Drama Academy, where she learned to become a stage actor.
The Shotgun Mary actress trained at Actors Studio, located in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to the UK, where she continued her training. In 2014, she enrolled in BADA, where she was trained in voice acting, improv, monologue, and other nuances of becoming a successful actress. She started appearing on stage with her best performance coming in Blues For An Alabama Sky. Toya earned Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Leading Actress for her role of Angel in the play.
The 5 foot six inches tall actress started her acting career in 2006 with a short movie. Most of her career, the roles she played in films and TV shows have been supporting and guest spots. Chicago Fire, Empire, Chicago Med, The Mick, all shows where Toya appeared in a limited capacity, but with Shotgun Mary in Warrior Nun, she is announcing her arrival to the world.
Get to Know Toya Tuner
Toya Turner is a Jamaican-American actress raised in Chicago.
Toya Turner is a Jamaican-American actress who was raised by her parents in Chicago, Illinois. She celebrates her birthday every year on 29 December, and according to her resume, Toya Turner age range for acting is between 25 and 34 years old. The actress recently updated her Facebook profile, saying she is moving to Spain.
The Shotgun Mary actress is active on social media; she is pretty new to Instagram with only five posts to date. But we have seen her being active on her Facebook page. She is also active in social causes, especially LGBTQ+ issues and the recent killing and inaction of the authorities regarding justice for Breonna Taylor. The “Chicago raised, Houston braised” actress is a strong woman who is not afraid to use her platform for what she believes in.