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Denyse Tontz is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She portrays Alicia Mendoza in Grand Hotel.

BiographyEdit

CareerEdit

ActingEdit

Before she began her acting career, Tontz was a child model and the face of Barbie couture in the UK. Tontz made her first appearance on television as Princess Gabrielle in the show E-Ring. In 2007, she portrayed Alice Keefe in the Nickelodeon movie The Last Day of Summer. In 2008, she was cast as Meagan Todd in the movie Dog Gone. Tontz began recurring on Big Time Rush as Jennifer Woods in 2009.

In November 2012, Tontz appeared on the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog, playing Avery's Central American neighbor and Tyler's crush, Nikki. In 2013, Tontz starred as Miranda Montgomery in the daytime drama All My Children, her first appearance was on April 29, 2013. On November 11, 2013, it was announced that Prospect Park had closed production and canceled the series. Tontz later stated that although she had fun, soaps were just not her cup of tea.

In July 2015, Tontz was cast as a series regular in the USA pilot, Paradise Pictures, written and executive produced by Suits writer Rick Muirragui and executive produced by Suits creator/executive producer Aaron Korsh. The show did not go to series. In 2016, Tontz starred as Elena in a series regular role in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's SyFy thriller, Incorporated.

MusicEdit

In 2012, Tontz released the video for her first single, "Better Than Nothing" featuring Thomas Hrvatin, via YouTube. Shot on an iPhone 4S, the song features Tontz's quirky, playful style of writing. "Better Than Nothing" was also featured on the March 24, 2013 episode of The Mentalist.

In June 2014 Tontz won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series for "Parachute", an original song she wrote for All My Children.

She released her track "Why" on May 5, 2015, her song and video "Go", on July 4, 2015, and most recently "United States of Anxiety", on July 22, 2016.

Personal LifeEdit

Tontz has a younger sister, Nicole, and a younger brother, Tommy. She is of Irish, German, Spanish, Salvadorean, Canadian and Mayan descent.

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