Full Name: Antonia Bonea Gentry
Birthdate: September 25, 1997
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Known for: American actress
Family: Tony Gentry (Father), Sandra Gentry (Mother).
Who is Antonia Gentry?
Antonia Gentry is an American actress. She is best known for her character Ginny Miller in the Netflix comedy-drama TV series Ginny & Georgia about a mother and daughter who settle down in a new town after over a decade of moving. The first season premiered in February 2021, and Antonia has become a favourite for many fans of the show. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and relocated briefly to Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta, Georgia, for her middle and high school. By the time she was a senior in high-school Antonia Gentry had performed several plays that competed at regional, state and national levels. Gentry is biracial. Her father, Tony is white and her mother, Sandra is black. Her nickname is Toni. Read on for Antonia Gentry’s complete biography.
Childhood & Education
Antonia Gentry was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, to a British father, Tony Gentry, and a Jamaican mother, Sandra Gentry. In an interview with Teen Vogue, she had the following to say about her ethnicity and her mother’s influence on her life:
“My mom is Black, she’s from Jamaica. Growing up my mom was someone who I could confide in if I ever felt a certain way about my identity, because she understood, her being a Black woman. Ginny doesn’t really have that with her mom. Georgia tries her best, of course, but there’s always going to be that racial divide. As a biracial person, I learned a lot from playing Ginny. There’s so many different experiences within the multi-racial community.”Antonia Gentry in an Interview with Teen Vogue
She has no known siblings. Antonia Gentry has always been passionate about acting since the age of 5. She has realised her dream through hard work and help from her mother, who is into poetry and art. Her first involvement in acting was at the community theater in plays written by her mother.
Regarding her education, Antonia Gentry attended Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta, Georgia, where she studied drama and took part in various local productions. She then proceeded to Emory University and was a member of Emory’s reputable Rathskellar Comedy Improve Group. She also performed in different plays at Emory’s Equity theatre. She had a part-time job while in college and balanced it with being a full-time student as well as taking up acting roles. She has moved to Los Angeles, California, where she currently lives.
Besides the multiple local productions she performed in while in school, Ginny & Georgia star Antonia Gentry has also performed different smaller roles, including two short films in 2015. In 2018, Gentry played the role of Jasmine in the romantic comedy feature film titled Candy Jar. She was also featured in one episode of the superhero television series, Raising Dion.
Antonia Gentry got an audition for Ginny & Georgia the same week she graduated from Emory University. She got the role of Ginny Miller, and the series started filming in August 2019 before it was released on Netflix in 2021. Gentry has claimed that playing Ginny has made her learn a lot, especially being biracial.
Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia is a series intertwined between Gilmore Girls and a Shonda Rhimes crime drama. The TV series is about a mother and daughter who decide to pitch their tents in a small New England town after more than ten years of moving. Gentry was so determined to land the role of Georgia Miller in the series that she reportedly developed blood clots from travelling regularly to and fro the auditions. She described it as her first “real role,” in Hollywood and made the revelation in an interview with Teen Vogue.
“That was kind of scary, but I [had] booked the role, and I wasn’t going to tell anyone about my blood clot. I was like, this is too important. I’m just going to deal with it.”
“The doctors were like, ‘We need to see you this and such amount of times.’ I was like, ‘Listen, I’m going to Canada [to film the show]. We gotta fix this, ASAP.’ I’m fine now, [and] that was kind of hard, but I wanted it to work. This was my dream. It’s a very serious thing, I don’t want to make it light, it was very scary — but I wanted to make sure that I did everything I could to follow through with this. And I’m so glad I was able to.
Antonia Gentry is currently dating her high school sweetheart, Ezra Pounds. He is an Atlanta-based producer and composer. According to reports from Pop Sugar, the pair have been together since at least 2012. They have many of their pictures together on social media.
Antonia Gentry Net Worth
Gentry has an estimated net worth of $100,000 as of 2021.
Awards & Nominations
So far, Antonia Gentry has been nominated for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards for her role as Virginia Ginny Miller in Ginny & Georgia.