Toccarra Cash is a New York-based, award-winning Actress, Public Speaker, Writer, Teaching Artist and the Creator and Host of "The Image Monster" Workshop. You can currently catch her in the critically-acclaimed and popular Netflix Original film FIRST MATCH, which was released on March 30th after it's successful premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in mid-March, for which it won the SXSW Audience and LUNA Gamechanger Awards. She also most recently performed in the critically-acclaimed and widely produced play, SKELETON CREW by Dominique Morrisseau at the Tony-Award winning Huntington Theatre Company in Boston this winter/spring, for which she has been nominated for an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress.
She was also recently seen in the Off-Broadway play, NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Roundabout Theatre Company last summer. Among her favorite recent roles is the co-starring role of Malika, opposite Wendell Pierce in the Off-Broadway and New Orleans productions of Brothers from the Bottom, for which she won an A.U.D.E.L.C.O. Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In film, her other work includes ATL (Warner Bros.), BLUE CAR (Miramax), independent films FARAWAY EYES, GRACIE'S KEEPER, ROSY, and the critically-acclaimed independent film HANDS TO THE SKY, which aired on Magic Johnson’s network, Aspire.
On television, she recently co-starred in CBS’s "Blue Bloods", The CW’s "Younger" (from "Sex and the City creator/executive producer Darren Star) and USA’s "Royal Pains."
Her other Off-Broadway Theatre credits include: PLAYING WITH FIRE (August Strindberg Repertory Theatre/Negro Ensemble Company) and THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE (New Federal Theatre/Castillo Theatre). She has performed in many regional theatres as well, including Baltimore CENTERSTAGE, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, New York Stage & Film Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, and the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theatre. She is a Resident Artist of the New York-based theatre, The Cell. You may have seen her in the Black Friday national commercial for Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) entitled “Miller House,” in which she starred with the former Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach, Bill Cowher.
In addition to her acting career, Toccarra has a major presence in the corporate and educational media sectors as a Media Literacy Facilitator for HBO, where she leads the Young Media Minds Program—a Media Arts Program for New York City middle school students—and she is a Visiting Teaching Artist for the McCarter Theatre at Princeton University. She also facilitates large-scale ,college-orientation entertainment events for the company, Playfair, Inc., for which she is a Solo Performer at over 30 colleges and universities across the country. She is a proud graduate of the prestigious HBCU, Spelman College, where she curated and co-hosted an alumni network film festival for the newly initiated "Homegrown Creative Collective", a network of successful performing and visual artists who are alumni of Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. A product of the Midwest, Toccarra was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and received her M.F.A. in Acting/Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). As a respected writer, she has written movie reviews for popular African-American Women’s website, “Hello Beautiful!” and she explores Black Women’s Beauty & Image on her blog “The Image Monster” at www.theimagemonster.blogspot.com. In Spring 2017, she launched her interactive workshop of the same name at Lehman College in New York City, which seeks to empower 16-25 year-old young Women of Color.
She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, loves inspiring people, and likes to travel as frequently as possible. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @toccarracash.