Hurley, Tonya

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Hurley, Tonya Gender: F
born on 20 September 1970 at 03:51 (= 03:51 AM )
Place Uniontown (Fayette County), Pennsylvania, 39n54, 79w44
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°56' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°08 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 17°47'

Tonya Hurley
photo: Tonya Hurley, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American writer and director in film, television, live performance, interactive media and the New York Times bestselling author of the book series ghostgirl (Little, Brown and Company, 2008). Precious Blood, the first book in The Blessed trilogy (Simon & Schuster) was published in 2012, and Passionaries, the second book, was released on 7 January 2013. The Blessed audiobook is read by Moonrise Kingdom star Kara Hayward. Her books are published in nearly 30 countries and in more than 20 languages.

Hurley began her career as a music publicist for such artists as Prince, George Michael, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Bush, Erasure, Morrissey, The B-52’s, Paul Westerberg, John Cale, The Three Tenors and Johnny Rotten among many others.

Hurley was co-creator and co-producer of the sitcom So Little Time (ABC Family) and the animated Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (ABC) both starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

She is married to the publicist and artist manager Michael Pagnotta. Her twin sister, Tracy Hurley Martin, is CEO of Morbid Anatomy Museum and the wife of Vince Clarke, the musician of Erasure and the founding member of Yazoo and Depeche Mode.

Tracy Hurley Martin and Tonya Hurley own and operate the TV and film production company Kill Your Darlings, Inc.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bell, Andy (born 25 April 1964)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth notice, The Evening Standard (Uniontown, Pennsylvania), 22 Sept 1970, p. 3: "Mr and Mrs Thomas Hurley... twin daughters at 3:51 and 3:56 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 1970." See also: "Hurley Twins," The Evening Standard (Uniontown, Pennsylvania), 1 Oct 1974, p. 14.


  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin sisters)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Music publicist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)