ToniAnn Carriere was born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida. Daughter of Frank and Joanne Carriere, ToniAnn has two siblings, Falon Cardo and Frank Carriere.
ToniAnn started her acting career a young age, with her first speaking role at 11 on an educational film. Her parents then wanted her to focus on school which she excelled at. ToniAnn was an A student and involved in many extra-circular activities. ToniAnn played soccer for most of her life, was on the Volleyball team in high school despite her 5’0″ size, was on the dive team, played softball, played basketball, was on the cheerleading team, and made the class President her Freshman and Sophomore years.
Her junior and senior years she focused on college, graduating early and going to college part time while in high school.
ToniAnn then went onto college at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida. During her college career, ToniAnn took one semester off due to a case of serious mental illness but picked herself back up and restarted her college career. She interned with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and graduated college with honors. ToniAnn was also inducted into the honors society, “Phi Alpha Alpha.” ToniAnn worked at the Seminole Hard Rock throughout her college career and wanted to pursue acting again, which she also did study in college, in addition to Public Administration.
At age 24, ToniAnn Carriere took part in the reality show, “The Ultimate Miami Girl.” After that, she went on to appear on television shows, the most notable one, “The Glades” which took place in Florida, and a lot of other commercials and music videos.
ToniAnn moved to New York despite her battle with mental illness and decided to pursue a career helping people who were going through the same thing, in addition to owning her own watch and accessories company. She also was dabbing into the acting industry there a little bit as well.
ToniAnn started giving speeches on mental illness for the organization NAMI, the national alliance on mental illness, and then branched off and started doing them on her own as well. She then wrote her first prediction book and to follow, “tonianns: A Mental Health Guide.”
ToniAnn volunteered on President Donald J. Trump’s Campaign and then went on to star in her own reality show that she produced but the project wasn’t successful due to complications with her health.
She is currently a certified IOOV speaker with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and volunteers with this organization by coordinating events and giving speeches. She also completed the WRAP training course and is certified in The Helping Others Heal course as well. She is a certified peer specialist and gives back to the community by helping the disabled and people living with mental illness or that have substance use disorder get to recovery.
You can find ToniAnn on periscope when she live chats on occasion or when she posts on her social media.