|Born:||May 11, 1960|
|Birthplace:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana U.S.|
|Television Screenwriter, Producer|
|Appears on/involved with:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
Toni got her start as part of a Writers Guild of America (WGA) apprenticeship program where she "...went from opening fan mail to selling scripts in just a few years..." Her first work was as a researcher on the ABC television series China Beach, where she met co-creator John Sacret Young, and was eventually promoted into a screenwriting role.  The two would work on further projects together, including Quantum Leap, Cop Rock, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Through her history with Young, Graphia created, produced, and wrote Orleans with him, which aired on CBS-TV in 1997. The show was based on Graphia's family and life growing up in New Orleans, with the character Judge Luther Charbonnet, played by Larry Hagman, modeled after her father.  Hagman was the first actor that Graphia thought about after creating the role of Charbonnet.
- ↑ Birth reference results at FamilySearch.org
- ↑ Bernstein, Sharon (February 18, 1990). "The Women of TV's Vietnam : Females on front lines of 'Tour of Duty' and 'China Beach' wage battle against male-dominated network TV". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). http://articles.latimes.com/1990-02-18/entertainment/ca-1607_1_china-beach. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- ↑ Scripting with Toni Graphia. Glasgow Caledonian University (May 20, 2014). Retrieved on March 16, 2015.
- ↑ Collins, Monica (January 7, 1997). "Too hot to handle? - Hagman's spicy 'Orleans' premieres". Boston Herald (Boston, MA). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-56428301.html. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- ↑ McCabe, Bruce (January 5, 1997). "He's a 'good times' judge". The Boston Globe (Boston, MA). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-8415028.html. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- ↑ Bowles, Jennifer (January 8, 1997). "Hagman takes gamble as judge in 'Orleans'". Indiana Gazette (Indiana, PA) 93 (136): p. 20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2006856/indiana_gazette/. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- ↑ Bowles, Jennifer (January 8, 1997). "Hagman takes gamble as judge in 'Orleans'". Indiana Gazette (Indiana, PA) 93 (136): p. 20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2006804/indiana_gazette/. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- ↑ Toni Graphia IMDB profile. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on March 17, 2015.