Tonye Patano Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows

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Tonye Patano Biography

This is what you need to know about Tonye Patano, an American actress known for playing “Heylia James” on the television series Weeds.

Patano has also made appearances in television shows like Law & Order, Sex and the City, Monk, and Third Watch. She was in the original cast of the Broadway play, 45 Seconds from Broadway by Neil Simon.

Tonye Patano Age

Tonye Patano was born on October 16, 1961, in California in the United States. She is 59 years old as of 2020.

Tonye Patano Height

Patano stands at a height of 5 Feet 6 Inches.

Tonye Patano Weight

56 kgs.

Tonye Patano Husband

Patano has managed to keep her personal life a secret. It’s therefore not known whether she is married or not. This information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Tonye Patano Diabetes

Patano was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 35 years old and she suffered a stroke in 2005.

Tonye Patano Net Worth

Patano has an approximated net worth of between $100K – $1 million U.S dollars. Her acting career is the primary source of her income.

Tonye Patano Movies and TV Shows


Year Film Role Awards
1984 The Jesse Owens Story Laverne Owens  
1992 Highway Heartbreaker Carolyn  
1994 Fresh Girl #2  
1998 A Price Above Rubies Earring woman  
1999 The Hurricane Woman at prison  
2004 Messengers Linda Mabry  
2004 Imaginary Heroes Big Mean Teacher Voice role
2005 Room Homeless woman  
2005 The Great New Wonderful Shirley  
2005 The Thing About My Folks Nurse  
2005 Little Manhattan Birdie  
2007 The Savages    
2007 Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot Mrs. Shelby  
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Regina  
2009 Loving Leah Emily TV Movie
2009 Bunker Hill Nurse Evans TV Movie
2009 Come What May Thema  
2010 The Company Men Joyce Robertson  
2010 Ponies Cashier  
2010 The David Dance Mrs. P.  
2014 Every Secret Thing Clarice  
2014 Time Out of Mind Ms. Jackson  
2015 Jack of the Red Hearts Miz  
2017 Roxanne Roxanne Ms. Denise  
2018 A Vigilante Beverly  

TV Shows

  • 996 New York Undercover Mrs. Samuels
  • 2000 Now and Again Jimmy’s Mom
  • 2000, 2003, 2009–12 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ann, Sally, Judge Maskin
  • 2001 Deadline Nurse Alice
  • 2003 Sex and the City Ruby
  • 2003 Hope & Faith Receptionist
  • 2004 Law & Order Feldman
  • 2004 Monk Woman on the Train
  • 2005 Third Watch Danielle
  • 2005–2008, 2011 Weeds Heylia James
  • 2006–2009 Handy Manny Mrs. Thompson Voice role
  • 2008 Eli Stone Judge Flora Simms
  • 2009–12 One Life to Live Phylicia Evans
  • 2011 Curb Your Enthusias Board Member
  • 2013 The Americans Viola
  • 2016 The Blacklist Judy Sickler
  • 2016 Elementary Dolores Murphy
  • 2017 Sneaky Pete Libby Metzger
  • 2018 Younger Akilah
  • 2019 SMILF Aunt Valerie
  • 2019 Madam Secretary Verline Grant