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Tonea Stewart

Tonea Stewart was born on February 3, 1947 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for A Time to Kill (1996), The Rosa Parks Story (2002) and Mississippi Burning (1988). She is married to Allen Stewart. They have four children. See full bio »

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 2015 Olivia Martha Ilse (Short) (filming)
 2015 The Hollars (post-production)
 2013 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Old Cora
- Fearful Pranks Ensue (2013) ... Old Cora
 2012 Carolyn Somebody (Short)
Grandma Coreen
 2010 The Wronged Man (TV Movie)
Ms. Newton
 2009 Genius in Heels (Short)
 2009 Mississippi Damned
 2008 Six Blocks Wide (Short)
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Elderly Woman
 2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words
Nana's Neighbor
 2005 Constellation
 2003 Confessions of a Florist
 2003 Roper and Goodie
 2003 Tara (Video)
Vetta Taylor
 2002 Baby of the Family
Miss Bessie Mae
 2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie)
Johnnie Carr
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Living the Rest of My Life (2000) ... Lois
 1997-1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Principal Rivers / Judge Loretta Paxton
- Rise to the Occasion (1999) ... Principal Rivers
- Trial of LaRue (1997) ... Judge Loretta Paxton
 1999 ER (TV Series)
- Middle of Nowhere (1999) ... Pearl
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Movie)
 1997 My Stepson, My Lover (TV Movie)
Delia Gray
 1995 The Sister-in-Law (TV Movie)
 1995 Gramps (TV Movie)
Rae Ellen
 1994 One Christmas (TV Movie)
 1994 Leave of Absence (TV Movie)
Cora Winsor
 1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Elena / Henrietta Dorsey
- The Haunted (1993) ... Elena
- The Juror (1993) ... Henrietta Dorsey
 1991 White Lie (TV Movie)
Len's Secretary
 1991 Livin' Large!
Mrs. Davis
 1990 Caroline? (TV Movie)
 1989 Unconquered (TV Movie)
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Mrs. Walker
 1987 Courtship
Aunt Charity
 1981 Mistress of Paradise (TV Movie)
Sister Sarah
 1981 Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (TV Movie)
Mama Paige (as Tommie Stewart)
 1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie)
Lillie (as Tommie Stewart)
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
Alma (as Tommie Stewart)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)

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(2/24/13) Was the very first guest, on the very first airing of a new public service program on the ABC affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, "Your Community This Week," as "Tommie Stewart, Ph.D," Dean of the Alabama State University Theatre and Arts Programs. See more »

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Tommie Stewart

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Based her character (Principal Rivers) on the Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) episode "Rise to the Occasion" on her days as a teaching assistant at Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi. See more »



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