Tonea Stewart

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Tonea Stewart, a native of Greenwood, Mississippi, has lived in Montgomery Alabama since 1990. She is a professional actress, play director, national museum exhibit director, tenured Professor and the Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University. As Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, Tonea serves as ... See full bio »

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A Time to Kill Gwen Hailey
Mississippi Burning Mrs. Walker
Girls Trip Aunt Marion
Body Snatchers Teacher


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  It's Time (completed)
 2021 Doretha's Blues (Short)
 2020 First Christmas (TV Movie)
 2019 Lawless (TV Series)
Ruth Ann Coleman
- Homecoming Order out of Chaos ... Ruth Ann Coleman
 2019 Just Mercy
Mrs. Coleman (uncredited)
 2018 The Golden Voices
Dean Vickie Wilson
 2018 Come Sunday
Lillie Ruth
 2017 Tales (TV Series)
- Children's Story (2017) ... Grandma
 2017 Girls Trip
Aunt Marion
 2016 The Hollars
 2015 Olivia Martha Ilse (Short)
 2015 American Hero
 2014/II Small (Short)
 2013 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Old Cora
- Fearful Pranks Ensue (2013) ... Old Cora
 2012 Carolyn Somebody (Short)
Grandma Coreen
 2010/I Lottery Ticket
Random Neighbor #3
 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
 2002 Baby of the Family
Miss Bessie Mae
 2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie)
Johnnie Carr
 2001 Tara (Video)
Vetta Taylor
 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 Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Bessie
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Bessie
 1997 My Stepson, My Lover (TV Movie)
Delia Gray
 1996 A Time to Kill
Gwen Hailey
 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
 1988-1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Aunt Etta Kibbey / Aunt Etta / Mrs. Gray
- Conspiracy of One (1994) ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
- Good Cop, Bad Cop (1994) ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
- Virgil Tibbs: Attorney at Law (1993) ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
- Hatton's Turn: Part 1 (1993) ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
- A Correct Settling (1993) ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
 1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Elena / Henrietta Dorsey
- The Haunted (1993) ... Elena
- The Juror (1993) ... Henrietta Dorsey
 1993 Body Snatchers
 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
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Aunt Charity
- Story of a Marriage, Part I: Courtship (1987) ... 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)
 1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (TV Movie)
Mrs. Avery
 1977 Minstrel Man (TV Movie)
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
Alma (as Tommie Stewart)
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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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Her two sons hold degrees: one son has a degree in finance and one has degrees in theatre and directing. Her daughter and adopted goddaughter are speech pathologists. See more »

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