February 3, 1947 |
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
|Other names||Tommie Stewart|
|Alma mater||Jackson State University
Florida State University
|Employer||Alabama State University|
|Television||In the Heat of the Night|
|Parents||Hattie Juanita and Thomas Harris |
Tonea Stewart (born February 3, 1947) is an American actress and university professor best known for her role as Aunt Etta on the television series In the Heat of the Night.
Stewart was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of Hattie Juanita and Thomas Harris. She has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Stewart taught at Jackson State University for 20 years — where she was crowned Ms. JSU 1969 — in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her PhD. from Florida State University in 1989 and taught Speech at Alabama State University. Stewart is currently the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Alabama State University. She narrated the acclaimed Remembering Slavery radio program. Stewart is a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and has four adult children: Jannice, Allen Jr., Alesha, and Thomas.
Guest Starring Roles
- Walker, Texas Ranger "Rise to the Occasion" (1999) as Principal Rivers
- Walker, Texas Ranger "The Trial of LaRue" (1997) as Judge Loretta Paxton
- Memphis Beat "I Want to be Free" as Miss Angelina
- Matlock "The Juror" (1993) as Henrietta Dorsey
- American Horror Story: Coven (2013) as Cora
- In the Heat of the Night (1988) as Aunt Etta
- Mississippi Damned (2009) as Alice
- A Time to Kill (1996) as Gwen Hailey
- Mississippi Burning (1988) as Mrs. Walker
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979) as Lillie (credited as Tommie Stewart)
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978) as Mrs. Avery (credited as Tommie Stewart)
- Nightmare in Badham County (1976) – Alma (credited as Tommie Stewart)
- Tonea Stewart Biography (1947–). filmreference.com