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|Born||February 3, 1947|
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
|Other names||Tommie Stewart|
|Employer||Alabama State University|
|Television||In the Heat of the Night|
|Parent(s)||Hattie Juanita and Thomas Harris |
Tonea Stewart (born February 3, 1947), also Tommie Stewart, is an American actress and university professor. She is dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. She had a recurring role as Aunt Etta Kibbe in the American television series In the Heat of the Night.
Stewart was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of Hattie Juanita and Thomas Harris.[unreliable source?] She took a BS degree in speech and theater at Jackson State University, and then studied theater at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has a PhD in theater arts from Florida State University.
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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
- The Hollars (2015) as Latisha
- 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
- Catherine Bullock (February 12, 2016). ASU Dean honored with Mississippi Governor’s Arts Award. Montgomery Advertiser. Accessed January 2018.