Tonea Stewart

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Tonea Stewart
Born (1947-02-03) February 3, 1947 (age 72)[1]
Other namesTommie Stewart
Alma mater
Years active1976–present
EmployerAlabama State University
TelevisionIn the Heat of the Night
Parent(s)Hattie Juanita and Thomas Harris [1]

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.[2] She had a recurring role as Aunt Etta Kibbe in the American television series In the Heat of the Night.[2]


Stewart was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of Hattie Juanita and Thomas Harris.[1][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.[2]



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  1. ^ a b c Tonea Stewart Biography (1947–).
  2. ^ a b c Catherine Bullock (February 12, 2016). ASU Dean honored with Mississippi Governor’s Arts Award. Montgomery Advertiser. Accessed January 2018.