Tonye Patano

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Tonye T. Patano
Tonye Patano on the set in 2011 (cropped).jpg
Born (1961-10-16) October 16, 1961 (age 57)

Tonye T. Patano (born October 16, 1961)[citation needed] is an American actress. She may be best known as "Heylia James" on the television series Weeds.

She has appeared in television shows such as Law & Order, Sex and the City, Monk and Third Watch. Patano was in the original cast of the Broadway play, 45 Seconds from Broadway by Neil Simon.

Personal life[edit]

At age 35, she was diagnosed with diabetes, and she suffered a stroke in 2005.[1]



Year Film Role Awards
2005 Little Manhattan Birdie
2007 The Savages
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Regina
2009 Come What May Thema
2010 The Company Men Joyce Robertson
2010 Ponies Cashier
2010 The David Dance Mrs. P.
2014 Every Secret Thing Clarice
2014 Time Out of Mind Ms. Jackson
2015 Jack of the Red Hearts Miz
2017 Roxanne Roxanne Ms. Denise
2018 A Vigilante Beverly


Law and Order Special Victims Unit 911 Operator
Year Series Role Episodes
2003 Sex and the City Ruby Episode 6.11: "The Domino Effect"
2004 Law & Order Feldman Episode 14.11: "Darwinian"
2004 Monk Woman on the Train Episode 3.1: "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan"


Weeds Heylia James 38 Episodes
2009–12 One Life to Live Phylicia Evans Recurring; Beginning from September 10, 2009
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Board Member #2 Episode 8.10: "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox"
2013 The Americans Viola Episodes 1.02: "The Clock" and 1.12 "The Oath"


  1. ^ "Tonye Patano Weighs Her Options" Women Health web site

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