Tonye T. Patano is an American actress who is best known for playing the role of "Heylia James" on the television series Weeds.
Patano is currently 59 years old. She was born on October 16, 1961, in the United States, which makes her zodiac sign Libra.
The 59-year-old has not gone into details about her parents and siblings. Moreover, her educational background is not known either.
Patano's net worth has not been revealed yet. However, as per some online sources, it is estimated to be between $100,000 to $1 million. She made her film debut with the role of Laverne Owens in the 1984 American two-part, four-hour made-for-television biographical film, The Jesse Owens Story.
After appearing in small roles in Highway Heartbreaker and Fresh, Tonye made her television debut in 1996 playing Mrs. Samuels in the first episode "A Time of Faith (Part 1)" of the third season of police drama New York Undercover.
She garnered significant recognition with her work in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2000, 2003, and again from 2009 to 2012. Patano also guest-appeared as Ruby in the eleventh episode "The Domino Effect" of the sixth season of HBO's Emmy-winning series, Sex and the City.
From 2005 to 2008, she appeared as Heylia James in Showtime's dark comedy-drama, Weed, and as Mrs. Thompson in the animated series, Handy Manny, from 2006 to 2009. Tonye also had a recurring role of Phylicia Evans in ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 2009 to 2012.
Patano appears to be unmarried as of now. She has managed to keep her love life under wraps and nothing much is known about her past and current relationship status.
Tonye was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 35 and suffered a stroke in 2005. As of now, the 59-year-old is not active on social media channels such as Twitter and Instagram.