Tonye Patano Biography

Published On Nov 22, 2015
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Date of Birth: 1971 , October-16
Birth Nation: United States
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Tonye Patano who began her career from Neil Simon's 45 Seconds from Broadway seems like she has not been married yet. The information about her love affairs is also impossible to access. Major awards she has been nominated in and the honors she has been awarded with are all from her role in the television series, Weeds. She is also known for her role in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. She also almost encountered the death after suffering the stroke in 2005. Her salary and net worth is said to be high.


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Born in California, United States of America

October 16 , 1961

Born as Tonye T. Patano in California, United States of America to parents of African and American descent, Tonye was raised in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity. Both of her parents were actor and actress. 

Began her acting career


Bold and dashing woman Tonye, who is known for her fabulous acting, began her acting career since 2001. She began her acting career in 2001 from the Broadway play. Her first acting role was in the play, 45 Seconds from Broadway. 

Was diagnosed with diabetes


Heylia James on the television series Weeds is Tonye Patano in real life. In reality, she is not an addict of marijuana and as well the dealer of drugs but is the patient of diabetes. She was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996. 

Suffered a stroke


She was one of the healthy women till the end of 1995 but in 1996 she was diagnosed with the diabetes. But 2005 almost took her away from everyone. She almost encountered the death after suffering the stroke in 2005.

Won NAMIC Vision Awards


In 2006, she got her first nomination in major awards and that was in the NAMIC Vision Awards. She got her nomination in this award for her role of Heylia James on the television series Weeds. She won this award for the first time in 2007 for Best Actress - Comedy. 

Nominated in Image Awards


Image Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been nominated in this award in 2008 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.