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Tonye Patano

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Birth Name: Tonye Patano

Tonye Patano


Tonye is an American actress, born in 1961. Career success has not been too easy for Tonye Patano. Neither her health has been too great of a help in this regard – in 1996 she was diagnosed with diabetes and she suffered a stroke at the age of 44. Since then she’s been constantly battling her diabetes symptoms and the disease itself, which causes her quite some discomfort and promotes her weight, which she is also fighting against. She claims that she is going to stand firm and keep her diet no matter what.

This strong American actress is known for her work ethics as a hard worker and a professional at what she does. Monk, Sex and the City, Third Watch, Weeds and Law & Order are among her proudest accomplishments, as everybody in the US knows these shows. She has not appeared in many big-screen films, though. What is it caused by? I have no answer to it as her performance claims a greater career than the one she has currently.

In the last couple of years, she was, however, cast in supporting roles of a few successful films such as The Savage alongside Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 alongside Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and The Company Men alongside a great cast of actors, including Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner and Ben Affleck.

She is currently on One Life to Live and Weeds.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Bunker Hill (2009)As: Nurse Evans
Weeds (2005)As: Heylia James (S01 - S03)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Americans (2013) (2013) 
  The Oath 01x12: (Apr/24/2013) As Viola Johnson 
  The Clock 01x02: (Feb/06/2013) As Viola Johnson 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Twenty-Five Acts 14x03: (Oct/10/2012) As Judge L Maskin 
  Spiraling Down 13x10: (Dec/07/2011) As Judge L Maskin 
  Ace 11x22: (May/05/2010) As Judge L Maskin 
  Confidential 11x15: (Mar/10/2010) As Judge L Maskin 

One Life to Live (1968) 
  Ep. #11105 44x126: (Jan/13/2012) As Mrs. Evans 
  Ep. #11104 44x125: (Jan/12/2012) As Mrs. Evans 
  Ep. #11086 44x107: (Dec/15/2011) As Mrs. Evans 
  Ep. #11073 44x94: (Nov/28/2011) As Mrs. Evans, [Uncredited]

Eli Stone (2008) 
  The Humanitarian 02x05: (Nov/18/2008) As Judge Flora Simms 
  Father Figure 01x03: (Feb/14/2008) As Judge Flora Simms 

Third Watch (1999) 
  Too Little, Too Late 06x18: (Apr/08/2005) As Danielle 

Monk (2002) 
  Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan 03x01: (Jun/18/2004) As Woman on Train, [Co-Guest Stars]

Law & Order (1990) 
  Darwinian 14x11: (Jan/07/2004) As Feldman 

Hope & Faith (2003) 
  Car Commercial 01x07: (Nov/07/2003) As Receptionist 

Sex and the City (1998) 
  The Domino Effect 06x11: (Sep/07/2003) As Ruby 

Deadline (2000) 
  The Undesirables 01x08: (Mar/24/2001) As Nurse Alice 

Now and Again (1999) 
  Boy Wonder 01x17: (Mar/10/2000) As Jimmy's Mom 

New York Undercover (1994) 
  A Time of Faith (1) 03x01: (Aug/29/1996) As Mrs. Samuels, [Co-Guest Stars]
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