Paula Patton

Paula Patton

Birth Name:

Paula Maxine Patton

Body Height:

1.71 m


Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a fan of films from her earliest years. Her mother, who also appreciated good films, was a schoolteacher, and her father was a lawyer. Paula claims that as a girl she would escape by "pretending to be someone else" so it was not a surprise that she acted in high school plays at Hamilton Magnet Arts High School. Her favorite role was that of "Abigail" in "The Crucible". However, she went on to study film at the University of Southern California in a summer program, and won a 3-month assignment making documentaries for PBS. This led to her working as a production assistant for TV documentaries, and also for Howie Mandel's talk show. She progressed to actually producing documentary segments for Medical Diaries (2000) airing on Discovery Health Channel. Paula now professes that she liked what she was doing, but her dream remained the same as when she was small so she took acting lessons and shifted gears to become a performer. She was almost immediately successful and, within three years, had played parts in major features, Hitch (2005) and Idlewild (2006) and the female lead in Deja Vu (2006) opposite Denzel Washington.

Producers Filmography:

Traffik (2018)
The Perfect Match (2016)
Medical Diaries (2000)

Actors Filmography:

Traffik (2018)
Somewhere Between (2017)
Past Forward (2016)
The Black Eyed Peas: #WHERESTHELOVE (Feat. The World) (2016)
The Do-Over (2016)
Warcraft (2016)
The Perfect Match (2016)
Runner (2015)
About Last Night (2014)
Mercy (2013)
Baggage Claim (2013)
2 Guns (2013)
Disconnect (2012)
Single Ladies (2012)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010)
Just Wright (2010)
Precious (2009)
Mirrors (2008)
Swing Vote (2008)
Deja Vu (2006)
Idlewild (2006)
Murder Book (2005)
London (2005)
Hitch (2005)

Selfs Filmography:

Extra (2018)
Conan (2017)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2017)
Ok! TV (2017)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2017)
Good Morning America (2017)
Red, White and Bootsy (2016)
People's List (2016)
The Chew (2016)
Today (2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2016)
Access Hollywood (2016)
Access Hollywood Live (2016)
Made in Hollywood (2016)
The Insider (2016)
The Talk (2016)
Project Runway (2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2015)
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014)
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special (2014)
71st Golden Globe Awards (2014)
Good Day L.A. (2013)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2013)
The View (2013)
Watch What Happens: Live (2013)
Chelsea Lately (2013)
Larry King Now (2013)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2013)
BET Awards 2013 (2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2013)
Sesame Street (2013)
43rd NAACP Image Awards (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
The Big Picture (2011)
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Special Feature - Soaring in Dubai (2011)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2011)
A Precious Ensemble (2010)
41st NAACP Image Awards (2010)
Cinema 3 (2010)
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2010)
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards (2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)
The Tyra Banks Show (2009)
BET Awards 2009 (2009)
Swing Vote: Inside the Campaign - The Politics of Production (2009)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2008)
Entertainment Tonight (2008)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2008)
Déjà Vu: Double Take Behind the Scenes (2007)
Déjà Vu: Surveillance Window (2007)
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards (2007)
Film '72 (2006)
OutKast Goes to Idlewild: The Rebirth of Cool (2006)
HBO First Look (2006)