Paula Patton

Paula Patton, born on December 5, 1975, is an American actress and producer best known for her roles in the drama “Precious” and the action spy film “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” Growing up, Patton was involved in many extracurricular activities at her school and found dramatics to be particularly appealing. At Hamilton Magnet Arts High School, she took the stage in several productions before deciding to make acting her profession, joining the University of Southern California’s summer program. She landed a three-month job producing documentaries for PBS, which lead to her officially working as a production assistant for TV documentaries. Patton liked her profession, but she still had a secret desire to be an actor. She made her acting debut in a supporting role in 2006’s romantic comedy “Hitch,” starring Will Smith. Since then, she’s appeared in several well-known films and T.V. series.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Paula Maxine Patton



Birth date:

December 5, 1975



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$10 million

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Paula Patton’s full name is Paula Maxine Patton. She hails from Los Angeles, California where she works as an actress and producer. Her mother Joyce was a school teacher while her father was a lawyer. Paula Patton has mixed ancestry; her father is African-American, while her mother is of English, German, and Dutch descent. Patton’s love for cinema, in fact, is something she got from her mother.

Patton attended Alexander Hamilton High School, where she developed a strong interest in theater. She even took part in several high school productions. After graduating from college, Patton landed a three-month job producing documentaries for P.B.S., which lead to her working as a production assistant for T.V. documentaries. She also produced documentaries for Howie Mandel’s talk show. Patton made her acting debut in “Hitch,” starring Will Smith as the titular character. She had a small role in the drama movie “London” shortly after. Since then, Patton has made several notable appearances in films and television shows. She’s most recognized for her performance as ‘Ms. Blu Rain,’ a lesbian teacher, in the drama film “Precious.“ The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Paula Patton first met Robin Thicke, a future recording artist, when she was 15 years old. Though they were still in their teens, they started dating, and years later, on June 11, 2005, they got married. In 2010, the couple was blessed with a son but four years later, they announced their separation after being together for 21 years and married almost nine. In March 2015, their divorce became official.

Career timeline

The Female Vocal Counterpart For Robin Thicke

Paula Patton contributes the female vocals to the song ‘Can U Handle It’ while dating the musician Robin Thicke.

She Makes Her Acting Debut

Paula Patton makes her debut as Mandy in 2005’s “Hitch.”

She Features In the Musical Film “Idlewild”

Paula Patton appears alongside Andre Benjamin and Big Boi from OutKast in this musical.

Patton’s Big Break

Patton's big break comes when she is cast alongside Denzel Washington in the science fiction thriller “Déjà Vu.”

She Stars In Mission: Impossible

Patton plays the female lead in the espionage blockbuster.

She Co-Stars In the Perfect Match

Patton co-stars with Terrence Jenkins and Cassie Ventura in the movie “The Perfect Match.”

She Receives An Academy Award Nomination

Patton earns an Academy Award nomination for her part in the drama movie “Precious.”

Why We Love Paula Patton

  1. Paula Patton is a talented actor

    Patton is a skilled actress. She has starred in several well-known and hugely successful films and T.V. series.

  2. She’s an inspiration

    Patton's achievement is an inspiration to many ambitious young ladies throughout the world. We love this about her.

  3. Paula Patton is a protective mother

    Patton cares about her kids. She decided to get a divorce to protect her family from her allegedly abusive husband.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Meghan Markle designed her wedding calligraphy

    Meghan Markle did the calligraphy for Paula Patton and Robin Thicke's wedding invitations.

  2. Her dream role

    Patton's ideal movie role is to play Tiger Woods in a biopic.

  3. She led the Black Student Union

    Patton was vice president of the Black Student Union despite her diverse ethnic background.

  4. Dirk Diggler is her favorite Halloween costume

    Dirk Diggler is Paula Patton's favorite Halloween costume.

  5. Her first job was as a secretary

    Paula Patton's first summer work was as a secretary for a judge.

Paula Patton FAQs

Where is Paula Patton from?

Paula Patton is from Los Angeles, California.

Who was Paula Patton's husband?

Paula Patton was married to Robin Thicke.

How tall is Paula Patton?

Paula Patton is 64 inches tall.

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