Paula Patton

BirthDay:

05 Dec 1975

BirthPlace:

Los Angeles, California, USA

BirthName:

Paula Maxine Patton

Bio:

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 52 credits )

Audrey's Run (2017) Audrey Allen
Stranded (2017) Brea
Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
The Do-Over (2016)
The Perfect Match (2016) Sherry
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) Jane Carter (rumored)
About Last Night (2014) Alison
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Baggage Claim (2013) Montana Moore
2 Guns (2013) Deb
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Movie Guide (2013)  Deb (1 episode, 2013)
Disconnect (2012) Cindy Hull
Larry King Now (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) Jane Carter
Jumping the Broom (2011) Sabrina Watson
Single Ladies (2011)  Layla Twilight (2 episodes, 2012)
The Big Picture (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Special Feature - Soaring in Dubai (2011) Herself
Just Wright (2010) Morgan Alexander
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Precious (2009) Ms. Rain
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Mirrors (2008) Amy Carson
Swing Vote (2008) Kate Madison
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Deja Vu (2006) Claire Kuchever
Idlewild (2006) Angel Davenport
London (2005) Alex
Hitch (2005) Mandy
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  A.D.A. Mikka Von (1 episode, 2010)
The View (1997)  Herself - Guest Co-Hostess (1 episode, 2013)
Extra (1994)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (6 episodes, 2008-2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Sesame Street (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Stranded (2017) producer
The Perfect Match (2016) producer
Medical Diaries (2000) producer / segment producer (unknown episodes)