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Paula Patton

Paula PattonPaula Patton, born December 5, 1975 in Los Angeles, California is an American actress who is known for her appearances in the films Idlewild in 2006, Déjà Vu also in 2006, Mirrors in 2008, Swing Vote in 2008, Precious in 2009, Just Wright in 2010, Jumping the Broom in 2011, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in 2011.Her mother, Joyce is a school teacher, and her father Charles Patton is a lawyer. She graduated from Hamilton High School and then attended college at UC Berkeley - transferring to the USC Film School after her first year and graduating magna cum laude. Shortly after completing her studies she won a three-month assignment making documentaries for PBS and later worked for the Discovery Health Channel as producer for the show Medical Diaries.

Her first acting role was a small part in the 2005 film Hitch, which starred Will Smith and Eva Mendes. She followed that with a small part in the drama London and appeared alongside OutKast members Andre Benjamin and Big Boi in Idlewild. This gorgeous actress's big break came in 2006 when she landed the pivotal role of Claire Kuchever in the science-fiction thriller Déjà Vu, starring Denzel Washington and Jim Caviezel. She played television reporter Kate Madison in the 2008 film Swing Vote. She appeared in the film Mirrors, alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2008. She also appeared in her husband, Robin Thicke's Lost Without You video in 2006.

Paula PattonA graduate of the Hamilton Magnet Arts High School in Los Angeles, she also attended the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California. In Precious released in 2009, Patton plays Ms Blu Rain, a teacher at 'Each One, Teach One' - an alternative high-school in Harlem, New York. At the school, Miss Rain teaches and mentors disadvantaged students, including the film's main character, C.Precious Jones. In the fall of 2010, Patton was announced as succeeding Sharon Stone as the new full-time assistant district attorney on the NBC legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. However, Patton landed the lead female role in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and thus her role on SVU was reduced to one episode and she was replaced by Melissa Sagemiller. Patton is married to R&B recording artist Robin Thicke, who is the son of actor Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. Patton and Thicke have a son named Julian Fuego, who was born on April 6th, 2010. Patton also provided additional singing vocals for Usher on his 2004 album Confessions. She provided the female vocal counterpart on the song "Can U Handle It?" which was co-written by her husband Robin Thicke. Her and her husband, Robin Thicke, met when she was 15 and he was 14 at a teen club in Los Angeles. She was also featured on the cover of husband Robin Thicke's first album, A Beautiful World.




Paula PattonWhen she was young her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot while she was growing up and she was a film fan from her earliest years. 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 the Howie Mandel talk show. She progressed to actually producing documentary segments for Medical Diaries in 2000, airing on Discovery Health Channel. She professes that she really 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 roles in major features, Hitch in 2005, Idlewild in 2006 and the female lead in Deja Vu in 2006 opposite Denzel Washington. She also shot and directed two Super-8 dramatic shorts when she attended the University of Southern California's film school summer program.




Paula PattonPaula gave birth to her son Julian Fuego Thicke in Los Angeles on the 6th of April 2010 and returned to work three months later in order to begin filming Jumping the Broom in 2011.

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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Hitch Mandy
London Alex
2006 Idlewild Angel Davenport/Sally B Shelly
Déjà Vu Claire Kuchever Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
2008 Mirrors Amy Carson
Swing Vote Kate Madison
2009 Precious Ms. Blu Rain Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast(tied with Star Trek)
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2010 Just Wright Morgan Alexander
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Mikka Von
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Jane Carter Nominated — Alliance of Women Film Journalists: Kick Ass Award for Best Female Action Star
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action
Jumping the Broom Sabrina Watson Nominated - Black Reel Awards for Best Ensemble
Nominated - Image Awards for Outstanding Actress
2012 Disconnect Cindy Hull
2013 2 Guns Deb filming
2013 Baggage Claim Montana Moore
2014 About Last Night
2015 Mission: Impossible 5 Jane Carter (confirmed) Pre-Production

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