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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 December 1975Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NamePaula Maxine Patton
Height 5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 English and German 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian Greenhalgh

Spouse (1)

Robin Thicke (11 June 2005 - present) (separated) (1 child)

Trivia (17)

Graduate of the Hamilton Magnet Arts High School in Los Angeles. Also attended the University of California at Berkeley and University of Southern California.
Featured on the cover of husband Robin Thicke's first album, "A Beautiful World".
Shot and directed two Super-8 dramatic shorts and has attended the University of Southern California's film school summer program.
Daughter-in-law of Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring.
Sister-in-law of Brennan Thicke.
Singer Robin Thicke wrote his 2006 song "Lost Without U" for her.
Met her husband, Robin Thicke, when she was 15 and he was 14 at a teen club in Los Angeles.
Stepdaughter-in-law of Tanya Callau and Rene Lagler.
Niece-in-law of Todd Thicke.
Provided additional vocals for Usher Raymond's multi-platinum album, "Confessions", on the song, "Can U Handle It?".
Her father is African-American. Her mother is caucasian (she has German and English ancestry).
Has played the love interest of Denzel Washington in two films - Deja Vu (2006) and 2 Guns (2013).
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son Julian in order to begin filming Jumping the Broom (2011).
Was 4 months pregnant with son Julian when she completed filming on Just Wright (2010).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son Julian Fuego Thicke on April 6, 2010. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Robin Thicke.
(February 24, 2014) Separated from her husband of 8 years Robin Thicke.
Ranked #48 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.

Personal Quotes (13)

Making African American films are hard in Hollywood. We need to rely on a support network and bring more cohesion to different filmmakers, actors, producers etc. It's a very difficult business. There aren't a lot of Africans Americans or people of color in high positions in Hollywood that we can green-light films.
A movie is painting, it's photography, it's literature - because you have to have the screenplay - it's music. Put a different soundtrack to a comedy and it's a tragedy. A movie combines all those forms and forces you to pay attention for two hours with a group of people.
The older I get, the more I accept and appreciate myself.
Sometimes I do yoga, sometimes it's kickboxing, sometimes it's weight training, sometimes it's Pilates.
If you're an actress and even one person knows your name, you're lucky.
If you have the capacity to love, you have the capacity to love anyone.
I'm black because that's the way the world sees me.
I try not to have too many opinions; I just marvel at the world we live in.
I think the age we're living in is starting to get scary.
I love cola.
First off let me say, I've wanted to be an actress since I was a little girl.
Becoming a mother is the best thing that's happened to me.
As a little girl I always dreamed of having a cosmetics contract, which was the cherry on top of 'making it' in my opinion.

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