Paula Jai Parker


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Paula Jai Parker is from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The Apollo Comedy Hour," filmed live at the legendary ... See full bio »

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(2005)
Friday Joi
(1995)
Phone Booth Felicia
(2002)
High Crimes Gracie
(2002)

Filmography

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  The Block Trilogies (TV Series) (post-production)
The Host
- Pilot ... The Host
  Sasha Lanes (completed)
Ashanti
 2022 All Rise (TV Series)
Charlene Addison
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (2022) ... Charlene Addison
 2019-2022 Crown Lake (TV Series)
Headmistress Merriweather
- The End Is The Beginning (2022) ... Headmistress Merriweather
- Riddle Me This (2022) ... Headmistress Merriweather
- Take Back The Narrative (2022) ... Headmistress Merriweather
- Rumor Has It (2022) ... Headmistress Merriweather
- The Past Comes Knocking (2022) ... Headmistress Merriweather
 2022 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (TV Series)
Trudy
- Old Towne Road Part I (2022) ... Trudy (voice)
- Raging Bully (2022) ... Trudy (voice)
- Home School (2022) ... Trudy (voice)
- When You Wish Upon a Roker (2022) ... Trudy (voice)
- Get In (2022) ... Trudy (voice)
 2019-2022 A House Divided (TV Series)
Stephanie Sanders / Stephanie
- Why the Sudden Rush? (2022) ... Stephanie Sanders
- All Acts Get Old (2022) ... Stephanie
- Under The Jail (2022) ... Stephanie
- Pull The Trigger (2022) ... Stephanie Sanders
- Two Steps Ahead (2022) ... Stephanie
 2021 Colin in Black & White (TV Mini Series)
Aunt Zora
- Crystal (2021) ... Aunt Zora
 2021 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Celine
- They Would Bloom and Welcome You (2021) ... Celine
- Or Maybe Just Stay There (2021) ... Celine
- To a Different Day (2021) ... Celine
- You Would Come Back Different (2021) ... Celine
 2021 Them (TV Series)
Hazel Emory
- Day 7: Morning (2021) ... Hazel Emory
- Day 4 (2021) ... Hazel Emory
- Day 7: Night (2021) ... Hazel Emory
 2020/II Stalker
Evelyn
 2020 Etheria (TV Series)
Karen
- You Me & Her (2020) ... Karen
 2020 Insecure (TV Series)
Sheryl
- Lowkey Feelin' Myself (2020) ... Sheryl
 2020 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Captain Vivian Paige
- Under the Skin (2020) ... Captain Vivian Paige
 2012-2019 Family Time (TV Series)
Lori
- A Night To Remember (2019) ... Lori
- Sweet Tooth Tony (2019) ... Lori
- Kick Rocks (2018) ... Lori
- Stallworth's for Real (2018) ... Lori
 2019 Black Jesus (TV Series)
Teresa
- The Real Jesus of Compton (2019) ... Teresa
- Operation SHUT'EMDOWN (2019) ... Teresa
- Vatican Guys (2019) ... Teresa
- The Compton Carter (2019) ... Teresa
 2019 9-1-1 (TV Series)
Judith Spivey
- Triggers (2019) ... Judith Spivey
 2018 Hey, Mr. Postman!
Ms. Kelly
 2018 Taco Shop
Eve
 2017 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Ellie
- Forasteira (2017) ... Ellie
 2017 The White Sistas
Jordan White
 2016 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Yvonne
- It's About Frank (2016) ... Yvonne
 2016 Echo Park Blues (Short)
CeCe McCoy
 2016 She's Got a Plan
Rhonda
 2016 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Sylvie Starr
- Chinese Algebra (2016) ... Sylvie Starr
- Goodbye, Beautiful (2016) ... Sylvie Starr
- Get Even Before Leavin' (2016) ... Sylvie Starr
- Little Bill Primm's Big Green Horseshoe (2016) ... Sylvie Starr
- Girl, with Guitar (2016) ... Sylvie Starr
 2016 Recovery Road (TV Series)
Margarita Jean-Baptiste
- (Be)Coming Clean (2016) ... Margarita Jean-Baptiste
- Your Side of the Street (2016) ... Margarita Jean-Baptiste
- Heaven Backwards (2016) ... Margarita Jean-Baptiste
- My Loose Thread (2016) ... Margarita Jean-Baptiste
- Surrender (2016) ... Margarita Jean-Baptiste
 2016 Last Call at Murray's
Danice
 2015 Hand of God (TV Series)
Ida Congdon
- A Bird in Hand (2015) ... Ida Congdon
- Welcome the Stranger (2015) ... Ida Congdon
 2015/II The Summoning
Angela
 2014 You Me & Her (Short)
Karen
 2013-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Karen
- Death Is Not the End (2014) ... Karen
- Fire in the Hole (2014) ... Karen
- I Found You (2014) ... Karen
- Jesus Gonna Be Here (2014) ... Karen
- Radioactive (2013) ... Karen
 2014 Assistant Motives
Joyce Miller
 2014 Act of Faith
Shartruce
 2014 Patterns of Attraction
Desiree Stewart
 2014 4Play
Linda
 2014 Front Seat Chronicles (TV Series)
Rachel
- See You in Court (2014) ... Rachel
 2013 Pastor Shirley
Pastor Shirley
 2013 The Soul Man (TV Series)
Drew
- Bride and Prejudice (2013) ... Drew
 2013 Life of a King
Gina Sanders
 2013 When a Woman's Fed Up
Laticious
 2012 The Exes (TV Series)
Amelia
- How Holly Got Her Groove Back (2012) ... Amelia
 2012 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
Sherry Steele
- Inspect Me, Inspect Me Not (2012) ... Sherry Steele
 2011 King of the Underground
Elizabeth Gayle
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Paula (segment "The Burn Unit")
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Paula (segment "The Burn Unit")
 2010 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Yolanda
- Hooray for Hamsterwood (2010) ... Yolanda (voice)
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Astrid
- Red Sky at Night (2010) ... Astrid
 2009 Fear Itself (TV Series)
Patty Orwell
- Something with Bite (2009) ... Patty Orwell (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Orphan Earl (2008) ... Sylvia (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
 2007 Cover
Monica Wilson
 2007 Side Order of Life (TV Series)
Stargell Grant
- Funeral for a Phone (2007) ... Stargell Grant (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
- Coming Out (2007) ... Stargell Grant (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
- When Pigs Fly (2007) ... Stargell Grant (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
- Try to Remember (2007) ... Stargell Grant (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
- Children and Art (2007) ... Stargell Grant (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
 2006 The Genius Club
Tatiana
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Julia Beltran
- Toe Tags (2006) ... Julia Beltran (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
 2006 Idlewild
Rose
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Deana Walters / D-Nasty
- Shattered (2005) ... Deana Walters / D-Nasty
 2005 Animal (Video)
Reecy
 2005 The Ami Jones Movie (TV Movie)
Minty (voice)
 2001-2005 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Trudy Proud
- Psycho Duck (2005) ... Trudy Proud (voice)
- Who You Callin' a Sissy? (2005) ... Trudy Proud (voice)
- She Drives Me Crazy (2005) ... Trudy Proud (voice)
- Twins to Tweens (2004) ... Trudy Proud (voice)
- Suga Mama's Believers (2004) ... Trudy Proud (voice)
 2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)
Trudy Parker-Proud (voice)
 2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series (TV Series)
Trudy Parker-Proud
- Spats: Experiment 397 (2005) ... Trudy Parker-Proud (voice)
 2005 Hustle & Flow
Lexus
 2004 Konsequenz (Short)
Baby
 2004/I Ray
Ruth Brown (uncredited)
 2004 She Hate Me
Evelyn
 2004 The Shield (TV Series)
Desirae
- Cracking Ice (2004) ... Desirae
 2004 My Baby's Daddy
Rolonda
 2003 Midori's Nintendoland Bakery (TV Series)
Card Guard
- Bakery-Cat-tastrophe (2003) ... Card Guard (voice)
- A Very Royality Mad Tea Party/JoJo's Goodbye Party (2003) ... Card Guard (voice)
 2003 Gadget and the Gadgetinis (TV Series)
Jeanette Sir
- The General's Daughter (2003) ... Jeanette Sir
 2003 Love Chronicles
Sara
 2002 Phone Booth
Felicia
 2002 Grand Central Bennetts (TV Series)
Audience Member #3
- Swimming Tool/Julia's Dawg (2002) ... Audience Member #3 (voice)
 2002 High Crimes
Gracie
 2001 Jay-Z: Girls, Girls, Girls (Music Video)
Girl
 2001 30 Years to Life
Stephanie
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Billie Holiday
- God Bless the Child (2000) ... Billie Holiday
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Roberta Young
- The Stolen Diskette (1999) ... Roberta Young
- Swan Chant (1999) ... Roberta Young
- Blood Lines (1999) ... Roberta Young
- A Criminal Mind (1999) ... Roberta Young
- The Grinch (1999) ... Roberta Young
 1999 The Breaks
Ann
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Paula King
 1998 Woo
Claudette
 1998 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Cara Wilson
- Speak for Yourself, Bruce Clayton (1998) ... Cara Wilson
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Melodie
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Tanya
- The Two Hilton Lucases (1997) ... Tanya
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series)
Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
- The Obligatory Holiday Episode (1997) ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
- The Competition (1997) ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
- Talent Show (1997) ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
- Because I Said So (1997) ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
- Time Machine (1997) ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
 1997 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Sabrina
- Wendell and I Spy (1997) ... Sabrina
 1997 Sprung
Adina
 1996 Get on the Bus
Jamilia
 1996 Riot (TV Movie)
Lisa (segment "Homecoming Day")
 1995-1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Monique / Mia
- Getting It (1996) ... Monique (credit only)
- Farmer's Daughter (1995) ... Monique
- Think Fast (1995) ... Monique
- The Sting (1995) ... Monique
- Head of State (1995) ... Monique
 1995 Tales from the Hood
Sissy
 1995 Friday
Joi
 1995 Pointman (TV Series)
Udia
- Silent Auction (1995) ... Udia
 1994 Cosmic Slop (TV Movie)
Tang (segment "Tang")
 1994 Roc (TV Series)
Jill
- No Place Like Home (1994) ... Jill
 1993 Townsend Television (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1993)
- Episode #1.9 (1993)
- Episode #1.8 (1993)
- Episode #1.7 (1993)
- Episode #1.6 (1993)
 1992 The Apollo Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Regular Performer (1992-1993)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
Show Show Self (27 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Paula Jai Parker-Martin

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Forrest Martin  (1 child)

Children:

Martin, Onederful Vanglorious Jaxon N'Krumah
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