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Paula Patton
Born December 5, 1975
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Robin Thicke (m. 2005)

Paula M. Patton is an American actress. She is mostly known for her appearances in the films Idlewild (2005), Déjà Vu (2006) and Precious (2009).

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Early life and career

Patton was born in Los Angeles to a schoolteacher mother and a lawyer father.[1] She started college at the UC Berkeley,[2] though she transferred to USC Film School after her first year. She graduated magna cum laude. Shortly after completing her studies, she won a 3-month assignment making documentaries for PBS. Later she worked with the Discovery Channel as producer for the show Medical Diaries.

Career

Patton's first acting role was alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes in 2005's Hitch. She followed that with a small part in the drama London, and appeared alongside OutKast members Andre Benjamin and Big Boi in Idlewild.

Patton was also the leading lady in the 2006 film Déjà Vu, a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, and played television reporter Kate Madison in 2008's Swing Vote. She appears in the film Mirrors, alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2008.

In Precious, a film based on a novel by Sapphire, Patton plays Ms. Rain, a teacher at an alternative high school in New York. There she encounters and mentors the main character Precious, as well as other students.

Personal life

Patton is married to songwriter/singer Robin Thicke, son of Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. On October 22, 2009, the couple announced they are expecting their first child, a boy, in May 2010, whom they plan to name Julian.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2005 London Alex
Hitch Mandy
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. 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

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