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Paula Patton

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Paula Patton (born December 5, 1975) is an American actress. She is mostly known for her appearances in the films Idlewild (2005) and Déjà Vu (2006). She is married to songwriter/singer Robin Thicke. On October 22, 2009, the couple announced they are expecting their first child mid 2010.

Early life and career

Patton enrolled at UC Berkeley, though she transferred to USC Film School after her first year, and where 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.

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 and in This Wednesday in 2008.

Patton plays the teacher of the main character in Precious, a film based on a novel by Sapphire.


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Precious Ms. Rain
2008 Mirrors Amy Carson
Swing Vote Quiana Small-Payne
2006 Idlewild Angel Davenport/Sally B Shelly
Déjá Vu Claire Kuchever Black Reel Award nomination- Best Breakthrough Performance
2005 London Alex
Hitch Mandy


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