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Paula Patton

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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 German, English, and Dutch 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 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 and Idlewild and the female lead in Deja Vu opposite Denzel Washington.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton have settled their divorce case ... TMZ has learned. Paula filed legal docs Tuesday declaring they have reached a property settlement as well as a custody… READ MORE >

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Robin Thicke -- Puts Paula Patton On the Hot Seat in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

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- 581 days ago
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- 604 days ago
Robin Thicke -- Hal-HO-ween Without Paula Patton

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Hal-HO-ween Without Paula

Robin Thicke is clearly done trying to win his ex Paula Patton back ... because the dude rolled into a costume shop with 4 chicks and bought them all sexy outfits.Thicke hit up Trashy… READ MORE >

- 668 days ago
Paula Patton Files for Divorce from Robin Thicke

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Files for Divorce From Robin Thicke

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- 686 days ago
Robin Thicke -- Single Guy Parties Too Hard ... Gets Ticketed

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Single Guy Parties Too Hard Gets Ticketed

Robin Thicke gave cops the same treatment Paula Patton's been giving him -- ignoring officers who asked him to stop blasting music on Labor Day ... and he ended up getting a ticket for it.Law… READ MORE >

- 721 days ago
Paula Patton -- Now Accepting Applications

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Now Accepting Applications

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- 729 days ago
Robin Thicke -- My Marriage to Paula Patton is Over

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