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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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Video Shows Robin Thicke Shut Down By Cops in Paula Patton Custody War

Robin Thicke
Video Shows Singer Shut Down By Cops In Custody War

Robin Thicke brought the cops to Paula Patton's home Friday morning because she allegedly violated their custody order by not allowing him to take their son ... but the video dramatically shows… READ MORE >

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Embroiled in Custody War with Allegations of Physical Abuse

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Custody War with Allegations of Physical Abuse Hard Feelings Over Alan's Funeral

Robin Thicke and ex-wife Paula Patton have been embroiled in a nasty custody fight over their 6-year-old son. It's escalated to a Child Services case over alleged physical abuse, and Robin just… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Robin Thicke, Paula Patton ... Loaning Stuff to Your Ex is Risky Business

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton
Loaning Stuff to Your Ex is Risky Business

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton both just learned a lesson about divorce ... don't loan and don't borrow your ex's car, because it can cost you dearly. We're told Paula got pulled over a few… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Amber Heard vs. Paula Patton -- Who'd You Rather? (Pilgrim Edition)

Amber Heard vs. Paula Patton
Who'd You Rather? (Pilgrim Edition)

Amber Heard (left) and Paula Patton (right) are kicking off Thanksgiving week primped as pilgrims. We’re giving thanks to both leading ladies who proved that even… READ MORE >

- 428 days ago
Robin Thicke, Paula Patton ... Divorce is a Done Deal

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton
Divorce is a Done Deal

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 >

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

Robin Thicke
Puts Paula Patton On Hot Seat ... In 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Paula Patton could have Robin Thicke by the short hairs ... again -- she's being called to testify in the court battle over whether he ripped off "Blurred Lines" from Marvin Gaye.According to… READ MORE >

- 734 days ago
Robin Thicke -- Merry Ex-Mas WITH Paula Patton

Robin Thicke
Merry Ex-Mas ... With Paula Patton

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton spent Christmas Eve partying together -- and even though they're not reuniting -- based on pics from the bash ... some of her family wishes they would.Robin… READ MORE >

- 757 days ago
Robin Thicke -- Hal-HO-ween Without Paula Patton

Robin Thicke
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 >

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

Paula Patton
Files for Divorce From Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke tried and tried hard to save his marriage, but it didn't work.  TMZ has learned Paula Patton has filed for divorce ... and as for the most important asset in the marriage ... she… READ MORE >

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

Robin Thicke
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 >

- 874 days ago

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