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Paula Jai Parker

Highest Rated:   88% Get on the Bus (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% Cover (2007)
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Born and raised in the Midwest, actress Paula Jai Parker moved to Washington, D.C., to study at Howard University. After getting her B.A., she went on to become a regular on The Apollo Comedy Hour and Townsend Television on FOX. After proving she could do comedy, she made a dramatic turn on the HBO anthology series Cosmic Slop. She won a Cable ACE Award for her title role in the segment "Tang," based on the short novel by Chester Himes. Parker made her feature film debut as Ice Cube's girlfriend Joi in F. Gary Gray's hit comedy Friday. After meeting director Rusty Cundieff while doing Tales From the Hood, she was cast as gold-digging Adina in his urban comedy Sprung with Tisha Campbell. She also worked with many of the Wayans brothers on the WB show The Wayans Bros. and the feature film Don't Be a Menace in South Central. Her next few films included the romantic comedy Woo, starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and the period drama Why Do Fools Fall in Love, starring Halle Berry. In 1999, she joined the cast of the David E. Kelley's Snoops, a detective drama on ABC starring Gina Gershon. After the show ended, she provided the voice of Trudy Proud on the animated series The Proud Family and starred in the ensemble comedy 30 Years to Life with Tracy Morgan. Parker later appeared in Joel Schumacher's action thriller Phone Booth and Cheryl Dunye's domestic comedy My Baby's Daddy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Taco Shop
  • Eve
2017
No Score Yet Last Call at Murray's
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Summoning
  • Angela Simmons-Alexander
2015
38% Life of a King
  • Gina Sanders
2014
No Score Yet Patterns of Attraction
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet When a Woman's Fed Up
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet 4Play
  • Linda
2013
No Score Yet Pastor Shirley
  • Pastor Shirley
2013
No Score Yet Jessica Sinclaire's Confessions of a Lonely Wife
  • Actor
2010
0% Cover
  • Monica Wilson
2007
No Score Yet Angels Can't Help But Laugh
  • Actor
2007
14% The Genius Club
  • Tatiana
2006
47% Idlewild
  • Rose
$12.6M 2006
No Score Yet Animal
  • Actor
2005
82% Hustle & Flow
  • Lexus
$22.2M 2005
No Score Yet The Proud Family Movie
  • Trudy Parker-Proud
2005
19% She Hate Me
  • Evelyn
$81.9k 2004
4% My Baby's Daddy
  • Rolonda
2004
No Score Yet Love Chronicles
  • Sara
2003
71% Phone Booth
  • Felicia
$46.6M 2003
67% 30 Years to Life
  • Stephanie
2002
31% High Crimes
  • Gracie
$41.5M 2002
No Score Yet The Breaks
  • Ann
1999
54% Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Paula King
1998
10% Woo
  • Claudette
1998
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered
  • Actor
1998
22% Sprung
  • Adina
1997
88% Get on the Bus
  • Jamilia
1996
32% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
  • Drunk Party Girl
1996
44% Tales From the Hood
  • Sissy
1995
74% Friday
  • Joi
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Ellie
  • 2017
69% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Karen
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012-2016
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Amelia
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Astrid
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Julia Beltran
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Deana Walters
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Deseray
  • 2004
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Cara Wilson
  • 1998

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