Paula Newsome

Paula Newsome

Highest Rated: 65% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

Lowest Rated: 38% Black or White (2014)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

After years spent going from one guest starring role to another, actress Paula Newsome finally came into her own with a co-leading role on the female-powered procedural, "Women's Murder Club" (ABC, 2007-08). Prior to her landing the role of Claire Washburn, a medical examiner who joins forces with a journalist (Aubrey Dollar), detective (Angie Harmon) and assistant district attorney (Laura Harris) to hunt down serial killers in San Francisco, Newsome remained an unknown quantity toiling away on television. Originally from Chicago, IL, Newsome cut her teeth on the theater scene, making it to Broadway in 1994 with a role in the Tony-winning revival of "Carousel." Before she was on Broadway, however, Newsome made her feature film debut with a small part in the Dolly Parton vehicle, "Straight Talk" (1992). After a brief appearance as a receptionist in the made-for-cable thriller "Keeper of the City" (Showtime, 1992), Newsome began what ultimately became a decade-and-a-half long struggle as a random television guest star.

Highest rated movies

Things We Lost in the Fire
Guess Who
Black or White




No Score Yet No Score Yet Revival! The Experience Mother Mary (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 60% Thinspiration Ms. Christie (Character) - 2014
38% 65% Black or White Judge Cummins (Character) $21.6M 2014
65% 73% Things We Lost in the Fire Diane (Character) $3.2M 2007
41% 49% Guess Who Darlene (Character) $68.0M 2005


77% 71% CSI: Vegas Maxine Roby (Character) 2021-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
67% 47% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
100% 72% Boomerang Victoria Johnson (Character) 2019-2020
85% 71% The Unicorn Coach Vanessa (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 71% Chicago Med Caroline CeCe Charles (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 78% Magnum P.I. Brianna Healy (Guest Star) 2019
99% 90% Barry Detective Moss (Guest Star) 2018
91% 75% Transparent Dr. Leona Gunderson (Guest Star) 2016-2017
55% 76% Doubt Talia Mendez (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 82% Code Black Margaret Wesley (Guest Star) 2016
82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
36% 85% Backstrom Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
89% 81% Cougar Town Principal Shore (Guest Star) 2015
91% 90% Suburgatory Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Jackie Vance (Guest Star) 2009 2012-2013
90% 87% Suits Lucille Jackson (Guest Star) 2011
81% 81% Pretty Little Liars Coach Fulton (Guest Star) 2011
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
72% 52% Drop Dead Diva Wanda Williams (Guest Star) 2010
80% 78% FlashForward Dr. Callie Langer (Guest Star) 2010
90% 81% Bones Kelly Bissette (Guest Star) 2009
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Murder Club Claire Washburn (Character) 2007-2008
52% 65% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Stalker Dr. Lawrence (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Tammy Caryle (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2004
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
7% No Score Yet Conrad Bloom Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 1996