Paula Patton

Paula Patton

Highest Rated: 94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Do-Over (2016)

Birthday: Dec 5, 1975

Birthplace: Not Available

Even though bright-eyed actress Paula Patton began performing as a little girl, putting plays in her own back yard, the shy young woman didn't realize she wanted a career onscreen for many years to come. In high school, she became involved in a PBS series that took young, aspiring filmmakers on a trip across the country to work on their own documentaries, and when Patton graduated high school, she continued to pursue her interest in working behind the camera by enrolling the film school at the University of Southern California. After graduation, she worked as a production assistant, nurturing her goal of producing her own movie, but something felt missing. Finally, Patton realized that her passion was to be on the other side of the camera, so she enrolled in acting classes and strove toward her new goal in full force.Within a few years, Patton had landed a small role in Will Smith's 2005 comedy Hitch. The next year, she auditioned for a strange and exciting project by music-video director and first time filmmaker Bryan Barber starring Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group OutKast. The movie was called Idlewild, and the super-stylized comedy/crime drama/musical was set in the Prohibition-era American South. Patton's fresh new face was exactly what the unique project needed, and she was cast in the role of Angel Davenport, the female lead. Though the film wasn't geared toward the mainstream, it was a cult success among audiences and critics who appreciated its quirky style. Patton's star continued to rise as later that same year she was cast in another substantial role, this time in a much more high-profile movie. As the damsel Denzel Washington must travel through time to save in the Tony Scott action thriller Déjà Vu, Patton's sweet but solid force onscreen was lauded, even by critics who bashed the movie for being overly serious. For her next project, the actress signed on to star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the horror movie Mirrors, slated for release in 2007. She appeared in the 2008 political comedy Swing Vote, and the basketball themed romantic comedy Just Wright in 2010. She had her most high-profile success as a member of the team Ethan Hunt puts together in Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol. She next appeared in the comedies Jumping the Broom (2011), Baggage Claim (2013) and About Last Night (2014).Patton was married to R&B singer/songwriter Robin Thicke in 2005. She appears on the cover of his 2003 album A Beautiful World and in a number of his music videos. The couple officially divorced in 2015.


Highest Rated Movies



52% Four Kids and It Alice 2020
28% Traffik Producer Brea 2018
28% Warcraft Garona $44.8M 2016
22% The Perfect Match Producer Sherry $7.5M 2016
9% The Do-Over Heather 2016
69% About Last Night Alison $39.5M 2014
16% Baggage Claim Montana Moore $17.3M 2013
65% 2 Guns Deb $73.6M 2013
70% Disconnect Cindy Hull $1.5M 2013
94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Jane Carter $209.4M 2011
57% Jumping the Broom Sabrina Watson $37.3M 2011
45% Just Wright Morgan Alexander $21.6M 2010
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Ms. Rain $47.6M 2009
15% Mirrors Amy Carson $30.6M 2008
38% Swing Vote Kate Madison $16.3M 2008
47% Idlewild Angel Davenport $12.6M 2006
14% London Alex 2006
68% Hitch Mandy $177.6M 2005


No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Somewhere Between
Laura Price 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Project Runway
Judge 2015
No Score Yet Project Runway
Judge 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Performer 2013
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2013
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
ADA Mika Von 2010
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
Guest 2009


Jane Carter says: Where's Ethan?

Benji Dunn says: [Points up]

Benji Dunn says: [points up]

Jane Carter says: You've got to be kidding me..

Jane Carter says: This was not a rescue mission?!

Ethan Hunt says: Let me put to you like this. If the secretary wanted me out of there, then things are really bad out here

Ethan Hunt says: Let me put to you like this. If the secretary wanted me out of there, then things are really bad out here.

Jane Carter says: Where's Ethan?

Consuelo says: F for fat. [Precious smacks her in the face twice and everyone screams in excitement]

Ms. Rain says: Hey! Hey! Quit!

Rhonda says: Fuck her up!

Consuelo says: What the fuck!?

Clareece "Precious" Jones says: What? What?

Ms. Rain says: Quit it!

Consuelo says: [at Joann] Shut the fuck up! [at Ms. Rain] She just slapped me!

Ms. Rain says: [at Consuelo] Get out! [at Precious] We don't fight in my class.

Brij Nath says: Is that your husband or your boyfriend?

Jane Carter says: He's more of a co-worker

Sabrina Watson says: If it wasn't for your mother I wouldn't be questioning if you are the man I want to marry.