April 12, 2024

Paula Maxine Patton (born December 5, 1975) is a beautiful and talented American Actress, Producer and philanthropist from Los Angeles, California. She debuted in the acting world in 2005 in the comedy film Hitch, featured in Deja Vu in 2006 and a couple of films in the Hollywood movie industry.

Early Life

Paula Patton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she grew up under the care of her mother, Joyce Patton, a school teacher, and her father, Charles Patton, a lawyer. 

Paula‘s parents are from different ethnic backgrounds, with her mother being of European descent and her father being of African-American descent, so she grew up in a diverse household.

While attending Hamilton High School, Paula developed a keen interest in acting and became an active member of the school’s acting group. After completing high school, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a year before transferring to the University of Southern California Film School to study acting.


Paula Patton started her journey in the entertainment industry as a production assistant in the 1998 film, “Mortal Kombat: Conquest“. Her talent didn’t go unnoticed, and in 2004, she appeared in a couple of music videos, including Robin Thicke‘s “Lost Without U” and Usher‘s “Can U Handle It?”. The following year, Paula made her acting debut in the comedy film, “Hitch”, which starred Will Smith. The same year, she also featured in a drama film called “London”.

However, her role as Claire Kuchever in the 2006 film “Déjà Vu” propelled her to stardom. She shared the screen with the legendary actor Denzel Washington, and her performance was highly praised.

Paula appeared in several other movies, such as “Precious” in 2009, where she played the character of Ms Blu, a teacher at an alternative high school in Harlem. In 2011, she was cast in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” but was later replaced by Melissa Sagemiller.

In 2013, Paula Patton was part of the cast in the action-packed comedy flick “2 Guns”, where she shared the screen with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. That same year, she took on the lead role in the romantic comedy “Baggage Claim“, which didn’t receive the best reviews.

In 2016, she starred in a comedy film called “The Perfect Match”, alongside Terrence Jenkins and Cassie Ventura. The following year, Paula landed the lead role in the ABC drama series “Somewhere Between”, which unfortunately got cancelled after one season.

Paula‘s most recent works include starring in the BET+ original movie “Sacrifice” in 2019 and the romantic drama film “2 Hearts” in 2020. While the latter received mixed reviews, Paula’s performance was praised by some critics.

In 2020, Paula Patton appeared in the romantic drama film “2 Hearts”, inspired by a true story of two couples whose lives are connected across time and geography. 

She portrayed the character of Leslie, a single mother who falls in love with one of the film’s main characters. Although the movie received mixed reviews from audiences and critics, Paua’s acting was praised by some reviewers who considered her performance as a standout.


  • Déjà Vu (2006)
  • Mirrors (2008)
  • Precious (2009)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • 2 Guns (2013)
  • Baggage Claim (2013)
  • Warcraft (2016)
  • Traffik (2018)

Personal Life

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke first met in an under-21 hip-hop club called Balistyx when Paula was 15, and Robin was 14. They started dating in 1993 and got married in 2005.

On April 6, 2010, the couple welcomed their son Julian Fuego. Unfortunately, their marriage hit a rough patch, and in March 2014, they announced their separation after being together for 21 years and married for nine years.

Paula filed for divorce in October 2014, and it was finalized in March 2015.

In January 2017, Paula accused Robin of child abuse and requested to limit his custody, but the judge denied her request. However, later in the same month, Paula was granted sole custody and a restraining order, including her mother, Joyce Patton, against Robin. This was due to Paula accusing Robin of domestic violence, infidelity, and substance abuse.

It wasn’t until August 2017 that Paula and Thicke reached a custody agreement.

In May 2018, various news outlets reported that Zachary Quittman, a real estate agent, had started dating actress Paula Patton while he was still legally married to his wife, Mia. This revelation caused quite a stir in the media, with many questioning Quittman’s actions and raising concerns about the ethics of his behaviour.

Quitman later confirmed that he was indeed still married to Mia when he started seeing Paula but defended his actions by saying that he and Mia had been separated for some time and were divorcing. He also claimed that he had been honest with Paula about his situation from the beginning and that their relationship had not started until after he and Mia had decided to end their marriage.

Despite Quittman’s explanations, the news of his marriage caused controversy, with many accusing him of being unfaithful and dishonest. Nevertheless, Paula and Quittman continued to see each other for several months, although their relationship ultimately did not last.

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Net Worth

As of 2023, Paula Patton‘s net worth is estimated at around $9 million. She has earned her fortune through her successful acting career in films and television shows.

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