Paula Maxine Patton popularly is an American Actress popularly nicknamed Pat and Thumper. The beauty has been relevant in the entertainment industry for quite some time and is well known for hit movies like Jumping the Broom (2011). To further prove how good she is, Paula has won a few awards for her efforts in the movies and gotten nominated in several categories. But besides her prowess as an actress, she has a love life that is bound to keep the audience glued to their seats if it was made into a movie. Read on as we unravel the mystery that is Paula Patton.
Paula Patton’s Bio (Ethnicity)
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, the United State of American on the 5th December 1975, to an African-American Father Charles Patton and a Caucasian mother Joyce Vanraden. She also has a hint of German, English and Dutch ancestry flowing in her bloodline from her mother’s roots.
During Paula Patton’s growing up years, she lived close to the 20th Century Fox which probably influenced her choice of career as an actress, and she was open to learning at a tender age. She attended the Alexander Hamilton High School and on graduation, Paula proceeded to the University of Southern California Film School to pursue her interest. On her successful graduation, she won an award for a three months assignment in the production of documentaries for the PBS. She also later worked for the Discovery Health Channel producing documentaries. It may not have been much at the time, but Paula sure enjoyed it as a step in the right direction to what she really wanted which was to be on the big screens.
Having paid her due in high school and through the smaller screens she had worked with, Paula Patton’s big chance came in 2004 when she worked as a vocal for Usher Raymond on his album Confession. Gaining some exposure, she began working with singer and songwriter Robin Thicke, she provided vocals for the song Can you Handle It which she had co-written with him. The next year, she took a plunge into the film industry with her first movie appearance in Hitch starring alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes.
Unlike many other beginners who would have to be invisible for a while, Paula’s big break happened the very next year in 2006 when she was cast in the science fiction Deja Vu alongside the superstar Denzel Washington, the film was a big hit at the box office grossing about $180 million around the world and taking Paula from no one to someone. Her other film appearances include; Mirrors (2008), Swing Vote (2008), Precious (2009), and Just Wright later in 2010 alongside Queen Latifah.
By 2011, Paula Patton was in hot demand as every director wanted her in his film. She had a lot of options and even had to start turning down some offers. She passed over a deal to feature in the crime series Law and Order and instead, took a supporting role in the film Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol, the film on its release in December 2011, grossed about $700 million in the box office worldwide. She later bagged roles in some not so great movies like Baggage Claim. The Perfect Match film in 2016 saw her acting alongside Terrence Jenkins, while Do-Over had her starring with Adam Sandler.
Most recently in 2017, she got the lead role as Laura Price in the ABC drama series Somewhere Between which premiered on July 24th, 2018. Paula Patton is currently promoting her new films Traffik and also still appears in the series Somewhere Between.
Besides her works on the screen, she has also enjoyed some endorsement from Remmy Martins and Sprite Spot drink and has won some awards too. She was nominated for the Black Reel Awards for the best supporting actress which she won. Boston Society of Films Critics Award also nominated her for the NACCP image Awards and Washington D. C Area Film Critics Association Awards to mention but a few.
Networth and Salary
Paula Patton receives about $400,000 for her films annually but the total value of her net worth has not been pegged to a specific amount. The sums differ depending on the source, but Paula Patton’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $9 million and $18 million. After her very public divorce, she bought a 4078 square foot house in Calabasas which surely improved her worth.
Is Paula Patton Dating or Married? – Boyfriend and Son
Paula was formerly married to Robin Thicke an American pop-soul singer, whom she met in 1991 when they were in their teens. They stayed together for about twenty-one years before they separated then later got divorced. The duo got hitched on the 11th of June 2005 and have one cute son together. They went their separate ways in 2014 and after one year, Paula filed for divorce in 2015 despite her husband’s efforts to woo her back after he admitted to having cheated with another woman. The divorce was finalized on 20th March 2015.
Her son, Julian Fuego Thicke, was born on the 6th of April 2010. Robin has moved on with his life and recently welcomed another child from his current girlfriend.
After a few years of peddling her single life alone, Paula Patton most recently unveiled her new beau in one of the interviews to promote her new film ‘Traffik‘. Her new beau who is six years younger than her, unfortunately, is still married, and his name is Zachary Quittman who is said to be into real estate in Malibu. she said they met at their children’s game and instantly connected. The man has since moved in with Paula and they have been seen publicly holding hands while attending her press conferences.
Family – Parents and Siblings
Paula’s parents are Joyce Vanraden and Charles Patton. Her mother was a high school teacher and had a great taste for good films which probably inspired Paula’s interest in the movies. Her father Charles Patton was an African American lawyer. She has no known sibling from any of her parents.
Height and Body Measurements
The gorgeous Paula Patton stands at about 5 ft 7 inches in height and is supported with a weight of 57kg. She was voted as the 48th hottest person in the world in the Hot 100 which was probably due to her hourglass body shape. Her shoe size is 9 (US), her bust is 34C, and her hips is recorded as 36 with a Waistline of 27.