Paula Patton

  • Birth Name: Paula Maxine Patton
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Met future husband, Robin Thicke, in high school, where they began dating. 
  • Chosen along with three other teens to participate in the PBS series The Ride. The show tracked the documentary film process of the four young filmmakers.
  • Was a production assistant on The Howie Mandel Show and did production work on the Discovery Health Channel series Medical Diary. 
  • Posed for the cover of her husband's 2003 debut album, A Beautiful World, and has appeared in some of his music videos including "Lost Without U." 
  • Played Mandy in the 2005 comedy Hitch; it was her film debut.
  • Named in 2007 as one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People. 
  • Received an NAACP Image Award nomination for her role in the 2009 motion picture Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire.
  • Queen Latifah planned and hosted her baby shower in 2010.


  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Joyce Patton — Mother
  • Charles Patton — Father
  • Julian Fuego Thicke — Son
  • Robin Thicke — Ex-husband


  • Attended University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States