Paula Patton Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Height, and Net Worth

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Who is Paula Patton?

Paula Maxine Patton is a well-known American professional actress and producer. She made her feature movie debut in the 2005 comedy Hitch and has had starring roles in the movies Déjà Vu (2006), Jumping the Broom, and Precious (2009). As well as Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol (2011), 2 Guns (2013), Warcraft (2016), and Sacrifice (2019).

Paula Patton career

Patton gave additional vocals for Usher on his 2004 album Confessions. She then gave the female vocal counterpart on the song ”Can U Handle It?” which was co-written by Robin Thicke, whom she would later marry. Paula has songwriting credits on many Robin Thicke albums under the name ”Max” from her middle name (Maxine). She then made her movie debut with a small section in the 2005 romantic comedy movie Hitch together with Will Smith. The same year, she followed it with a short section in the drama movie London. She later appeared together with OutKast members Andre Benjamin and Big Boi in the musical movie Idlewild written and directed by Bryan Barber.


Her big break came in 2006 after she landed the pivotal female lead position of Claire Kuchever in the sci-fi thriller Déjà Vu together with Denzel Washington. The movie gained mixed reviews from critics, but was a box office hit, grossing more than US$180 million worldwide. Patton then appeared in her then-husband Robin Thicke’s ”Lost Without You” video in 2006. She revealed in an interview with Hot 97 on the Ebro in the Morning that she ghostwrote with her ex-husband Robin Thicke under the name Max Haddington. Patton portrayed television reporter Kate Madison in the comedy-drama Swing Vote in 2008 together with Kevin Costner and Amy Carson, the wife of Ben (Keifer Sutherland) in the supernatural horror movie Mirrors.

She then portrayed Ms. Blu Rain, a teacher at the alternative high school in Harlem, New York in Lee Daniel’s critically acclaimed drama movie Precious (2009). Her character teaches and mentors disadvantaged students such as the titular character, Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe). Patton later co-starred as Queen Latifah’s character’s god-sister in the romantic comedy Just Wright (2010). Later in 2020, it was revealed that she would succeed Sharon Stone as the new full-time assistant district attorney on the NBC crime drama series, Law& Order: Special Victims Unit.

A photo of Paula Patton
A photo of Paula Patton


After she was cast in the lead female role in the action movie Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol, her role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was minimized to one episode. Patton was then replaced by Melissa Sagemiller. On December 16, 2011, Mission: Impossible was launched, and was a critical and commercial success, grossing almost US$700 million worldwide. The same year she played the leading role in the comedy movie Jumping the Broom. She then co-starred together with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in the action-comedy movie 2, Guns in 2013. Patton additionally starred in the leading role in the romantic comedy movie Baggage Claim. The latter movie gained negative reviews from many critics.

It was later revealed on February 24, 2015, that Patton was cast as the lead character in the ABC crime drama pilot Runner. However, it was not picked up to series. She then starred in the romantic comedy movie The Perfect Match together with Terrence Jenkins and Cassie Ventura in 2016. Patton also appeared together with David Spade and Adam Sandler in the direct-to-Netflix comedy movie The Do-Over. Additionally, she starred as Garona Halforcen in the Warcraft movie version launched in June. She was then cast in the lead role of the ABC drama series Somewhere Between in January 2017. The film premiered as a mid-season replacement on July 24, 217, and was canceled following one season. Patton starred in the BET+ first original movie, Sacrifice in 2019.

How old is Paula Patton?

Paula Maxine Patton is aged 46 as of 2021, having been born on December 5, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She shares her birthday with celebrities including Walt Disney, Little Richard, Conan Gray, Anthony Martial, Frankie Muniz, George Armstrong Custer, Amy Acker, Margaret Cho, Amy Acker, and Adan Canto, among others.

Paula Patton Family

Who are Paula Patton’s parents?

Paula Maxine Patton was born to Charles Patton and Joyce Vanraden Patton in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is a White American school teacher while her father is an African-American lawyer.

Does Paula Patton gave siblings?

It is unclear if Patton has any siblings as she has not shared any information about them with the media.

Paula Patton Education

Patton attended Alexander Hamilton High School, where she graduated. She then joined the University of California, Berkeley for one year, before transferring to the University of Southern California’s Film School.

Paula Patton Interests

After college, she won a three-month assignment making documentaries for PBS. She loves music and is a singer and songwriter, having written and co-written many songs for Robin Thicke.

Paula Patton Husband

Patton was married to Robin Thicke from 2005 to 2015. They started dating in 1993 after meeting in 1991, at an under-21 hip-hop club called Balistyx, on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, after he asked her to dance. They tied the knot on June 11, 2005, and later announced their separation on February 24, 2015, and their divorce was finalized on March 20, 2015. The couple was together for 21 years and married for almost 9 years and have one child together. She is currently in a relationship with real estate agent Zachary Quitman since 2018 and lives in Los Angeles with her son.

Paula Patton Children

Patton and her ex-husband have one child together from their marriage. They have a son, Julian Fuego born on April 6, 2010.

She filed for joint custody of their son on October 8, 2014. However, she filed for sole custody of the child, claiming child abuse from Thicke, which was granted in January 2017. Patton accused him of domestic violence, infidelity, and drug and alcohol addiction, and they reached a custody agreement in August 2017.

Paula Patton Height

With her sexy, curvaceous body, Patton has an average height of 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m) and a moderate weight of 57 kg (126 lbs).

Paula Patton’s Net Worth

American professional actress, producer, singer, and songwriter, Patton has been active from 2004 to the present. She has appeared and starred in numerous films and has also written numerous songs. Patton, throughout her career, has been able to gather an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2022.