Paula Maxine Patton is an American actress and the definition of a strong black woman.
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (née Vanraden), a school teacher, and Charles Patton, a lawyer. Her mother is European-American and her father is African-American.
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Shortly after completing her studies, she won a three-month assignment making documentaries for PBS.
Patton made her feature film debut in the 2005 comedy Hitch, and had starring roles in the films Déjà Vu, Precious, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, 2 Guns, and Warcraft.
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