With a net worth of $10 million, Paula Patton is an actress and producer who is well-known for her work. In addition to her roles in films such as “Hitch,” “Déjà Vu,” “Precious,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” and “Warcraft,”
Paula Patton is most known for her television appearances on the show “The View.” Swing Vote, Just Wright, 2 Guns, Baggage Claim, The Perfect Match, Traffik, and Four Kids and It are just a few of her other film and television appearances. The 2017 ABC drama “Somewhere Between,” in which Patton played a major part, was a brief success.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Her parents, school teacher Joyce and lawyer Charles, welcomed Paula Patton into the world on December 5, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. On her mother's side, she is descended from European-Americans, while on her father's side, she is descended from African-Americans.
At the time, Patton was a student at Alexander Hamilton High School, located on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles. Her first year at the University of California, Berkeley was a learning experience that she used to transfer to the University of Southern California's film school.
Following her completion of college, Patton was assigned to a three-month job producing documentaries for the Public Broadcasting Service.
Patton had a successful career as a singer and songwriter before she began acting. The singer contributed to Usher's 2004 album “Confessions,” and she has songwriting credits on several albums by her then-boyfriend Robin Thicke, who she met through Usher.
Patton made her feature film acting debut in 2005 with a tiny role in the rom-com “Hitch,” which also starred Will Smith, Eva Mendes, and Kevin James, among others. The next year, she appeared in a small role in the romantic drama “London,” which also starred Chris Evans, Jessica Biel, and Jason Statham.
Patton appeared in the 2006 musical film “Idlewild,” in which he co-starred with OutKast members Big Boi and Andre Benjamin. The following year, she landed her first major film part in the science-fiction thriller “Déjà Vu,” in which she co-starred with Denzel Washington as the principal female character Claire Kuchever.
Patton went on to play several other significant roles after that. In 2008, she co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland in the supernatural horror film “Mirrors.” She also participated in the political dramedy “Swing Vote,” in which she co-starred with Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, and Dennis Hopper, among others.
Patton went on to provide one of her most lauded performances in Lee Daniels' famous literary adaption “Precious,” in which she played a teacher of poor pupils at a Harlem high school, which was released the following year.
A nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award was given to Patton for his performance as a member of the film's ensemble cast, which also included Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, and Sherri Shepherd.
Throughout the decade of the 2010s, Patton appeared in several romantic comedies. They include “Just Wright,” which stars Queen Latifah and Common; “Jumping the Broom,” which stars Angela Bassett and Laz Alonso; “Baggage Claim,” which costars Taye Diggs, Djimon Hounsou, and Derek Luke
The 2014 remake of “About Last Night,” which stars Kevin Hart and Regina Hall; and “The Perfect Match,” which Patton also directed and produced. “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” in which she co-starred with Tom Cruise as the principal female character, is another of her significant film roles.
“Disconnect,” as well as the buddy action comedy “2 Guns” and “The Do-Over,” were among the other films in which Patton appeared. A few of her more recent film credits include the action fantasy “Warcraft,” which was inspired by the namesake video game series; the thriller “Traffik,” which she also produced; and the British family fantasy “Four Kids and It,” which was adapted from the novel by Jacqueline Wilson.
Patton's first role on television was as Detective Angela Kellogg in the pilot episode of “Murder Book,” which was never broadcast. She didn't appear on television again until five years later, in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” in which she played A.D.A. Mikka Von.
Patton was meant to be the new regular in this role, taking over for Sharon Stone, but she was unable to do so owing to her involvement in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” which she was cast in instead.
Following this, Patton appeared as a guest star on the VH1 series “Single Ladies” and the educational children's television program “Sesame Street,” among other shows. She went on to serve as a guest judge on the reality competition series “Project Runway” in 2015, after filming another unsold pilot titled “Runner.”
After that, she secured a starring part in the ABC drama “Somewhere Between,” in which she portrays a San Francisco news producer who tries to assist the police in their pursuit of a serial murderer. The sitcom was finally terminated in September of 2017 after just 10 episodes had been shown.
A hip hop club in Los Angeles called Balistyx is where Patton met Robin Thicke, a 14-year-old singer when he was 16 years old in 1991. Thicke invited Patton to dance, and the two began dating a year or so after that.
Finally, in June of 2005, they were united in marriage. Julian Fuego, their son, was born in 2010 and is the couple's first child together. They later announced their separation in early 2014, petitioned for shared custody of their son, and were divorced in March of the following year.
Patricia Patton filed a legal motion to limit Thicke's custody of their child in early 2017 after she claimed that he was abusing their child. Even though the motion was first refused, Patton was eventually given exclusive custody as well as a restraining order against Thicke.
Her ex-husband was found to be guilty of several incidences of drug and alcohol misuse as well as domestic violence, according to court documentation. Later in the year, he and Patton were able to reach an agreement on child custody.
In 1990, Robin's father, Alan, purchased a property in the “Bird Streets” neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills for $910,000, according to Robin. Alan transferred ownership of the property to his son in 2005, shortly after Robin and Paula were married.
In 2014, Robin and Paula put their property on the market for just less than $3 million. The property sold for $4.9 million, which was $1.9 million more than the asking price, which was an impressive result.
Paula purchased a property in Calabasas, California, for $2 million in September 2014, shortly after the couple announced their split.