Why Mission: Impossible 5 Didn’t Bring Back Paula Patton

The upcoming Mission: Impossible 5 will be bringing back multiple actors from the cast of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames – but fans have taken notice that there is one key name misting from that core ensemble: Paula Patton. Despite the fact that the last movie hinted at her return for the follow-up, it turns out she won’t be in the sequel. Why? It turns out that scheduling is to blame.
This weekend, Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie took to his Twitter account for a quick Q&A session with fans, and it was during this time that he addressed the reason Paula Patton is not returning to her part as Jane Carter. As it turns out, the production actually approached both Patton as well as Mission: Impossible III actress Maggie Q about being in the movie, but they simply couldn’t work it in. Or as McQuarrie put it:

@juanjoarroyo23 both Paula and Maggie Q were unavailable. #McQAndA

— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 7, 2015


In Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible III, it’s worth noting that both Paula Patton and Maggie Q played somewhat similar roles as Impossible Mission Force agents teamed up with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. While there is still very little known about the plot of Mission: Impossible 5 or how its various characters fit into its story, it appears that the female lead in the new sequel will be played by Rebecca Ferguson.
Considering all of the male team members will be returning from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, it is honestly disappointing that Paula Patton couldn’t fit the sequel into her schedule, but it is at least nice that they wanted to have her return. Those who have been following the Mission: Impossible franchise from its beginnings back in 1996 know that it originally wasn’t huge on creating a larger continuity, with Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames being the only real consistent presences in the first three movies. That’s obviously changed quite a lot since, but it’s a shame that Mission: Impossible 5 couldn’t wrangle the complete package of Tom Cruise/Ving Rhames/Jeremy Renner/Simon Pegg/Paula Patton.
In addition to talking about Paula Patton and Maggie Q, Christopher McQuarrie also confirmed that we will be getting a trailer and title for the name soon – which makes sense given that we haven’t seen anything from the film and it will be out in just a few months. If I personally had to place a bet, it would be that we will get our first official look at the movie along with what promises to be the first big action blockbuster of the year: April 3rd’s Furious 7.
Mission: Impossible 5, which stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris, will be in theaters on July 31, 2015.

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Finally Solves the Franchise’s Leading-Lady Problem

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Editor’s note: This post contains some spoilers for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.”

It’s a primary principle for any spy, even the ones in movies: Never get too close to anyone, lest they be used against you. For the first two films in the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise, IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) didn’t seem to have much trouble abiding by that concept. The super spy had compatriots (like long-time co-star Ving Rhames) and vague love interests (Emmanuelle Béart in the first film, and Thandie Newton in the second), and his care for them often blindsided him (remember when Béart’s Claire Phelps double-crossed him?), but he was a trained professional who moved on once the bullets stopped flying.

The first two films in the series neatly wrapped up their primary storylines and missions, allowing Ethan to start fresh with the next one. That changed in “Mission: Impossible III,” which not only opened with the reveal that Ethan left the IMF, but also that his brand-new life included … a fiancee? As quick-witted nurse Julia Meade, Michelle Monaghan was the first love interest to last into subsequent films, but her lingering role in the franchise has only served to highlight the series’ strange handling of its leading ladies, even capable women like Julia.

The sixth film in the franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” finally rights the wrongs inflicted on Julia over the course of her franchise arc, a drawn-out process of first not knowing what to do with her, and then only using her as a pressure point to hurt Ethan. It may be lethal for a spy to get close to someone, but it’s been the women who have suffered in the process.

In “Mission: Impossible III,” Julia was forced to come to terms with her fiancé’s past life as a dangerous international spy, and was then used as a way for the villains to bait Ethan, before finally being taught to defend herself. It was a compelling new direction for the character, and the J.J. Abrams film even packed a happy ending, with the pair heading out on their honeymoon. Ethan Hunt may have violated the first rule of spy-hood, but the film hinted at the possibility that Julia might join him on his adventures as a strength, not a weakness.

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Oddly enough, the second film also ended with Ethan paired with a strong foil, in the form of Newton’s Nyah Nordoff-Hall. However, she did not return and it seemed as if the franchise was going for the typical Bond Girl treatment: cool ladies who show up for one film, and are never seen again. The fourth film introduced its own kickass female characters, including Paula Patton as Jane Carter and Lea Seydoux as Sabine Moreau, both obvious Bond Girl corollaries (both alluring and smart, one evil and one good). They, too, were forgotten.

As for Julia, she lingered — but only in the margins. While “M:III” ended with her as a Beretta-toting badass, she’s since become a liability for Ethan, a damsel in distress trotted out when he needs a shot of emotion and motivation. “Ghost Protocol” was largely built around Julia’s importance to Ethan, but she’s a wordless force. That film picks up years after their happy honeymoon, but Julia has died (off-screen) at the hands of a hit squad that was out for Ethan. Newly introduced intelligence analyst William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) is also undone by her death; he’d been assigned to secretly protect the Hunts, and then felt so horribly about Julia’s death that he quit being a field agent.

Later, the film reveals that Julia’s death was all a big ruse and she’s actually just fine. However, at no point does Julia get to speak for herself; she receives only an uncredited, no-dialogue cameo and the film ends with Ethan and Julia staring wordlessly at each other across a crowded public space. She’s still visibly upset over having to fake her own death (and permanently parting from her husband), but all Monaghan gets to do is look sadly at Ethan before fading away.

Read More: Tom Cruise’s Most Insane ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Stunts, Broken Down by Director Christopher McQuarrie

In “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Julia is mentioned in passing (still doing well, apparently) but doesn’t figure in the plot. Ethan remains haunted by their parting, even with the introduction of the franchise’s next great leading lady, undercover MI6 agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson). As a turncoat turned ally, Ilsa is a formidable fighter (she kills a man by squeezing him to death with her thighs) and is Ethan’s equal in spycraft. She’s his match, the kind that Julia was initially promised to be. And yet, when she asks him to run away with her, he declines.

Even so, director and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie brought her back for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” And in doing so, McQuarrie manages to solve years of leading-lady issues: The film features Julia and Ilsa, and leans into the most compelling elements of their prior appearances to deliver a conclusion for one while setting a new stage for the other. (Bonus: They aren’t in competition with each other, and seem like they might be friends in a different, non-spy-centric world.)

Still better, McQuarrie’s film doesn’t just tie up long-dangling threads (What will happen to Julia? What’s up with Ilsa and Ethan?), it also explodes the concept that caring about people is bad (or at least dangerous); instead it’s Ethan’s biggest strength. It wouldn’t have happened without Julia or Ilsa, and “Fallout” is the first film to acknowledge that in a satisfying way. That’s the other principle every spy should know: Everyone has to break the rules sometimes.

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” is in theaters today.

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  • Paula Patton plays Jane in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
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  • Paula Patton, Dec 01, 2011 : ‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ film premiere, Tokyo, Japan – 01 Dec 2011 (Photo by AFLO)
  • Dec. 19, 2011 – New York, NY, U.S.A – Paula Patton at the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ U.S. premiere, which took place at the Ziegfield. (Credit Image: © Dan Herrick/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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  • US actress Paula Patton arrives for the German premiere of the movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ at the BMW World in Munich, Germany, 09 December 2011. The movie will be aired on 15 December 2011. Photo: Ursula Dueren
  • ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. DECEMBER 8, 2011. Hollywood actress Paula Patton poses for the media at the Moscow premiere of director Brad Bird’s sequel Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, at the Pushkinsky Cinema. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Mitya Aleshkovsky) . . 8 . ‘ : ‘ ”. -/
  • 08.12.2011. Moscow. Russia. ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ film premiers at Pushkinsky movie theater. Pictured: Paula Patton
  • RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2011 TITLE: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol STUDIO: Paramount Pictures DIRECTOR: Brad Bird PLOT: Fourth installment: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization PICTURED: PAULA PATTON as Jane Carter (Credit Image: c Paramount Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)
  • Paula Patton at the world premiere of Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Dubai International Film Festival 2011, Dubai, UAE.
  • RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2011 TITLE: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol STUDIO: Paramount Pictures DIRECTOR: Brad Bird PLOT: Fourth installment: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization PICTURED: TOM CRUISE as Ethan Hunt and PAULA PATTON (Credit Image: c Paramount Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)
  • American actress Paula Patton attends the premiere of ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ at BFI Imax in London on December 13, 2011. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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  • Paula Patton plays Jane in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
  • Paula Patton Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol premiere – Arrivals London, England – 13.12.11
  • Paula Patton, Dec 01, 2011 : ‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ film premiere, Tokyo, Japan – 01 Dec 2011 (Photo by AFLO)
  • Dec. 19, 2011 – New York, NY, U.S.A – Paula Patton at the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ U.S. premiere, which took place at the Ziegfield. (Credit Image: © Dan Herrick/ZUMAPRESS.com)
  • London, UK, 13/12/2011 Paula Patton attends the Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol – UK film premiere at the BFI IMAX cinema in
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  • Dec. 2, 2011 – Seoul, South Korea – Actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton and Director Brad Bird pose for media during at the ”Mission: Actress PAULA PATTON attends a promotional event for the film ”Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” at Times Square on December 2, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. (Credit
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  • Paula Patton at arrivals for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY December 19, 2011. Photo By: Lee/Everett Collection
  • US actors Tom Cruise and Paula Patton arrive for the German premiere of their movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ at the BMW World in Munich, Germany, 09 December 2011. The movie will be aired on 15 December 2011. Photo: Ursula Dueren
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  • 12.DECEMBER.2011. MADRID PAULA PATTON AT THE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL PREMIERE AT CALLAO CINEMA IN MADRID, SPAIN
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  • American actress Paula Patton attends the premiere of ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ at BFI Imax in London on December 13, 2011. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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  • Left to right: Jeremy Renner plays Brandt and Paula Patton plays Jane in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
  • Paula Patton Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol premiere – Arrivals London, England – 13.12.11
  • Paula Patton, Dec 01, 2011 : ‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ film premiere, Tokyo, Japan – 01 Dec 2011 (Photo by AFLO)
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  • London, UK, 13/12/2011 Paula Patton attends the Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol – UK film premiere at the BFI IMAX cinema in
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  • Dec. 2, 2011 – Seoul, South Korea – Actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton and Director Brad Bird pose for media during at the ”Mission: Actress PAULA PATTON attends a promotional event for the film ”Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” at Times Square on December 2, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. (Credit
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  • Paula Patton at arrivals for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY December 19, 2011. Photo By: Lee/Everett Collection
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  • American actress Paula Patton attends the premiere of ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ at BFI Imax in London on December 13, 2011. UPI/Rune Hellestad
  • RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2011 TITLE: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol STUDIO: Paramount Pictures DIRECTOR: Brad Bird PLOT: Fourth installment: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization PICTURED: PAULA PATTON as Jane Carter and SIMON PEGG as Benji Dunn (Credit Image: c Paramount Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)
  • Paula Patton and Robin Thicke arrive for the ‘Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol’ premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on December 19, 2011. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
  • UK Film Premiere – Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol – London
  • Left to right: Paula Patton plays Jane and Léa Seydoux plays Sabine Moreau in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
  • Paula Patton Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol premiere – Arrivals London, England – 13.12.11
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  • London, UK, 13/12/2011 Paula Patton attends the Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol – UK film premiere at the BFI IMAX cinema in
  • Dec. 2, 2011 – Seoul, South Korea – Actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton and Director Brad Bird pose for media during at the ”Mission: Actress PAULA PATTON attends a promotional event for the film ”Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” at Times Square on December 2, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. (Credit
  • Dec. 12, 2011 – Madrid, Spain – PAULA PATTON attends the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Premiere at the Callao Cinema. (Credit Image: © Jack Abuin/ZUMAPRESS.com)
  • US actors Tom Cruise and Paula Patton arrive for the German premiere of their movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ at the BMW World in Munich, Germany, 09 December 2011. The movie will be aired on 15 December 2011. Photo: Ursula Dueren
  • Paula Patton at arrivals for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY December 19, 2011. Photo By: Desiree Navarro/Everett Collection
  • 08.12.2011. Moscow. Russia. ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ film premiers at Pushkinsky movie theater. Pictured: Paula Patton
  • 12.DECEMBER.2011. MADRID PAULA PATTON AND TOM CRUISE AT THE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL PREMIERE AT CALLAO CINEMA IN MADRID, SPAIN
  • ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. DECEMBER 8, 2011. Hollywood actors Paula Patton and Tom Cruise pose for the media at the Moscow premiere of director Brad Bird’s sequel Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, at the Pushkinsky Cinema. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Mitya Aleshkovsky) . . 8 . ‘ : ‘ ”. -/
  • RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2011 TITLE: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol STUDIO: Paramount Pictures DIRECTOR: Brad Bird PLOT: Fourth installment: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization PICTURED: JEREMY RENNER as Brandt, PAULA PATTON as Jane Carter and SIMON PEGG as Benji Dunn (Credit Image: c Paramount Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)
  • Paula Patton and Robin Thicke arrive for the ‘Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol’ premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on December 19, 2011. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
  • UK Film Premiere – Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol – London
  • Left to right: Paula Patton plays Jane and Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
  • Paula Patton Mission: Impossible Ghost protocol premiere – Arrivals London, England – 13.12.11
  • Dec. 1, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – (L-R) US actor Tom Cruise, US actress Paula Patton and director Brad Bird attends the press conference to promote the new film ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.’ The movie will hit Japanese theaters on December 16. (Photo
  • RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2011 TITLE: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol STUDIO: Paramount Pictures DIRECTOR: Brad Bird PLOT: Fourth installment: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization PICTURED: (L-R) TOM CRUISE as Ethan Hunt, PAULA PATTON as Jane, SIMON PEGG as Benji, and JEREMY RENNER as Brandt (Credit Image: c Paramount Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)
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  • Dec. 12, 2011 – Madrid, Spain – Paula Patton attends the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Premiere at the Callao Cinema on December 12, 2011 in Madrid, Spain (Credit Image: © Jack Abuin/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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Paula Patton

Celebrated Name:

Paula Patton

Real Name/Full Name:

Paula Maxine Patton

Gender:

Female

Age:

44 years old

Birth Date:

5 December 1975

Birth Place:

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality:

American

Height:

1.71 m

Weight:

57 kg

Sexual Orientation:

Straight

Marital Status:

Divorced

Husband/Spouse
(Name):

Robin Thicke (m. 2005–2015)

Children:

Yes (Julian Fuego Thicke, Julian Fuego)

Dating/Boyfriend
(Name):

N/A

Profession:

Actress

Net Worth in 2020:

$12 Million

Last Updated:

February 2020

Paula Patton is globally recognized as an American based actress. Due to her unique acting talents, she stayed as the female lead within Déjà Vu (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), as well a 2 Guns (2013). Besides, she is also famed for appearing in the critically praised Precious (2009).

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Early Life

Paula Patton is the daughter of Joyce and Charles Patton, who gave birth to her in the year 1975 in Los Angeles. Joyce is a school teacher, whereas Charles is a lawyer. The actress’s mother is Caucasian, whereas her father is of African-American origin.

Talking about her education, she did graduation from Hamilton High School, and later she began studying at the University of California, Berkeley, moving to the University of Southern California’s Film School post her first year. Soon after finishing her studies, the actress received a three-month assignment preparing documentaries for PBS.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 5 December 1975, Paula Patton is 44 years old as of today’s date 1st February 2020. Her height is 1.71 m. Tall, and weight is 57 kg.

Career

Paula Patton has kicked start her career in acting by providing additional vocals for Usher on his album entitled Confessions. Besides, she too offered the female vocal counterpart on a song entitled “Can U Handle It?”, co-written by Robin Thicke, the person whom she would marry later.

The singer also has songwriting credits many of the multiple Robin Thicke albums below the name of “Max,” taken a right from her middle name, i.e., Maxine. Moreover, she did her film debut through a minor role played in a 2005 romantic comedy movie entitled Hitch, featuring Eva Mendes and Will Smith.

After that, she went on a large break that came during the year 2006 while she featured in the female lead character of Claire Kuchever within the science fiction thriller entitled Déjà Vu with Denzel Washington.

It was in late 2010 that announcement was made that this actress would get ahead Sharon Stone in the form of a latest full-time assistant district lawyer working on the NBC legal drama series known as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

She also holds experience of acting on co-starring roles because, in the year 2013, she co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington within the action-comedy movie entitled 2 Guns. Besides, she was featured within the lead character in a romantic comedy film entitled Baggage Claim.

Recently in 2016, she again performed in a romantic comedy entitled The Perfect Match, with Terrence Jenkins. Moreover, she performed opposite Adam Sandler within a direct-to-Netflix comedy movie entitled The Do-Over and featured as Garona Halforcen within the Warcraft film version.

Awards & Achievements

In the year 2007, Paula Patton won Black Reel Award as best supporting actress and also won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for her work in Precious.

Net Worth & Salary of Paula Patton in 2020

Paula Patton Net Worth

As of February 2020, Paula Patton has a net worth amounting to $12 Million. The era of the 2000s proved to be successful for this actress as she earned well and also gained experience for performing different roles.

Initially, she began preparing documentaries for PBS after graduating from college. After that, she earned well by producing a series entitled “Medical Diaries” for the Discovery Health Channel.

The actress started acting during the year 2005, acting in one supporting role within a movie entitled “Hitch.” Getting enough experience, she went to act in a series of high profile films in gradually bigger roles, containing projects like “London” as well as “Idlewild.”

The next year, she became successful in getting the attention of the common public by her breakthrough performance made in “Déjà Vu.” Till now, her greatest is while she featured opposite Tom Cruise within “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”

Paula Patton is the example of a hardworking and successful actress constantly working n her career since her debut. Neglecting the downfalls, she kept on giving her best acting performance, which became the inspiration for new actresses.

Paula Maxine Patton is an American actress born on 5th December 1975. Her acting career began in 2005 from the comedy film Hitch. Following that, Paula earned a minor part in the drama London. In 2006, Patton received her breakthrough by landing a lead role of Claire Kuchever in the thriller Déjà Vu. The film became box office hit and gained mixed reviews from critics. Later on, she appeared as television reporter Kate Madison in the 2008 comedy drama Swing Vote. In 2011, Paula starred in the action film Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol which earned commercial success and critical acclaim. Her other major films included Jumping the Broom, 2 Guns and The Perfect Match. She received several awards and nominations throughout her career such as Teen Choice Award, NAACP Image Award and Black Reel Award. As for her personal life, Paula Patton became married to recording artist Robin Thicke in 2005 but they got separation in 2015. The couple has one child together.

Paula Patton Personal Details:

  • Complete Name: Paula Maxine Patton
  • Nicknames: Paula
  • Date of Birth: December 5, 1975
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown

Paula Patton Body Measurements Bra Size Height Weight Vital Stats

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Paula Patton Career Highlights:

  • First Film: Hitch (2005)
  • First TV Show: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010)

Paula Patton Body Measurements:

Following is the list of Paula Patton body measurements complete details including the actress weight, height, dress, shoe, bra cup, hip, waist and bust size.

  • Height: 5′ 7″ (171 cm)
  • Weight: 57 kg (125 lbs)
  • Bra Size: 34C
  • Cup Size: C
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4
  • Body Measurements: 34-23-35

Paula Patton Interesting Facts:

  • She made her acting debut from the film Hitch.
  • Patton provided vocals for Usher’s album Confessions.
  • The actress met her ex-husband at a club where he asked her to dance.

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.

Career Progression

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.

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Is Paula Patton Dating or Married? – Boyfriend and Son

Paula Patton And Quittman Zachary

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.

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  • Original Name: Paula Maxine Patton
  • Birthday Date: December 5, 1975 (date of birth)
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Father Name: Charles Patton
  • Mother Name: Joyce Patton
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Education: University of California, Berkeley, Alexander Hamilton High School
  • Marital Status: Divorce
  • Spouse: Robin Thicke (m. 2005; div. 2015)
  • Partner: Ludwig Hallberg (2005–2015)
  • Children: Julian Fuego Thicke, Julian Fuego
  • Siblings: NA

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‘When you know, you know’: Paula Patton is in love! See her new boyfriend

Paula Patton has seemingly found her Perfect Match.

The Traffik star and producer stepped out with her new boyfriend Wednesday in New York City, after gushing about him earlier in the week.

“I have a boyfriend now,” Patton told Extra as a smile stretched across her face. “I haven’t called anybody a boyfriend. He’s my boyfriend.”

People magazine identifies her new bae as Zach Quittman.

Though Patton says the two have been together “a month,” she’s very convinced their relationship is the real deal. “When you know, you know,” she told the outlet’s reporter Tanika Ray, adding, “I love him.”

More:’Somewhere Between’ star Paula Patton: ‘Everything happens for a reason’

Patton joked that their love is the stuff of an “old woman’s fairy-tale.”

“If you have a kid and you’re at a basketball game, look at the daddies,” she advised in the interview, seemingly giving a clue as to how she and her beau met.

“It’s kind of a suburban romance,” she said. “He’s got kids, I got a kid. You know, one of those!”

Despite some startling headlines declaring that “Paula Patton’s new boyfriend is a married man,” Quittman told People magazine he and his estranged wife “were totally separated before I moved on.”

Patton was married to singer Robin Thicke from 2005 to 2015. The former couple welcomed their son Julian in 2010. Since their divorce, Thicke has moved on with model April Love Geary. The two welcomed daughter Mia in February.

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Actress Paula Patton on Life After Divorce: “It’s Freeing”

More than a year after her divorce with Robin Thicke, actress Paula Patton says she’s embracing single life. In a video interview with Essence, the Warcraft star opened up about what it’s like dating as a single mom and explained that she’s found a sense of empowerment and freedom in the process.

“It’s been fun and interesting and I’ve learned a lot about myself,” she told Essence. Because Patton had known Thicke since she was just 15, she explained that the transition has been “kind of strange”: “I have no idea what I’m doing, but it’s exciting, it’s so fun, I’m having a blast.”

Patton said she’s had mixed emotions about the transition to being single. “It’s really nice, honestly, getting used to being alone,” she said. “It’s freeing, it’s scary at the beginning. It’s really scary. But it’s something I’m coming to embrace and knowing that that’s really what it is now: learning to love yourself, enjoying your time with your friends, your family and then it will sort itself out.”

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She did, however, clarify the type of man she’d love to find once she’s ready to settle down with someone: “You know what the biggest thing is for me? Somebody who really likes to have fun,” she said. “I want a man, but I want a man that also wants to embrace his inner child. You know? Laugh. Have fun. Enjoy the moment. … I want to be happy. Life is too short.”

Watch the full interview at Essence.com

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Paula Patton has built quite a name for herself in Hollywood. As evidenced below, Paula is a seriously stunning beauty. She has curves in all the right places – a perfect celebrity for today’s jerk-off session!

Paula’s favorite position: face down, ass up.

We’ve collected her sexiest movie scenes, photographs and “oops” moments. Don’t miss the delicious Paula Patton nude photos down below!

Now to our collection of Paula’s best sexy and nude movie scenes. Scroll down to see her naughty photos & video clips!

Paula Patton Nude: The Best Video Clips

2 Guns

Jumping The Broom

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Deja Vu

Baggage Claim

The Do Over

Idlewild

Mirrors

Paula got her start doing vocals for Usher way back in 2004, most likely due to her early connection with Robin Thicke way back in the early nineties (the two were married for 21 years before their divorce in 2015!). Her film debut came in 2005 in the movie Hitch, and she has since been cast in several notable films including Deja Vu, Precious, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, 2 Guns and Warcraft.

Paula Patton Sexy Pics & Scandals

Who wouldn’t want to see this smokin’ hot babe naked? Her father is African American, and her mother is English/Dutch/German. Whatever the mixture, Paula popped out of her mother and grew up to be oh-so-sexy.

Luckily, Paula is no stranger to showing off the whole thing. In 2003, the renowned actress stripped for the debut CD cover of her (now ex) husband Robin Thicke’s A Beautiful World.

These two divorced in 2015.

Although it took her almost a decade to succeed a similarly on-screen, the resulting treats were worth the wait. In 2013, she played Denzel Washington’s love interest in the film 2 Guns — and the two had some steamy love scenes! This was her second role with Denzel that, at last, exposed her two fine tits. Before that, she went topless twice when she was thirty years old during her roles in the movies Idlewind released in August 2006, and Deja Vu released in November 2006.

To honour the debut of the gorgeous actress’s controversial motion picture Precious, Giant Magazine released exclusive behind the scenes video tape Paula’s photo shoot to piggyback on the film’s hype.

She has also appeared in photo shoots with GQ magazine for the December 2011 issue.

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