Paula Maxine Patton is an American film actress. She is best known for playing the lead role in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol opposite to Tom Cruise.
Paula Patton was born on December 5, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is white and her father is black.
Patton had her breakthrough role in the 2006 action thriller film Déjà Vu. She later had the female lead roles in films Mirrors (2008), Swing Vote (2008), Jumping the Broom (2011), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and 2 Guns (2013). She also co-starred in the critically successful film Precious (2009), and as lead actress starred romantic comedy films Jumping the Broom (2011) and Baggage Claim (2013).
At the age of 16, Paula Patton met recording artist Robin Thicke in 1991. The couple began dating in 1993 and married on June 11, 2005. They divorced in 2015.