Paula Maxine Patton (born December 5, 1975) is an American actress. She is mostly known for her appearances in the films Idlewild (2006), Déjà Vu (2006), Mirrors (2008), Swing Vote (2008), Precious (2009), Just Wright (2010), and Jumping the Broom (2011).
Patton was born in Los Angeles, to Joyce (née Vanraden), a European American school teacher, and Charles Patton, an African American lawyer. She grew up in Los Angeles, attending Hamilton High School. She started college at UC Berkeley, transferred to USC Film School after her first year, and graduated magna cum laude. Sh Read his whole biography