What is Paula Patton’s Net Worth?
Paula Patton is an actress and producer with a net worth of $ 10 million. Paula Patton is best known for her appearances in films such as “Hitch”, “Déjà Vu”, “Precious”, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Warcraft”. Her other credits include “Swing Vote”, “Just Wright”, “2 Guns”, “Baggage Claim”, “The Perfect Match”, “Traffik” and “Four Kids and It”. On television, Patton starred in the short-lived ABC drama “Somewhere Between” in 2017.
Early life and career entry
Paula Patton was born on December 5, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, to schoolteacher Joyce and lawyer Charles. She is of European-American descent on the mother’s side and Afro-American on her father’s side. As a teenager, Patton attended Alexander Hamilton High School on the west side of Los Angeles. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley, where she spent a year before moving to the University of Southern California Film School. After graduating from college, Patton was given a three month assignment to direct documentaries for PBS.
Before she started acting, Patton worked as a singer and songwriter. She provided the vocals for Usher’s 2004 album “Confessions” and had songwriting credits on a number of albums by her then boyfriend Robin Thicke.
In 2005 Patton made her feature film debut with a small role in the comedy novel “Hitch” with Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James. This was followed by another short role in the romantic drama “London” with Chris Evans, Jessica Biel and Jason Statham. In 2006 Patton starred alongside OutKast members Big Boi and Andre Benjamin in the music film “Idlewild”. In the same year she had her mainstream breakthrough in the science fiction thriller “Déjà Vu”, in which she played the lead role of Claire Kuchever alongside Denzel Washington. Patton followed suit with a number of other important roles. In 2008 she starred opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the supernatural horror film “Mirrors” and appeared in the political dramedy “Swing Vote” alongside Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper. The next year, Patton made one of her most critically acclaimed appearances in Lee Daniels’ acclaimed literary adaptation, “Precious,” in which she played a teacher for underprivileged students at a Harlem high school. As part of the cast of the film, which also includes Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey and Sherri Shepherd, Patton received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
Patton starred in many romantic comedies in the 2010s. These include “Just Wright” with Queen Latifah and Common; “Jumping the Broom” with Angela Bassett and Laz Alonso; “Baggage Claim” with Taye Diggs, Djimon Hounsou and Derek Luke; the 2014 remake of “About Last Night,” starring Kevin Hart and Regina Hall; and “The Perfect Match,” which Patton also produced. The actress’s other notable credits include the action-spy sequel, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in which she starred alongside Tom Cruise. Patton also starred in the ensemble drama “Disconnect” and the buddy-action comedies “2 Guns” and “The Do-Over”. Her newer credits include the action fantasy “Warcraft”, based on the video game series of the same name; the thriller “Traffik”, which she also produced; and the British family fantasy “Four Kids and It” based on the novel by Jacqueline Wilson.
Patton first played Detective Angela Kellogg on the small screen in the 2005 unsold pilot for Murder Book. She didn’t return to television until five years later when she appeared as ADA Mikka Von on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Patton was supposed to be the new regular player in this role as the successor to Sharon Stone, but could not stay in the role due to her cast in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. Patton then appeared on the VH1 series “Single Ladies” and the educational children’s program “Sesame Street”. After making another unsold pilot called “Runner” in 2015, the actress was a guest judge on the reality competition series “Project Runway”. Then she got a lead role in the ABC drama “Somewhere Between” and played a news producer from San Francisco trying to help the police track down a serial killer. The show ultimately only lasted ten episodes before being canceled in September 2017.
At the age of 16, Patton met 14-year-old singer Robin Thicke in 1991 at a hip-hop club called Balistyx in Los Angeles. Thicke asked Patton to dance, and the two began dating a few years later. They finally got married in June 2005. Together they have a son named Julian Fuego, who was born in 2010. Later, in early 2014, the couple announced their separation; They applied for joint custody of their son and divorced in March 2015.
In early 2017, Patton filed for limited custody of Thicke because she alleged he had molested her child. Although a judge initially denied the motion, Patton was granted both sole custody and an injunction against Thicke shortly thereafter. Court documents showed that her ex-husband was responsible for several incidents of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence. He and Patton finally reached a custody agreement later that year.
In 1990, Robin’s father paid Alan $ 910,000 for a house in the Bird Streets area of the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. In 2005, shortly after Robin and Paula got married, Alan bequeathed the property to his son. In 2014, Robin and Paula put the house up for sale for just under $ 3 million. Impressively, the house eventually sold for $ 4.9 million, overtaxing $ 1.9 million.
In September 2014, after announcing their split, Paula paid $ 2 million for a home in Calabasas, California.