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  • Paula Patton

    Born on May 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California

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Precious (2009)

Paula Patton as "Ms. Rain"

Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo'Nique). Precious instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her new teacher, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins the journey from oppression to self-determination.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Paula Patton in the news

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Box Office: How Did 'Baggage Claim' Beat 'Don Jon'?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Sep 30th 2013, 6:30AM

Sep 30th 2013, 6:30AM

10 Desperate Movie Bachelorettes

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 25th 2013, 7:00AM

Sep 25th 2013, 7:00AM

Is Paula Patton America's Next Rom-Com Queen?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Sep 23rd 2013, 6:30AM

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:30AM

Paula Patton on 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol': 'There's No Way Tom Cruise Can Kill Me, Right?'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 13th 2011, 4:00AM

Dec 13th 2011, 4:00AM

Cinematical Late Night: Paula Patton, Barry Levinson, Sam Levinson

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 2nd 2010, 12:25AM

Sep 2nd 2010, 12:25AM

Paula Patton Joins 'Mission: Impossible' Force

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Sep 1st 2010, 5:27PM

Sep 1st 2010, 5:27PM

Paula Patton Snags a Rom-Com Lead

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 25th 2010, 2:35PM

May 25th 2010, 2:35PM

Movie Casting: Bette Midler Joins 'Sweet Baby Jesus'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on May 24th 2010, 10:52AM

May 24th 2010, 10:52AM

'Just Wright' Star Queen Latifah on Role Models and Being a Nets Fan

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on May 13th 2010, 2:50PM

May 13th 2010, 2:50PM

Anne Hathaway Joins 'Spider-Man 4' Rumor Mill

Posted by
Leonard Jacobs on Nov 19th 2009, 11:35AM

Nov 19th 2009, 11:35AM

'Spider-Man 4' Rumor of the Day: Julia Stiles as the Black Cat?

Posted by
Leonard Jacobs on Nov 18th 2009, 10:50AM

Nov 18th 2009, 10:50AM

Discuss: What Will Everyone Else Think About 'Precious'?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 11th 2009, 5:18PM

Nov 11th 2009, 5:18PM

'Precious': The Movie Oprah Doesn't Want You to Miss

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Sep 17th 2009, 10:00AM

Sep 17th 2009, 10:00AM

Review: Swing Vote

Posted by
James Rocchi on Aug 1st 2008, 5:03AM

Aug 1st 2008, 5:03AM

SDCC: Kiefer, Aja, Smart and the 'Mirrors' Breakfast

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Jul 25th 2008, 2:02PM

Jul 25th 2008, 2:02PM

EXCLUSIVE: New Images from 'Swing Vote'

Posted by
Erik Davis on May 7th 2008, 8:02AM

May 7th 2008, 8:02AM

Disney Snags Costner's 'Swing Vote' ... and It's a Comedy!

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Aug 24th 2007, 5:07PM

Aug 24th 2007, 5:07PM

Amy Smart Steps Into Alexandre Aja's 'Mirrors'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 5th 2007, 7:02AM

Jun 5th 2007, 7:02AM

Paula Patton To Star In Alexandre Aja's 'Mirrors'

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Mar 29th 2007, 3:32PM

Mar 29th 2007, 3:32PM

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