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PAULA PATTON (Morgan Alexander) has emerged as an unforgettable talent with leading roles in the Tony Scott film DÉJÀ VU opposite Denzel Washington and Jim Caviezel and the original musical IDLEWILD. 

Patton most recently was seen in the critically-acclaimed and award winning film PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE, directed by Lee Daniels. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. Additionally it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE has garnered numerous award nominations this year including a 2010 Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Motion Picture – Drama,” a 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” and a 2010 British Academy of Film Television Arts Award nomination for "Best Film.” Patton was also nominated for an NAACP Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture” for her role in PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE.

In 2008, Paula appeared in the thriller, MIRRORS opposite Kiefer Sutherland. Paula also appeared in SWING VOTE, a light-hearted political satire alongside industry veterans Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer. 

In August 2006, Patton was seen in the original musical IDLEWILD, in which she stars among an impressive cast including: Outkast's Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton, Terrence Howard, Ving Rhames and Patti Labelle. The musical, set in the Prohibition-era American South, is directed by Bryan Barber and produced by Charles Roven. The film was released by Universal. Paula was previously seen in Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy, HITCH, in which she co-starred opposite Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James. 

Paula grew up in Los Angeles, attending the Hamilton School for the Performing Arts. Paula always had a passion for acting as well as filmmaking; upon graduating from high school she was chosen as one of four young filmmakers for a documentary series for PBS titled: "The Ride,” which followed the four filmmakers as they directed their own documentary films about young people across America. After spending her freshman year of college at UC Berkeley, with an increasing passion for filmmaking, Paula transferred to the prestigious USC Film School, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Upon graduation, she began doing various production assistant work, and eventually worked her way up to shooting and producing a show titled: "Medical Diaries” for The Discovery Channel. When the show was completed, Paula realized her love of acting and immediately enrolled in acting classes, and after a year of studying she decided to pursue a career in professional acting. 

Paula resides in Los Angeles.


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