Ms. Rain in the Academy Award-winning drama "Precious"
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 5, 1975. She graduated from Hamilton High School, and then started college at UC Berkeley, transferring to USC Film School after her first year. Shortly after completing her studies, she won a three-month assignment making documentaries for PBS.
Patton's first acting role was a small part in 2005's "Hitch", which starred Will Smith and Eva Mendes. She followed that with a small part in the drama London and appeared alongside OutKast members Andre Benjamin and Big Boi in "Idlewild." But her big break came in 2006 when she landed the pivotal role of Claire Kuchever opposite Denzel Washington in the science fiction thriller "Déjà Vu." She played television reporter Kate Madison in "Swing Vote" in 2008 and and appeared in "Mirrors", which was released the same year. In 2009 Patton portrayed Ms. Rain in the Academy Award-winning drama "Precious", a performance for which she received an NAACP Image Award nomination. On December 4, 2013, Legendary Pictures announced that Patton would be joining the cast of Warcraft film adaptation, set to be released in March 2016.
But Patton may be best known for her personal life as Robin Thicke's wife. They met in 1991 at an under-21 hip-hop club when Patton was 16-years-old. The two began dating in 1993, and married June 11, 2005 and have one child. The couple announced their separation on February 24, 2014.
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