Paula Patton

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A virtual unknown when she starred as a sultry club singer opposite Andre Benjamin in the period musical "Idlewild" (2006), Paula Patton rose through the Hollywood ranks in a startlingly short period of time. In a matter of months she was paired onscreen with major stars Kevin Costner and Denzel Washington in both dramas and comedies. Patton's debut as a femme fatale, however, was not indicative of the types of roles the African-American …
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5 December 1975

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