She made her feature film debut in Friday.
She is married to Forrest Martin.
She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She was nominated for Hustle & Flow.
She is 5'2" (1.57 m).
Her natural hair color is black, and she has brown eyes.
She appears in Rome's music video "I Belong to You (Everytime I see Your Face)".
Her first credited role was on The Appolo Comedy Hour.
She spoke in an "Express Yourself" segment on Disney.
She appears in the feature film Phone Booth.
One of the actresses that fell victim to type casting, Paula usually plays suburban characters. It is rare to see her play a sophisticated character such as Trudy Proud.
Performed in several New York clubs after graduating.
Provides the voice of Trudy Proud in The Proud Family. Trudy's maiden name happens to be the same as Paula's last name in real life, Parker.
Paula won a Cable ACE award in 1995. She won for Cosmic Slop.
Paula performed comedy at the legendary Appolo Theatre.
In addition to being an actress, she is also a comedian and a dancer.
Paula earned a BA from Howard University in Washington DC where her first year was 1987.
Paula was born in Farmington, Michigan but raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paula Jai Parker: When I go to the hood, they love me. When I go to Rodeo Drive, they follow me. I've been in the game for a while, but I'm still not getting love from the crossover section.
Paula Jai Parker: Vivica [A. Fox] once told me that it takes a good 11 years for a Black actress, who is decent, sticks to her morals, and doesn't sleep her way to the top, to make it.
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