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Disconnect (2012) Role: Unknown Status: post-production Official Site / IMDb / Photos
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) Role: Jane Status: Releases December 15, 2011 Official Site / IMDb / Photos
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American actress Paula Patton first hit the movie scene back in 2005 with her leading role in the movie “London”. Born on December 5, 1975, Ms. Patton is most known for her roles in films such as “Idlewild” and “Jumping the Broom”. She was born in Los Angeles to parents Joyce and Charles Patton. Although she started out at UC Berkeley, one year later she chose to make the move to USC Film School where she graduated with honors. Upon graduation, she began a three month stint making PBS documentaries. She later worked as a producer on the show “Medical Diaries” seen on the Discovery Health Channel.
Paula Patton’s career began with a lead role as Alex in the movie “London” back in 2005. In this film, she worked with greats such as Eva Mendes and Will Smith. She followed this up the same year with a supporting role in “Hitch” where she played Mandy and the following year acted with Big Boi and Andre Benjamin in the hit “Idlewild”. Her acting career only took off from there.
Ms. Patton acted in a number of films over the next few years. Her filmography includes such movies as “Mirrors” with Keifer Sutherland and “Deja Vu” with Val Kilmer and Denzel Washington. She almost made the movie to television as she was offered a role on the hit TV show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. This did not pan out though as she was offered the lead female part in “Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol”. She appeared in one episode of “Law & Order: SVU” before bowing out.
“Jumping the Broom” is Ms. Patton’s latest movie. Released on May 6, 2011 in theaters, it is currently available on both Blu-Ray and DVD. African Americans often follow a tradition of the bride and groom leaping over a broom upon completion of the marital vows which is how this movie received its name. The basis of this movie is similar to many others that have been seen in the past.
Jumping the Broom DVD
In the film “Jumping the Broom”, two families from different classes must come together when their children choose to marry. The groom comes from a working class family while the bride comes from an upper class background. The bride and groom choose not to announce their marriage until they are forced to as they realize their mothers will not be pleased. The movie focuses on the meeting of the two families in Chilmark which is located on Martha’s Vineyard. Paula Patton plays the bride in this film and is matched with Lax Alonso. Supporting cast for this film includes Mike Epps and Angela Bassett among others.
In “Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol” Paula Patton plays Jane Carter. She stars with Tom Cruise in an action packed thriller that will be released on December 21, 2011. Here the Impossible Mission Force has to go undercover to investigate the bombing of the Kremlin by terrorists. The team is to be blamed for carrying out this attack when in fact they are responsible for finding the responsible parties. All members of the team are warned that, if captured, they will be tried as terrorists and charged with inciting global nuclear war. The cast of this movie includes such names as Josh Holloway, Ving Rhames and Lea Seydoux.
Ms. Patton also has her next project lined up. She will by playing Witch Broom in the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2”. This film will be released in 2013 and is already highly anticipated. She may appear in other films between now and then. Only time will tell so be on the lookout for her next big hit.