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Paula Maxine Patton is an American actress. She is known for her appearances in the films Idlewild (2006), Deja Vu (2006), Mirrors (2008), Swing Vote (2008), Precious (2009), Just Wright (2010), Jumping the Broom (2011), and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011). Patton's first acting role was alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes in 2005's Hitch. She followed that with a small part in the drama London, and appeared alongside OutKast members Andre Benjamin and Big Boi in Idlewild. Patton was also the leading lady in the 2006 film Deja Vu, a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, and played television reporter Kate Madison in 2008's Swing Vote. She appeared in the film Mirrors, alongside Kiefer Sutherland, in 2008. In Precious, a film based on the novel Push novel by Sapphire, Patton plays Ms. Rain, a teacher at an alternative high school in New York. There she encounters and mentors the main character Precious, as well as other students. Patton is married to songwriter/singer Robin Thicke, son of Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. Their son, named Julian Fuego, was born on April 6, 2010.