Paula Patton was born to be in the spotlight.
Having grown up across the street from 20th Century Fox Studios, she developed an interest in acting at a young age. While attending the Hamilton Magnet Arts High School she participated in the school's theater program, and would eventually go on to graduate from the University of Southern California's Film School, according to IMDb.
In 2005, Patton made her film debut with a role in Hitch, alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes, but got her first real break one year later thanks to a starring role in Déjà Vu, opposite Denzel Washington. Since then, this Hollywood beauty has gone on to appear in a number of blockbusters, including Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and television shows.
Here are nine breathtaking photos of Patton.
Patton attends Robin Thicke's album-release party at No. 8 in New York City on Sept. 4, 2013.
Patton attends the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Jan. 26, 2014.
Patton attends Somewhere Between photocall on June 19, 2017, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Patton arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' Warcraft at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, CA, on June 6, 2016.
Patton attends the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014.
Patton arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, on Jan. 25, 2015.
Patton attends the premiere of The Perfect Match at ArcLight Hollywood on March 7, 2016.
Patton arrives at the 2007 Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, on Sept. 9, 2007.