Paula Patton net worth and salary: Paula Patton is an American actress who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Born in Los Angeles, California, Paula Patton graduated from the University of Southern California Film School and started making documentaries for PBS right out of college. From there, she went on to produce the series, "Medical Diaries" for the Discovery Health Channel. She began acting in 2005, appearing in a supporting role in the film "Hitch". From there, she went on to appear in a string of high profile films in increasingly larger roles, including such projects as "London" and "Idlewild". In 2006, she finally caught the attention of the general public with her breakthrough performance in "Déjà Vu" opposite Denzel Washington. Since then, she has gone on to appear in "Mirrors", "Swing Vote", and "Precious", for which she was nominated for a number of acting honors, "Just Wright", and "Jumping the Broom". She also appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Paula's biggest role to date is when she starred opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol". Paula Patton is married to and shares a son with singer Robin Thicke. In February of 2014, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke announced that they were separating.