Paula Trickey is an American actress best known for her role as Cory McNamara on the USA Network series, Pacific Blue. 

She was born on March 27, 1966, in Amarillo, Texas, as the daughter of Harold Trickey and Virginia Demorest.

She was brought up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from East Central High School.

While in high school, she starred in several local TV commercials and competed in various beauty pageants

In 1985, she was crowned Miss Oklahoma and then moved to Dallas to study acting and worked in commercials.

She started her career appearing in the local film productions like ‘Dallas’ and ‘Dallas: The Early Years’ before moving to Los Angeles in 1986.

She rose to fame starring as Officer Cory McNamara in ‘Pacific Blue’ from 1996 to 2000.

She has also guest-starred in many TV shows, including Renegade, Sliders, Beverly Hills, 90210, Texas Ranger and One Tree Hill.

She appeared on the 3rd and 4th seasons of The O.C., where she played the role of mother of Harbor School socialite Taylor Townsend.

She has played the lead in numerous Lifetime and Hallmark movies and has also tried her hands in producing.

In recent years, she has appeared in TV movies like Bridal Bootcamp and Running Away.

Trickey hosts and produces several golf and music charity events and has been a member of various philanthropic campaigns as of now.

It seems like Paula has opted to stay out of the media spotlight in the recent days as her social media accounts are private.

She was married to Rich Thurber from 1996 to 2010. They have a daughter named McKenna Thurber (born 2000).