Paula Jai Parker Biography
Paula Jai Parker is an American film and television actress and comedian. She was born in the year 1969 and celebrates her birthday every year on August 19. She gave her voice to the character Trudy Proud on the Disney Channel animated sitcom The Proud Family and is most known for her roles in the movies such as Hustle & Flow, Idelwild, Friday, The Genius Club, Phone Booth, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and many others.
She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, United States as she was born and raised there for most of her early life part. She has Polish descent. There is not much information available on how she was raised and her family. In order to attend the Howard University, she moved to Washington, D.C., in 1987 and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Then, she moved to New York City and started performing at several clubs there. Soon she became famous as a comedian and subsequently got her show The Apollo Comedy Hour filmed live from the Apollo Theater. She left the show to focus on her film career.
To start her film career, she had a role in the urban comedy Friday Upon her return to television in 1995, she was cast in the WB TV series The Wayans Bro. Throughout the decade she worked in several big and small screen projects. She appeared in The Weird Al Show, Snoops, Get on the Bus, Sprung, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, 30 Years to Life, She Hate Me, are among the many. In 2000, she voiced Trudy Proud in the popular Disney Channel animated series The Proud Family. She is often typecasted in urban characters like the ones she had in High Crimes, Phone Booth, My Baby’s Daddy and Hustle & Flow. She had starring roles in the 2006 movie The Genius Club and on the Tv series Touched by an Angel. Besides her TV and film career, she has appeared in numerous music videos such as ‘I Belong to You’ by Rome, ‘Follow My Lead’ by 50 Cent featuring Robin Thicke, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ by rapper Jay-z and had a cameo appearance in the music video ‘I Really Like It’ by Harlem World with Tia and Tamera Mowery and Tracy Bingham.
About her personal life, she is married to Forrest Martin. She met her soon to be husband while filming for Hustle & Flow where he was working as an intern. Without much delay, they married in the year 2005. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, Onederful Vanglorious Jaxon N'Krumah Martin. Currently, she is living a happy and satisfied life with her family. The couple has been married for almost a decade now and from the looks of it, they are still pretty much in love and divorce is out of the picture for a long time to come. She has found a good balance to her personal and professional life and is a good wife and a good mother as well.
The colored comedic actress has a great acting skill. Not only that, she is also a proud owner of a curvaceous body and a beautiful face. She is a proud owner of a sensual body with perfect measurements. She has the height of 5 feet and 2 inches, and has maintained her body in good shape even at the age of 44. She still has much of her youth left and looks younger than her age. She revealed her hot body and toned legs in sensual bikini pictures and has even dared to pose nude. She can be followed in her Twitter account and more information on her is available on her biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.