Paula Jai Parker

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Paula Jai Parker built up an impressive resume of film and television work before landing a high-profile regular role on David E Kelley's detective series "Snoops" (ABC, 1999-2000). A spirited comedic performer with a ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1969 in Farmington, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

4Play 2014 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Life of a King 2014 (Movie)

Gina Sanders (Actor)

Somebody Save Me 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Taco Shop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Blood 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

When a Woman's Fed Up 2014 (Movie)

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The Soul Man 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Let's Stay Together 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Exes 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1993 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cover 2008 (Movie)

Monica Wilson (Actor)

Fear Itself 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roc 1993 - 1994, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1993 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Genius Club 2007 (Movie)

Tatiana (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Animal 2004 (Movie)

Reecy (Actor)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

Lexus (Actor)

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

Rolanda (Actor)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

The Shield 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phone Booth 2003 (Movie)

Felicia (Actor)

30 Years to Life 2002 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

The Proud Family 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weird Al Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

Paula King (Actor)

Woo 1998 (Movie)

Claudette (Actor)

Riot 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sprung 1997 (Movie)

Adina (Actor)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

Jamilia (Actor)

Rumors 1996 (Movie)

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Friday 1995 (Movie)

Joi (Actor)

Tales From the Hood 1995 (Movie)

Sissy (Actor)

Townsend Television 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Always Outnumbered (TV Show)

Actor

Cosmic Slop (TV Show)

Actor

The Proud Family Movie (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

Paula Jai Parker built up an impressive resume of film and television work before landing a high-profile regular role on David E Kelley's detective series "Snoops" (ABC, 1999-2000). A spirited comedic performer with a powerful and uncompromising presence, Parker proved her skills as a regular on one season of the syndicated "Apollo Comedy Hour" before landing a featured starring role on Robert Townsend's short-lived variety series "Townsend Television" (Fox, 1993). The versatile, actress compellingly took on a more dramatic role in "Tang", an installment of the 1994 HBO anthology special "Cosmic Slop", for which she earned a CableACE Award as Best Actress in a Dramatic Special or Series. On the big screen, Parker could be seen in supporting roles in F Gary Gray's "Friday" and Rusty Cundieff's horror anthology "Tales From the Hood" in 1995, followed by a 1996 appearance in Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus". She also stayed busy with a recurring role on The WB comedy series "The Wayans Bros." from 1995 to 1996.

EDUCATION

Howard University

Washington , Washington D.C.

Milestones

2006

Cast in "Idlewild," a feature about music performers in the 1930s

2005

Starred in Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" opposite Terrence Dashon Howard

2004

Featured in the Spike lee film "She Hate Me"

2003

Featured in the thriller "Phone Booth"

2001

Co-starred in the Sundance-screened ensemble comedy "30 Years to Life"

1999

Starred as brazen private investigator Roberta Young in "Snoops" (ABC) David E Kelley's high-tech detective drama

1998

Appeared in the HBO original film "Always Outnumbered"

1998

Featured in the comedy "Woo", starring Jada Pinkett

1998

Acted in the biopic of 1950s hit singer Frankie Lymon "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"

1997

"Riot", a 1995 filmed fictionalized look at 1992's Los Angeles riots, featuring the actress in one of four vignettes, aired on Showtime

1997

Reteamed with Cundieff, co-starring as a gold-digging single woman in his comedy "Sprung"

1997

Was a regular on the CBS Saturday morning children's series "The Weird Al Show", playing super sleuth Val Brentwood

1996

Appeared in Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus"

1995

Appeared in F Gary Gray's comedy "Friday", starring Chris Tucker and Ice Cube

1995

Was featured in "Tales From the Hood", an urban supernatural horror film directed by Rusty Cundieff

1994

Starred in "Tang", one of the three parts of the HBO's anthology special "Cosmic Slop"

1993

Was a regular on the short-lived variety series "Townsend Television" (Fox)

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio

Had a recurring role on The WB's comedy "The Wayans Bros"

Featured on the syndicated series "The Apollo Comedy Hour"

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