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Paula Jai Parker stars in TV One's reality docu-series "Hollywood Divas."

Born and raised in the Midwest, actress Paula Jai Parker moved to Washington, D.C., to study at Howard University. After getting her B.A., she went on to become a regular on "The Apollo Comedy Hour" and "Townsend Television" on FOX. After proving she could do comedy, she made a dramatic turn on the HBO anthology series "Cosmic Slop." She won a Cable ACE Award for her title role in the segment "Tang," based on the short novel by Chester Himes.

Parker made her feature film debut as Ice Cube's girlfriend Joi in F. Gary Gray's hit comedy "Friday." After meeting director Rusty Cundieff while doing "Tales from the Hood," she was cast as gold-digging Adina in his urban comedy "Sprung" with Tisha Campbell. Parker also worked with many of the Wayans brothers on the WB show "The Wayans Bros." and the feature film "Don't Be a Menace in South Central." Her next few films included the romantic comedy "Woo," starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and the period drama "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," starring Halle Berry.

In 1999, Parker joined the cast of the David E. Kelley's "Snoops," a detective drama on ABC starring Gina Gershon. After the show ended, Parker provided the voice of Trudy Proud on the animated series "The Proud Family" and starred in the ensemble comedy "30 Years to Life" with Tracy Morgan. Parker later appeared in Joel Schumacher's action thriller "Phone Booth" and Cheryl Dunye's domestic comedy" My Baby's Daddy." In 2005 Parker starred alongside Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in the Oscar-winning film "Hustle and Flow."

More recently Parker played the recurring role of Karen in HBO's drama series "True Blood" and was seen in Bill Duke's acclaimed film "Cover." Her longevity and varied career choices have certainly poised her to continue to grow as an entertainer in Hollywood and has carved out a place for her as one of today's hardest working actresses.


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Age: 47 years old
Birthday: August 19, 1969
Height: 5' 2"
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

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