Paula Jai Parker

Paula Jai Parker

  • Highest Rated: 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Cover (2007)
  • Birthday: Aug 19, 1969
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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. She 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, she joined the cast of the David E. Kelley's Snoops, a detective drama on ABC starring Gina Gershon. After the show ended, she 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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Actor 2019
No Score Yet Conundrum: Secrets Among Friends Actor 2019
No Score Yet Last Call at Murray's Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Summoning Angela Simmons-Alexander 2015
38% Life of a King Gina Sanders 2014
No Score Yet Patterns of Attraction Actor 2014
No Score Yet When a Woman's Fed Up Actor 2013
No Score Yet 4Play Linda 2013
No Score Yet Pastor Shirley Pastor Shirley 2013
No Score Yet Jessica Sinclaire's Confessions of a Lonely Wife Actor 2010
0% Cover Monica Wilson 2007
No Score Yet Angels Can't Help But Laugh Actor 2007
14% The Genius Club Tatiana 2006
47% Idlewild Rose $12.6M 2006
No Score Yet Animal Actor 2005
82% Hustle & Flow Lexus $22.2M 2005
No Score Yet The Proud Family Movie Trudy Parker-Proud 2005
19% She Hate Me Evelyn $81.9K 2004
4% My Baby's Daddy Rolonda 2004
No Score Yet Love Chronicles Sara 2003
72% Phone Booth Felicia $46.6M 2003
67% 30 Years to Life Stephanie 2002
31% High Crimes Gracie $41.5M 2002
No Score Yet The Breaks Ann 1999
52% Why Do Fools Fall In Love Paula King 1998
10% Woo Claudette 1998
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered Actor 1998
22% Sprung Adina 1997
88% Get on the Bus Jamilia 1996
31% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood Drunk Party Girl 1996
47% Tales From the Hood Sissy 1995
78% Friday Joi 1995

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% 9-1-1
2018
Judith Spivey
  • 2019
No Score Yet Family Time
2012
Lori
  • 2019
  • 2014
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Ellie
  • 2017
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Karen
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012-2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
Amelia
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Astrid
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Julia Beltran
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Deana Walters
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lilo & Stitch The Series
2003-2006
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
90% The Shield
2002-2008
Deseray
  • 2004
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Billie Holiday
  • 2000
No Score Yet Snoops
1999
Roberta Young
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Monique Mia/Monique
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Cara Wilson
  • 1998
80% The Weird Al Show
1997
Val
  • 1997
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
Jill
  • 1994
60% Townsend Television
1993
Performer

QUOTES FROM Paula Jai Parker CHARACTERS

Joi
Uh uh hell no, pfft! Who is that bitch?
Craig
Who you talking to?
Joi
Nigga I'm talking to you! Now who is she?
Craig
That's just Debbie from down the street.
Joi
So? What the hell she doing in there?
Craig
She was just... get in the house!
Joi
Chu looking at?
Smokey
Get yo ass in the house!
Craig
Hurry up!