Paula Jai Parker (born August 19, 1969) is an African American actress and comedian. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The Apollo Comedy Hour," filmed live at the legendary Apollo Theater. She left the show after one year to pursue a film career, taking memorable roles in the F. Gary Gray urban comedy Friday and earned a Cable ACE Award for her role in the HBO anthology presentation, Comic Slop.
Parker returned to television in 1995 in the WB television seriesThe Wayans Bros. opposite Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Throughout the 1990s, she appeared in several short-lived shows, including 1997's The Weird Al Show and David E. Kelley's Snoops in 1999. Between television projects, she appeared in a number of films, including the ...
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She Hate Me (2004) is a feature film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, and Ellen Barkin.
The film, as with many of Lee's, touches on comedy, drama, and politics. Unlike many of his previous films, Spike Lee does not have an acting credit in this film.
The film was shot entirely on location in New York City, including each of the city's five boroughs in one way or another. It was nominated for various awards (see below), but did not claim a win in any of the categories in which it was nominated. She Hate Me' was released in July 2004 and grossed almost half a million dollars at the box office in limited release.
The film's story is about John Henry 'Jack' Armstrong, a financially successful and upwardly mobile whistleblower who loses his job at a biotechnology firm and is falsely accused of securities fraud by his duplicitous employers, primarily represented by the arrogant Leland Powell (played by Woody Harrelson). His assets are frozen, and...,
High Crimes is a 2002 thriller/drama movie, directed by Carl Franklin, based on a novel by Joseph Finder.
Attorney Claire Kubik, who lives an idyllic life with her husband Tom, has her life shattered after a failed robbery attempt at their home. They are accosted by the FBI, and to Claire's shock, they arrest her husband. They charge him with the murder of Salvadorian civilians under his previous identity of Ronald Chapman. Chapman was a covert military operative serving in the US Marines, and had been on the run for twelve years.
Tom admits his involvement in an operation that resulted in the loss of civilians, for which he was blamed. However, he maintains that he is innocent, and he was made a scapegoat as only he could identify the men who did carry out the killings.
Claire is prepared to defend her husband in a military court, but she soon realises that she is in over her head and hires Charlie Grimes, an embittered former military attorney, who has a grudge against the military...,
Sprung is a 1997 comedy film, written and directed by Rusty Cundieff. This film stars Tisha Campbell-Martin, Joe Torry, and Paula Jai Parker. It grossed $7,575,028 at the US box office.
Montel (Rusty Cundieff) and Clyde (Joe Torry) stars as friends who couldn't be less alike. An introverted photographer, Montel wants to meet the one right girl for him and settle down to build a family, while Clyde is a flamboyant womanizer just out for a good time. At a party, they meet Adina (Paula Jai Parker), a sexy golddigger seeking a wealthy husband with robotic determination, and her shy law clerk friend Brandy (Tisha Campbell). The couples pair off in predictable combinations, but while the brief encounter between Clyde and Adina quickly implodes when she discovers that Clyde's success is an act and his Porsche is borrowed, the relationship between Montel and Brandy blooms into a true romance. Eventually, they decide to marry, leaving Clyde and Adina to reunite in a selfish scheme to break...,
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