Paula Jai Parker
Paula Jai Parker
Real Name/Full Name Paula Jai Parker
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Paula Parker
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 August 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 158 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’ 2”
Weight: In Kilograms – 58 kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Dark
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: Howard University, California
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Forrest Martin (m. 2004)
Kids/Children Name: Onederful Vanglorious Jaxon N’Krumah Martin
Profession: Actor, Director, Songwriter, Comedian
Net Worth: $200 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Paula Jai Parker is a well-known American actress, comedian, and director known for her roles in movies such as Friday, Phone Booth, and Idlewild. She is the recipient of the CableACE Award and Women Film Critics Circle Award.

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Biography and Early Life

Parker was born and brought up in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, United States, and was born on 19 August 1969. They later got transferred to Washington for her studies and received a bachelor’s degree in the subject of fine arts from the prestigious Howard University. After that, she moved to New York City and played several clubs. In 1992 and 1993, she was in the Apollo Comedy Hour and in the Apollo theatre and later on, she was a cast member on the short-lived sketch show called Townsend Television.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Paula Jai Parker in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Paula Jai Parker’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 19 August 1969. Though, she is 5’ 2” in feet and inches and 158  cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 128 lbs in Pound and 58 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Dark.


Paula Jai Parker went to Howard University, Washington. From there, she received a graduate degree in bachelor of fine arts. There is no information about her school life and further studies.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Paula Jai Parker With Husband Forrest Martin
Paula Jai Parker With Husband Forrest Martin

Paula Jai Parker is married to Forrest Martin, and they married in the year 2004. They met on the sets of Hustle and Flow, where Forrest Martin was working as an intern after completing his graduation in Master of Fine Arts. She also has a son, whose name is Onederful Vanglorious Jaxon N’Krumah Martin. She is currently living a happy life, and she likes to stay away from any kind of controversy.

Is Paula Jai Parker Lesbian?

According to information, Paula Jai Parker is not a lesbian because she is married to Forrest Martin, a man who has a son. There is no more information about her being sexually linked with any girls to call her hetero.

Professional Career

Parker made her debut with the film called Friday, which was an urban comedy movie. It was created by F. Gary Gray, and from the same, she got a start in the industry, and from then on, she never looked back. In the same year, she made her debut. She also received her first award, the Cable ACE Award, for her contribution to the movie Cosmic Slop. Then in the following year, she was a part of the WB sitcom called The Wayan Bros. It was a success as well. She worked alongside popular actors of then, such as Shawn and Marlon Wayans.

After that, she played her part in several other movies and TV shows such as Tales from the Hood, Get on the Bus and an urban comedy movie called Sprung. During the early 2000s, she became of the most prominent faces of Hollywood and earned great appreciation from the critics and her fans.

In 2016, she appeared in a play called “Paula Jai & Friends.”


Following are the awards and nominations received by Paula in her three decades of acting career:

  • She won an HBO Ace award for her role in the HBO Anthology presentation called Cosmic Shop.
  • She also received the Women Film Critics Circle Award in the category of Best Comedy Performance.
  • She was nominated for the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Award for her outstanding contribution in the 2005 movie called Hustle & Flow.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Paula Jai Parker in 2024

Paula Jai Parker Net Worth
Paula Jai Parker Net Worth

The net worth of Paula Jai Parker is about $200 thousand in the year 2024. She earns from acting, songwriting and being a good comedian and, as a director, makes millions of dollars.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She is known and became famous for her show like Friday, Sprung and Why DoFools Fall In Love.
  • She is also famous for her role as Monique in the Wayans Bros, an American sitcom.

Parker is an all-rounder in her field, and she has so many talents within herself. She is a comedian, actress, director, and songwriter. She is a famous personality in the US who has been active in the industry since 1992. Some of her most famous roles in the industry are, Sprung, Hustle & Flow, and Idlewild.


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