Paula Newsome is an American film and television actress.
Newsome began having an interest in acting as a child performing in community theater, before moving to New York City. While in New York, she was cast in a number of Broadway productions. She went on to guest star in a number of notable television series, namely Chicago Hope, Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Dharma & Greg, ER, Heroes, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Parenthood, FlashForward, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and several others. In addition, she has had recurring roles in City of Angels, NYPD Blue, and The Lyon's Den.
From 2007 to 2008, she co-starred in the ABC drama Women's Murder Club opposite Angie Harmon.
Newsome has also appeared in the feature films Straight Talk, Little Miss Sunshine, Guess Who, and Reign Over Me.