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 a few other series. In addition to having recurring roles in City of Angels, NYPD Blue and The Lyon's Den.
From 2007–2008, 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.