of Paula Trickey
in Amarillo Texas, raised in Tulsa Oklahoma, and the youngest of 3
girls, Paula Trickey attended East Central High School in Tulsa. Paula
found her love for acting at the tender age of 8. At a time of grief
in her family home, Paula performed and wrote plays in hopes to entertain
and cheer up her family. This fueling Trickey's love for acting combined
with her strong ambition and drive even at this early age led to many
plays and theatrical productions from elementary school and throughout
high school. While in high school Paula started doing local commercials
and pageants, and in 1985 was crowned Miss Oklahoma in the All-American
Teen Pageant ( a Miss USA production) only to lose in the finals to
an unknown Halle Berry. Following high school Paula moved to Dallas
where she studied acting and enjoyed much success with commercials
and local film productions such as "Dallas", and "Dallas
the Early Years". With a strong sense of confidence and an invaluable
array of experience Paula moved to Los Angeles in 1986.
in Los Angeles, Trickey landed a 5 season run on Pacific Blue, portraying
a by-the book sergeant, Cory McNamara. She had also been a series
regular on NBC's Tradewinds, and has recurred on such shows as The
OC, Beverly Hills 90210, and Walker Texas Ranger.
She has done several movies of the week with the Hallmark network
such as Gone but not Forgotten, McBride, and A Carol Christmas, and
feature films such as The Base, A Kiss Goodnight, Mr. Saturday Night
and Black Scorpion.
Paula enjoys golf, and attends several charitable tournaments. Some
of her loves are the Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, LAPD memorial
fund, The Fireman's Memorial Fund, Dennis Quaid tournament for Doctors
with out Borders and the Children's Hospital of Austin, Pat Boone's
Head Trauma awareness, Pediactric Aids, Animal Rescue, as well as
a host of other organizations. "Anything for the children"
is her motto, after witnessing the slow passing of her own sister
to an auto immune disease as children.
She is happily divorced,
and has one beautiful daughter, McKenna, as well as a number of sweet critters.