Born in Amarillo March 27, 1966 Paula Trickey has starred in
many TV movies and appeared in popular television series. She is
known for her role on the USA Network series Pacific Blue between
1996 and 2000, where she starred as Officer/Sgt. Cory McNamara. She
has made guest appearances on many TV shows, including Beverly
Hills, 90210, Renegade, Sliders, Walker, Texas Ranger, and One Tree
She appeared on the third and fourth seasons of The O.C., playing
the mother of Harbor School socialite Taylor Townsend.
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
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.
Trickey was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she attended East
Central High School. While in high school she appeared in local
television commercials and began competing in pageants. In 1985 she
was crowned Miss Oklahoma in the All-American Teen Pageant (a Miss
USA production) only to lose in the finals to an unknown Halle
Following high school Paula moved to Dallas where she studied acting
and worked in commercials and local film productions such as
"Dallas", and "Dallas the Early Years". Trickey moved to Los Angeles
in 1986. She is divorced, with one daughter.