Paten is the star and co-creator of the hot webseries HEIRLOOM, streaming on Vimeo with over 4.2 million views. Originally from Virginia, Paten studied French and Theatre at Washington and Lee University and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She became an original member of The Old Vic New Voices Network, performing in London and New York in productions including Chekhov's Three Sisters directed by Eve Best and Halo/Titanic directed by David F. Chapman. Paten toured the nation in the one-woman show The Thin Line written and directed by Cathy Plourde. Film Credits include: Chadd Harbold's LONG NIGHTS SHORT MORNINGS, David Stott's COACH OF THE YEAR (with the late Edward Herrmann), and Harris Doran's BEAUTY MARK. She is a proud performer with Memorial Sloan Kettering's Visible Ink Program, which allows cancer patients the opportunity to express themselves in writing with the goal of promoting creativity and finding personal empowerment.
inspired by Paten's story of starting an organic tomato farm in Sonoma, California, HEIRLOOM is a 9-episode web series streaming on Vimeo.
Paten loves independent film and working with writer-directors. As a producer, her focus is on bringing female-centered narratives to the forefront of mainstream media and expanding female hires below-the-line.
As a model, Paten has worked with photographers ranging from Stan Hsieh, Maryann Buchanan, and Emma Wainwright and has been featured in such outlets as Vogue Taiwan.