Paula Malcomson with Ian McShane




Actress Paula Malcomson came from Belfast, Northern Ireland and was exposed with constant violence and dissension at a young age. Apparently, this prepared her for acting. Throughout her career, she has gone by the name and is credited as Paula Williams. Initially, she worked in theater and eventually landed her first movie role on 1992’s Another Girl Another Planet. The next year, she was cast in Tombstone, before she managed to work her way into blockbusters like The Green Mile, Hamlet and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.

On television, Paula Malcomson has been seen on series like The Practice and Strong Medicine, both during the year 2000. She continued her work on the small screen, getting roles in Providence, Star Trek: Enterprise and NYPD Blue. She also had a small role in the episode “I’m Sorry, I’m Lost” for the HBO series Six Feet Under. In 2003, Malcomson was seen on the short drama Quintessence, and played June in the Scottie Gissel short June & Orlando.

In 2004, Malcomson landed the part of Trixie in the television series Deadwood. She became part of the cast nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. It was a role she worked on until 2006, before she was chosen for a role in the acclaimed ABC series Lost. She played the character Colleen Pickett for two episodes, and later moved on for the recurring role of Meg Riley on the long-running program ER. In 2007, the actress was seen on Cold Case, as well as on several episodes of John from Cincinatti. She continued her work on the small screen, getting credited for her performances in Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sons of Anarchy, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The next year, she was chosen to play the character Amanda Graystone in the Battlestar Galactica spin-off from Sci Fi Channel, Caprica. In addition, she was seen on the short Western film A Woman in the West. At present, Malcomson stars on Showtime series Ray Donovan.


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Paula Malcomson




– Another Girl Another Planet (1992)
– Tombstone (1993)
– Dunston Checks In (1996)
– Trance (1998)
– The Rocking Horse Winner (1998)
– The Auteur Theory (1999)
– The Green Mile (1999)
– Hamlet (2000)
– A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
– Quintessence (2003)
– June & Orlando (2003)
– The Death Strip (2007)
– Nonplussed (2007)
– A Woman in the West (2008)

– Deadwood (regular, 2004-2006)
– ER (recurring, 2006-2007)
– (recurring, 2007)
– Caprica (regular, 2009-2010)
– Sons of Anarchy (recurring, 2010)
– Ray Donovan (2013)