Chesterfield Writing Semi-finalist and Comedy Central Laugh Riot Semi-finalist Writer, Actress and Comic.  


Born in Dallas, Texas, P.R. Hawkins had no idea when she was making up stories to entertain her younger sisters and brother that she would one day pursue a career as a comedy writer and actress. Always the, “life of the party”, no one was surprised when she accepted a $10.00 bet to tell a joke on stage at Apollo Night at Steve Harvey’s Comedy house in Dallas, Texas. To her total amazement she got a standing ovation and was asked to perform again. Soon, she was a comedy club regular.


Paulara’s first book deal was with Urban Books. Currently her books, Ain’t Nothin’ Down About It , and Keeping Up With The Joneses, can be purchased on Amazon.com and at major book stores. Her e-book, Stevie, Part One Undeniable Swag, is currently available on amazon Kindle. In 2014, she will release 12 e-books. She has appeared in the following features: Trippin’, Early Bird Special, Shoot My Head and The Medicine Show. Paulara was a Semi-Finalist in The Comedy Central 2000 Laugh Riot Competition, The 2001 Chesterfield Writing Competition and has been seen on the 2002 season of Comicview on BET. Playing a broad spectrum of characters, Paulara was also seen as a prostitute named, Honeybee, on the hip-hop UPN sitcom, Eve. Paulara was also featured in the August 2006 issue of Essence magazine as a Celebrity Personal Assistant.


Currently Paulara is working on her fifth book, I Just Want To Look Good Naked. Her gospel play written with “blessed” selling author E.N. Joy premiered at the Museum of African American Art located on the 3rd floor of Macy’s at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to standing room only audiences and received ovation after ovation. The response was so fabulous a stage was built to host all future plays and presentations. Currently the play is in negotiation to go on a ten city tour. Paulara is not the female Tyler Perry but the African American Nora Ephron.




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