Paula Malcomson, also known as Paula Williams, is a Northern Irish actress. She portrayed Mrs Everdeen in The Hunger Games (film) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. She has signed up to appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
Malcomson was born in 1970, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Malcomson began her career in the early 1990s with small parts primarily in film before scoring higher-profile roles in the Oscar-nominated The Green Mile (1999) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). In 2006, she joined the cast of HBO's Deadwood (2004) in the role of Trixie, and would also go on to appear in creator David Milch's next series, John from Cincinnati (2007). From then on, Malcomson made appearances in a number of high-profile series, including ER (1994), Lost (2004), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), and had regular roles on both Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Caprica (2009). As her list of television appearances steadily grew, she also was cast in the role of Katniss' mother in The Hunger Games film (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014). She is now a regular on the Showtime original series, Ray Donovan (2013).