Paula is a transgender woman whom Alan dated in Season 11. She told Alan that she presented as a man named Paul for 40 years.
Jenny takes Alan to a gay club where he meets Paula. The two hit it off, and Paula tells him that she was a man named Paul. Alan still dates her despite this.
Paula introduces Alan to her ex-wife Rachel. After Paula tells Alan he can date anyone in the world, Alan takes Rachel to a club where Paula finds them. Paula and Rachel kiss and get back together.
- Paula is the first transgender character to appear in more than 1 episode.
- Paula is the second transgender character to date one of the Harpers, the first being Bill who dated Charlie as a woman and Evelyn as a man.