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Sarah Paulson


Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. Although she made her Broadway debut in "The Sisters... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Horror Story
American Horror Story Lana Winters / Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler / Cordelia Foxx / Sally McKenna / Ally Mayfair-Richards / Audrey Tindall / Shelby Miller / Billie Dean Howard / Cordelia Goode
(2011-2017)
Carol
Carol Abby Gerhard
(2015)
Serenity
Serenity Dr. Caron
(2005)
Mud
Mud Mary Lee
(2012)

Filmography

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 2019 Glass (filming)
 2018 Ratched (TV Series) (pre-production)
Nurse Ratched
 2016-2018 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Marcia Clark
- Episode #3.10 (2018)
- Episode #3.9 (2018)
- Episode #3.8 (2018)
- Episode #3.7 (2018)
- Episode #3.6 (2018)
 2016/I Blue Jay
Amanda
 2012 Blue (TV Series)
Lavinia
- That's My Drug (2012) ... Lavinia
- You Rule (2012) ... Lavinia
 2012 Fairhaven
Kate
 2012 Mud
Mary Lee
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Nicolle Wallace
 2011 After-School Special (Short)
Woman
 2011 Untitled Kari Lizer Project (TV Movie)
Mary Leahy
 2010 November Christmas (TV Movie)
Beth Marks
 2010 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Ellis Grey
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Anne Gillette
- Shadow (2010) ... Anne Gillette
 2009 Whose Dog Is It Anyway? (Short)
Emma
 2008 The Spirit
Ellen
 2008 Puppy Love (TV Series)
Emma
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie)
Corky Fromme
 2006 A Christmas Wedding (TV Movie)
Emily
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix
Peri
 2006 Diggers
Julie
 2005 Swimmers
Merrill
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Agatha Ripp
- Agatha Ripp (2004) ... Agatha Ripp
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Luci Baines Johnson
 2002 Bug
Eilleen
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Zoe
- Manhunt (2001) ... Zoe
 2000 What Women Want
Annie
 2000 Metropolis (TV Movie)
Audrey
 1999 Held Up
Mary
 1999 The Other Sister
Heather Tate
 1998 The Long Way Home (TV Movie)
Leanne Bossert
 1998 Real Life (TV Series)
Lucy
- Unaired Pilot (1998) ... Lucy
 1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Janice
- True Romance: Part 2 (1997) ... Janice
- True Romance: Part 1 (1997) ... Janice
 1997 Levitation
Acey Rawlin
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
 1995 Friends at Last (TV Movie)
Diana - Age 21
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Maggie Conner
- Family Values (1994) ... Maggie Conner
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Other Works:

"The Glass Menagerie," dramatic revival, written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Leveaux, with Jessica Lange (portraying The Mother, Amanda Wingfield); Josh Lucas (portraying The Gentleman Caller, Jim O'Connor); Sarah Paulson (portraying The Daughter, Laura Wingfield); and Christian Slater (portraying The Son, Tom ... See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on developing the role of Mary Epps] I was never afraid of the question of whether she could be liked, because I feel - as an actress - it's none of my business whether you like me or not. It's my job to play this character as authentically and truthfully and with as much commitment as possible - no matter how horrible she is perceived and how deplorable her actions are - and they are. I had to ... See more »

Trivia:

Is great friends with Elizabeth Reaser. See more »

Trademark:

Speaks with a sibilant s.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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