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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 & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Horror Story
American Horror Story Lana Winters / Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler / Cordelia Foxx / Sally McKenna / 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)

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 2017 Rebel in the Rye
Dorothy Olding
 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:

: She played "Harriet" in "Colder Than Here", a play written by Laura Wade (Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on '12 Years a Slave'] What surprises me, I guess, is how powerful it is. Because I read the script, I knew about all the moments that were there - the scene where he is hanging, and all that whipping, all of these things that I could read on the page. But what I think is so great and powerful about the movie is that when you put a real image to it, connect it to a person that you have connected... See more »

Trivia:

In a November 2015 radio interview with WNYC, Holland Taylor addressed the three-decade age difference between her and her girlfriend, Sarah Paulson, by joking, "there's a very big age difference between us which I'm sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me. But as they say, 'If she dies, she dies.'" (Paulson is 32 years younger than Taylor.). See more »

Trademark:

Speaks with a sibilant s.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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