Sarah Paulson

TV Actress

Sarah Paulson was born in Tampa, Florida, United States on December 17th, 1974 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 49, Sarah Paulson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Sarah Catharine Paulson, Sarah
Date of Birth
December 17, 1974
United States
Place of Birth
Tampa, Florida, United States
49 years old
Zodiac Sign
$12 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
Social Media
Sarah Paulson Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 49 years old, Sarah Paulson has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dyed Blonde
Eye Color
Light Brown
34-24-34" or 86-61-86 cm
Sarah Paulson Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Sarah Paulson Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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Dating / Affair
Tracy Letts, Cherry Jones (2004-2009), Holland Taylor (2015-Present), Amanda Peet (2017)
Douglas Lyle Paulson II, Catharine Gordon
Liz Paulson (Sister) (Casting Director and Actress), Rachel Paulson (Paternal Stepsister) (Actress, Writer, and Producer)
Other Family
John Henry Dolcater Jr. (Maternal Grandfather), June Unger (Maternal Grandmother), John Henry Dolcater (Maternal Great-Grandfather), Julia Anna Waters (Maternal Great-Grandmother), Douglas Lyle Paulson Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Gwendolyn Paulson (Paternal Grandmother)
Sarah Paulson Career

Paulson began working as an actress right out of high school. She appeared in the Horton Foote play Talking Pictures at the Signature Theatre, and in an episode of Law & Order in 1994. The next year Paulson appeared in the Hallmark television film Friends at Last (1995) opposite Kathleen Turner, playing the adult version of Turner's character's daughter. She also starred in the short-lived television series American Gothic (also 1995), playing the ghost of a murdered woman.

In 1997, Paulson made her feature film debut in the independent thriller film Levitation, playing a woman who discovers she is pregnant after an anonymous sexual encounter. Leonard Klady of Variety noted that Paulson and her co-stars are "not supported by the script", concluding: "Levitation is a grim, convoluted saga of identity and belonging. An ill-fitting combination of melodrama and magic realism, the indie effort will have a decidedly difficult time in the theatrical arena." In 1997, Paulson was a featured actress (Janice/Nina) in the two-part episode "True Romance" of Cracker, which starred Robert Pastorelli. She also appeared Off-Broadway in a fall 1998 production of Killer Joe. She subsequently played Elisa Cronkite in The WB comedy-drama series Jack & Jill (1999). The same year, she was also cast opposite Juliette Lewis and Diane Keaton in the drama The Other Sister, playing the lesbian sister of a developmentally-disabled woman in San Francisco, and in a supporting part playing a hostage in the comedy Held Up, opposite Jamie Foxx. The following year, she had a small supporting role in the comedy What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

Paulson had a minor recurring role in the HBO series Deadwood (2005–2006), and was a focal character in an episode of the FX series Nip/Tuck. She starred as the main character in the NBC series Leap of Faith. She was then cast in the period comedy Down with Love (2003) in a central role, portraying the friend and editor of a writer (portrayed by Renee Zellweger).

In 2004, she had a supporting role in the ABC series The D.A., which was cancelled after only four episodes. In the spring of 2005, Paulson starred in a revival of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway, opposite future American Horror Story co-star Jessica Lange. Ben Brantley of The New York Times deemed the production as "misdirected and miscast ... reality never makes an appearance in this surreally blurred production." Later that year, Paulson appeared Off-Broadway in a production of Colder Than Here, opposite Lily Rabe (also her future co-star on American Horror Story). The production received an unfavorable review from Variety, with critic Dave Rooney writing: "Rabe speaks in an affected monotone while Sarah Paulson has the measured, upward-inflected delivery of a children's TV presenter ... this mannered, melancholy play elicits a mainly impassive response, which is no small obstruction in a work dealing with loss."

Also in 2005, Paulson had a small role in the Joss Whedon-directed science fiction film Serenity. In the 2006–07 television season, Paulson co-starred in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, playing Harriet Hayes, one of the stars of the show-within-a-show. This role earned her a nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. In December 2008, Paulson appeared in the screen adaptation of Will Eisner's comic book The Spirit, playing an updated version of the character Ellen Dolan.

In 2008, ABC cast Paulson in the pilot Cupid, which was ordered to series. It was a remake of the 1998 series starring Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall. In the new version, Paulson starred opposite Bobby Cannavale. It debuted in late March 2009 on ABC but was cancelled on May 19, 2009, after six episodes. In February 2010, Paulson was cast as the circa 1982 mother of main character Meredith Grey, on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy, appearing in a flashback sequence in a season-six episode. She then played Nicolle Wallace in the HBO film Game Change (2012), based on events of the 2008 U.S. presidential election campaign. For her performance, she earned Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.

In the spring of 2010, she starred in Donald Margulies's Collected Stories alongside Linda Lavin on Broadway. The same year, Paulson filmed the independent drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, in which she starred opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Hugh Dancy, portraying the wealthy sister of a woman who has escaped a cult. The film was released in the fall of 2011. Simultaneously, Paulson guest-starred in three episodes of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, playing medium Billie Dean Howard. Paulson returned the following year for season two, American Horror Story: Asylum, in which she played a new character, Lana Winters, a writer who is committed to an asylum for being a lesbian. During this time, she also played the supporting role of Mary Lee in the acclaimed 2012 drama film Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey.

Paulson returned to theater in March 2013, appearing in an Off-Broadway production of Talley's Folly opposite Danny Burstein. She then starred in the third season of American Horror Story, titled Coven (2013) as Cordelia Foxx, a witch who runs an academy for other young witches. The same year, she starred as Mary Epps, an abusive slave-owner, in the historical drama film 12 Years a Slave. The film was a critical success, earning numerous accolades.

In 2014, Paulson appeared in the fourth season of series of American Horror Story, titled Freak Show, playing the roles of conjoined twin sisters Bette and Dot Tattler, who are members of a circus freak show. She returned for the fifth season, subtitled Hotel, in the role of Hypodermic Sally, the ghost of a drug addict trapped in a Hollywood hotel. She also reprised the character of Billie Dean Howard in the last episode of the season, making a crossover appearance. During this time, Paulson also took on the role of Abby Gerhard in the Todd Haynes-directed romantic drama Carol (2015), a period piece in which she played the supporting role of Cate Blanchett's close friend.

Beginning in February 2016, Paulson starred in the first season of the true crime anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. O.J. Simpson, portraying prosecutor Marcia Clark. She garnered widespread critical acclaim for her performance and won various awards, including the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.

In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting; in the video, Paulson and others told the stories of the people killed there. In the fall of 2016, she starred in the sixth iteration of American Horror Story, subtitled Roanoke; in it, she was cast in the dual roles of British actress Audrey Tindall and tortured wife and yoga instructor Shelby Miller, the latter of whom is portrayed by Tindall's character in My Roanoke Nightmare, a documentary within the series. She also reprised her role of Lana Winters in the final episode of Roanoke, in which the character makes a crossover appearance.

After completing Roanoke, Paulson appeared in the series' seventh season, Cult (2017), in which she played restaurant owner Ally Mayfair-Richards, as well as Susan Atkins in the 10th episode of the season. She also starred as Geraldine Page in one episode of the first season of drama anthology series Feud (2017), which chronicles the turbulent working relationship between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Paulson was then cast in the heist film Ocean's 8 (2018), co-starring with Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Rihanna. The film was a commercial success, grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office. In 2017 she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Paulson returned for the eighth season of American Horror Story, titled Apocalypse, which premiered on September 12, 2018. In Apocalypse, Paulson reprised both the Murder House and Coven roles of Billie Dean Howard and Cordelia Foxx, respectively, and also starred as the villainous Miss Wilhemina Venable. In addition to appearing as three characters, Paulson also directed one of the season's episodes, marking her directorial debut. She played Sandra Bullock's character's sister, Jessica, in the drama horror film Bird Box, which was released on Netflix in December 2018.

In 2019, Paulson starred as Dr. Ellie Staple in the superhero thriller film Glass, Xandra in the drama film The Goldfinch, and Dr. Zara in the animated adventure film Abominable. Paulson then starred as Alice Macray in the FX limited drama series Mrs. America, which premiered in April 2020. She also starred as Clarissa Montgomery in the HBO satirical comedy television film Coastal Elites, which premiered in September 2020. In September 2017, it was announced that Paulson would star as a younger version of Nurse Mildred Ratched, the villain of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and its acclaimed 1975 film adaptation, in the Netflix drama series Ratched, a prequel to the novel which would portray the character's origins. The first season was released on September 18, 2020.

In November 2020, Paulson starred in the thriller film Run, opposite Kiera Allen. It went on to become the most watched original film on streaming platform Hulu.

In 2021, she portrayed Linda Tripp in the third season of the true crime anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled Impeachment. In 2021 she returned to American Horror Story for its tenth season, after being absent for the ninth season.

In February 2022 it was announced that Paulson had been tapped to portray author Glennon Doyle in a TV series based on Doyle's memoir, Untamed.


Sarah Paulson, 49, talks aging gracefully without Botox: 'I don't shoot anything into my face', April 17, 2024
Sarah Paulson discussed aging in a new interview with longtime pal and fellow actor Pedro Pascal. In the conversation between the two stars for Interview Magazine, the Nurse Ratched star lightheartedly said, 'Well, [because] I don't shoot anything into my face at this particular juncture, I imagine everyone knows I'm 49.' And the pair, who often appear on TV and in movies, spoke about how stage acting affects their vitality.

How to watch 'The People vs. OJ Simpson' on streaming: Catch up on drama about ex-NFL star's infamous trial, April 11, 2024
The People vs. O.J. Simpson TV show first aired in 2017 - but it is getting fresh interest after the death of the football star. The American Crime Story series focuses on the 1995 murder trial of Simpson, played by Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. The verdict in the real-life trial on October 3 that year was watched by more than 150million in the US - 57 per cent of the country. The ten-part show was made by Fox-owned FX - but was initially aired globally after its release in February 2017 by Netflix under a big rights deal at the time.

Rihanna is SLAMMED for provocative magazine cover while dressed as sexy nun: 'This is religious mockery', April 9, 2024
Rihanna ruffled some religious feathers while dressed as a sexy nun on the cover of Interview Magazine's latest issue . In response to a photo shoot of the 36-year-old singer wearing a black and white habit, the traditional garment worn by members of religious orders, numerous fans and critics flocked to her comment section to denounce the look. After viewing the provocative image of her, in which she sported a bright red lipstick and an unbuttoned blouse that exposed her cleavage, many social media users  accused the superstar of disrespecting Christians and Catholics. 'So tired with all this unholy imagery!!!!' one wrote while another called the concept 'religious mockery.'

Matthew Perry Refuses to Kiss Her At Carrie Fisher's 'Makeout Party,' Sarah Paulson argues that Matthew Perry REFUSED To Kiss Her, June 22, 2021
Oh, to be a fly on the wall at THIS shindig… We know Sarah Paulson can tell a story (she’s an Emmy Award winning actress, after all!), but this one has so many juicy details to offer!During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the American Horror Story alum shared her memory of meeting the legendary Carrie Fisher for the first time — and the interesting gathering Carrie invited her to shortly afterward…

Awwww -- Sarah Paulson Is Proud Of Her 'Unconventional' Romance With Holland Taylor!, December 8, 2017
Sarah Paulson is genuinely shocked at how many people are captivated by her obsession with Holland Taylor. As you probably know, the American Horror Story actress has been relying on the 74-year-old industry veteran for about three years — and people are still can't get over it. Miz Paulson defended her unconventional relationship in an interview with NET-A-PORTER's digital publication titled The Edit, saying that it's the "most interesting thing about [her]" in relation to longtime boyfriends. "My life choices are, um, random." I'm with a much older person and people find that both interesting and odd, and that, to me, it's the least interesting part of me. However, I do admit to being a bit odd."
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