Sarah Paulson

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Full Name Sarah Paulson
Age 45 Years Old
Nick Name Sarah
Gender Female
Birth Date December 17th, 1974
Birth Place Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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About Sarah Paulson

An American actress, Sarah Catharine Paulson is professionally known as Sarah Paulson. She is best known for the role of Harriet Hayes in the dramedy series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" from 2006 to 2007. Paulson first appeared in the 1997 film "Levitation" as Acey Rawlin. She guest appeared as Maggie Conner in NBC legal drama series "Law & Order" in 1994. She has won the 2013 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for her role in the FX series "American Horror Story". She also had prominent roles in the films; 12 Years a Slave, What Women Want, Serenity, and Martha Marcy May Marlene. In addition, she has gained several awards in her careers such as Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries, Best Actress, Outstanding Lead Actress, and many others. Recently, she has explored the backstory of 'Ratched' in Netflix suspense series. Furthermore, in June 2016, she was featured in a video of the Human Rights Campaign as a tribute to victims of the Orlando nightclub terrorist attack. She has also appeared on Broadway in the plays The Glass Menagerie (2005) and Collected Stories (2010), and the off-Broadway plays Crimes of the Heart (2008) and Talley's Folly (2013).

Famous For

  • Being a professional American actress.
  • For her role as Harriet Hayes in the dramedy series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" from 2006 to 2007.

Sarah Paulson, a famous actress

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Early Life of Sarah Paulson

On 17th December 1974, Sarah Paulson took birth with the name of Sarah Catharine Paulson in Tampa, Florida, U.S. She holds American nationality whereas her ethnicity is mixed. Subsequently, she is from Christianity religion. Sagittarius is her star sign, though white is her race. She celebrates her birthday on 17th December of every year and she has celebrated her 45th birthday as of 2019. She is the daughter of Catharine Gordon (nee Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. But her parents split their relationship when she was 5. After her parents' separation, Paulson relocated with her mother and sister to Maine, then to New York City. She attended P.S. 29 in Brooklyn before attending Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career of Sarah Paulson

  • Sarah Paulson commenced her acting career from an episode of "Law & Order" in 1994, then starred in "Friends at Last" in 1995. As well, she appeared in the short-lived television series "American Gothic" in the following year.
  • After that, she made her feature film debut in the independent thriller film "Levitation" in 1997 as well as appeared Off-Broadway in a fall 1998 production of "Killer Joe".
  • Similarly, she was seen in The WB comedy-drama series "Jack & Jill" in 1999. And the following year, she was also cast opposite Juliette Lewis and Diane Keaton in the drama "The Other Sister".
  • She has also starred in "Held Up", "What Women Want", and more.
  • Then from 2005 to 2006, she appeared in the HBO series "Deadwood" as a minor role as well as starred as the main character in the NBC series "Leap of Faith".
  • She had a supporting role in the ABC series "The D.A." in 2004, which was canceled after only four episodes. 
  • After then, she starred in a revival of "The Glass Menagerie" on Broadway, opposite future "American Horror Story" co-star Jessica Lange.
  • She co-starred in NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip", playing as Harriet Hayes in 2006 to 2007 television season and star in the screen adaptation of Will Eisner's comic book "The Spirit" in December 2008.
  • Subsequently, ABC cast Paulson in the pilot "Cupid", which was ordered to series in 2008.
  • She was seen on the ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy" as the circa 1982 mother of the main character Meredith Grey in February 2010.
  • As well, she starred in the HBO film "Game Change" (2012) for which she earned Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.
  • She guest-starred in three episodes of the FX anthology series "American Horror Story" and returned the following year for season two, "American Horror Story: Asylum", in which she played a new character, Lana Winters as well as she played the supporting role of Mary Lee in the acclaimed 2012 drama film "Mud" during that time.
  • She appeared in the historical drama film "12 Years a Slave" as Mary Epps.
  • She starred in the first season of the true-crime anthology series "American Crime Story", subtitled "The People v. O.J. Simpson" at the beginning of 2016.
  • In September 2017, it was announced that she 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 will portray the character's origins.
  • She was seen in the seventh season of FX horror anthology television series "American Horror Story", titled "Clut" in 2017 as well as starred in one episode of the first season of drama anthology series "Feud" (2017) as Geraldine Page.
  • Then she cast in the heist film "Ocean's 8" (2018) which was a commercial success, grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.
  • She returned for the eighth season of "American Horror Story", titled "Apocalypse" which was on 12th September 2018, and she appeared in the drama horror film "Bird Box", which was released on Netflix in December 2018.
  • She appeared in the thriller film "Glass", Xandra in the drama film "The Goldfinch", and Dr. Zara in the DreamWorks animated adventure film "Abominable" as Dr. Ellie Staple in 2019.
  • After then, she appeared in the FX limited drama series "Mrs. America" which was premiered in April 2020 as well as in the HBO satirical comedy television film "Coastal Elites" as Clarissa Montgomery, which was premiered in September 2020.
  • The first season of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was launched on 18th September 2020.
  • She will star in the lead role of the thriller film "Run". As well, she confirmed that she will return to "American Horror Story" for its tenth season, after being absent for the ninth season in January 2020.
  • In addition, as a piece of fresh news, she has explored the backstory of 'Ratched' in Netflix suspense series.
  • "In this case, it was obviously heightened because I have such respect and admiration for Louise Fletcher as an actress and her work in that movie was just absolutely phenomenal," she explains. "There is a sense of wanting to get it right for the people who love the movie and who love the book. And at the same time, this is really an origin story and so there's a lot of it that was not part of the book and not part of the movie that is sort of a world that we are creating. And that was really exciting because then there's a little bit more freedom."
  • "I tried to honor her," the actress says, "and also tried to give people an opportunity to maybe get a little bit deeper inside a character that - you know because in the movie and in the book, you never learn about her life outside of the hospital."

Awards and Achievements of Sarah Paulson

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
  • Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
  • Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Favorite Actress on TV
  • Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
  • Individual Achievement in Drama

Personal Life of Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson with her girlfriend, Holland Taylor

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Reflecting on Sarah's personal life, she is an unmarried girl. Whereas her sexual orientation is bisexual. But regarding her dating life, she was in a relationship with actress Cherry Jones from 2004 to 2009 previously. As of today, she is currently in a relationship with actress and playwright, Holland Taylor since 2015. The couple's relationship is exceptional till now and hopes it will be in the future too. She's as beautiful in her real life as she appears in her pictures. She had everything going alright for her with a blockbuster career and a loving relationship. 

Net Worth of Sarah Paulson

Sarah is among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on to. She has reached great heights in her career already, and she still has a lot more to do. Moving towards her et worth, it is around $10 million as of 2020, though she also earns a fine amount of salary too, which is also in millions of dollars per year. With her hard work and the luck by her side, she can double the amount of wealth she has of today. But, she is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for herself and her family. Furthermore, her main source of income is from an acting career.

Body Measurement of Sarah Paulson

Paulson definitely has a pretty face and a magnetic personality that has cast a spell over her viewers over the years. She wears clothes that enhance her appeal more and mostly, she's spotted wearing outfits that show off her beautiful long legs. She also has an excellent height of 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm whereas her weight is around 54 kg or 119 lbs. In addition, Paulson was diagnosed with melanoma on her back when she was 25. The growth was removed before cancer could spread. Her hair color is dyed blonde whereas her eyes are light brown and her body measurement is 34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm. Talking about her body build type, it is average. Sarah has two tattoos, one on her back and neck featuring stars and starburst, and another on her right foot featuring a starburst.