Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson

Gender

Female

Known Credits

19

Sarah Paulson

Date of Birth: Dec 17, 1974

Birthplace:  Tampa, Florida, USA

 

 

Biography

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 Rosensweig and performed in the off-Broadway Talking Pictures, she debuted on the small screen in late 1994 in a guest shot on NBCs Law & Order (1990), then, in the following spring, landed her first TV-movie role in CBS Friends at Last (1995) and finally became a TV series regular by fall 1995. Best known for her amazing performance in CBS supernatural drama American Gothic (1995) as the benevolent spiritual guide to her young brother, she was also a regular on the WB series Jack & Jill (1999) as Elisa Cronkite, the former girlfriend of David Jill Jillefsky (Ivan Sergei) as well as the main character in the TV series Leap of Faith (2002), Faith Wardwell, and as Audrey in the TV movie Metropolis (2000). She was also part of the cast of Shaughnessy (1996), The Long Way Home (1998) (as Leanne Bossert) and Path to War (2002) as Luci Baines Johnson, as well as making notable appearances in Touched by an Angel (1994) playing Zoe in Touched by an Angel: Manhunt (2001), 20 October 2001, and Cracker: Mind Over Murder (1997) playing Nina in Cracker: Mind Over Murder: True Romance: Part 1 (1997), 18 September 1997.

Known For

Filmography

Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8

as Tammy

2018

The Post

The Post

as Tony Bradlee

2017

Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye

as Dorothy Olding

2017

FEUD: Bette and Joan

FEUD: Bette and Joan

as  Geraldine Page

2017

American Crime Story

American Crime Story

as Marcia Clark

2016

Carol

Carol

as Abby Gerhard

2015

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

as Mary Epps

2013

The Time Being

The Time Being

as Sarah

2013

Mud

Mud

as Mary Lee

2013

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

as Kate

2012

American Horror Story

American Horror Story

as Shelby Miller

2011

After-School Special

After-School Special

as Ms. Cavandish

2011

The Spirit

The Spirit

as Ellen Dolan

2008

Diggers

Diggers

as Julie

2006

Serenity

Serenity

as Dr. Caron

2005

Down with Love

Down with Love

as Vikki Hiller

2003

American Gothic

American Gothic

as Merlyn Temple

1995

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

as Amanda

1969