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Sarah Paulson

1974-12-17 (49 years old) in Tampa, Florida, USA

Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress. She began her acting career in New York City stage productions before starring in the short-lived television series American Gothic (1995–1996) and Jack & Jill (1999–2001). She later appeared in comedy films such as What Women Want (2000) and Down with Love (2003), and drama films such as Path to War (2002) and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005). From 2006 to 2007, she starred as Harriet Hayes in the NBC comedy-drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, for which she received her first Golden Globe Award nomination. In 2008, she starred as Ellen Dolan in the superhero noir film The Spirit. Paulson has appeared on Broadway in the plays The Glass Menagerie in 2005 and Collected Stories in 2010. She also starred in a number of independent films and had a leading role in the ABC comedy series Cupid (2009). She later starred in the independent drama film Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) and received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of Nicolle Wallace in the HBO film Game Change (2012). She was featured as Mary Epps in the 2013 historical drama film 12 Years a Slave, as Abby Gerhard in the 2015 romantic drama film Carol, and as Toni Bradlee in the 2017 political drama film The Post, all of which were nominated for multiple Academy Awards. Her other films include Serenity (2005), New Year's Eve (2011), Mud (2012), Blue Jay (2016), Ocean's 8 (2018), Bird Box (2018), Glass (2019), and Run (2020). In 2011, Paulson began starring in the FX anthology series American Horror Story, playing different characters in many of the show's 10 seasons. For her performances in the series, she received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won two Critics' Choice Television Awards. In 2016, she portrayed real-life prosecutor Marcia Clark in the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. O. J. Simpson, for which she garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award. In 2020, Paulson appeared in the FX limited series Mrs. America, and began starring as Nurse Mildred Ratched in the Netflix psychological thriller series Ratched. In 2021, she returned to American Crime Story to portray Linda Tripp in the third season of the show, subtitled Impeachment.

Movies

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Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration
54 %|Jun 9, 2022
Comedy, Documentary
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Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A
52 %|Nov 18, 2021
Documentary
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Adele One Night Only
78 %|Nov 14, 2021
Music
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Run
73 %|Nov 20, 2020
Thriller, Horror, Drama
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Coastal Elites
63 %|Sep 12, 2020
Comedy, Drama, TV Movie
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Abominable
74.84 %|Sep 19, 2019
Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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The Goldfinch
71.73 %|Sep 12, 2019
Drama
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Glass
66.79 %|Jan 16, 2019
Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction
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Bird Box
68.44 %|Dec 13, 2018
Horror, Thriller, Drama
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Reimagining The Met Gala
80 %|Sep 11, 2018
Documentary
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Ocean's Team 3.0
80 %|Sep 11, 2018
Documentary
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Ocean's Eight
69.86 %|Jun 7, 2018
Crime, Comedy, Action
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The Post
70 %|Dec 22, 2017
Drama, History
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Rebel in the Rye
66.6 %|Sep 15, 2017
Drama, Romance
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Blue Jay
70 %|Oct 7, 2016
Drama, Romance
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Carol
74.95 %|Nov 20, 2015
Romance, Drama
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The Runner
48.07000000000001 %|Aug 7, 2015
Drama
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#twitterkills
70 %|Feb 22, 2014
Comedy, Thriller
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12 Years a Slave
79.44 %|Oct 18, 2013
Drama, History
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Mud
70.62 %|Apr 26, 2013
Drama
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Fairhaven
51 %|Jan 11, 2013
Comedy, Drama
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Stars In Shorts
0 %|Sep 28, 2012
Comedy, Drama
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The Time Being
52 %|Sep 11, 2012
Mystery
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Game Change
68.8 %|Feb 28, 2012
TV Movie, Drama, Comedy, History
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New Year's Eve
59 %|Dec 8, 2011
Comedy, Romance
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After-School Special
51 %|Jun 23, 2011
Comedy, Drama
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November Christmas
76 %|Jun 21, 2011
TV Movie, Drama
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Martha Marcy May Marlene
66.22 %|Jun 10, 2011
Drama, Thriller
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Whose Dog Is It Anyway?
73 %|Mar 31, 2009
Comedy
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The Spirit
47.14 %|Dec 25, 2008
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Drama
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A Christmas Wedding
54 %|Dec 11, 2006
Comedy, Family, Romance, TV Movie
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Griffin & Phoenix
70 %|Sep 12, 2006
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Diggers
60 %|Sep 9, 2006
Comedy, Drama
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Serenity
73.76 %|Sep 25, 2005
Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
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The Notorious Bettie Page
63.38 %|Sep 14, 2005
Comedy, Drama
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Swimmers
70 %|Jan 22, 2005
Drama
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Path to War
66 %|Oct 28, 2003
Drama, History, TV Movie
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Down with Love
61 %|May 8, 2003
Comedy, Romance
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Bug
73 %|Feb 28, 2002
Comedy, Drama
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What Women Want
64.5 %|Dec 15, 2000
Comedy, Romance
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Held Up
54 %|Oct 8, 1999
Comedy
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The Other Sister
64 %|Feb 26, 1999
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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The Long Way Home
68 %|Mar 1, 1998
Adventure, Drama, Family
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Levitation
60 %|Apr 1, 1997
Drama, Fantasy
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Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
0 %|Jun 20, 1996
Western, TV Movie
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Friends at Last
75 %|Apr 2, 1995
Drama, TV Movie
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Clybourne Park
0 %|Invalid Date
Drama
actor
Dust
0 %|Invalid Date
Drama, Horror
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I Am Sybil
0 %|Invalid Date
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Talley's Folly
0 %|Invalid Date
actor
Ethel's Orchestra
0 %|Invalid Date

Series

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
63.43 %|Feb 1, 2024
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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The Bear
83 %|Jun 23, 2022
Drama, Comedy
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Ratched
77 %|Sep 18, 2020
Mystery, Drama, Crime
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Mrs. America
74 %|Apr 15, 2020
Drama
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FEUD
79 %|Mar 5, 2017
Drama
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Chelsea
52 %|May 11, 2016
Talk, Comedy
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American Crime Story
76 %|Feb 2, 2016
Crime, Drama
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American Crime Story
76 %|Feb 2, 2016
Crime, Drama
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
65.41 %|Sep 8, 2015
Comedy, Talk
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Late Night with Seth Meyers
56 %|Feb 25, 2014
Talk, Comedy
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Late Night with Seth Meyers
56 %|Feb 25, 2014
Talk, Comedy
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
58.48 %|Feb 17, 2014
Comedy, Talk
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
58.48 %|Feb 17, 2014
Comedy, Talk
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Off Camera with Sam Jones
40 %|Feb 6, 2014
Talk
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Blue
72 %|Jun 11, 2012
Drama
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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American Horror Story
81 %|Oct 5, 2011
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
51.41 %|Jul 16, 2009
Talk, Comedy
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Cupid
59 %|Mar 24, 2009
Drama
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The Graham Norton Show
71.25 %|Feb 22, 2007
Comedy, Talk
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
74 %|Sep 18, 2006
Comedy, Drama
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Grey's Anatomy
82 %|Mar 27, 2005
Drama
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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
68 %|Jan 3, 2005
Comedy, Talk
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Desperate Housewives
79 %|Oct 3, 2004
Mystery, Drama, Comedy
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Deadwood
81 %|Mar 21, 2004
Western, Crime, Drama
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The D.A.
0 %|Mar 19, 2004
Drama
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
57 %|Sep 8, 2003
Comedy, Talk
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Nip/Tuck
72 %|Jul 22, 2003
Drama
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Leap of Faith
90 %|Feb 28, 2002
Comedy
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Jack & Jill
75 %|Sep 26, 1999
Drama, Comedy
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
80 %|Sep 20, 1999
Crime, Drama, Mystery
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American Gothic
74 %|Sep 22, 1995
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Crime
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Pretty/Handsome
30 %|Invalid Date
Drama
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Family Guy
73 %|Jan 31, 1999
Animation, Comedy
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Law & Order
74 %|Sep 13, 1990
Crime, Drama
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LIVE with Kelly and Mark
54 %|Sep 5, 1988
Talk
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Entertainment Tonight
35 %|Sep 15, 1981
News
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Saturday Night Live
69.19 %|Oct 11, 1975
Comedy, News