Sarah Paulson is a famous American actress best known for her work in the FX anthology series American Horror Story, for which she won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 and 2015. Her performance as Marcia Clark in American Crime Story earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. She has several hit films to her name, including 2 Years a Slave, Carol, The Post, and Ocean’s 8, among others.
Sarah Paulson Biography
Sarah Paulson was born on the 17th of December 1974, in Tampa, Florida, United States of America. She is currently 47 years old.
|Birth Name||Sarah Catharine Paulson|
|Date of Birth||December 17, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|Age||47 years old|
|Ethnicity||Danish, English, Scottish, Welsh, German, and French.|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Sarah Paulson is the daughter of Catharine Gordon (née Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She has a sister named Liz Paulson who is an actress and casting director. Her paternal sister, Rachel Paulson, is also an actress and writer, and producer.
Sarah Paulson graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan. She later studied acting and drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Sarah Paulson Love Life
Paulson has been in a relationship with actress and playwright Holland Taylor since 2017. Taylor is 32 years older than her.
Previously, she was in a relationship with actress Cherry Jones from 2004 to 2009 and actress Amanda Peet in 2017.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6 inches|
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||6 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Short blonde hair|
Sarah Paulson earned her first acting role in the movie, “Levitation”, playing her role as Acey Rawlin in 1997.
When it comes to television, she guest appeared as Maggie Conner in one episode of the NBC legal drama series Law & Order.
Paulson’s performances as different characters in seven different seasons of the FX anthology series, “American Horror Story”, received positive reviews from critics. This role made her a household name of the American masses as well as earned her several awards including five Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
She also acted in an Academy Award-winning drama film, “12 Years of Slave”. She played Mistress Mary Epps in the film, which is an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released. The film was well-received by people earning several awards including three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
She played real-life lawyer Marcia Clark in the first season of the anthology series “American Crime Story”, subtitled “The People v. O. J. Simpson”. The series was commercially hit and was appreciated by both critics and the audience. She has won a handful of awards including Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, TCA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in the series.
Paulson also appeared in the critically acclaimed British American romantic drama, “Carol” in 2015. Besides being a commercial success, the film won several awards including six Oscar nominations.
- Books – “Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties” by Rainer Maria Rilke, “The Liars’ Club” by Mary Karr, “Atonement” by Ian McEwan, “The Dead and the Living” by Sharon Olds, “Where You’ll Find me and Other Stories” by Ann Beattie.
Sarah Paulson Net Worth
Sarah Paulson has a net worth of $12 million, as of 2023. She lives in New York.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – mssarahcatharinepaulson
- Twitter – mssarahpaulson
Sarah Paulson Facts
She made her professional acting debut with an off-Broadway production of “Talking Pictures” by the American playwright Horton Foote. She was just 12 years old when she performed in this play.
Sarah is good friends with Jessica Lange, Amanda Peet, and Elizabeth Reaser.
Paulson has been actively involved in various charities over the course of her career. On the occasion of her 35th birthday, she launched a project in collaboration with the Charity Water foundation to provide clean water to a community in Ethiopia.
In 2017, she was named one of the “100 most influential people of the year” by Time magazine.
Sarah has two tattoos, one on her back neck featuring stars and starburst, and another on her right foot featuring a starburst.
At the age of 25, she was diagnosed with melanoma on her back. However, it was successfully removed before cancer could spread.
Talking about her homosexual nature, Paulson stated: “The situation is fluid for me.”
Her upcoming projects include Ratched, Mrs. America, Impeachment: American Crime Story, and Run.