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      Sarah Paulson

      Sarah Paulson

      Highest Rated: 100% Path to War (2002)

      Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)

      Birthday: Dec 17, 1974

      Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

      Throughout her versatile career, actress Sarah Paulson took on a variety of big and small screen roles which traversed all time periods and genres, from the frontiers of America's Old West on to the backstage corridors of contemporary late-night television and everything in between. Paulson began showcasing her abilities on the small screen and had her breakthrough role on the cult series "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-98). After entering the feature world, she landed her second major series with the comedic drama "Jack & Jill" (The WB, 1999-2001), while making further strides in movies with "Held Up" (1999) and "What Women Want" (2000). She went on to supporting turns in dramas like "Path to War" (HBO, 2002) and lighthearted fare like "Down With Love" (2003), before turning in a fine performance as an undercover Pinkerton agent on "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-05). From there, Paulson was catapulted to stardom as one of the critically acclaimed stars on the high-profile, but short-lived drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). At the same time, she made brief tabloid news where her partner, Cherry Jones, inadvertently outed her in a Tony Awards acceptance speech. Meanwhile, Paulson's career continued unabated with a string of guest starring roles and an acclaimed supporting turn in "Game Change" (HBO, 2012) before becoming a fixture on the acclaimed anthology series "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ). Definitely paying her dues on a number of short-lived TV series and highly anticipated films that fell flat, Paulson was a savvy performer who managed to find success going down a road less traveled.

      Highest rated movies

      Path to War poster
      Path to War
      Mud poster
      Mud
      12 Years a Slave poster
      12 Years a Slave
      Carol poster
      Carol
      Blue Jay poster
      Blue Jay
      Martha Marcy May Marlene poster
      Martha Marcy May Marlene
      Run poster
      Run
      The Post poster
      The Post

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 56% Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration Self - 2022
      89% 74% Run Diane Sherman (Character) - 2020
      55% 44% Coastal Elites Unknown (Character) - 2020
      82% 95% Abominable Dr. Zara (Voice) $60.9M 2019
      25% 72% The Goldfinch Xandra (Character) $5.3M 2019
      36% 67% Glass Dr. Ellie Staple (Character) $111.0M 2019
      64% 57% Bird Box Jessica (Character) - 2018
      68% 45% Ocean's 8 Tammy (Character) $139.4M 2018
      88% 73% The Post Tony Bradlee (Character) $81.4M 2017
      29% 63% Rebel in the Rye Dorothy Olding (Character) $376.7K 2017
      91% 77% Blue Jay Amanda (Character) $5.2K 2016
      94% 74% Carol Abby Gerhard (Character) $12.7M 2015
      24% 23% The Runner Kate Haber (Character) - 2015
      95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Mistress Epps (Character) $56.7M 2013
      97% 80% Mud Mary Lee (Character) $21.6M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet twitterkills Sarah Pendersen (Character) - 2013
      60% 66% Stars in Shorts Woman (Character) - 2012
      47% 31% Fairhaven Kate (Character) - 2012
      28% 33% The Time Being Sarah (Character) - 2012
      67% 76% Game Change Nicolle Wallace (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet After-School Special Woman (Character) - 2011
      7% 45% New Year's Eve Grace Schwab (Character) $54.5M 2011
      90% 71% Martha Marcy May Marlene Lucy (Character) $3.0M 2011
      No Score Yet 71% November Christmas Beth Marks (Character) - 2010
      14% 25% The Spirit Ellen (Character) $19.8M 2008
      No Score Yet 27% A Christmas Wedding Emily (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 78% Griffin and Phoenix Peri (Character) - 2006
      70% 57% Diggers Julie (Character) - 2006
      57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Bunny Yeager (Character) $1.4M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis L' Amour's Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshall Unknown (Character) - 2006
      82% 91% Serenity Dr. Caron (Character) $25.3M 2005
      83% 74% Swimmers Merrill (Character) $33.4K 2005
      60% 62% Down With Love Vikki Hiller (Character) $20.3M 2003
      100% 73% Path to War Luci Baines Johnson (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 77% Bug Eilleen (Character) - 2002
      54% 54% What Women Want Annie (Character) $182.8M 2000
      17% 42% Held Up Mary (Character) $4.7M 2000
      29% 71% The Other Sister Heather Tate (Character) $27.8M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaughnesy Unknown (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 39% The Long Way Home Leanne Bossert (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Levitation Acey (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends at Last Diana (age 21) (Character) - 1995

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016-2021
      84% 89% American Crime Story Linda Tripp (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2016 2021
      77% 68% American Horror Story Mamie Eisenhower (Character),
      Audrey Tindall/Lana Winters/Shelby Miller (Guest Star),
      Director
      2011-2018 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013 2017 2019-2021
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014 2016-2017 2020-2021
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017 2019-2021
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014 2018 2020-2021
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2020
      No Score Yet 69% Ratched Nurse Mildred Ratched (Character),
      Producer
      2020
      96% 69% Mrs. America Alice (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016 2019
      No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Herself/Marcia Clark/Costumed Woman (Guest Voice) 2019
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
      41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Lydia Lindquist (Guest Star) 2007 2011
      83% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Anne Gillette (Guest Star) 2010
      43% 25% Cupid Dr. Claire McCrae (Character) 2009
      74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Harriet Hayes (Character) 2006-2007
      92% 96% Deadwood Miss Isringhausen (Guest Star) 2005
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Agatha Ripp (Guest Star) 2004
      63% No Score Yet The D.A. Chief Deputy D.A. Lisa Patterson (Character) 2004
      40% No Score Yet Leap of Faith Faith Wardwell (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Elisa Cronkite (Character) 1999-2001
      63% 100% American Gothic Merlyn Temple (Character) 1995-1996 1998
      60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994