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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Run Diane Sherman (Character) - 2020
24% 72% The Goldfinch Xandra (Character) $5.3M 2019
37% 68% Glass Dr. Ellie Staple (Character) $111M 2019
81% 95% Abominable Dr. Zara (Voice) $60.6M 2019
63% 57% Bird Box Jessica (Character) - 2018
69% 45% Ocean's 8 Tammy (Character) $139.4M 2018
88% 73% The Post Tony Bradlee (Character) $81.4M 2017
30% 61% Rebel in the Rye Dorothy Olding (Character) $376.7K 2017
91% 77% Blue Jay Amanda (Character) $5.2K 2016
24% 22% The Runner Kate Haber (Character) - 2015
94% 74% Carol Abby Gerhard (Character) $12.7M 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% 34% The Time Being Sarah (Character) - 2012
68% 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) $3M 2011
No Score Yet 70% November Christmas Beth Marks (Character) - 2010
14% 25% The Spirit Ellen (Character) $19.8M 2008
No Score Yet 78% Griffin and Phoenix Peri (Character) - 2006
57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Bunny Yeager (Character) $1.4M 2006
70% 57% Diggers Julie (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 27% A Christmas Wedding Emily (Character) - 2006
83% 74% Swimmers Merrill (Character) $33.4K 2005
82% 91% Serenity Dr. Caron (Character) $25.3M 2005
60% 62% Down With Love Vikki Hiller (Character) $20.3M 2003
No Score Yet 77% Bug Eilleen (Character) - 2002
100% 72% Path to War Luci Baines Johnson (Character) - 2002
17% 42% Held Up Mary (Character) $4.7M 2000
54% 54% What Women Want Annie (Character) $182.8M 2000
29% 72% 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 No Score Yet Oral History Guest 2020
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020 2016-2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019-2020 2017
60% 68% Ratched Nurse Mildred Ratched (Character),
Producer
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019-2020 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019-2020 2015-2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. America Alice (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Unknown (Character),
Guest
2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Herself/Marcia Clark/Costumed Woman (Guest Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2019
76% 71% American Horror Story: Murder House Audrey Tindall/Lana Winters/Shelby Miller (Character),
Ally Mayfair-Richards (Guest Star),
Director
2011-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
41% 64% Chelsea Guest 2016
93% 94% American Crime Story Marcia Clark (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2013
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2011 2007
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Anne Gillette (Guest Star) 2010
43% No Score Yet 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% 79% Nip/Tuck Agatha Ripp (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 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
67% No Score Yet American Gothic Merlyn Temple (Character) 1998 1995-1996
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994

QUOTES FROM Sarah Paulson CHARACTERS

Mary Lee says: How old are you?

May Pearl says: How old are you?

Ellis says: Fourteen

Ellis says: Fourteen.

Mary Lee says: You know you just hit a senior

Mary Lee says: You know you just hit a senior.

May Pearl says: You know you just hit a senior.

Ellis says: So what!

Lucy says: Sometimes I think I just should have come home, and made sure you went to college. You had so much potential.

Martha says: I don't need your guidance now and I didn't then. I am a teacher and a leader. You just never let me be that, but now I am, and I know who I am.

Lucy says: A teacher and a leader?What are you talking about?

Lucy says: A teacher and a leader? What are you talking about?