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Sarah Paulson

Highest Rated:   98% Mud (2013)
Lowest Rated:   7% New Year's Eve (2011)
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A lovely and talented actress with a knack for both comedy and drama, Sarah Paulson was born in Tampa, FL, on December 17, 1975. Her family relocated to Manhattan, where she attended both the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Paulson made her professional debut at the age of 12 in an off-Broadway production of Amerlia Again, and she worked extensively on the New York stage after completing her education. She made here television debut in a 1994 episode of the series Law & Order, and, in 1995, was cast as Merlyn Temple, a dead woman who can communicate with her living brother, on the fantasy series American Gothic; while the show only ran for a year, it developed a devoted cult following. Following American Gothic's cancellation, Paulson made her feature-film debut in the thriller Levitation, and, in 1999, she appeared in Garry Marshall's comedy drama The Other Sister. She returned to episodic television that same year as Elisa Cronkite on the romantic drama series Jack and Jill, which ran two seasons. During the show's run, she landed a supporting role in the Mel Gibson/Helen Hunt vehicle What Women Want, and after Jack and Jill ran its course, Paulson was cast in the lead role of the short-lived situation comedy Leap of Faith. She later had a supporting role in the 2003 romantic comedy Down With Love.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
93% Blue Jay
  • Amanda
$5.7k 2016
25% Rebel in the Rye
  • Dorothy Olding
2016
94% Carol
  • Abby Gerhard
$8.6M 2015
26% The Runner
  • Kate Haber
2015
No Score Yet #twitterkills
  • Actor
2014
96% 12 Years a Slave
  • Mrs. Epps
$50.7M 2013
25% The Time Being
  • Sarah
2013
98% Mud
  • Mary Lee
$21.6M 2013
50% Fairhaven
  • Kate
2013
65% Game Change
  • Nicolle Wallace
2012
7% New Year's Eve
  • Grace Schwab
$54.6M 2011
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Lucy
$3M 2011
No Score Yet November Christmas
  • Beth Marks
2010
14% The Spirit
  • Ellen Dolan
$19.8M 2008
70% Diggers
  • Julie
2007
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix
  • Peri
2006
No Score Yet Shaughnessy
  • Actor
2006
56% The Notorious Bettie Page
  • Bunny Yeager
$1.4M 2006
No Score Yet Louis L' Amour's Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshall
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet A Christmas Wedding
  • Emily
2006
82% Serenity
  • Dr. Caron
$25.4M 2005
83% Swimmers
  • Merrill
2005
No Score Yet Long Way Home
  • Actor
2005
59% Down With Love
  • Vicki Hiller
$20.2M 2003
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Luci Baines Johnson
2002
No Score Yet Bug
  • Eileen
2002
54% What Women Want
  • Annie
$181.5M 2001
17% Held Up
  • Mary
2000
29% The Other Sister
  • Heather
1999
No Score Yet Levitation
  • Acey
1998
No Score Yet The Long Way Home
  • Leanne Bossert
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
2015-2016
  • Marcia Clark
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
77% American Horror Story
2013
  • Lana Winters Bette and Dot Tatler Billie Dean Bette & Dot Tattler Cordelia Billie Billie Dean Howard
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Bette and Dot Tattler
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Hotel
2015
  • Sally
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Lydia
  • 2011
  • 2007
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Young Ellis Grey
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Anne Gillette
  • 2010
40% Cupid
2009
  • Claire Claire McCrae
  • 2009
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Miss Isringhausen
  • 2005
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Maggie Conner
  • 1994

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