Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson

  • Highest Rated: 97% Mud (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)
  • Birthday: Dec 17, 1974
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A lovely and talented actress with a knack for both comedy and drama, Sarah Paulson was born in Tampa, FL, on December 17, 1974. 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

83% Abominable Dr. Zara 2019
24% The Goldfinch Xandra 2019
37% Glass Dr. Ellie Staple 2019
63% Bird Box Jessica 2018
69% Ocean's 8 Tammy 2018
88% The Post Tony Bradlee $80.4M 2018
28% Rebel in the Rye Dorothy Olding $0.4M 2017
90% Blue Jay Amanda $5.7K 2016
94% Carol Abby Gerhard $8.6M 2015
24% The Runner Kate Haber 2015
No Score Yet #twitterkills Actor 2014
95% 12 Years a Slave Mrs. Epps $50.7M 2013
24% The Time Being Sarah 2013
97% Mud Mary Lee $21.6M 2013
47% Fairhaven Kate 2013
68% 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
83% Serenity Dr. Caron $25.4M 2005
83% Swimmers Merrill 2005
No Score Yet Long Way Home Actor 2005
60% 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

71% Family Guy
1999
Herself
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
77% American Horror Story
2013
Lana Winters Bette and Dot Tatler Billie Dean Bette & Dot Tattler Cordelia Ally Billie Billie Dean Howard Ms. Wilhemina Venable, Cordelia Foxx & Billie Dean Howard
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Feud: Bette and Joan
Geraldine Page
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
93% American Crime Story
2016-2018
Marcia Clark
  • 2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2015
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 Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
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
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Lydia
  • 2011
  • 2007
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Young Ellis Grey
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Anne Gillette
  • 2010
43% Cupid
2009
Claire Claire McCrae
  • 2009
74% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
2006-2007
Harriet Hayes
  • 2007
  • 2006
95% Deadwood
2004-2006
Miss Isringhausen
  • 2005
  • 2004
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Guest Agatha Ripp
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Zoe
  • 2001
67% American Gothic
1995-1996
Merlyn Temple
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
60% Cracker
1997-1999
Nina
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Maggie Conner
  • 1994
No Score Yet Ratched
2019
Nurse Mildred Ratched

QUOTES FROM Sarah Paulson CHARACTERS

Mary Lee
How old are you?
May Pearl
How old are you?
Ellis
Fourteen
Ellis
Fourteen.
Mary Lee
You know you just hit a senior
Mary Lee
You know you just hit a senior.
May Pearl
You know you just hit a senior.
Ellis
So what!
Lucy
Sometimes I think I just should have come home, and made sure you went to college. You had so much potential.
Martha
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
A teacher and a leader?What are you talking about?
Lucy
A teacher and a leader? What are you talking about?