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Sarah Paulson

  • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
  • Birthday: December 17

Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Sarah Paulson has built an impressive list of credits in film, television and on stage, challenging herself with each new role.

In television, Paulson was most recently seen on American Horror Story where she has portrayed various roles throughout the show's past four seasons. On HBO, she won critical acclaim for her performance in Game Change. For her performance, Paulson received a 2012 Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie.

Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Sarah Paulson has built an impressive list of credits in film, television and on stage, challenging herself with each new role.

In television, Paulson was most recently seen on American Horror Story where she has portrayed various roles throughout the show's past four seasons. On HBO, she won critical acclaim for her performance in Game Change. For her performance, Paulson received a 2012 Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie.

In film, Paulson most recently appeared in director Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave, opposite Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Paul Giamatti. Prior to that, Paulson wrapped production on Jeff Nichols' film Mud, a drama about two boys who make a pact to help a fugitive escape from a Mississippi island. Paulson stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey in the role of Mary Lee. The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Paulson also starred in The Time Being, Fox Searchlight’s critically acclaimed film Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Spirit, The Notorious Bettie Page, Down with Love, What Women Want, The Other Sister, and Diggers.

Paulson was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, in which she starred opposite Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, and Steven Weber.

Her major television credits also include the lead role on the drama Leap of Faith, Deadwood, Path to WarJack and Jill, Cupid, and the series American Gothic with Gary Cole.

On stage, Paulson starred on Broadway in the two-hander Collected Stories opposite Linda Lavin. Previously she appeared on Broadway in the revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, in the critically acclaimed Cherry Orchard for the Mark Taper Forum, Killer Joe, Horton Foote's Talking Pictures at the Signature Theatre, and the off-Broadway production The Gingerbread House.

 

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins6 Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Sarah Paulson, as Hypodermic Sally / Billie Dean Howard
  • American Horror Story: Hotel
  • FX Networks
  • 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2013

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Sarah Paulson, as Nicolle Wallace
  • Game Change
  • HBO
  • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

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