Sarah Paulson

Birth Place: Tampa, FL, USA

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Sarah Paulson BIO

Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner SARAH PAULSON last appeared onstage in New York in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley’s Folly in spring 2013. Other stage appearances include the Broadway productions of Collected Stories, opposite Linda Lavin, and The Glass Menagerie alongside Jessica Lange; the Mark Taper Forum production of The Cherry Orchard opposite Alfred Molina and Annette Bening; and off-Broadway in Tracy Letts’ critically acclaimed Killer Joe. Paulson received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of attorney Marcia Clark in FX’s critically acclaimed miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Paulson also received a Golden Globe® Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Critics’ Choice Award and a Television Critics Association Award for this role. Her many additional TV credits include her performance as Linda Tripp in FX’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story” (Emmy nomination, also Executive Producer); the title role in the Netflix series, “Ratched” (also Executive Producer), which debuted at number one across 50 countries worldwide and earned Paulson a Golden Globe® nomination; the FX on Hulu Emmy-nominated limited series, “Mrs. America,” opposite Cate Blanchett; Aaron Sorkin's “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (Golden Globe nomination); HBO’s “Coastal Elites” and “Game Change” (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations); ten installments of Ryan’s Murphy’s award-winning television series “American Horror Story,” where she also made her directorial debut with the 78-minute crossover episode, “Return to Murder House.” Paulson has received five Emmy® nominations for her roles in the franchise, as well as two Critics’ Choice Awards for her roles in the anthology series. Paulson’s many film credits include Warner Bros.’ Ocean’s 8; Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed Carol alongside Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, which received an Academy Award® for Best Picture. She has also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s The Post opposite Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep; Aneesh Chaganty’s Run for Hulu; M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass for Universal; Netflix’s Bird Box opposite Sandra Bullock; DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable. Other film credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene; Down with Love; What Women Want, The Other Sister. Upcoming, she will executive produce and star in Searchlight’s horror thriller, Dust; will appear in Bruce Norris’ film adaptation of his Pulitzer, Tony, and Olivier award-winning play, Clybourne Park, directed by Pam MacKinnon; and in Bad Robot’s series adaptation of Glennon Doyle’s memoir, “Untamed.”

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Sarah Paulson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Second Stage Original Broadway Production, 2023
Antoinette "Toni" Lafayette

[Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Sally Talley

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2010
Lisa Morrison

[Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2009
Carrie Ann

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2008
Meg Magrath

Meg Magrath

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Harriet

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
The Daughter

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Dottie Smith

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Vesta Jackson


Sarah Paulson Movies

[1997]Levitation Acey Rawlin

[1999]The Other Sister Heather

[1999]Held Up Mary

[2000]What Women Want Annie

[2002]Bug Eilleen

[2003]Down with Love Vikki Hiller

[2005]The Notorious Bettie Page Bunny Yeager

[2005]Serenity Dr. Caron

[2005]Swimmers Merrill

[2006]Griffin & Phoenix Peri

[2006]Diggers Julie

[2008]The Spirit Ellen

[2011]Martha Marcy May Marlene Lucy

[2012]Fairhaven Kate

[2012]The Time Being Sarah

[2012]Mud Mary Lee

[2013]12 Years a Slave Mistress Epps

[2015]The Runner Kate Haber

[2015]Carol Abby Gerhard

[2016]Blue Jay Amanda

[2017]Rebel in the Rye Dorothy Olding

[2017]The Post Tony Bradlee

[2018]Bird Box Jessica

[2018]Ocean's Eight Tammy

[2019]Abominable Dr. Zara

[2019]Glass Dr. Ellie Staple

[2019]The Goldfinch Xandra

[2020]Run Mother, Diane


Sarah Paulson TV Shows

American Crime Story Linda Tripp, Marcia Clark

American Gothic Merlyn Temple

American Horror Story Lana Winters, Bette Tattler, Dot Tattler

Desperate Housewives Lydia Lindquist

Jack & Jill Elisa Cronkite

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Harriet Hayes

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Sarah Paulson News


Ella Beatty To Join The Company Of Broadway's APPROPRIATE At The Belasco Theater

Broadway's critically acclaimed production of APPROPRIATE by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will to welcome actress Ella Beatty to its cast when the production continues its limited  extended engagement at the Belasco Theatre in March.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day, BroadwayWorld! It is February 14, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

APPROPRIATE Cancels Performances This Week Due to COVID

Due to COVID among the company, Second Stage Theater has canceled performances of Appropriate. Learn more about the cancellation dates.

APPROPRIATE Will Transfer to Belasco Theater; Extends Through June

The Second Stage Theater production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer and starring Sarah Paulson, is extending its run and will transfer to the Belasco Theater. We have all the details!

Character Breakdown: APPROPRIATE Cast Unpacks Their Roles

In this video, watch as the cast of Appropriate chats about their roles in the new Broadway play.

How Many Shows This Season Are By Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists?

This time, the reader question was: Are there a lot of new productions by Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists this season, or does it just seem that way?

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 2, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 2, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Photos: Bradley Cooper, Pedro Pascal & Judith Light Visit Sarah Paulson at APPROPRIATE

The special guests keep on coming to the Hayes Theatre! The company of Appropriate recently welcomed (and posed backstage with) Bradley Cooper, Pedro Pascal and Judith Light. Check out photos here!

Complete Cast Set For LEMPICKA on Broadway, Starring Eden Espinosa

The complete cast has been revealed for Lempicka, the highly anticipated new musical celebrating the true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka. Learn who is joining the previously announced Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, and more!

APPROPRIATE January 12 Performance Canceled Due To Illness

The Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate has canceled its January 12 evening performance due to illness.

Annaleigh Ashford to Lead HAPPY FACE Drama Series on Paramount+

Annaleigh Ashford has signed on to lead Happy Face, a new drama series coming to Paramount+. The Tony-winner, who takes her final bow in Sweeny Todd this Sunday, will headline the new series that follows the true-life story of Melissa Moore. At 15, Moore uncovered that her father was known as the notable serial killer 'Happy Face.'

APPROPRIATE January 4 Performance Canceled Due To Illness

The Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate has canceled its January 4 evening performance due to a Covid-related illness.

Exclusive: Angelina Jolie Visits Her Maleficent Co-Star Elle Fanning at APPROPRIATE

Angelina Jolie paid a visit to Appropriate on Broadway, where she posed backstage with the cast, which includes her two-time co-star Elle Fanning. Check out the exclusive photo here!

Exclusive: Go Inside the Opening Night Celebration for APPROPRIATE

Get an exclusive look into the opening night celebrations for Appropriate!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of APPROPRIATE on Broadway

Check out footage from the opening night red carpet of Appropriate at Second Stage!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of APPROPRIATE

See photos from the opening night red carpet of Appropriate at Second Stage!

Photos: Go Inside APPROPRIATE Opening Night Curtain Call

Check out photos from opening night curtain call of Appropriate!

Review Roundup: APPROPRIATE Opens On Broadway Starring Sarah Paulson, Elle Fanning, Corey Stoll & More

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, directed by Lila Neugebauer, opens on Broadway tonight in a production from Second Stage Theater. The show's star-studded cast includes Emmy-winner Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, Elle Fanning and more! Read the reviews!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld December 19th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is December 19, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Photos: Get a First Look at Elle Fanning, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll & More in APPROPRIATE

Get a first look at Elle Fanning, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, and more in APPROPRIATE.

Sarah Paulson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sarah Paulson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Sarah Paulson has not appeared in the West End.

Sarah Paulson's next show will be Appropriate which opens on 12/18/2023 on Broadway.

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