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Birth Place: Tampa, FL, USA

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Sarah Paulson is acknowledged as one of today's most critically acclaimed actresses of the screen and stage. She was first introduced to Steppenwolf through her work in ensemble member Tracy Letts's Killer Joe, and the two appear in Stephen Spielberg's upcoming film The Post. Paulson's impressive film career includes features with ensemble members Lois Smith (Griffin & Phoenix), Austin Pendleton (The Notorious Bettie Page) and John Malkovich, whom she joins in the Netflix film Bird Box. On stage, she has appeared in a wide-range of productions including the title role in Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Talley's Folly, Cherry Orchard with Alfred Molina and Annette Bening, and Broadway's The Glass Menagerie alongside Jessica Lange.

On television, Sarah Paulson's inspired performances have captured the attention of audiences and critics alike. Her portrayal of attorney Marcia Clark in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson earned her numerous awards including a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and Emmy Award. Sarah also received four consecutive Emmy nominations for her character portrayals in Ryan Murphy's award-winning television series, American Horror Story. Her upcoming projects include American Crime Story: Katrina, Gary Ross's Ocean's 8, the female-driven spinoff of Ocean's Eleven, M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, and the Netflix series Ratched, based on the character Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, for which she is set to produce and star in the title role.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Sally Talley

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2010
Lisa Morrison

MCC Theater Production, 2009
Carrie Ann

Off-Broadway Revival, 2008
Meg Magrath

Meg Magrath


Broadway Revival, 2005
The Daughter

Dottie Smith

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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Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway!

Previews begin tonight, February 26, for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Sweeney Todd will officially open on March 26, 2023, at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Meet the cast of Sweeney Todd here!

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

Video: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of SWEENEY TODD

The upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has found its cast! Can't wait for February 26? Get to know the principal company with this roundup of videos!

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's This Month

Jim Caruso's Cast Party will return to the West Coast for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17 at 7pm. The 'extreme open mic' will take place at Feinstein's at Vitello's, located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Feinstein's at Vitello's Next Week

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party returns to the West Coast for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17 at 7pm.  The “extreme open mic” will take place at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s, located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Amanda Seyfried & More Win 2022 Emmy Awards - See the Full List of Winners!

Kenan Thompson hosted the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12 on NBC. Notable winners included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Smart, Zendaya, Amanda Seyfried, Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus, Succession, and more. Check out the complete list of winners below!

Beanie Feldstein Joins Cast of New Ethan Coen Film

Beanie Feldstein has joined the cast of Ethan Coen's new film, joining the previously announced Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan. The picture will be Coen's first time directing a film without his brother, Joel. Plot and character details are currently being kept under wraps.

Andrew Garfield, Jodie Comer, Steve Martin & More Earn 2022 Emmy Nominations - See the Full List!

Check out the complete list of Emmy nominations, which include Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Jodie Comer, Tony Awards Presents: Broadways Back!, Annie LIVE!, Jane Lynch, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nathan Lane, Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalom, Mare Winningham, Laurie Metcalf, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and more!

Photos: Darren Criss & The House Of Suntory's Host After, After Tony's Celebration

Another Tonys has come and gone! Before DeBose took the stage, Darren Criss and Julianne Hough hosted The Tony Awards: Act One on Paramount+.  And after the Tonys, the party moved from Radio City Music Hall to The House Of Suntory's for a star-studded celebration. Check out photos!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Performances Announced For The 75th Annual Tony Awards

Find out what shows and stars are performing at this year's 2022 Tony Awards!

Presenters Announced for the 75th Annual Tony Awards

The biggest stars from stage and screen are set to take the stage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Find out who will appear on the broadcast including past-winners and more.

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Return to Feinstein's at Vitello's

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party will return to the West Coast for two nights, Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 at 8pm.  The “extreme open mic” will take place at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s, located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba & More Join CLYBOURNE PARK Film Adaption

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Martin Freeman, Nick Robinson, and Hillary Baack will star in a new film adaption of Bruce Norris' Claybourne Park. Tony-nominee Pam MacKinnon is also set to direct the new film. The play premiered on Broadway in 2012, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out the photos below of the stars who came to see the show!

Meet the Cast of POTUS on Broadway

Selina Fillinger's new Broadway comedy POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, officially begins previews tonight, April 14. Meet the cast!

Meet the Cast of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances tonight, March 26, at the August Wilson Theatre, ahead of an official opening on April 24. Meet the cast bringing this iconic show back to the stage!

Hulu to Stream Ryan Murphy's Award-Winning Hit Shows from FX and 20th Television

Hulu will stream three of Ryan Murphy’s most acclaimed and award-winning hit shows from FX and 20th Television, American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose, it was announced today by Joe Earley, President of Hulu. Check out the details on the upcoming streaming shows now!


Broadway’s uproarious new comedy about the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world, POTUS begins previews at the Shubert Theatre on Thursday, April 14, 2022, with an official Opening Night of Monday, May 9, 2022, for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14, 2022.


Sarah Paulson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Sarah Paulson has not appeared in the West End

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