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Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. Although she made her Broadway debut in "The Sisters... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I The Runner
Kate Haber
 2015 Carol
Abby Gerhard
 2014 #twitterkills (Short)
Sarah Pendersen
 2012 The Time Being
 2012 Blue (TV Series)
- That's My Drug (2012) ... Lavinia
- You Rule (2012) ... Lavinia
 2012 Fairhaven
 2012 Mud
Mary Lee
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Nicolle Wallace
 2011 After-School Special (Short)
 2011 Untitled Kari Lizer Project (TV Movie)
Mary Leahy
 2010 November Christmas (TV Movie)
Beth Marks
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Anne Gillette
- Shadow (2010) ... Anne Gillette
 2009 Whose Dog Is It Anyway? (Short)
 2008 The Spirit
 2008 Puppy Love (TV Series)
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie)
Corky Fromme
 2006 A Christmas Wedding (TV Movie)
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix
 2006 Diggers
 2005 Deadwood (TV Series)
Miss Isringhausen
- Advances, None Miraculous (2005) ... Miss Isringhausen
- Amalgamation and Capital (2005) ... Miss Isringhausen
- Childish Things (2005) ... Miss Isringhausen
- Something Very Expensive (2005) ... Miss Isringhausen
- Complications (2005) ... Miss Isringhausen
 2005 Swimmers
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Agatha Ripp
- Agatha Ripp (2004) ... Agatha Ripp
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Luci Baines Johnson
 2002 Leap of Faith (TV Series)
Faith Wardwell
- Carmic Behavior (2002) ... Faith Wardwell
- The Baby Snugglers (2002) ... Faith Wardwell
- Peeps (2002) ... Faith Wardwell
- The Balls Game (2002) ... Faith Wardwell
- Whole in One (2002) ... Faith Wardwell
 2002 Bug
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Manhunt (2001) ... Zoe
 1999-2001 Jack & Jill (TV Series)
Elisa Cronkite
- And Jack and Jill Came Down the Hill (2001) ... Elisa Cronkite
- ...And Nothing But the Truth (2001) ... Elisa Cronkite
- Bag Full of Love (2001) ... Elisa Cronkite
- Battle of the Bahamas (2001) ... Elisa Cronkite
- The Time/Sex Continuum (2001) ... Elisa Cronkite
 2000 What Women Want
 2000 Metropolis (TV Movie)
 1999 Held Up
 1999 The Other Sister
 1998 The Long Way Home (TV Movie)
Leanne Bossert
 1998 Real Life (TV Series)
- Unaired Pilot (1998) ... Lucy
 1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
- True Romance: Part 2 (1997) ... Janice
- True Romance: Part 1 (1997) ... Janice
 1997 Levitation
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
 1995 Friends at Last (TV Movie)
Diana - Age 21
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Maggie Conner
- Family Values (1994) ... Maggie Conner
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: She played "Harriet" in "Colder Than Here", a play written by Laura Wade (Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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[on '12 Years a Slave'] What surprises me, I guess, is how powerful it is. Because I read the script, I knew about all the moments that were there - the scene where he is hanging, and all that whipping, all of these things that I could read on the page. But what I think is so great and powerful about the movie is that when you put a real image to it, connect it to a person that you have connected... See more »


Playing "Meg" in "Crimes of the Heart", directed by Kathleen Turner, with Roundabout Theater Company. See more »

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