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Sarah Paulson Biography

Birth Name:
Sarah Catharine Paulson
Birth Place:
Tampa, Florida, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Made her professional debut at 12 in an Off-Broadway play
  • Appeared on the small screen for the first time shortly after she graduated high school in a 1994 episode of Law & Order; in 2010, she guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Jessica Lange was her favorite actress while growing up, and she appeared with Lange in a revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in 2005, and later co-starred with Lange in American Horror Story
  • In 2010 she starred in Collected Stories on Broadway
  • Portrayed a young Ellis Grey, Meredith Grey's mother, in flashback scenes of a 2010 episode of Grey's Anatomy
  • While on the The Late Show with David Letterman, she admitted that she's a hypochondriac and gets anxious while flying
  • Became the first person to win five major TV awards (the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' Choice and Television Critics Association) for her work on American Crime Story: The People vs
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  • Does impressions, including those of Holly Hunter, Kathleen Turner and a dolphin

Awards

  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2014Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated

Relationships