Sarah Paulson (Actress): Bio, Age, Career, Net worth, Family, Relationship

Sarah Paulson is an American-based actress. She began acting in New York City stage productions and starred in the short-lived American Gothic and Jack & Jill television series. Sarah also appeared in comedy and drama films like What Women Want and Down with Love, Path to War, and The Notorious Bettie Page. Further, between 2006 and 2007, she starred in the comedy series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as Harriet Hayes. For her performance, Sarah received her first Golden Globe Award nomination. She also starred as Ellen Dolan in the superhero noir film The Spirit.

Sarah appeared on Broadway in the plays The Glass Menagerie and Collected Stories. She also starred in a lead role in Cupid, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Game Change, 12 Years a Slave, Carol, and The Post. The Post earned Sarah for being multiple nominated at the Academy Awards. Her other films are Serenity, New Year’s Eve, Mud, Blue Jay, Bird Box, Ocean’s 8, Glass, and Run.

In 2011, Sarah began starring in the series American Horror Story, where she often played different characters in the show’s 10 seasons. For her performances in the series, Sarah received 5 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won 2 Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Further, in 2016, she portrayed real-life prosecutor Marcia Clark in the 1st season of the American Crime Story series, subtitled The People v. O. J. Simpson, for which she earned critical acclaim and several accolades, which includes the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award. In 2020, Sarah appeared in Mrs. America and starred as Nurse Mildred Ratched in the psychological thriller series Ratched. The following year, she returned to American Crime Story to portray Linda Tripp in the show’s 3rd season. She receives several accolades, like a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2017, Time magazine named Sarah one of the 100 most influential people worldwide.

Sarah Paulson Early Life:

Full Real Name Sarah Catharine Paulson
Family Name Paulson
Profession Actress
Date Of Birth December 17th, 1974
Age 48 years old
Birthday December 17th
Year Of Birth 1974
Nick Name Sarah
Current Residence California and New York
Country USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity

Sarah was born on 17th December 1974 in Tampa, Florida. She has Danish, Scottish, English, German, Welsh, and French ancestry. She lived in South Tampa until age 5, as her parents divorced. After her parent’s separation, she relocated to Maine and New York City with her family; She also lived in Queens and Gramercy Park before settling in Park Slope. Throughout her childhood, Sarah spent her summers with her father in Florida. 

When Sarah was 25, she was diagnosed with melanoma on her back; however, it was removed before cancer could spread.

Sarah is a supporter of the Democratic Party. 

Sarah has a pet dog named Winnie, and in November 2022, she adopted another puppy from Paw Works, later named George.

Sarah Paulson Family Background: 

Father Douglas Lyle Paulson II
Mother Catharine Gordon
Brothers None
Sisters Liz and Rachel Paulson

Sarah is the daughter of Catharine Gordon and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. Her mother worked as a waitress, and her father was an executive at a Tampa door manufacturing company.  

Sarah has 2 siblings, Liz Paulson (Casting Director and Actress) and Rachel Paulson (Actress, Writer, and Producer); Rachel is her step-sister. 

Sarah Paulson Education:

Highest Qualification Graduation
College Manhattan\’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
High School P.S. 29 and Berkeley Carroll School

Sarah attended P.S. 29 and Berkeley Carroll School (both in Brooklyn). Further, she attended Manhattan’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Sarah Paulson Physical stats:

Weight In Kg 54 kg
Height In Feet 5 feet 6 inches
Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color Light brown

Sarah stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 54 kg. She has a slim body build, and her sexuality is bisexual. Further, she has attractive light brown eyes and dark brown hair color. 

Sarah’s distinctive features include short hair, a mole mark beside her lips on the left side, and a lisping voice. Further, she is a tattoo lover and has two, one on her right foot featuring a starburst and another on her back neck featuring stars and a starburst.

Sarah Paulson Birth Signs:

Sun Sign Sagittarius
Star Sign Sagittarius
Birth Sign Duality Assertive
Birth Sign Modality Mutable

According to Sarah’s birthdate, she falls under the zodiac Sagittarius. Currently, she is 48 years old. Further, her birth flower is Narcissus, and her birth sign element is Fire. 

Sarah Paulson Net worth:

Net Worth $12 million

Sarah is one of the well-known American actresses; her estimated networth should be around $12 million. She primarily earns through her acting career, collaborations, modeling, etc. 

Sarah Paulson Relationship Status: 

Marital Status single
Partner Name Holland Taylor

Sarah is currently dating actress Holland Taylor since 2015. Earlier, from 2004 to 2009, she dated actress Cherry Jones, and to date, Sarah had dated only 1 man; her once fiancé and playwright Tracy Letts.

Sarah Paulson Career:

Sarah began her acting journey soon after high school. In 1994, she appeared in the Horton Foote play Talking Pictures in an episode of Law & Order at the Signature Theatre. The following year, she appeared in the Hallmark television film Friends at Last. She starred in the American Gothic, a television series that same year. 

In 1997, Sarah debuted her feature film in the independent thriller, Levitation. That same year, she was featured as an actress (Janice/Nina) in Cracker’s 2-part episode “True Romance.” Further, Sarah appeared in a fall 1998 production of Killer Joe, an Off-Broadway, subsequently as Elisa Cronkite in the comedy-drama series Jack & Jill. In 1999, Sarah was cast in the drama The Other Sister opposite Juliette Lewis and Diane Keaton, and she also played a supporting in the comedy Held Up. The following year, she played a small role in the comedy What Women Want.

Between 2005 and 2006, Sarah had a minor recurring role in Deadwood and was a focal character in an FX Nip/Tuck episode. Further, she starred in the lead role in the NBC series Leap of Faith. In 2003, Sarah was cast in the period comedy Down with Love in a central role. The following year, she had a supporting role in the ABC series The D.A.; however, it was canceled after only 4 episodes. 

In 2005, Sarah starred on Broadway in a revival of The Glass Menagerie. Later that year, she appeared Off-Broadway in a Colder Than Here production and had a small role in the science fiction film Serenity. In the 2006–07 television season, she co-starred in NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Further, in December 2008, Sarah appeared in The Spirit, playing an updated version of Ellen Dolan. That same year, ABC cast her in the pilot Cupid, a remake of the 1998 series starring Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall. It debuted in March 2009 on ABC but was canceled in May 2009 after 6 episodes. In 2010, she was cast as the mother of the main character Meredith Grey on the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy. In 2012, she appeared in the HBO film Game Change and earned Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations.

In 2010, Sarah starred in Collected Stories on Broadway alongside Linda Lavin. The same year, she filmed the independent drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Simultaneously, she guest-starred in 3 episodes of the FX anthology series American Horror Story. Sarah returned the following year for season 2, American Horror Story: Asylum, playing a new character, Lana Winters. Additionally, during this time, she played the supporting role of Mary Lee in the drama film Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey.

In March 2013, Sarah returned to the theater, appearing in an Off-Broadway production of Talley’s Folly. She then starred in the 3rd season of American Horror Story, titled Coven, as Cordelia Foxx. That same year, she starred as Mary Epps in the historical drama 12 Years a Slave, and the film was a critical success that earned numerous accolades.

In 2014, Sarah appeared in the 4th season of the American Horror Story series titled Freak Show. She returned for the 5th season, titled Hotel. Further, she reprised the character Billie Dean Howard in the last episode of the season. Sarah also appeared as Abby Gerhard in the romantic drama Carol during this time.

In February 2016, Sarah starred in the 1st season of American Crime Story as prosecutor Marcia Clark. She earned widespread critical acclaim for her performance. She won various awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award under the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.

In 2016, Sarah starred in the 6th iteration of American Horror Story, titled Roanoke, and reprised her role of Lana Winters in the final episode of Roanoke. The following year, she appeared in the series 7th season, Cult. She also starred in one episode of the 1st season of the series Feud. Sarah was cast in the heist film Ocean’s 8. The film was a success and earned around $300 million worldwide. 

Sarah returned for the 8th season of American Horror Story, titled Apocalypse, which premiered on 12th September 2018. She featured in the drama horror film Bird Box as Jessica, released on Netflix in December 2018. In 2019, Sarah starred as Dr. Ellie Staple in the thriller film Glass, Xandra in the drama film The Goldfinch, and Dr. Zara in the animated film Abominable. She then starred as Alice Macray in the limited drama series Mrs. America and as Clarissa Montgomery in the comedy television film Coastal Elites. Further, she appeared in a version of Nurse Mildred Ratched in the Netflix drama series Ratched. On 18th September 2020, the 1st season was released. In November 2020, Sarah starred in the thriller Run opposite Kiera Allen. It became the most-watched original film on the streaming platform Hulu.

In 2021, Sarah portrayed Linda Tripp in the 3rd season of the American Crime Story series, subtitled Impeachment. That same year, she returned to American Horror Story for its 10th season after being absent for the 9th season.

In February 2022, it was announced that Sarah had been tapped to appear in a TV series based on Doyle’s memoir, Untamed.

Sarah Paulson Social Appearance:


Sarah has an active profile with a huge fan following. On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, she has around 4M, 1.1M, and 1M followers, respectively. She has a vast and nice collection of posts on all these profiles. 


Sarah Paulson is one of the finest actresses who have achieved success after years of practice, hard work, and determination. Her career itself is her work testimony. We wish Sarah all the best for her future. 

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