Sarah Paulson is an American actress who began her acting career back in the 1990s, featuring in the television series American Gothic and dozens of movies till date. Her long-lasting success as an actress started with her role in the American Horror story which fetched her an Emmy nomination.
While the much-coveted Emmy may have eluded her the first time, her brilliant performance in ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story‘, 2016, where she played a public prosecutor, earned her not just the Emmy Award, but several other awards.
The beautiful actress was born on December 17, 1974, in Tampa, Florida, as the daughter of Catherine Gordon and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She has English, German and French ancestry.
Sarah Paulson lived in South Tampa until she was 5 years old and her parents divorced. After the separation, she moved to New York City with her mother but spent most of her holidays with her father.
Paulson began her career right after high school at a very young age. She made her professional debut in an off Broady production at the age of 12. Later, she attended the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, New York – a school quite popular for its performing arts programs. Soon after graduation, she landed a guest spot on the franchise crime drama Law & Order – her very first TV appearance.
In 1997 Paulson played her first major role on the big screen in the comedy-drama film Levitation. Going forth with her work as an actress, she has played supporting roles in movies such as The Time Being (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Carol (2015) – a movie based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith where she starred as a former lover and friend of Carol.
Her other film projects include Rebel in the Rye (2017), The Other Sister, Down with Love and What Women Want, a 2000 fantasy/romance movie also featuring Mel Gibson. Paulson won the Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Mercia Clark in Surreal.
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Sarah Paulson’s Wife, Girlfriend, Partner
And now, she’s in love, again, and this time, with Taylor Holland. Both have been dating for the past three years and the news of their love made the headline in December 2015 when they started appearing in public together. Paulson revealed they first met 10 years ago at a dinner party while she was still with her ex.