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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 17, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Tampa, Florida, USA Profession: actress

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Throughout her versatile career, actress Sarah Paulson took on a variety of big and small screen roles which traversed all time periods and genres, from the frontiers of America's Old West on to the backstage corridors of contemporary late-night television and everything in between. Paulson began showcasing her abilities on the small screen and had her breakthrough role on the cult series "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-98). After entering the feature world, she landed her second major series with the comedic drama "Jack & Jill" (The WB, 1999-2001), while making further strides in movies with "Held Up" (1999) and "What Women Want" (2000). She went on to supporting turns in dramas like "Path to War" (HBO, 2002) and lighthearted fare like "Down With Love" (2003), before turning in a fine performance as an undercover Pinkerton agent on "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-05). From there, Paulson was catapulted to stardom as one of the critically acclaimed stars on the high-profile, but short-lived drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). At the same time, she made brief tabloid news where her partner, Cherry Jones, inadvertently outed her in a Tony Awards acceptance speech. Meanwhile, Paulson's career...

Throughout her versatile career, actress Sarah Paulson took on a variety of big and small screen roles which traversed all time periods and genres, from the frontiers of America's Old West on to the backstage corridors of contemporary late-night television and everything in between. Paulson began showcasing her abilities on the small screen and had her breakthrough role on the cult series "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-98). After entering the feature world, she landed her second major series with the comedic drama "Jack & Jill" (The WB, 1999-2001), while making further strides in movies with "Held Up" (1999) and "What Women Want" (2000). She went on to supporting turns in dramas like "Path to War" (HBO, 2002) and lighthearted fare like "Down With Love" (2003), before turning in a fine performance as an undercover Pinkerton agent on "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-05). From there, Paulson was catapulted to stardom as one of the critically acclaimed stars on the high-profile, but short-lived drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). At the same time, she made brief tabloid news where her partner, Cherry Jones, inadvertently outed her in a Tony Awards acceptance speech. Meanwhile, Paulson's career continued unabated with a string of guest starring roles and an acclaimed supporting turn in "Game Change" (HBO, 2011). Definitely paying her dues on a number of short-lived TV series and highly anticipated films that fell flat, Paulson was a savvy performer who managed to find success going down a road less traveled.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Runner, The (2015)
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 Mud (2013)
4.
 12 Years a Slave (2013)
5.
 Time Being, The (2013)
6.
 Carol (2013)
7.
 Game Change (2012)
8.
 Stars In Shorts (2012)
9.
 New Year's Eve (2011)
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Grew up in New York and Maine
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Moved to Manhattan to attend LaGuardia High School
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Acted off-Broadway in "Talking Pictures"
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Made Broadway debut in "The Sisters Rosenzweig"
1994:
TV debut, guest spot on the legal cop show "Law & Order" (NBC)
1995:
Made TV-movie debut in the CBS drama "Friends at Last"
1995:
Cast in first regular series role as Merlyn Temple on the CBS drama "American Gothic"
1997:
First leading role in features, "Levitation"
1998:
Had supporting role in the off-Broadway production of "Killer Joe"
1999:
Returned to series TV as a regular on The WB series "Jack & Jill"
2000:
Played Mel Gibson's assistant in the screen comedy "What Women Want"
2002:
Cast as the lead on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Leap of Faith"
2003:
Had a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Down With Love," starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor
2005:
Cast as Miss Isringhausen on the acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"
2006:
Portrayed photographer Bunny Yeager in the HBO film "The Notorious Bettie Page"
2006:
Cast as Harriet Hayes, one of the stars of the show-within-a-show on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"; earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 for Best Supporting Actress
2008:
Played Dr. Ellen Dolan, the police commissioner's daughter in Frank Miller's adaptation of "The Spirit"
2009:
Cast in Alexander Dinelaris' "Still Life" at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
2010:
Co-starred with Linda Lavin in the Broadway production of "Collected Stories"
2011:
Cast opposite Elizabeth Olsen in the drama thriller "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
2011:
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year¿s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
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Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -
Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts: New York , New York - 1993

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companion:
Tracy Letts. Actor. Born c. 1965.

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