Sarah Paulson

Biography: A lovely and talented actress with a knack for both comedy and drama, Sarah Paulson was born in Tampa, Florida on December 17, 1975. Her family relocated to Manhattan, where she attended both the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Paulson made her professional debut at the age of 12 in an off-Broadway production of Amerlia Again, and she worked extensively on the New York stage after completing her education. She made her television debut in a 1994 episode of the series Law & Order, and, in 1995, was cast as Merlyn Temple, a dead woman who can communicate with her living brother, on the fantasy series American Gothic. While the show only ran for a year, it developed a devoted cult following. Following American Gothic's cancellation, Paulson made her feature-film debut in the thriller Levitation, and in 1999, she appeared in Garry Marshall's comedy drama The Other Sister.
She returned to episodic television that same year
as Elisa Cronkite on the romantic drama series Jack and Jill, which ran two seasons. During the show's run, she landed a supporting role in the Mel Gibson/Helen Hunt vehicle What Women Want, and after Jack and Jill ran its course, Paulson was cast in the lead role of the short-lived situation comedy Leap of Faith. She later had a supporting role in the 2003 romantic comedy Down With Love.
In 2006 Sarah starred in Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. After the show's cancellation Sarah set her focus on her film career.

Sarah Paulson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 97 12 Years a Slave
Lowest Metascore: 21 Held Up
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
13 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
97 12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Mary Epps / Mistress Epps 8.0
76 Martha Marcy May Marlene Oct 21, 2011 Lucy 7.0
76 Mud Apr 26, 2013 Mary Lee / Mary Lee 7.8
74 Serenity Sep 30, 2005 Dr. Caron 9.0
66 Diggers Apr 27, 2007 Julie 6.3
64 The Notorious Bettie Page Apr 14, 2006 Bunny Yeager 7.3
54 Fairhaven Jan 11, 2013 Kate tbd
52 Down with Love May 9, 2003 Vikki Hiller 6.9
47 What Women Want Dec 15, 2000 Annie, Nick's Secretary 6.4
30 The Spirit Dec 25, 2008 Ellen Dolan 5.0
29 The Time Being Jul 26, 2013 Sarah / Sarah 5.0
28 The Other Sister Feb 26, 1999 Heather Tate 4.0
21 Held Up May 12, 2000 Mary 4.6
tbd Carol TBA Abby Gerhard tbd