Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson is a popular American actress. Sarah Paulson is famous for her character Ellen Dolan in the superhero noir film The Spirit.

Early Life and Childhood

On December 17, 1974, Sarah Paulson was born in Tampa, Florida, United States. Her age is 47 years old as of the year 2022 and her real birth name is Sarah Catharine Paulson.

Talking about her parents, she was born to her mother Catharine Gordon, and her father Douglas Lyle Paulson II. Her parents divorced when she was five years old, and she grew up in South Tampa. She moved to Maine with her mother and sister shortly after her parents divorced, and then to New York City.

She is known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion, and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


In terms of her educational background, she went to P.S. 29. She later attended Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn before continuing to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She also joined the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.

Sarah Paulson – Net Worth 2023

Paulson has an estimated net worth of approximately around $12 million. Most of her income sources are from her acting career. Additionally, she has worked very hard since her childhood to achieve this fame. Also, she is active in her career and is on the way to raising her net worth in the future.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to her career, she began her career in New York City theater before appearing in the short-lived television series American Gothic from 1995 to 1996 and Jack & Jill from 1996 to 1997. She went on to appear in comedies like What Women Want and Down with Love, as well as dramas like Path to War and The Notorious Bettie Page.

Similarly, from 2006 to 2007, she played Harriet Hayes in the NBC comedy-drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she portrayed Ellen Dolan in the superhero noir film The Spirit. Her Broadway credits include 2005’s The Glass Menagerie and 2010’s Collected Stories.

Later, she featured in the independent drama film Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2012. She played Mary Epps in the 2013 historical drama film 12 Years a Slave, Abby Gerhard in the 2015 romantic drama Carol, and Toni Bradlee in the 2017 political drama film The Post which all received Academy Award nominations.

Additionally, she began starring in the FX anthology series American Horror Story in 2011, playing a variety of characters throughout the show’s ten seasons. She received critical acclaim and numerous accolades for her portrayal of real-life prosecutor Marcia Clark in the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story.

Moreover, she also featured as Nurse Mildred Ratched in the Netflix psychological thriller series Ratched in 2020, after appearing in the FX limited series Mrs. America. She returned to American Crime Story in 2021 to play Linda Tripp in the show’s third season, Impeachment. In addition, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2017.

Sarah Paulson

Caption: Sarah Paulson posing for the photo. Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Brand Endorsements

Paulson has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, she has not promoted anything till now and has not been seen in any collaborations with brands. In the coming days, we may see her being associated with some brands and supporting their products. No information is available on the web regarding the other brands she has cooperated with or not.

Awards and Nominations

Paulson has received seven Primetime Emmy nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, and two Screen Actors Guild nominations. She also received nominations for the comedy-drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the political drama film Game Change, and the horror anthology series American Horror Story. Similarly, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in the Academy Award-winning period drama film 12 Years a Slave.

Relationship Status

Sarah Paulson has been in a relationship since early 2015 with actress Holland Taylor, who is 32 years her senior. She hasn’t been married before and she has no children. They looked good together and might tie the knot in the future. Moreover, she dated actress Cherry Jones, who is 18 years her senior. Before this relationship, she had only dated men, including her former fiance, playwright Tracy Letts.

From 2004 to 2009,

Caption: Sarah Paulson with her girlfriend. Source: Yahoo


Paulson has always been concerned with her professional life. However, she hasn’t been associated with any rumors or controversies that would hamper her professional career. Also, she avoids the media and avoids engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage her reputation.

Body Measurements

Paulson stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 54 kilograms. But her exact body measurements are not available. Similarly, she has beautiful brown eyes and blonde hair but her dress size and shoe size are not available.

Sarah Paulson

Caption: Sarah Paulson posing for the photo. Source: Getty Images

Sarah Paulson – Social Media

Sarah Paulson is very popular on social media and her fans love her for the positive influence she has on them. Similarly, she is very active on Instagram, where she likes to post snaps of her latest photoshoots with her lovely girlfriend and friends.

She has 4.1m followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @mssarahcatharinepaulson. Her Twitter handle is @MsSarahPaulson followed by 1.1m followers. Her Facebook account is @MsSarahCatharinePaulson and she has 1m followers.