Sarah Paulson - Famous Actor

Sarah Paulson Net Worth


Sarah Paulson is a famous American actress who has a net worth of $12 million. Paulson is widely recognized for her appearance in popular movies and TV shows such as ‘American Horror Story’, ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ and ‘Ratched’.

Key facts:

  • Sarah Paulson is an American actress best known for her roles on 'American Horror Story', 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story', and 'Ratched'.
  • She is an accomplished stage actress, appearing on Broadway in 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'Collected Stories'.
  • Sarah has earned over 20 awards including a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Marcia Clark on 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.'
  • In 2017, Sarah made it to Time magazine's list of the world's most influential people.
  • Paulson is set to portray Linda Tripp in 'Impeachment: American Crime Story' in 2021, further solidifying her almost two-decade-long relationship with Ryan Murphy, the show's creator.

Basic Information About Sarah Paulson

Full NameSarah Catharine Paulson
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$12,000,000
Date of birth1974-12-17 (49 years old)
Place of birthTampa
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationP.S. 29, Berkeley Carroll School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Curiosities and TrademarksSpeaks with a sibilant s.
FatherDouglas Lyle Paulson II
MotherCatharine Gordon
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
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What Movie Awards did Sarah Paulson win?


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Sarah Paulson awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Fright Meter Award - Best ActressNomineeRun2020
SFCS Award - Best VillainNomineeRun2021
Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award - WinnerRun2021
Gotham Independent Film Award - Best Ensemble PerformanceNomineeMartha Marcy May Marlene2011
Robert Altman Award - WinnerMud2014
CCA Super Award - Best Villain in a SeriesNomineeRatched2021
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaNomineeRatched2021
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNomineeStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip2007
Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Series, DramaNomineeStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited SeriesWinnerAmerican Crime Story2017
ACCA TV - Best Actress in a TV Movie or MiniseriesNomineeAmerican Crime Story2016
Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWinnerAmerican Crime Story2017
TCA Award - Individual Achievement in DramaWinnerAmerican Crime Story2016

Sarah Paulson roles

Movie / Series Role
RunDiane Sherman
The GoldfinchXandra
SerenityDr. Caron
CarolAbby Gerhard
GlassDr. Ellie Staple
The PostTony Bradlee
AbominableDr. Zara (voice)
Ocean's EightTammy
Bird BoxJessica
12 Years a SlaveMistress Epps
Martha Marcy May MarleneLucy
What Women WantAnnie
MudMary Lee
The SpiritEllen
The Notorious Bettie PageBunny Yeager
Blue JayAmanda
New Year's EveGrace Schwab (segment "Maternity Ward")
Down with LoveVikki Hiller
The Other SisterHeather
Griffin & PhoenixPeri
Rebel in the RyeDorothy Olding
Grey's AnatomyDr. Ellis Grey 1 episode, 2010
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitAnne Gillette 1 episode, 2010
Family GuyCostumed Woman / ... 1 episode, 2019
RatchedNurse Mildred Ratched 18 episodes, 2020-2021
Made in HollywoodSelf 6 episodes, 2011-2020
Law & OrderMaggie Conner 1 episode, 1994
Nip/TuckAgatha Ripp 1 episode, 2004
Desperate HousewivesLydia Lindquist 2 episodes, 2007-2011
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2020
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2020
American GothicMerlyn Temple 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime StorySelf 8 episodes, 2016
CupidClaire McCrae 7 episodes, 2009
Good Morning BritainSelf - Plays Tammy in 'Ocean's 8' 1 episode, 2018
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf / ... 5 episodes, 2013-2020
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf 1 episode, 2018
Access HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2018
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 5 episodes, 2016-2020
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 1 episode, 2020
BlueLavinia 2 episodes, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2002
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2002
CrackerJanice 2 episodes, 1997
Chelsea LatelySelf - Guest 1 episode, 2014
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2018
Full Frontal with Samantha BeeSelf 1 episode, 2016

Sarah Paulson's Quotes

  • I like to work and I like to work with great actors and great directors and great material - and there isn't a ton of it. It's not overflowing. My cup doesn't runneth over in opportunity that way. To me, this was the opportunity to act something that was so opposite of who I am as a person.. Someone quite famous whose name I won't mention told me, 'I can't believe you did that part. I couldn't have done that. She was too horrible. I could never have done it'. But it would never occur to me to not take a part because something would be hard or complicated or tough for an audience to watch.
  • [on being directed by Steve McQueen] The main thing that we would talk about was a carriage, a posture, and [Mary Epp's] own sort of loftiness, her ideas about herself. He gave me an image which was very helpful - to be a figurine or doll on top of a cake..It was a very good note to give me, because then every time I walked out, the thing that was most important to me was that I had a kind of statuesque stillness. I was unfussy and immovable. Those little statues that you pick up and stick somewhere. They just stand. They never lean.
  • [on developing the role of Mary Epps] I was never afraid of the question of whether she could be liked, because I feel - as an actress - it's none of my business whether you like me or not. It's my job to play this character as authentically and truthfully and with as much commitment as possible - no matter how horrible she is perceived and how deplorable her actions are - and they are. I had to find a way into that. She behaves deplorably and does terrible,terrible, unspeakable things but in her mind they are defensible..It s my belief that Mrs Epps is not a particularly deep or complicated woman.. I am not saying this as an excuse for her behavior or defending her behavior. I'm just saying from an acting standpoint, it's not interesting for me nor is it possible that a person just walks around doing such things horrible things without motivation.
  • [on '12 Years a Slave'] What surprises me, I guess, is how powerful it is. Because I read the script, I knew about all the moments that were there - the scene where he is hanging, and all that whipping, all of these things that I could read on the page. But what I think is so great and powerful about the movie is that when you put a real image to it, connect it to a person that you have connected with as the audience, it becomes personal. It takes it to a whole other level of comprehension. That's why I think it is so effective.
  • If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that's going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don't want to feel that. What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.

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Interesting Facts about Sarah Paulson

  1. Sarah and her Leap of Faith (2002) co-star Lisa Edelstein met on the set of the Mel Gibson comedy What Women Want (2000). It was just coincidence that they became castmates again.
  2. Partnered with Broadway actress Cherry Jones, starting from 2004-2005. They split amicably in 2009.
  3. Sister of casting director Liz Paulson.
  4. Appeared with Steven Weber in The D.A. (2004) and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006). She also appeared with Amanda Peet three different times: in Jack & Jill (1999), Griffin & Phoenix (2006), and now Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).
  5. In The Other Sister (1999) Sarah did an impersonation of Flipper. She used this same skill for a dolphin character in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).
  6. Tattoos on the nape of her neck: Stars, crowned with letter "C". The letter "C" is related to the name of Sarah's mother Catharine Paulson. Sarah said in an interview that considers her mother as her hero.
  7. "Varya" in "The Cherry Orchard" in 2006 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles with Annette Bening, Alfred Molina, 'Francis Fischer', Rebecca Mozo and Jennifer Dundas. [February 2006]
  8. Played the role "Laura" in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" on Broadway. [March 2005]
  9. Playing "Meg" in "Crimes of the Heart", directed by Kathleen Turner, with Roundabout Theater Company. [February 2008]
  10. Paternal half-sister of Rachel Paulson.
  11. Her paternal great-grandfather was the son of Danish parents (the origin of her surname). Her other ancestry includes English, Scottish, Welsh, German, and French.
  12. Is good friends with Jessica Lange.
  13. Is best friends with Amanda Peet.
  14. Is great friends with Elizabeth Reaser.
  15. Has been in a relationship with Holland Taylor since early 2015.
  16. In a November 2015 radio interview with WNYC, Holland Taylor addressed the three-decade age difference between her and her girlfriend, Sarah Paulson, by joking, "there's a very big age difference between us which I'm sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me. But as they say, 'If she dies, she dies.'" (Paulson is 32 years younger than Taylor.).
  17. Friends with Felicity Huffman. They starred together on "Path to War" (2002), The D.A. (2004) and Desperate Housewives (2004) where they played sisters. Both also were on Law & Order (1990) but played in different episodes. They shared nomination for Golden Globe 2017 and Paulson won it.
  18. Sarah's fear of flying is so severe that whenever she really must travel by plane, she insists on meeting the pilot(s) just before takeoff so she can personally be assured by them that they are adequately experienced. She might typically ask of the crew, "How long have you been doing this?" Occasionally they will quip, "This is our first day" just to tease her. Pilots familiar with her phobia will often whisper her name "Saaarrraaah" over the cabin PA system during a flight coordinates update.
  19. The first actor to win all five major acting awards (Emmy, TCA Individual Achievement in Drama, Critics Choice, Golden Globe, SAG) in a single year for the same role.
  20. Moved from South Tampa, Florida to New York City at the age of five.

Additional information of Sarah Paulson

Lucky Number5
Lucky StoneTurquoise
Lucky ColorOrange
Best Match for MarriageLeo, Aquarius
Break UpCherry Jones
Tracy Letts
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlonde

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