Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson
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Birth name Sarah Catharine Paulson
Born December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, USA
Notable Roles Harriet Hayes in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Notable Episodes
Awards

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Biography

Sarah Paulson is an American actress who has starred in series like Jack & Jill and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She has guest-starred in Desperate Housewives as Lynette Scavo's younger sister, Lydia, and is also remembered for her role as Mel Gibson's secretary, Annie, in the film "What Women Want", with Helen Hunt.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
American Gothic (1995) Merlyn Temple 1995–1996 1
Jack & Jill Elisa Cronkite 1999–2001 1 2
Leap of Faith Faith Wardwell 2002 1
The D.A. (2004) Lisa Patterson 2004 1
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Harriet Hayes 2006–2007 1
Cupid (2009) Claire McCrae 2009 1
American Horror Story Lana Winters 2012–2013 2
Cordelia Foxx 2013–2014 3
Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler 2014–2015 4
Sally McKenna 2015–2016 5
American Crime Story Marcia Clark 2016–  1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Law & Order Maggie Conner 5x04 - Family Values October 12, 1994
Cracker (USA) Janice 1x01 - True Romance (1) September 18, 1997
Cracker (USA) Janice 1x02 - True Romance (2) September 25, 1997
Touched by an Angel Zoe 8x04 - Manhunt October 20, 2001
Nip/Tuck Agatha Ripp 2x08 - Agatha Ripp August 10, 2004
Deadwood Alice Isringhausen 2x01 - A Lie Agreed Upon (1) March 6, 2005
Deadwood Alice Isringhausen 2x02 - A Lie Agreed Upon (2) March 15, 2005
Deadwood Alice Isringhausen 2x03 - New Money March 20, 2005
Deadwood Alice Isringhausen 2x04 - Requiem for a Gleet March 27, 2005
Deadwood Alice Isringhausen 2x05 - Complications April 3, 2005
Deadwood Alice Isringhausen 2x09 - Amalgamation and Capital May 1, 2005
Desperate Housewives Lydia Lindquist 4x07 - You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover November 11, 2007
Grey's Anatomy Ellis Grey 6x15 - The Time Warp February 18, 2010
Desperate Housewives Lydia Lindquist 8x03 - Watch While I Revise the World October 9, 2011

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Friends at Last Diana - Age 21 April 2, 1995
Shaughnessy 1996
The Long Way Home Leanne Bossert March 1, 1998
Path to War Luci Baines Johnson May 18, 2002
A Christmas Wedding Emily December 11, 2006

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 2221 March 5, 2002
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 7, 2002
The View May 20, 2003

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 6 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (2016)
American Crime Story

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2017)
American Crime Story

Trivia