Award-winning actress SARAH PAULSON (Dr. Zara) has built an
impressive list of credits in film, television and on stage.
Paulson earned a Primetime Emmy Award win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a
Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of attorney Marcia Clark in the critically
acclaimed mini-series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on FX.
Paulson also received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a
Critics' Choice Award as well as a Television Critics Association Award for this
Paulson was last seen starring in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass for
Universal, opposite James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and in
Netflix's hit Bird Box, opposite Sandra Bullock, which has been watched by more
than 45 million Netflix accounts. In mid-2018, Paulson starred in Warner Bros.'
Ocean's 8, which opened at no. 1 in the U.S. and topped the opening weekend
figures for each of the previous Ocean's films.
She can next be seen in Warner Bros.' The Goldfinch, which will be released
on September 13, 2019, and will be starring in Aneesh Chaganty's Run, which
Lionsgate will release on January 24, 2020.
On the small screen, Paulson was most recently seen in the eighth installment
of Ryan's Murphy's award-winning television series American Horror Story for FX.
In addition to starring as multiple characters that season, she also made her
directorial debut with the 78-minute crossover episode, "Return to Murder
House." Paulson has received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles
in the franchise: Ally Mayfair-Richards in "American Horror Story: Cult"; Sally
in "American Horror Story: Hotel"; Conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler in
"American Horror Story: Freak Show"; Cordelia Foxx in "American Horror Story:
Coven"; and Lana Winters in "American Horror Story: Asylum." She has also earned
two Critics' Choice Awards for her roles in the anthology.
Paulson is currently in production for the upcoming series Ratched, where she
will play the title role and serves as an executive producer. The series,
distributed by Netflix, centers on the early life of Mildred Ratched from the
1962 Ken Kesey novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She will also begin
production on FX's Mrs. America later in 2019, in which she will star opposite
Cate Blanchett. The limited series tells the true story of the movement to
ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis
Paulson received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination and second Golden
Globe Award nomination for her role as Nicolle Wallace in HBO's critically
acclaimed telefilm Game Change. The film, directed by Jay Roach, follows John
McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Her first Golden Globe Award nomination was
for her performance in Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, in which
she starred opposite Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford and Steven
Paulson's additional film credits include Todd Haynes' critically acclaimed
Carol alongside Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; Steve McQueen's 12 Years a
Slave, which received an Academy Award for Best Picture; and Jeff Nichols' Mud
alongside Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey, for which the cast received
the Robert Altman Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. She also appeared
in Stephen Spielberg's The Post opposite Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep; Danny
Strong's Rebel in the Rye; Alex Lehmann's Blue Jay opposite Mark Duplass; Fox
Searchlight's Martha Marcy May Marlene alongside Elizabeth Olsen; Lionsgate's
The Spirit opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson; Marry
Harron's The Notorious Bettie Page; Down with Love with Renee Zellweger, Ewan
McGregor and David Hyde Pierce; What Women Want opposite Mel Gibson and Helen
Hunt; The Other Sister, which was directed by Gary Marshall and starred Diane
Keaton and Juliette Lewis; and Diggers alongside Paul Rudd and Ken Marino.
On stage, Paulson last appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company's
production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Talley's Folly. She
previously starred on Broadway in the two-hander Collected Stories opposite
Linda Lavin; as Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, alongside Jessica Lange;
The Cherry Orchard alongside Alfred Molina and Annette Bening; and Tracy Letts'
critically acclaimed Killer Joe.
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