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Bio For: Sarah Paulson
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SARAH PAULSON (Xandra) is an award-winning actress who has built an impressive list of credits in film, television and on stage.

Paulson won an Emmy Award 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, and a Television Critics Association Award for this role.

Paulson was last seen starring in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller "Glass," 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 account holders. In mid-2018, Paulson starred in "Ocean's 8," which opened at number one in the U.S. and topped the opening weekend figures for each of the previous "Ocean's" films.

Upcoming, she will be starring in Aneesh Chaganty's "Run," which will be released on January 24, 2020. Paulson can also be heard voicing the character Dr. Zara in the animated adventure "Abominable," which will be released on September 27.

On the small screen, Paulson was most recently seen in the eighth installment of Ryan 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 Emmy nominations for her roles in the franchise: Ally Mayfair-Richards in "AHS: Cult"; Sally in "AHS: Hotel"; Bette and Dot Tattler, conjoined twins, in "AHS: Freak Show"; Cordelia Foxx in "AHS: Coven"; and Lana Winters in "AHS: Asylum." She has also earned two Critics' Choice Awards for her work in the anthology.

Paulson is currently in production for the upcoming series "Ratched," in which 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 has also begun production on FX's "Mrs. America," in which she stars 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 Schlafly. Also upcoming, she will return to "American Crime Story" in the role of Linda Tripp, additionally serving as an executive producer on the show.

Paulson received her first Emmy nomination and second Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Nicolle Wallace in HBO's critically acclaimed telefilm "Game Change." Directed by Jay Roach, the film goes behind the scenes of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Her first Golden Globe 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 Weber.

Paulson's other film credits include Todd Haynes' critically acclaimed "Carol," alongside Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," which won an Academy Award for Best Picture; Jeff Nichols' "Mud," for which the cast, also including Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey, received the Robert Altman Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. She has 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; "Martha Marcy May Marlene," alongside Elizabeth Olsen; "The Spirit," with Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson; Mary Harron's "The Notorious Bettie Page"; "Down with Love," with Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and David Hyde Pierce; "What Women Want," with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; Garry Marshall's "The Other Sister," starring 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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THE SPIRIT (PG-13) On Video: 4/14/2009 At Theaters: 12/25/2008
THE GOLDFINCH (R) At Theaters: 9/13/2019
ABOMINABLE (PG) At Theaters: 9/27/2019
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