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Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson plays Harriet Hayes, the most gifted member of the cast of the show-within-a-show and an ex-girlfriend of the program's new executive producer.

In addition to television, Paulson is also a veteran of stage and screen. She completed a role starring opposite Alfred Molina and Annette Bening in the critically acclaimed Cherry Orchard for the Mark Taper Forum playing Varya. She also stars alongside Shawn Hatosy in Doug Sadler's film Swimmers, which premiered at Sundance and she can next be seen in Katherine Dieckmann's upcoming feature Diggers.

Paulson made her film debut in Levitation, an independent project released by Strong Pictures and directed by Scott Goldstein. Her other film credits include Marry Harron's The Notorious Bettie Page, Paramount's Down with Love (with Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and David Hyde Pierce), What Women Want (opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt) and The Other Sister, directed by Gary Marshall (starring Diane Keaton and Juliette Lewis).

Paulson's major television credits include the lead role on the drama Leap of Faith, the role of Chief Deputy District Attorney Lisa Patterson in The D.A., Deadwood, Path to War (opposite Alec Baldwin and Donald Sutherland), Jack and Jill, the television movies The Long Way Home (opposite Jack Lemmon) and Shaughnessy, the series American Gothic with Gary Cole, and the two-part special Cracker.

On stage, Paulson has appeared on Broadway as Laura Wingfield in the revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, alongside Jessica Lange as well as Wendy Wasserstein's Tony Award-winning, The Sisters Rosensweig at the Barrymore Theatre. Her other stage credits include the off-Broadway production of Killer Joe (opposite Scott Glenn and Amanda Plummer) and Horton Foote's Talking Pictures at the Signature Theatre.

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Sarah Paulson Facts

BirthdayDecember 17, 1975 (48)
BirthplaceTampa, Florida, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Sarah Paulson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

12 Years a Slave
What Women Want
Blue Jay
American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
American Horror Story: Seasons 1
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