If you are a movie buff, the chances are that you are already well aware of who Sarah Paulson is. And more interestingly so, if you are a consumer of crime and horror thrillers, there is no denying that you don’t know her! Sarah Paulson is one of the biggest American actresses of all time. Not only has she been felicitated with some of the biggest awards in American Cinema, but Time Magazine has also named her as one of the 100 Most Influential Artists in the World as of 2017.
Paulson’s work and versatility as an actress know no bounds. We have seen her magnificent work in movies and series encompassing all genres of mainstream cinema. She has been a part of dramas, horror shows, romantic movies, and comedies. We cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us!
On the personal front, Sarah Paulson has not confined her sexuality in a rigid structure. In fact, she went on to say that it is a ‘fluid situation’ for her. Though initially, and almost exclusively, Paulson dated men, this fact has changed now. It has also been 6 years since Paulson started dating Holland Taylor. Taylor is 32 years senior to Paulson and is also a brilliant actress. Read on to find out more about Paulson’s early life, her career, and current net worth.
Sarah Paulson: Early Life
Sarah Paulson was born on the 17th of December in 1974 in the city of Tampa in Florida. She was born to Catherine Gordon and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. Paulson spent her early childhood in South Tampa before her family moved, owing to her parent’s impending divorce. Sarah Paulson, along with her mother and sister, then moved to multiple cities. At first, they were in Maine and then in New York City. Initially, the family lived in Queens and then in Gramercy Park. They finally settled in Brooklyn. Paulson often fondly recalls her humble beginnings and how her mother was her greatest inspiration for bringing up two kids in New York City at the age of 27, where she knew no one. During summer break, Paulson spent her holidays with her father in Florida. In terms of academics, Sarah Paulson attended the La Guardia High School in Manhattan and went to college at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She began her career in 1994, fresh out of high school.
Sarah Paulson: Career
Paulson’s career began in 1994 when she was only 20 years old. She kickstarted her career in a play called ‘Talking Pictures’ at the Signature Theatre. She then appeared in an episode of Law & Order in the same year. Paulson made her feature film debut in 1997 with Levitation. She has been unstoppable since. We have seen her in a number of movies and television shows thereafter. Some of Sarah Paulson’s most notable works are What Women Want, New Year’s Eve, 12 Years A Slave, Ocean’s 8, Bird Box, and Run, among many others. She has a recurring lead role in the television series – American Crime Story and American Horror Story.
While she was absent for the 9th season of the latter, she has confirmed her return for the 10th season. For her impeccable work and unparalleled contribution to American cinema, Paulson has received seven Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Her role in the Academy Award-winning movie 12 Years A Slave also brought her positive reviews and critical acclaim.
Sarah Paulson loves to be on stage as much as she loves the big screen. She has been a part of several award-winning plays, both on and off-Broadway. We have seen her in The Glass Menagerie, Collected Stories, Crimes of the Heart, and Talley’s Folly. As of now, we can expect her to return for the next installments of American Crime Story and American Horror Story.
Sarah Paulson: Net Worth
As of 2021 estimates, Sarah Paulson’s net worth stands at a whopping figure of $12 million. She has worked very hard and overcome great odds to have achieved this great figure. A few years back, Paulson was diagnosed with melanoma on her back. However, she underwent extensive treatment to come back and stand on her feet, stronger than ever. Sarah Paulson’s net worth has been roughly estimated from her assets and investments. She owns a big home in Hollywood Hills that she purchased for a price of over $1 million.