In 2016, Paulson portrayed real life prosecutor Marcia Clark in the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. She lived in Queens and Gramercy Park, before settling in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
She spent her summers in Florida visiting her father.
In 2011, Paulson began starring in the FX anthology series American Horror Story, playing different characters in each of the show's six seasons. For her work in the series, she has been awarded the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
For her work throughout the series, she has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and won two Critics' Choice Television Awards. She then spent time in Maine, before moving to New York City at the age of 5 with her mother.
Paulson starred as Mary Epps in the 2013 historical drama film 12 Years a Slave and as Abby Gerhard in the 2015 drama film Carol.
Both films received widespread critical acclaim and were nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
Paulson began working as an actress right out of high school.She appeared in the Horton Foote play Talking Pictures at the Signature Theatre, and in an episode of Law & Order in 1994.She also starred in a number of independent films, and had a leading role on the ABC comedy series Cupid in 2009.She later starred in the independent drama Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), and received Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her performance as Nicolle Wallace in the HBO film Game Change (2012).
Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress.After beginning her acting career on stage, she starred in the 1990s television series American Gothic (1995–96) and Jack & Jill (1999–2001).