Sarah Paulson, born December 17, 1974, is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2017, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2011, Paulson began starring in the FX anthology series American Horror Story, playing different characters in many of the show’s 10 seasons. For her performances in the series, she received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards. In 2016, she portrayed real life prosecutor Marcia Clark in first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. O. J. Simpson, for which she garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award. In 2020, Paulson appeared in the FX limited series Mrs. America, and began starring as Nurse Mildred Ratched in the Netflix psychological thriller series Ratched.