Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress whose notable appearances include American Gothic, Jack & Jill, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, American Horror Story, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Game Change. She was a series regular on the cult television show American Gothic and The WB series Jack & Jill (1999), playing the character 'Elisa Cronkite'. In addition, she had a minor role in the HBO series Deadwood and was a focal character in an episode of the critically acclaimed FX series Nip/Tuck. Paulson appeared on the short-lived NBC series Leap of Faith (2002) as the main character. In 2004, she had a supporting role in the ABC series The D.A., but that show also ended after a few episodes. Paulson starred in a revival of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway and has appeared Off-Broadway in Killer Joe, Talking Pictures, and Colder Than Here.
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