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  • Sarah and her Leap of Faith (2002) co-star Lisa Edelstein met on the set of the Mel Gibson comedy What Women Want (2000). It was just coincidence that they became cast mates again.
  • Partnered with Broadway actress Cherry Jones.(2005 – 2009) They split amicably in 2009.
  • Sister of casting director Liz Paulson.
  • Appeared with Steven Weber in The D.A. (2004) and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip(2006). She also appeared with Amanda Peet three different times: in Jack & Jill (1999), Griffin & Phoenix (2006), and now Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).
  • In The Other Sister (1999) Sarah did an impersonation of Flipper. She used this same skill for a dolphin character in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).
  • Has two tattoos.
  • “Varya” in “The Cherry Orchard” in 2006 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles with Annette Bening, Alfred Molina, ‘Francis Fischer’, Rebecca Mozo and Jennifer Dundas. [February 2006]
  • Played the role “Laura” in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” on Broadway. [March 2005]
  • Playing “Meg” in “Crimes of the Heart”, directed by Kathleen Turner, with Roundabout Theater Company. [February 2008]
  • Paternal half-sister of Rachel Paulson.
  • Her paternal great-grandfather was the son of Danish parents (the origin of her surname). Her other ancestry includes British/English, German, and French.
  • Is good friends with Jessica Lange.
  • Is best friends with Amanda Peet.
  • Is great friends with Elizabeth Reaser.
  • Has been in a relationship with Holland Taylor since early 2015.
  • In a November 2015 radio interview with WNYC, Holland Taylor addressed the three-decade age difference between her and her girlfriend, Sarah Paulson, by joking, “there’s a very big age difference between us which I’m sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me. But as they say, ‘If she dies, she dies.'” (Paulson is 32 years younger than Taylor.).
  • Friends with Felicity Huffman. They starred together on “Path to War” (2002), The D.A.(2004) and Desperate Housewives (2004) where they played sisters. Both also were on Law & Order (1990) but played in different episodes. They shared nomination for Golden Globe 2017 and Paulson won it.
  • Sarah’s fear of flying is so severe that whenever she really must travel by plane, she insists on meeting the pilot(s) just before takeoff so she can personally be assured by them that they are adequately experienced. She might typically ask of the crew, “How long have you been doing this?” Occasionally they will quip, “This is our first day” just to tease her. Pilots familiar with her phobia will often whisper her name “Saaarrraaah” over the cabin PA system during a flight coordinates update.
  • The first actor to win all five major acting awards (Emmy, TCA Individual Achievement in Drama, Critics Choice, Golden Globe, SAG) in a single year for the same role.
  • Moved from South Tampa, Florida to New York City at the age of five.
  • Grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Merited a place in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People” issue with an homage written by Cate Blanchett. [May 2017]

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