Sarah Paulson is an American actress who began her acting career in the 1990s and has appeared in the television series American Gothic and dozens of films to date. Her longstanding success as an actress began with her role in the American Horror Story, which earned her an Emmy nomination.
While the coveted Emmy may have eluded her the first time, her brilliant performance in “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, 2016, where she played a prosecutor, earned her not only the Emmy Award but several other awards as well.
The beautiful actress was born on December 17, 1974, in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Catherine Gordon and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She is of English, German and French descent.
Sarah Paulson lived in South Tampa until she was 5 years old and her parents divorced. After the separation, she moved to New York City with her mother but spent most of her vacations with her father.
Paulson began her career right after high school at a very young age. She made her professional debut in an off-Broady production at the age of 12. Later she attended the famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, New York – a school that is very popular for its performing arts programs. Shortly after graduation, she made a guest appearance in the franchise crime drama Law & Order – her very first television appearance.
In 1997, Paulson played her first big-screen leading role in the comedy-drama film Levitation. In addition to her work as an actress, she played supporting roles in films such as The Time Being (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Carol (2015) – a film based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, in which she appeared as Carol’s former lover and friend.
Her other film projects include Rebel in the Rye (2017), The Other Sister, Down with Love, and What Women Want, a 2000 fantasy/novel film starring Mel Gibson. Paulson won the Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Mercia Clark in Surreal.
Is Sarah Paulson a Lesbian?
After admitting a relationship with her current partner Taylor, Paulson said she was not yet ready to be called a lesbian, adding that she did not want to be “impaled. In her opinion, she does not want her lifestyle to be determined for her by the community in which she lives. Nevertheless, she is currently in a relationship with a woman and has been married to one in the past.
Sarah Paulson’s Wife, Girlfriend, Partner
Paulson’s current girlfriend and partner are Holland Taylor 74 and although they are not yet legally connected to be referred to as husband and wife, people refer to them as a couple.
With an age difference of 32 years between them, Paulson has no qualms about dating much older women. Her former wife, Cherry Jones, was 18 years older than herself. She married Jones, who is also an actress, in 2004 and the two were divorced in 2009.
And now she is in love again, and this time with Taylor Holland. The two have been together for three years, and the news of their love hit the headlines in December 2015 when they started performing together in public. Paulson revealed that they first met 10 years ago at a dinner party when she was still with her ex.
The American horror actress has made her career a top priority, so she decides not to have children because it will definitely be a distraction. Although the decision is absolute, she does not shy away from showing her admiration for her gifted and talented partner. During an acceptance speech, when she won the status of her outstanding leading lady in a mini-series, she applauded her love emotionally.
Her Net Worth
According to People with Money, the estimated net assets of Sarah Paulson amount to 82 million dollars. The magazine listed her among the top 10 best-paid actresses for 2018. Her wealth is reportedly due to her stock investments, real estate holdings, and lucrative sponsorship deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. In addition to the proceeds from her acting career, Paulson’s other sources of wealth include a restaurant (the Fat Paulson Burger chain) in Washington, a football team (the Tampa Angels), her own vodka brand (Pure Wonderpaulson – US), a best-selling perfume (With Love from Sarah) and a fashion line called Sarah Paulson Seduction.
Taylor became quite famous in the 1980s when she starred in Bosom Buddies with co-star Tom Hanks.
Taylor has intimate relationships, especially with women. In an interview about her personal relationship with Sarah Paulson, she said that her “relationship represents a certain amount of hope and risk” and that they love each other.