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 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.
For her work throughout the series, she has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards (2013–16) and won two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries (20). She then spent time in Maine, before moving to New York City at the age of 5 with her mother.
This role earned her a nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
In December 2008, Paulson appeared in the screen adaptation of Will Eisner's comic book The Spirit, playing an updated version of the character Ellen Dolan.
Paulson played Elisa Cronkite in The WB comedy-drama series Jack & Jill (1999).
It's simply what's true for me, and that's all I can speak to." At the November junket for her recently released film , Paulson told ET, "It matters not at all what the gender is.
Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress.