Sarah Paulson is an award-winning actor known for her excellent work on Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story”. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Paulson appeared on stage and in a number of TV spots. In 1994, she made her TV debut on “Law & Order” and the next year, she became a regular on “American Gothic” with Gary Cole, Lucas Black, and Paige Turco. She also became a regular on “Jack & Jill”, a relationship dramedy with Amanda Peet, Jaime Pressly, and Ivan Sergei. In 1999, she made her feature film debut in “The Other Sister” with Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, and Tom Skerritt. By 2006, she was cast in Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch comedy show with Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, and Bradley Whitford. Now, Paulson is seen starring in a number of Ryan Murphy’s projects including “American Horror Story”, “Feud”, and “American Crime Story” in which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her performance as Marcia Clark. Paulson also appeared in the critically acclaimed movies “Carol” and “12 Years a Slave” and is set to star in the new “Ocean’s Eight” with Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, and Olivia Munn.
While Paulson acts paranoid and crazy on “American Horror Story”, fans have called her the marijuana Walter White. “I love how everyone online was saying I was smoking weed in the first episode because I breathed in that beaker just before Jessica walks in. I was just drawing the herbs out, I wasn’t actually getting high! People were like, “Damn, girl! Getting stoned!” Though she wasn’t high then, she did smoke in high school, which led her to discover a new talent, “No, it was when I was in high school, I smoked a lot of pot one night. And we were really stoned, my three best girlfriends and I, and I was like, ‘You know, it’s kind of like just being a dolphin!’ And I just made the noise and my friends were like, ‘Oh my god. That was crazy you really do sound like a dolphin.’ And then it was something that I would just pull out every once in a while as a party trick. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of it: I did it in The Other Sister; I did it on David Letterman; it’s in Studio 60; I did it on Anderson Cooper…”