Sarah Paulson is an American actress known for her work in TV series, such as American Gothic and Jack & Jill. Her fantastic performance in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, where she played a public prosecutor, earned her several awards, including an Emmy. Born in Tampa, Florida, Paulson began her acting career as a teenager after graduating from high school. She rose to popularity in the 1990s, appearing in TV series such as Law & Order and American Gothic. Her most successful performances were in popular shows like American Horror Story, Strip, and Game Change. Paulson also acted in some films. She played a supporting role in the film drama 12 Years a Slave, a huge hit that won three Oscars. She further played a significant role in the romantic drama Carol, also a huge success receiving six Oscar nominations.