Paulson has appeared on Broadway in the plays The Glass Menagerie in 2005 and Collected Stories in 2010.She also starred in a number of independent films, and had a leading role on the ABC comedy series Cupid in 2009.
In the new version, Paulson starred opposite Bobby Cannavale. For her performance, she earned Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.
She then played Nicolle Wallace in the HBO film Game Change (2012), based on events of the 2008 U. In the spring of 2010, she starred in Donald Margulies's Collected Stories alongside Linda Lavin on Broadway.
Leonard Klady of Variety noted that Paulson and her co-stars are "not supported by the script," concluding: "Levitation is a grim, convoluted saga of identity and belonging.
An ill-fitting combination of melodrama and magic realism, the indie effort will have a decidedly difficult time in the theatrical arena." and was a focal character in an episode of the FX series Nip/Tuck.
She began her acting career after high school in New York stage productions before starring in the short-lived television series American Gothic (1995–1996) and Jack & Jill (1999–2001).
She later appeared in comedy films such as What Women Want (2000) and Down with Love (2003), and drama films such as Path to War (2002) and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005).Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress.She has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.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.In 2017, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.