Actress of the Day: SARAH PAULSON
What she’s in: THE SPIRIT coming out December 25, 2008.
Her Character: Ellen Dolan
Why we like her: I have been a fan of Sarah Paulson ever since her first seeing her on the short lived TV show, Jack & Jill. Since then Sarah Paulson has continued to show off her talent on TV and in movies. With The Spirit, I think she will shine once more and show everybody what a great actress she is.
Paulson was a series regular on the cult television show American Gothic and the WB series Jack & Jill (1999), playing the character “Elisa Cronkite”. In addition, she had a minor role in the HBO series Deadwood, and was a focal character in an episode of the critically acclaimed FX series Nip/Tuck.
Paulson briefly appeared on the NBC series Leap of Faith (2002) as the main character, but the show was short-lived. In 2004, she had a supporting role in the ABC series The D.A., but that show also ended after a few episodes.
Paulson starred in a revival of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway, and has appeared Off-Broadway in Killer Joe, Talking Pictures, and Colder Than Here. Paulson’s movie credits include Down with Love, What Women Want, The Other Sister, Levitation, and Serenity.
In the 2006-2007 television season, Paulson co-starred in NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip playing Harriet Hayes, one of the stars of the show-within-a-show. To date, this is her most notable role, earning her a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress in a TV series.
In December 2008, Paulson will be in the screen adaptation of Will Eisner’s comic book The Spirit, playing an updated version of the character Ellen Dolan.
On August 25, ABC ordered her pilot Cupid to series. It is a remake of the 1998 program starring Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall, and it will co-star Bobby Cannavale. Original series creator Rob Thomas is currently overseeing script development. ABC will most likely air it late 2008 or early 2009.
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