Sarah Rafferty

Sarah Rafferty

Dec. 6th, 1972
Born in
New Canaan, Connecticut
5' 9

Sarah Rafferty's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Suits TV Show
Second Time Around TV Show
Second Time Around

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Sarah Gray Rafferty is an American actress, best known for her role as Donna Paulsen on the USA Network legal drama Suits.

She has also guest-starred in a number of TV shows, such as Law & Order, Third Watch, CSI: Miami, Six Feet Under, The Practice, Bones, Charmed, 8 Simple Rules, Numb3rs, Brothers & Sisters, and most recently as a recurring character on Grey's Anatomy. The actress has acted in many TV films as well as feature films including: Four Single Fathers, Speakeasy, Soccer Dog: European Cup and Falling For Grace, along with countless professional stage productions like Gemini and As You Like It.
She grew up the youngest of four children (all girls) in Connecticut. She credits her mother, the Chairwoman of the English Department at Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT, and her father, who enjoys two successful careers in finance and oil painting, for cultivating her passion for the arts. In addition to acting, Rafferty lends a hand to many causes including the Alzheimer's Association and The Brain Project.
Rafferty is a graduate of Hamilton College (1993) and the Yale School of Drama. She met Santtu Seppälä, now a stock research analyst in New York City, when the two attended Yale. The couple were married in 2001, and have two daughters.

  • One of her sisters is named Connie
  • Her mother, Mimi Rafferty is an English teacher at a private all-girls school in Connecticut.
  • She has 3 sisters
  • Is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama.

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