Sarah Rafferty

Inside Biography

American TV and film actress, Sarah Rafferty is famously known for her role, Donna Roberta Paulsen on the USA Network's TV series, Suits. Rafferty worked in several movies and TV series from where she earns huge popularity.

Rafferty is a married woman. She tied the knot to Aleksanteri Olli-Pekka 'Santtu' Seppälä with whom she shares two daughters.

Early Life And Education Of Sarah Rafferty 

Sarah Rafferty was born Sarah Gray Rafferty on 6th December 1972 in Connecticut, the United States of America under the birth sign Sagittarius. Rafferty is American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.


Happy Father’s Day to the carver of turkeys, the builder of home fires and the master of ski sweaters. We love you Dad!

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She was born as the youngest of four children born to an artist father Michael Griffin Rafferty Jr., who also had a business of oil, and mother Mary Lee Rafferty was the chairwoman at the Convent of the Sacred Heart School, under the Department of English. Her parents raised her with her siblings, three sisters Connie RaffertyMaura Rafferty, and Ann Rafferty in a Catholic family. Her eldest sister Maura is also a very good painter and one of her sisters Ann is a scriptwriter as well as director of TV films.

As a young girl, she was very attracted to acting and she used to do caricatures amongst her family members. Growing up, she also began to take private cla s ses on acting as well as dancing. After joining her first school, Phillips Academy located in Ma s sachusetts, she could really express herself in front of a huge crowd. She was actively involved in her school’s drama team and performed many stage plays during her school time. As a good student, she graduated from there in 1989 and enjoyed a successful life.

Rafferty enrolled at Hamilton College where she did her major in theatre and English. She also studied her junior year at the University of Oxford and after graduating in 1993 from Hamilton College. She joined the University of Oxford after she shifted to the United Kingdom for study purposes. Later, she earned Masters's in Fine Arts degree from Yale School of Drama.

Practicing to act from an early age, she believes boosted up her confidence and shaped her career well.

Sarah Rafferty's Career

TV Show And TV Series

Sarah Rafferty made her Hollywood debut in 1998 as Sarah in a TV film, Trinity. Rafferty then appeared in several TV shows and TV series in a minor role which includes Law & OrderThird WatchThe District, Six Feet Under, and Pepper Dennis among others.

In 2007, Rafferty worked as Belly Cooper in ABC's TV pilot, Football Wives where she shared the screen with Gabrielle Union, Brian J. White, and Lucy Lawless. The same year, she worked in another TV film, What If God Were the Sun? with Lacey Chabert, Gena Rowlands, and Sam Trammell.

Since 2011, she is portraying the role of legal secretary, Donna Paulsen in the legal drama TV series, Suits with Meghan Markle, Patrick J. Adams, and Gabriel Macht. His performance is highly appreciated by both fans and critics. 


Rafferty made her movie debut in 2000 as Amy in Mambo Cafe. Two years later, she appeared as a nurse in Brendan Murphy's film, Speakeasy

Some of her other movies include Socer Dog: European CupFalling for Grace, and Four Single Fathers among others. Her 2006's movie, The Devil Wears Prada hit the box office with a collection of $326.5 million.

Sarah Rafferty's Net Worth

Sarah Rafferty has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Rafferty earns a salary of $25k per episode from her work in the TV series, Suits. She is making an impressive amount from her movies and TV show.

Rafferty owns a GLK350 Mercedes worth $49k. With such earning, she is maintaining her lavish lifestyle. 

Sarah Rafferty's Personal Life And Husband

Sarah Rafferty is a married woman. Rafferty tied the knot to her boyfriend turned husband, Aleksanteri Olli-Pekka 'Santtu' Seppälä whom she dated back from Yale University. Santtu, who was also a student of art later worked as a stock analyst. 


but who’s counting....

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The couple who has been in a 15-year long relationship got married on 23rd June 2001 in a ceremony at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary in Greenwich attended by friends and family. They share two children together, two daughters Oona Seppala (October 2007) ad Iris Seppala (January 2012). She is living a happy married life with her husband and kids.

Sarah Rafferty's Body Measurement 

  • Height = Sarah Rafferty stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m).
  • Weight = Rafferty weighs 57kg.
  • Body measurement = Her body measurements are 32-25-35.

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