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Who Is Suits Star Sarah Rafferty's Husband? Everything to Know About Santtu Seppälä

Sarah Rafferty's character, Donna Paulsen, certainly had a romance on the show Suits. However, her real-life romance is just as interesting.

By Shameika Rhymes
Sarah Rafferty and her Husband smile for a photo while seated at a dinner table

Suits had its share of fiery romances that lasted for several seasons. However, through the show’s nine-season run, the electric romance between Donna Paulson (Sarah Rafferty) and Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) stood above the rest. 

Their story started before episode one, so the audience wasn’t aware of their first meeting except through flashbacks. Donna is a no-nonsense legal secretary who really keeps Harvey on the right path, well as much as she can. 

In her real life, Rafferty and her husband, Santtu Seppälä have their own love story that began over 20 years ago.  

Who is Sarah Rafferty?

Sarah Rafferty appears in an episode of Suits

On the show SuitsSarah Rafferty played Donna Paulsen, the legal secretary working for Harvey Specter at Pearson Hardman. She’s the Olivia Pope of the show, cleaning up and putting the chaos back to normalcy.

Rafferty has acted in some smaller movies like Falling for Grace (2006) and Four Single Fathers (2009), but she has mostly worked as a character actor on shows like CharmedSix Feet UnderTremors, and 8 Simple Rules. The actress also appears in several police procedurals, such as Law & OrderCSI: MiamiNumb3rsBones, and more. Since the final episode of Suits aired, Rafferty has appeared in a few episodes of Grey's Anatomy and starred in the spooky thriller film Browse (2020). But her most extensive work since Suits has been playing Dr. Pamela Blake in season 7 of Chicago Med. However, Rafferty left the series during the season 8 premiere. 

She is set to star as Dr. Katherine Walter in the upcoming Netflix coming-of-age drama series My Life with the Walter Boys. The show is based on Ali Novak's 2014 novel of the same name.

Who is Sarah Rafferty's Husband, Santtu Seppälä?

Close up of Sarah Rafferty in front of a purple backdrop on a red carpet

There are not many details, as Rafferty’s husband Santtu is very private. His full name is Aleksanteri Olli-Pekka Seppälä and his family is from Finland, but he grew up in Illinois. According to his LinkedIn, he graduated from Yale University and received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at the Angeleno Group in Los Angeles. 

When Did Sarah Rafferty Marry Santtu Seppälä?

Sarah Rafferty and Santtu Seppala smile outside of St. George's Chapel

Sarah and her husband, financial analyst Santtu Seppälä, met at Yale University where the actress earned her MFA in acting. After years of dating, they tied the knot at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary in Greenwich, Connecticut, on June 23, 2001. Now, more than two decades since the pair walked down the aisle, they’re still going strong. In June of 2021, Sarah took to Instagram to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Along with a photo from their wedding, Sarah wrote, “Thank you for the 'hope, coffee, and poetry.'" They have been married for 22 years and are still going strong. 

Does Sarah Rafferty Have Children?

Sarah Rafferty photographed wearing a black dress

Sarah and Santtu welcomed their first daughter, Oona Gray, in 2007. Oona's younger sister, Iris Friday was born in 2012. Sarah keeps her personal life private, but she does occasionally share her husband and kids’ photos on her Instagram page. 

Catch up on past episodes of Suits on Peacock right now. 

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