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Chloë Sevigny
Head and bust profile of slender woman sitting at table, clad in a dark blouse, with long blonde hair. A small microphone is perched in front her.
Sevigny attending press conference for Melinda & Melinda in San Sebastián, Spain; 2004.
Born Chloë Stevens Sevigny
November 18, 1974 (1974-11-18) (age 35)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress, fashion designer
Years active 1995–present

Chloë Stevens Sevigny (pronounced /ˈkloʊi ˈsɛvəni/[1][2] - born November 18, 1974) is an American film actress, fashion designer, and former model. Sevigny became known for her highly individual style and broad fashion career in the mid-1990s, both for modeling and for her work at New York's Sassy magazine, which labeled her the new "it girl" at the time, garnering her attention within New York's fashion scene.[3]

Sevigny made her film debut with a leading role in the controversial Larry Clark film Kids (1995), which was the beginning of a long line of roles in generally well-received independent and often avant-garde films which she starred in throughout the decade. It was not until 1999 that Sevigny gained serious critical and commercial recognition for her first mainstream role in Boys Don't Cry, for which she received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

Sevigny has continued acting in mostly independent, critically-acclaimed art house films, such as American Psycho (2000), Party Monster (2003), The Brown Bunny (2003), and Dogville (2003). In 2006, Sevigny gained a leading role in the HBO television series Big Love, for which she received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2010. Additionally, Sevigny has two off-Broadway theatre credits, and has starred in several music videos. She has also designed several wardrobe collections, most recently with Manhattan's Opening Ceremony boutique.[4]


Early life

Born Chloë Stevens Sevigny in Springfield, Massachusetts,[5][6] Sevigny was raised in Darien, Connecticut by her mother Janine (née Malinowski) and father H. David Sevigny, an accountant turned interior painter.[6] Sevigny's mother is a Polish American[7] and her father was of French Canadian heritage; he died from cancer in 1996.[6] She has an older sibling, Paul, who is now a New York disk jockey.[8] Sevigny often spent summers attending theatre camp, with leading roles in plays run by the YMCA; she and had always aspired to be an actress.[2][9] Sevigny would often play dress up as a child with trunks of clothing her mother would buy for her at local secondhand shops describing it as "instinctual" for her.[10] She was raised in a Roman Catholic household,[11][12][9] and attended Darien High School. While in high school, she often babysat Topher Grace and his younger sister.[13] Despite Darien's high-class, wealthy reputation, Sevigny's parents kept a "frugal" household, and she worked as a teenager sweeping the tennis courts of a country club her family could not afford to join.[14]

During her teenager years, Sevigny became something of a rebel, referring to her hometown as "Aryan Darien",[15] attempting to break free of the high class, Ivy League-reputation of the community. Between her junior and senior year of high school, Sevigny even shaved her head and sold her hair to a Broadway wigmaker.[9] She openly admitted to experimenting with drugs as a teenager, especially hallucinogens, but said she was never a "good drug user"; despite this, she was sent to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings by her parents after indulging in marijuana and hallucinogenic drugs.[16] "I had a great family life—I would never want it to look as if it reflected on them. I think I was very bored, and I did just love taking hallucinogens ... But I often feel it's because I experimented when I was younger that I have no interest as an adult. I know a lot of adults who didn't, and it's much more dangerous when you start experimenting [with drugs] as an adult," she told The Times in 2007. She often described herself as a "loner" and a "depressed teenager".[13] Her only extracurricular activity was occasionally skateboarding with her older brother, and she spent most of her free time in her bedroom: "Mostly I sewed. I had nothing better to do, so I made my own clothes".[15]

At age 18, Sevigny relocated from her Connecticut hometown to an apartment in Brooklyn. There, in 1993, she was spotted on an East Village street by a fashion editor of Sassy magazine, who was so impressed by Sevigny's style that she asked her to intern at the magazine.[6] When recounting the event, Sevigny was reluctant about it: "The woman at Sassy just liked the hat I was wearing", she said.[17] She later modeled in the magazine as well as for X-girl, the fashion label of Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. During that time, author Jay McInerney spotted her around New York City and wrote a seven-page article about her for The New Yorker in which he dubbed her the new "it-girl".[18] She subsequently appeared on the album cover of Gigolo Aunts' 1994 recording Flippin' Out and the EP Full-On Bloom,[19] as well as having a part in a Lemonheads music video.

Acting career

Early work (1995–1999)

Sevigny encountered young screenwriter and aspiring director Harmony Korine in Washington Square Park in New York City during her senior year of high school.[17][20] The two struck up a friendship, which resulted in her being cast in the low-budget independent film Kids (1995).[6][21] Directed by Larry Clark and written by Korine, Sevigny plays a New York teenager who discovers she is HIV-positive. According to Sevigny, she was originally cast in a much smaller role in the film, but ended up replacing Canadian actress Mia Kirshner. Just two days before production began, the leading role went to the then-19-year-old Sevigny, who had no professional acting experience;[2][22][23] she said of her casting in the role, "Harmony [Korine] just thought I was this sweet, cute girl and he liked my blonde hair".[17] Nonetheless, Kids was controversial; the film was given an NC-17 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America for its graphic depiction of sexuality and recreational drug use involving teenagers. Despite its controversy and somewhat negative publicity, Kids was taken note of critically and commercially: respected film critic Janet Maslin considered the film a "wake-up call to the modern world" about the nature of the youth in urban life at the time.[24]

Sevigny followed Kids with actor/director Steve Buscemi's independent film Trees Lounge (1996), starring in a relatively small role as Buscemi's object of affection. During this time, director Mary Harron (after having seen Kids) offered Sevigny a minor part in her film, I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). Harron tracked Sevigny down to the SoHo clothing store Liquid Sky, where she was working at the time. Sevigny then gave her first audition ever, but ultimately decided to turn down the part;[17] she would later work with Harron on American Psycho (2000).

Instead of taking the part in I Shot Andy, Sevigny starred in and worked as a fashion designer on Gummo (1997),[25] directed and written by Harmony Korine, who was romantically involved with Sevigny during filming.[25][26] Gummo was as equally controversial as Sevigny's debut; set in Xenia, Ohio, the film depicts an array of nihilistic characters in a poverty-stricken small-town America, and faces issues such as drug and sexual abuse as well as mental illness and suicide.[27] In retrospection of the film, Sevigny cited it as one of her favorite projects: "Young people love that movie. It's been stolen from every Blockbuster in America. It's become a cult film".[17] The film was dedicated to Sevigny's father, who died prior to the its release.[28]

Following Gummo, Sevigny starred in the 1998 neo-noir thriller Palmetto, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, playing Florida kidnappee victim Odette alongside Woody Harrelson and Elisabeth Shue. She then had a leading role as a Hampshire College graduate in the sardonic period piece The Last Days of Disco (1998), alongside Kate Beckinsale. The film was written and directed by cult director Whit Stillman and details the rise and fall of the Manhattan club scene in the "very early 1980s".[29] Stillman said of Sevigny: "Chloë is a natural phenomenon. You're not directing, she's not performing — it's just real."[25] Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that Sevigny "is seductively demure" in her performance as Alice.[30] The film was generally well-received, however was not a box-office success in the United States, only grossing $3 million[31]—it has since become somewhat of a success as a cult film.[32][33]

Breakthrough (1999–2004)

Photo of a young woman with a pensive expression on her face; she has strawberry-blonde hair, and is clad in a red t-shirt and leather jacket.
Sevigny as Lana Tisdel in Boys Don't Cry (1999); this role garnered Sevigny an Oscar nomination as well as recognition in more mainstream cinema.[34]

Sevigny was cast in the independent drama Boys Don't Cry (1999) after director Kimberly Peirce saw her performance in The Last Days of Disco.[25] Sevigny's role in Boys Don't Cry- a biopic of transman Brandon Teena,[35] who was raped and murdered in Humboldt, Nebraska in 1993— was responsible for her rise to prominence and her mainstream success.[34][36] Sevigny played Lana Tisdel, a young woman who fell in love with Teena, initially unknowing to the fact that he was born female. Boys Don't Cry was extremely well-received by critics, and was a moderate box office success, grossing $11 million domestically.[37] Sevigny's performance was particularly embraced: The Los Angeles Times noted that Sevigny "plays the role with haunting immediacy",[38] Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun Times stated that "it is Sevigny who provides our entrance into the story"[39] and Rolling Stone wrote that Sevigny gives a "performance that burns into the memory".[40] Director Kimberly Peirce echoed the same feelings of the critics: "Chloë just surrendered to the part. She watched videos of Lana. She just became her very naturally. She's not one of those Hollywood actresses who diets and gets plastic surgery. You never catch her acting".[17] The role earned Sevigny Best Supporting Actress nominations for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.[41] Sevigny won an Independent Spirit Award, a Satellite Award, and a Sierra Award for her performance.[42][43]

Following Boys Don't Cry, Sevigny had a supporting role in American Psycho (2000), based on the controversial 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Sevigny plays the office assistant of Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale), a 1980s Manhattan yuppie-turned-serial killer. The film, as was its source novel, was controversial due to its depiction of graphic violence and sexuality; it received an unrated release on home video.[44] In addition, she reunited with Kids writer and Gummo director Harmony Korine for the experimental Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), playing the pregnant sister of a schizophrenic man. Though it never saw a major theatrical release, it garnered some critical praise; Roger Ebert gave the film his signature thumbs up, referring to it as "Freaks shot by the Blair Witch crew", and continuing to say, "The odds are good that most people will dislike this film and be offended by it. For others, it will provoke sympathy rather than scorn".[45] Sevigny followed Julien with a small part in the drama film A Map of the World (1999), alongside Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore, based on the 1994 novel.

Between 1998 and 2000, Sevigny moved back to Connecticut to live with her mother, and appeared as a butch lesbian in the Emmy Award-winning television movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), the sequel to the HBO television drama-film If These Walls Could Talk (1996).[25] Sevigny reportedly took the role in the film in order to help pay her mother's mortgage payment, and has credited it as the only film she ever made for financial benefit.[25] Following this appearance, Sevigny was approached for a supporting role in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde alongside Reese Witherspoon and offered $500,000; however she declined and the role was given to Selma Blair.[25] Instead, she starred in Olivier Assayas' French techno thriller Demonlover (2002) alongside Connie Nielsen, for which she was required to learn her lines in French.[21] Sevigny described shooting the film as "strange", in the sense that director Assayas hardly spoke to her during the filming, which she said was difficult because of the lack of "input".[46] After spending nearly three months in France to complete Demonlover, Sevigny returned to the United States to film a bit part in Death of a Dynasty, which was followed by a large role in the club kid biopic, Party Monster (2003); coincidentally, Sevigny in fact knew several of the people depicted in the film (Michael Alig and James St. James included), whom she met during her frequent trips to New York City's club scene as a teenager.[9]

Sevigny then obtained a role in Lars von Trier's parable film Dogville (2003), playing one of the various residents of a small mountain town, alongside Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, and Paul Bettany; the film received mixed reactions, and was criticized by critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper as being "anti-American".[47] She also had a small unrelated role in the sequel to Dogville, titled Manderlay (2005). Sevigny also had a large supporting role in the biographical film Shattered Glass, alongside Hayden Christensen, Melanie Lynskey, and her former Boys Don't Cry co-star Peter Sarsgaard. Finishing out 2003, Sevigny garnered a major supporting role as a fellow Manhattanite in Woody Allen's two-sided tragedy/comedy Melinda and Melinda.

Controversy and aftermath (2004–2006)

In 2003, Sevigny took on the lead female role in the art house film The Brown Bunny, which details a lonely traveling motorcycle racer reminiscing of his former lover. The film achieved notoriety for its final scene, which involves Sevigny performing unsimulated fellatio on co-star and director Vincent Gallo.[25][48] The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and opened to significant controversy and criticism from both audiences and critics alike; during the screening, Sevigny was reportedly brought to tears.[49] She went on to defend the movie, saying "It's a shame people write so many things when they haven't seen it. When you see the film, it makes more sense. It's an art film. It should be playing in museums. It's like an Andy Warhol movie."[50][51][52][5] After the film's release at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, the William Morris Agency dropped Sevigny as a client.[53][54] The Agency believed the scene was "one step above pornography", and claimed that Sevigny's career "may never recover".[55] In an interview with The Telegraph in 2003, when asked if she regretted the film, she responded: "No, I was always committed to the project on the strength of Vincent alone. I have faith in his aesthetic [...] I try to forgive and forget, otherwise I'd just become a bitter old lady."[56]

Despite the backlash toward the film, some critics praised Sevigny's performance; Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, said: "Actresses have been asked and even bullied into performing similar acts for filmmakers since the movies began, usually behind closed doors. Ms. Sevigny isn't hiding behind anyone's desk. She says her lines with feeling and puts her iconoclasm right out there where everyone can see it; she may be nuts, but she's also unforgettable"[57]; Roger Ebert noted that Sevigny brought "a truth and vulnerability" to the film.[58]

Despite her agency's disapproval of the film (and fear that the actress may have forever tarnished her career), she still continued on with various projects. In 2004, she guest-starred on the popular television show Will & Grace, and a string of film roles followed for the actress, including a bit part alongside Bill Murray in Broken Flowers, as well as a role in the HBO television film Mrs. Harris alongside Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley. Sevigny followed this by playing a novice nun who makes great sacrifices to ease the spread of AIDS in an African village in the film 3 Needles (2005), alongside Olympia Dukakis and Sandra Oh; filming took place in Port St. Johns, South Africa in 2005. Sevigny's performance in the film was praised: Dennis Harvey of Variety called her performance in the film "convincing",[59] while Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times also referred to Sevigny as "ever-daring and shrewd".[60] Sevigny followed 3 Needles as a lead character in the 2006 experimental art house film Lying with Jena Malone and Leelee Sobieski, playing a pathological liar who gathers three female acquaintances for a weekend at her upstate New York country house; the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. She also played one of the lead characters in the 2006 Canadian remake of Brian DePalma's horror film Sisters.

Big Love (2006) to the present

Blonde, wavy-haired woman with a very solemn expression looking over her shoulder.
Sevigny as Nicolette Grant on HBO's series Big Love.

In 2006, Sevigny attained a continuous starring role in the critically-acclaimed HBO television series Big Love, about a family of fundamentalist Mormon polygamists. She plays Nicolette Grant, the conniving, shopaholic daughter of a cult leader and second wife to a polygamist husband, played by Bill Paxton. The controversy surrounding The Brown Bunny scene followed Sevigny for some time: while promoting the new HBO television series Big Love in 2006, Joy Behar of The View brought up the scene from The Brown Bunny in an interview with Sevigny and Big Love co-star Bill Paxton. Sevigny and Paxton were described as going "ballistic" off camera, and although Sevigny had openly talked about the film prior, Paxton did not want her to "have to relive it".[61] Sevigny then landed a role in her first big-budget production[62] as Robert Graysmith's wife in David Fincher's Zodiac (2007), telling the true story of San Francisco's infamous Zodiac killer.

In October 2007, the French fashion house Chloé announced that she would be one of the spokesmodels for their new fragrance. In addition, she has been in a number of cover photo shoots and interviews, such as in the January 2007 issue of House and Garden titled "Subversive Spirit", which featured a spread on Sevigny's Manhattan apartment. Sevigny later worked on a clothing line in conjunction with downtown New York City boutique Opening Ceremony, which was released in 2009.[63] In terms of film roles, Sevigny had a part in The Killing Room (2009), a psychological horror film about a governmental research study and its human subjects; the film debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She then starred in Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, a true-crime/horror story based on murderer Mark Yarovsky; the film was produced by David Lynch. She followed this with major roles in two independent comedy films: Barry Munday and Mr. Nice, both of which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2010 with Sevigny in attendance.[64] Sevigny also had a voice part in James Rasin's independent documentary film, Beautiful Darling, narrating the life of transsexual Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling. Though never appearing onscreen, Sevigny narrates the film, reading excerpts from Darling's personal diary entries and letters.[65][66] The documentary was released in February 2010.

As of 2009, Sevigny is still continuing work on Big Love, with the show's fourth season airing January 2010. When filming the series, she spends six months of the year living outside of Los Angeles near Santa Clarita, away from her home in New York City.[67] As with many other films in Sevigny's career, the television series has also ignited bits of controversy due to its dealings with polygamy, Mormon compounds, and alternative lifestyle; during a table interview by the Los Angeles Times with her cast members, Sevigny said: "I think the mainstream, perhaps, has a harder time embracing our show, because of the subject".[68] On January 17, 2010, Sevigny won a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role on Big Love. The series itself also received nominations in two other categories.[69] While walking onstage to accept her award, an usher accidentally stepped on Sevigny's Valentino gown, ripping the dress at the bottom; Sevigny squealed with astonishment and made a remark of surprise, but continued on with her acceptance speech.[70]

Fashion work

A storefront window with a large slanted "Luella" superimposed over a multi-colored name logo that reads "CHLOË SEVIGNY".
Colette storefront in Paris, advertising Sevigny's Opening Ceremony collection.

Sevigny has expressed interest in fashion design throughout her career, even dating back to her childhood: "Little House on the Prairie was my favorite show. I would only wear calico print dresses, and I actually slept in one of those little nightcaps!", she told People in 2007.[71] Her unorthodox style (which garnered her initial notoriety in New York in the early 1990s) has often been referred to as very eclectic.[72] Sevigny has since released several clothing lines designed by herself as well in collaboration with others.

In 2002, she collaborated with Tara Subkoff for the 2003 Imitation of Christ collection in New York City, serving as creative director for the series, which was referred to as being "more about performance art and cultural theory than clothes".[73] Actress Scarlett Johansson also collaborated for the collection.[74] In November 2003, during the time of the event's release, Sevigny lost four of her teeth after tripping and falling in a pair of high-heeled boots; she was said to have been "play wrestling" with co-collaborator Matt Damhave.[75]

Sevigny's most recent major clothing collection was a new line released in fall 2009 for the Manhattan boutique, Opening Ceremony;[76] the collection included both men's, women's, and unisex pieces.[77] The pieces were only available for sale at Opening Ceremony boutiques (Manhattan and Los Angeles), Barneys (United States), Colette (Paris), and London's Dover Street Market.[78] The clothing collection received decidedly mixed reactions.[79][80]

In terms of her own personal style, Sevigny cited the Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), which features schoolgirls dressed in elaborate Victorian clothing, as a major inspiration; she has also cited it as one of her favorite films.[10] She has also been outspoken in her favoritism of vintage clothing over designer pieces: "I still prefer to buy vintage over spending it all on one designer", she told The Times.[81] "I'll go to Resurrection [in Liverpool, UK] or Decades and be like, 'Oh, I'm going to buy everything,' but a lot of it is extremely expensive, so I'll go to Wasteland and satisfy that urge and it's not too hard on the pocketbook. Then there's this place called Studio Wardrobe Department where everything is like three dollars".

Personal life

Sevigny owns an apartment in East Village, Manhattan, which she purchased for $1.2 million in 2006.[82] Although her father died when she was in her early 20s, Sevigny stated in a 2006 interview that she came from a "close-knit" family, that she speaks to her mother every day, and that her brother lives three blocks away from her apartment.[83]

In terms of musical taste, Sevigny is a notorious fan of 1980s rock band The Smiths, and particularly the lead singer, Morrissey;[84][85] she has also listed Kate Bush, Slint, Brian Eno, and Nico as musicians whose albums she loved.[84]

Sevigny is a practicing Roman Catholic, although she admits she rebelled against religion as a teenager. She said she began attending mass again after playing a real-life Satan-worshipping teenage murderer in a 1998 off-Broadway production of Hazelwood Junior High: "I had to murder this girl every night on stage, and you know, sodomize her and light her on fire and I got really disturbed. I started having nightmares and thinking horrible things".[12][9] Sevigny also suffers from scoliosis, which was found when she was a child, though she never received surgical treatment. She has stated that she practices yoga for relief from the condition.[9]

Sevigny has pursued various relationships with high-profile men throughout her life, though in 2006 she stated to the New York Post Gossip column: "I've questioned issues of gender and sexuality since I was a teenager, and I did some experimenting."[17] In a later interview, she stated that she "wouldn't call herself bisexual", and that she could never see herself in a relationship with a woman.[86] Following her relationship with Harmony Korine (which ended in the late 1990s), Sevigny dated British musician Jarvis Cocker, and later Matt McAuley, a member of the noise-rock band A.R.E. Weapons.[87] Sevigny and McAuley ended their relationship in late 2007, after being together for nearly eight years.[87]

Through her career, Sevigny has garnered a gay fanbase, and has been referred to by some as a gay icon.[86] In a 2009 interview, Sevigny reflected on her career, and said she was content with the level of stardom she'd maintained: "When I was in my early 20s, I went out with a British pop star, Jarvis Cocker; of course, pop stars have much more celebrity, I think, than actors even. They’re really hunted by their fans much more. I remember driving around these remote towns in Wales and kids running after us in the street. I was like, "This is horrible!" And I saw the effect it had on him, and that’s when I decided I never wanted to be a celebrity at that level, and I think that’s why I’ve chosen to do the work that I do and just kind of work with directors that I love and try and do work that means something to me."[67]


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Kids Jennie Won Independent Spirit Award for Best Newcomer Actress
1996 Trees Lounge Debbie  
1997 Gummo Dot Worked as costume designer as well
1998 Palmetto Odette  
The Last Days of Disco Alice Kinnon  
1999 Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama
Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actress
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress
Julien Donkey-Boy Pearl  
A Map of the World Carole Mackessy  
2000 American Psycho Jean  
If These Walls Could Talk 2 Amy  
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Segment #4. "Int. Trailer. Night."
Demonlover Elise Lipsky  
2003 Party Monster Gitsie  
Death of a Dynasty Sexy Woman No. 1  
Dogville Liz Henson  
The Brown Bunny Daisy  
Shattered Glass Caitlin Avey  
2004 Melinda and Melinda Laurel  
2005 Manderlay Philomena  
Broken Flowers Carmen's assistant  
Mrs. Harris Lynne Tryforos TV film
3 Needles Clara  
2006 Lying Megan  
Sisters Grace Collier  
2007 Zodiac Melanie First big-budget film[62]
2009 The Killing Room Ms. Reilly
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Ingrid
2010 Beautiful Darling Candy Darling vocal role, documentary film
Barry Munday Jennifer Farley in post-production
Mr. Nice Judy Marks in post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Will & Grace (Season 6, Episode 17: "East Side Story") Monet First television role
2006–present Big Love (HBO television series) Nicolette Grant Won Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, 2010


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Chloë Stevens Sevigny (born 1974-11-18) is an American actress who has received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.



  • I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism.
  • I've always made films that are sort of avant-garde-y or whatever you call it.
  • I knew people would not understand it. It's a shame people write so many things when they haven't seen it. When you see the film, it makes more sense. It's an art film. It should be playing in museums. It's like an Andy Warhol movie.

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