Chloë Sevigny


18 Nov 1974


Springfield, Massachusetts, USA


Chloë Stevens Sevigny


Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloe Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes weekend trips into nearby New York City in her teens as an important early saving grace from her super rich and stuffy hometown. It was on one such trip at the age of eighteen, that Sevigny was spotted on the street by a fashion editor for Sassy magazine. Impressed by her flair for street fashion, the editors of the progressive teen mag asked Sevigny to intern in their offices which led to a few modeling jobs with both Sassy and x-girl, the urban clothing line created by Sonic Youth front woman Kim Gordon. At this time Sevigny also spent a lot of her time watching the skateboarders who convened in New York's Tompkins square park. It was here that she met young aspiring director Harmony Korine, and a friendship ensued, resulting in her being cast as the lead in Korine and Larry Clark's collaboration Kids (1995). At around the same time Sevigny snagged the cover of Interview magazine, and even inspired writer Jay McInerney to write a piece about her for The New Yorker in which he hailed her the new "it girl." The late nineties saw Sevigny continuing her acting career with a string of independent films, among them Trees Lounge (1996), Palmetto (1998), and Whit Stillman's homage to early 80s yuppiedom The Last Days of Disco (1998). In 1997 Sevigny and Korine teamed up again to make Gummo (1997), in which Sevigny both starred and acted as chief costume designer. It was in 2000 however that Sevigny's career made a turn towards more mainstream recognition when her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in Boys Don't Cry (1999) garnered her an Oscar nod at the age of twenty-five. Known for signing on to projects based on her interest in a good script rather than a hefty price tag, one of Sevigny's most recent roles, making the climb from indie princess to A list actress, should see her surprising both audiences and Hollywood alike with roles in interesting and thoughtful projects.

Actor ( 82 credits )

The Snowman (2017)
Black Dog, Red Dog (2017) Ali
Untitled Lizzie Borden Project (2017) Lizzie Borden
The Dinner (2017) Barbara
Golden Exits (2017)
Lean on Pete (2017) Bonnie
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
The Master Cleanse (2016)
Antibirth (2016) Sadie
Love & Friendship (2016) Alicia
Look Away (2016) Carolyn
#Horror (2015)
Untitled KZK Project (2015)  Chelsea O'Bannon (1 episode)
Electric Slide (2014)
Little Accidents (2014) Kendra
Those Who Kill (2014)  Catherine Jensen (10 episodes, 2014)
The Cosmopolitans (2014)  Vicky (1 episode, 2014)
Streetcar (2013) Chloe
The Wait (2013) Emma
Lovelace (2013) Feminist Journalist
Doll & Em (2013)  Chloë (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Frame (2013)  Jennie (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
The Mindy Project (2012)  Christina (6 episodes, 2013)
Hit & Miss (2012)  Mia (6 episodes, 2012)
All Flowers in Time (2011) Holly
Black Mirror (2011) Herself
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011) Metal Chick
American Horror Story (2011)  Shelley (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Portlandia (2011)  Alexandra (9 episodes, 2013)
42 One Dream Rush (2010)
Beautiful Darling (2010) (voice)
Mr. Nice (2010) Judy Marks
Barry Munday (2010) Jennifer Farley
Louie (2010)  Jeanie (1 episode, 2012)
Oddities (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) Ingrid Gudmundson
Beloved (2009) Kim
The Killing Room (2009) Emily Reilly
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)  Herself - Guest Judge (2 episodes, 2011)
The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfume Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves Its Victim Intoxicated (2009)
Deathbowl to Downtown (2008) Narrator
Zodiac (2007) Melanie
Big Love: In the Beginning (2007)  Nicki Grant (3 episodes, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Bienvenue à Cannes (2007) Herself
Sisters (2006) Grace Collier
Lying (2006) Megan
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) Lana Tisdel (archive footage)
Big Love (2006)  Nicolette Grant / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
3 Needles (2005) Clara the Novice
Broken Flowers (2005) Carmen's Assistant
Manderlay (2005) Philomena
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004) Herself (uncredited)
Melinda and Melinda (2004) Laurel
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Brown Bunny (2003) Daisy (as Chloe Sevigny)
Dogville (2003) Liz Henson
Dogville Confessions (2003) Herself
Death of a Dynasty (2003) Sexy Woman #1 (as Chloe Sevigny)
Party Monster (2003) Gitsie
Shattered Glass (2003) Caitlin Avey
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself
Demonlover (2002) Elise Lipsky
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
Silenci? (2002)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
American Psycho (2000) Jean
A Map of the World (1999) Carole Mackessy
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) Pearl (as Chloe Sevigny)
Boys Don't Cry (1999) Lana Tisdel
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Christine Hartwell (1 episode, 2012)
The Last Days of Disco (1998) Alice
Palmetto (1998) Odette (as Chloe Sevigny)
Will & Grace (1998)  Monet (1 episode, 2004)
Gummo (1997) Dot (as Chloe Sevigny)
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Trees Lounge (1996) Debbie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Kids (1995) Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2003)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
West Memphis Three (0)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Ima Nema (2011) executive producer