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Chloë Sevigny



Before she became an actress, Chloë Sevigny was Jay McInerney's "It" girl. After sighting the young Sevigny on the streets of New York, where she repeatedly drew notice for her distinct, idiosyncratic fashion sense, the yuppie author was moved to dedicate a seven-page New Yorker spread to her, in the course of which he anointed her with said title. Whether or not she was "It," Sevigny did enjoy a rudimentary helping of fame: at the time, she was an intern at Sassy magazine, where she had been employed after magazine writers spotted her and used her as a model for their publication. So, before her film career began, Sevigny was perhaps the country's other most famous intern.



Born November 18th, 1974 and raised in the wealthy, conservative suburb of Darien, Connecticut in 1974, Sevigny began hanging out in New York as a teenager. After her initial recognition from Sassy and McInerney, she made her screen debut in Larry Clark's Kids. Sevigny played one of the few sympathetic characters in the controversial 1995 film, a teen infected with AIDS by the so-called "virgin surgeon" to whom she had lost her virginity. The following year, she appeared as a bored Long Island teen in Steve Buscemi's directorial debut, Trees Lounge, and then went on to collaborate with Kids screenwriter and then-boyfriend Harmony Korine on Gummo (1997). Her pairing with the iconoclastic Korine led one magazine to dub them as the new John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, but the film was savaged by some critics and virtually ignored by its intended arthouse audience.



More substantial luck greeted Sevigny in her 1998 role in Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco; the film won a number of positive reviews, with praise for Sevigny's portrayal of a thoughtful Hampshire graduate trying to make it in the publishing world. The actress' other film that year, the little-seen Palmetto, cast her as a millionaire's stepdaughter. Sevigny was back the following year in A Map of the World, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival; Boys Don't Cry, in which she played the girlfriend of Brandon Teena, a real-life girl who passed as a boy; and Julien Donkey-Boy, her third collaboration with screenwriter-turned-director Korine. Sevigny's role in Boys Don't Cry courted particular notice and critical praise, earning Sevigny Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Further notice greeted her part in American Psycho, Mary Harron's incredibly controversial 2000 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name.



Continuing to appear in such features as Demonlover and Party Monster in 2003, Sevigny once again found herself involved in a controversial film with her role in Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny. Premiering to much critical derision at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival (film critic Roger Ebert was quoted as saying it may be the worst film in the history of the festival), Sevigny shocked audiences by performing fellatio on the director/star in the film's explicit coda.



Undeterred by the controversy surrounding The Brown Bunny, Sevigny's star continued to rise with supporting roles in such well-received projects as Shattered Glass and Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers. In 2006, she took her first shot at series television with a starring role on the HBO polygamy drama Big Love. Playing alongside Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin, Sevigny and the show both received high marks from critics and audiences.



Along with the second season of Big Love, in 2007 audiences could find Sevigny in David Fincher's acclaimed serial-killer docudrama Zodiac.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Snowman
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Dinner
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Beatriz at Dinner
  • Actor
2017
64% Antibirth
  • Sadie
2016
98% Love & Friendship
  • Alicia Johnson
2016
50% #Horror
  • Alex Cox
2015
14% Electric Slide
  • Charlotte
2015
53% Little Accidents
  • Kendra
2015
78% The Master Cleanse
  • Actor
2015
25% The Wait
  • Emma
2014
53% Lovelace
  • Female Journalist
2013
No Score Yet Black Dog, Red Dog
  • Actor
2013
55% Mr. Nice
  • Judy Marks
2011
77% Beautiful Darling
  • Candy Darling
2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited
  • Metal Chick
2011
43% Barry Munday
  • Jennifer Farley
2010
49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Ingrid
2010
No Score Yet All Flowers In Time
  • Actor
2010
67% The Killing Room
  • Ms. Reilly
2009
89% Zodiac
  • Melanie
2007
34% 3 Needles
  • Clara
2006
No Score Yet Sisters
  • Grace Collier
2006
50% Manderlay
  • Philomena
2006
No Score Yet Lying
  • Megan
2006
88% Broken Flowers
  • Carmen's Assistant
2005
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Laurel
2005
33% Mrs. Harris
  • Lynne Tryforos
2005
43% The Brown Bunny
  • Daisy
2004
91% Shattered Glass
  • Caitlin Avey
2003
49% Demonlover
  • Elise Lipsky
2003
29% Party Monster
  • Gitsie
2003
47% Death of a Dynasty
  • Sexy Woman No.1
2003
70% Dogville
  • Liz Henson
2003
No Score Yet Split Screen
  • Actor
2003
86% Ten Minutes Older
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Assumption of a Virgin
  • Actor
2002
67% American Psycho
  • Jean
2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Amy
2000
65% A Map of the World
  • Carole Mackessy
1999
26% Julien Donkey-Boy
  • Pearl
1999
88% Boys Don't Cry
  • Lana
1999
72% Last Days of Disco
  • Alice
1998
33% Gummo
  • Dot
1997
38% Palmetto
  • Odette
1997
81% Trees Lounge
  • Debbie
1996
48% Kids
  • Jennie
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Hotel
2015
  • Alex Lowe
The Mindy Project
  • Christina
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Christine
85% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Nicki Henrickson Nicki Grant
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Jeanie
29% Those Who Kill
2014
  • Catherine Jensen
65% Bloodline
2015
  • Chelsea O'Bannon
64% Doll & Em
2014-2015
  • Herself
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Alexandra
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Christine Christina
77% The Cosmopolitans
2014
  • Vicky
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Shelley
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Monet
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Appearing

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