Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny

Highest Rated: 97% Love & Friendship (2016)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Snowman (2017)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1974

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

An icon of fashion and independent film, actress/designer/model Chloe Sevigny became an "It Girl" of the 1990s thanks both to her impeccable sense of style, and uncanny penchant for being in the right place at the right time. True, Jay McInerey's 1994 profile in the New Yorker aided in the cause by literally christening her as such, but it was her Academy Award-nominated performance in "Boys Don't Cry" (1999) that cemented her lasting success. Sevigny was the younger of two siblings (older brother Paul was a NYC DJ) living in Springfield, Massachusetts when their insurance-salesman father relocated the clan to the upper-crust suburb of Darien, Connecticut. A childhood bout with scoliosis went untreated, leaving the well-mannered girl with a permanently-tweaked posture, but Sevigny passed the time reworking thrift-store scores into outfits that were two-steps ahead of anything in Vogue. The suburbs left Sevigny bored, and one day during an excursion to The Village, the seventeen-year-old was spotted at a newsstand by Sassy fashion editor Andrea Lee Linett. The budding model quickly landed an internship at Sassy. People were beginning to take notice of Sevigny, who, feeling like a bohemian outcast in her parents' posh neighborhood, fled to Washington Square Park to hang out with skateboarders like Harmony Korine. At the time, photographer Larry Clark was there planning his feature debut. Together, Clark and Korine conceived "Kids" (1994), a cinema verite drama about a group of self destructive street kids in New York City. The story centers on Jennie (Sevigny), and her quest to find the boy who infected her with HIV. The film was a critical hit, and Sevigny was singled out by critics for the tenderness she brought to such a harrowing film. Subsequent roles in "Trees Lounge" (1996) and "The Last Days of Disco" (1998) led to a soulful turn as the girlfriend of transgendered Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry" (1999). The role displayed a depth of acting talent heretofore unseen, earning her an Oscar nomination and an Independent Spirit award. Sevigny's ability to effortlessly alternate between transgressive fare like Korine's "Gummo" (1997) and Julien Donkey Boy" (1999) and more prestigious films like Lars Von Trier's "Dogville" (2003) and Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda" (2004) made it easy to overlook missteps like Vincent Gallo's critically-derided "The Brown Bunny" (2003). Personal experience made it easy for Sevigny to essay the role of a club kids in the kinetic true-crime drama "Party Monster" (2003), and she scored a Golden Globe as a wife of a Salt Lake City polygamist on "Big Love" (HBO 2006-2011). Sevigny stayed busy on the small screen with roles in "Portlandia" (IFC 2011-18), "The Mindy Project" (Fox/Hulu 2012-17), and "American Horror Story" (FX 2011-) all while continuing to blaze her own unique trail on the catwalks and the glossy pages of fashion magazines worldwide.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
54% 38% The Dead Don't Die Officer Mindy Morrison (Character) $6.5M 2019
40% 44% Look Away Carolyn (Character) - 2019
78% 60% The True Adventures of Wolfboy Jen (Character) - 2019
83% 92% Queen & Slim Mrs. Shepherd (Character) $43.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Todo en familia 2 Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lizzie Unknown (Character) - 2018
66% 48% Lizzie Lizzie Borden (Character),
Producer
$639.2K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cógete a mi esposa Unknown (Character) - 2018
75% 53% Beatriz at Dinner Shannon (Character) $7.1M 2017
67% 38% Golden Exits Alyssa (Character) $37.5K 2017
46% 16% The Dinner Barbara Lohman (Character) $1.3M 2017
7% 18% The Snowman Sylvia/Ann Ottersen (Character) $6.7M 2017
90% 74% Lean on Pete Bonnie (Character) $1.2M 2017
70% 33% Antibirth Sadie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Brett (Character) - 2016
97% 60% Love & Friendship Alicia Johnson (Character) $14M 2016
46% 9% #Horror Alex Cox (Character) - 2015
54% 29% Little Accidents Kendra (Character) $10.1K 2014
14% 28% Electric Slide Charlotte (Character) - 2014
31% 23% The Wait Emma (Character) $2.1K 2013
53% 44% Mr. Nice Judy Marks (Character) - 2010
47% 36% Barry Munday Jennifer Farley (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Flowers in Time Holly (Character) - 2010
71% 40% The Killing Room Ms. Reilly (Character) - 2009
49% 44% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Ingrid (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathbowl to Downtown Narrator - 2008
89% 77% Zodiac Melanie (Character) $33M 2007
No Score Yet 32% Lying Megan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 12% Sisters Grace Collier (Character) - 2006
87% 70% Broken Flowers Carmen's assistant (Character) $13.7M 2005
36% 68% 3 Needles Clara the Novice (Character) - 2005
50% 75% Manderlay Philomena (Character) $74.2K 2005
52% 47% Melinda and Melinda Laurel (Character) $3.8M 2004
47% 46% The Brown Bunny Daisy (Character) $365.7K 2003
47% 39% Death of a Dynasty Sexy Woman No. 1 (Character) $41.4K 2003
92% 79% Shattered Glass Caitlin Avey (Character) $2.2M 2003
29% 75% Party Monster Gitsie (Character) $668.1K 2003
86% 78% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Unknown (Character) - 2002
50% 40% Demonlover Elise (Character) $231.8K 2002
No Score Yet 83% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Amy (Character) - 2000
70% 85% American Psycho Jean (Character) $15M 2000
88% 87% Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel (Character) $11.5M 1999
65% 56% A Map of the World Carole Mackessy (Character) $593.6K 1999
30% 71% Julien Donkey-Boy Pearl (Character) $80.2K 1999
73% 66% The Last Days of Disco Alice (Character) $3M 1998
39% 31% Palmetto Odette (Character) $5.8M 1998
38% 73% Gummo Dot (Character),
Costume Designer
$87.4K 1997
81% 79% Trees Lounge Debbie (Character) $673.3K 1996
46% 77% Kids Jennie (Character) $5.4M 1995

TV

Credit
88% 75% We Are Who We Are Sarah (Character) 2020
90% 92% The Act Mel (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2019
85% 88% Comrade Detective Sonya Baciu (Guest Voice) 2017
76% 71% American Horror Story: Murder House Dr. Alex Lowe (Character),
Shelley (Guest Star)
2015-2016 2012
28% 69% Those Who Kill Catherine Jensen (Character) 2014
86% 82% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
94% 81% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 95% Louie Jeanie (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hit & Miss Unknown (Character) 2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Christine Hartwell (Guest Star) 2012
80% 77% Big Love Nicolette Grant (Character) 2009-2011 2006-2007
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Monet (Guest Star) 2004

QUOTES FROM Chloë Sevigny CHARACTERS

Alex Cox says: Enjoy yourselves while you're young. It won't last long.

Ms. Reilly says: Where do we draw the line?

Dr. Phillips says: When we have to fight fire with fire, there's no more line.

Alice says: Do you really think we know each other well enough to room together?

Charlotte says: Well maybe that’s good.

Charlotte says: Well maybe that's good.

Alice says: It’s not just that we don’t know each other well, I’m not really sure we even like each other.

Alice says: It's not just that we don't know each other well, I'm not really sure we even like each other.

Charlotte says: That’s okay.

Charlotte says: That's okay.

Liz Henson says: Honestly, Tom, you've done it again. Made us come here to listen to a lot of nonsense. Who do you think you are? Some kind of philosopher?

Tom Edison says: Observant, that's what I am.

Ma Ginger says: Lazy, I would say.

Stephen Glass says: Hey I threw a party where all we did was play Monopoly would guys come?

Caitlin says: Could I be the little shoe?

Stephen Glass says: Of Course

Stephen Glass says: Of Course.

Stephen Glass says: Catlin: "That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?"

Caitlin says: That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?

Stephen Glass says: Chuck:"Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?"

Chuck Lane says: Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?

Lana says: Look how beautiful is out there. It's us. We can just be ourselves out there.

Ellis says: We're going to this little bistro in downtown west. It's very quiet, very dark, very french.

Laurel says: I haven't been to a dark bistro since college.

Ellis says: Well come on, you're going to love it. I've fallen in love there a bunch of times.

Jean says: What's that?

Patrick Bateman says: Duct tape. I need it for .. taping something.

Jean says: Patrick, have you ever wanted to make someone happy? [sets dirty spoon on table]

Patrick Bateman says: No! Put it in the carton!

Jean says: Sorry!

Patrick Bateman says: [pause] Jean? .. What?

Jean says: Make someone happy .. have you ever wanted too?

Patrick Bateman says: [walks around behind her] looking for, uh .. [holds nail gun up to the back of her head] I guess you could say I just want to have a meaningful relationship with someone special.

Jean says: Hmm .. [phone rings]