Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny Horror premiere 2015.jpg
Sevigny in 2015 at the premiere of #Horror
BornChloe Stevens Sevigny[1]
(1974-11-18) November 18, 1974 (age 43)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
ResidenceNew York City, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
  • director
  • model
  • fashion designer
Years active1992–present
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]

Chloë Stevens Sevigny (i/;[3] born November 18, 1974) is an American actress, producer, director, model, and fashion designer. She is mostly known for her work in independent films, often appearing in controversial or experimental features. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. She also has a career in fashion design concurrent with her acting work. Over the years, her alternative fashion sense has earned her a reputation as a "style icon".[4]

After graduating high school, Sevigny found work as a model. She appeared in music videos for Sonic Youth and The Lemonheads, and acquired "it girl" status.[5] In 1995, she made her film debut in Kids. A string of roles in small-scale features throughout the late 1990s established her as a prominent force on the independent film scene.[6] She received particular attention for her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in Boys Don't Cry (1999). This was followed by appearances in American Psycho (2000), Party Monster, Dogville, Shattered Glass, and The Brown Bunny (all 2003). Sevigny's role in the latter caused considerable controversy.[7] Her other credits include Melinda and Melinda (2004), Manderlay; Broken Flowers (both 2005), Zodiac (2007), The Killing Room; My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (both 2009), Mr. Nice (2010), Antibirth (2016), and Lizzie (2018).

From 2006–11, Sevigny played Nicolette Grant on the HBO series Big Love. Her other television credits include Hit & Miss (2012), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012–13), Portlandia (2013), Those Who Kill (2014), American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–16), and Bloodline (2015–17). She made her directorial debut in 2016 with the short film Kitty.

Early life

Sevigny was born Chloe Stevens Sevigny in Springfield, Massachusetts,[1][8][9] the second child of Janine (née Malinowski) and Harold David Sevigny (December 28, 1940—February 12, 1996).[10][11] She has one older brother, Paul.[12] According to Sevigny, she added the diaeresis to her first name later in life, and it was not on her birth certificate.[1] Her mother is Polish-American, and her father was of French-Canadian heritage,[13] born in Vermont.[14] She was raised in a strict Roman Catholic household[15][16] in Darien, Connecticut,[17] where her father worked as an accountant, and later a local art teacher.[18] Despite Darien's affluence, Sevigny's parents had a "frugal" household, and were considered "the poor bohemians in [an] extremely prosperous neighborhood."[18] "My dad worked in insurance and worked very hard to bring us up in that town," she recalled. "He wanted us to grow up in a really safe environment. And I never thanked him for doing that."[19]

While a child, Sevigny was diagnosed with scoliosis, though she never received any surgical treatment.[20] She often spent summers attending theatre camp, with leading roles in plays run by the YMCA.[21][20] She attended Darien High School, where she was a member of the Alternative Learning Program. While in high school, she often babysat actor Topher Grace and his younger sister.[22] As a young teenager, she worked sweeping the tennis courts of a country club her family could not afford to join.[23]

Sevigny described herself as a "loner" and a "depressed teenager" whose only extracurricular activity was occasionally skateboarding with her older brother: "Mostly I sewed. I had nothing better to do, so I made my own clothes."[24] Despite being "very well-mannered" due to her mother's strict expectations, she "did hang out at the Mobil station and smoke cigarettes."[25][24] In high school, she grew rebellious and began experimenting with drugs, particularly hallucinogens. She has said that her father was aware of her experimentation with hallucinogens and marijuana, and even told her that it was okay, but that she had "to stop if she had bad trips".[26] Despite her father's leniency, her mother forced her to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings upon discovering her drug experimentation.[24] In 2007, she told The Times: "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 ... 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.[24] In 1996, when Sevigny was twenty-two years old, her father died of cancer.[13]

Other Languages
العربية: كلوي سيفاني
asturianu: Chloë Sevigny
تۆرکجه: کلویی سونی
Bân-lâm-gú: Chloë Sevigny
čeština: Chloë Sevigny
español: Chloë Sevigny
français: Chloë Sevigny
հայերեն: Քլոե Սևինի
Bahasa Indonesia: Chloë Sevigny
italiano: Chloë Sevigny
latviešu: Kloē Seviņī
Limburgs: Chloë Sevigny
Nederlands: Chloë Sevigny
português: Chloë Sevigny
română: Chloë Sevigny
русский: Севиньи, Хлоя
Simple English: Chloë Sevigny
slovenčina: Chloë Sevignyová
Türkçe: Chloë Sevigny
українська: Хлоя Севіньї