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January 20, 2008

Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny Vital Stats
Birth Name: Chloe Stevens Sevigny
Birth Date: November 18, 1974
Birth Place: Darien, Connecticut
Height: 5’7”
Romantic Link: Vincent Gallo

Chloe Sevigny Interesting Facts

In February 2004, Chloe Sevigny signed on to become a spokesperson for the MAC Viva Glam campaign.

In her film The Brown Bunny, Chloe performs fellatio on her real-life boyfriend and claims that the scene is very real.

Chloe Sevigny Biography

Chloe Sevigny was born on November 18, 1974 in Darien, Connecticut, to parents David and Janine, and with her older brother Paul.

Growing up, Chloe went to high school at an affluent section of Connecticut and soon began dividing her time between school and hanging out in Greenwich Village in New York.

Chloe Sevigny at Sassy mag

In 1993, Chloe got noticed by Sassy magazine and was hired as an intern, just a few short months later, when Chloe turned 18, she moved to Brooklyn permanently.

Her unusual looks led to Chloe’s landing some prominent modeling gigs, including a campaign for design house Miu Miu. Besides modeling, Chloe was also being shown off in music videos by Lemonheads and Sonic Youth.

By the mid-‘90s, the hipsters of New York were very familiar with the new “It” girl, dubbed so by The New Yorker’s writer Jay McInerney in 1994.

Chloe Sevigny in Kids

But Chloe wanted more than modeling and starring in music videos. By 1995, she made her acting debut in the controversial but effective film, Kids, written by her then boyfriend Harmony Korine. In the film, Chloe portrayed a teenager who discovers she’s HIV-positive after having had only one sex partner.

Her next role was that of Debbie opposite Steve Buscemi, who also directed 1996’s Trees Lounge. Although the movie didn’t break much ground outside of art houses, Chloe was making waves.

In 1997, Chloe was back by her boyfriend Harmony Korine’s side, starring in his directorial debut film Gummo, a film about teenagers who gets a kick out of killing cats. Again, audiences didn’t take to the film, but lucky for Chloe, it didn’t have a negative impact on her career.

Sevigny in Last Days of Disco

By 1998, critics finally embraced a film Chloe starred in when she portrayed a young New Yorker in the 1980s trying to establish her career in The Last Days of Disco. This was also the year in which Chloe starred in her first commercial movie, Palmetto, with Woody Harrelson and Elisabeth Shue. The film was called a “disappointment” at best.

It was in 1999, however, that everyone began to know Chloe Sevigny. After having starred in another Harmony Korine film entitled Julien Donkey-Boy, and A Map of the World, Chloe starred as the girlfriend of a girl living as a boy in Boys Don’t Cry, opposite Hilary Swank.

In 2000, Chloe was nominated for an Oscar award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, but it was Hilary who walked away the winner with the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Chloe in The Brown Bunny

2000 also saw Chloe in the role of Jean in American Psycho, opposite Christian Bale, and then as Amy in the HBO made-for-TV movie If These Walls Could Talk 2, opposite Nia Long and Michelle Williams.

After a two-year hiatus, Chloe made a brief return in 2002, starring in Demon Lover. To date, 2003 has been Chloe’s busiest year as she starred in five movies, including Party Monster, Dogville and The Brown Bunny, a movie that was panned by critics and featured Chloe in a graphic sex scene in which she performs fellatio on her costar and real-life ex-boyfriend Vincent Gallo.

After the movie, Chloe was immediately dropped by the William Morris agency, as they thought she was unmarketable after a “performance” like that, but Chloe was quickly picked up by Endeavor and by 2004, she starred in Melinda & Melinda, opposite Amanda Peet and Will Ferrell.

Chloe Sevigny in Zodiac

The next year proved to be another very busy one, as Chloe starred in four films: Manderlay, Broken Flowers, 3 Needles, and Mrs. Harris.

There’s no doubt that Chloe’s career has not missed a beat, as 2006 had her starring in Sisters, Lying and the HBO TV series Big Love, about polygamy.

And things continue to look good for Chloe; she starred in Zodiac with Jake Gyllenhaal, and portrayed Catherine I in Catherine and Peter in 2007.

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