Who is Chloe Sevigny?
Chloe Sevigny is an American actress and model who is most widely known for her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in the biographical drama Boys Don’t Cry, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. The stunning beauty has established herself as an actress for her roles in controversial independent movies. She earned critical acclaim for her work in movies likes Kids, The Brown Bunny, Zodiac, Lizzie. In television, her acting credits include her roles in Big Love, American Horror Story: Asylum, Portlandia, Those Who Kill, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Bloodline.
Chloë Stevens Sevigny
Actress, Model, Director, Fashion Designer
Chloe Sevigny was born on November 18, 1974, in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
She is currently 44 years old.
Her ancestry is French Canadian and Polish American.
Chloe graduated from Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut.
- Father – H. David Sevigny (Accountant turned interior painter)
- Mother – Janine (née Malinowski)
- Siblings – Paul Sevigny (Older Brother) (New York Disc Jockey)
Chloe Sevigny was in relationships with stars Harmony Korine from 1994 to 1997, British musician Jarvis Cocker from 1998 to 1999, and musician Matt McAuley from 1999 until 2007. This was her long term relationship with any man over the course of her career.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 61 kg
- In Pounds – 135 lbs
- Measurements – 35-26-35
- Bust – 35 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32C
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
Chloe Sevigny made her acting debut in Lary Clark’s coming-of-age film, “Kids”, playing her role as Jennie, a New York teenager who is HIV positive. She was only 19 years old when she landed her role in the film. This highly controversial film received mixed to positive reviews and was condemned for its graphic representation of sexuality and drug use involving teenagers. For her work n the film, Sevigny received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.
Chloe starred as Monet in NBC’s sitcom “Will & Grace” in an episode titled “East Side Story”.
Her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in the 1999 biographical film, “Boys Don’t Cry”, helped her to achieve mainstream success. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, the film is based on the true events of a trans man named Brandon Teena who was brutally raped and murdered in 1993 in Humboldt, Nebraska, USA. Sevigny played the role of a lady who falls in love with Teena, who initially unaware of the fact that he was biologically female and continued the relationship despite learning about his birth gender.
She also garnered lots of appreciation and awards for her performance as Melanie in David Fincher’s mystery-thriller film “Zodiac” in 2007. The film centers around the real story of San Francisco’s infamous Zodiac Killer of the late 1960s and early 1970s who taunted the police with letters, ciphers, and blood-stained pieces of clothing.
Her other notable performances include her starring roles in “The Brown Bunny”, “Big Love”, “American Horror Story” television series, and “Lizzie”.
Sevigny has appeared in Cesare Paciotti, H&M, and Miu Miu commercials.
Chloe Sevigny Favorites
- Favorite Actresses – Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Linda Manz
- Favorite Actor – Sean Penn
- Favorite Movies – Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Badlands (1973), The Night of the Hunter (1955)
- Favorite Food – Watercress
Chloe Sevigny Net worth
Chloe Sevigny has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. She owns a classic six apartment residence, overlooking Prospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which she purchased for $2 million in October 2013.
Chloe Sevigny Facts
She was discovered by Andrea Linett, fashion editor at Sassy magazine on an East Village street when she was 17 years old. She modeled for the magazine and later modeled for X-Girl.
She later moved to Brooklyn, where she worked as a seamstress. There she met author Jay McInerney, who wrote a seven-page article on her that was published in The New Yorker. This is when she came into the limelight, and later, was featured on the album cover of Gigolo Aunts’ Flippin’ Out as well as on the EP Full-On Bloom.
Chloe has appeared on the covers of numerous magazine including Elle, Vogue, Glamour, RG Vogue, Spur, Numero, Cleo, Ginza, Harper’s Bazaar, ID, Nylon, Condé Nast Traveler and others.
Throughout her modeling career, she was considered a fashion icon and has worked with several high-profile designers, including Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Chloé, H&M, Proenza Schouler, Kenz, and Vivienne Westwood
In 2001, she turned down a $500,000 supporting role in the movie, Legally Blonde.
In December 2003, she underwent dental surgery after falling in a pair of high-heeled boots and breaking four of her teeth.
She was a vegetarian for 14 years.
She had her first screen kiss in Trees Lounge (1996) from Steve Buscemi.
Chloe is friends with tattoo artist Scott Campbell.
In April 2015, Rizzoli released a picture book celebrating Sevigny’s style legacy, featuring her photos through the years, with shots of her as a high school student, on-set photos, scripts and other personal ephemera.