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PERSONAL DATA OF CHLOË SEVIGNY
Age: 46 years old
Height: 173 cm
Born in: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Born on: 18/11/1974
BIOGRAPHY OF CHLOË SEVIGNY
Chloë Sevigny is born the November 18, 1974 in Springfield, but grew up in Darien, Connecticut, where she moved with her whole family, considered too bohemian for such a wealthy neighborhood. She was originally born as Chloe Sevigny Stevens, but over the years she has kept only her first surname, adding an umlaut to her name. The passion for acting has manifested since childhood, which is why in those years he spent many summers at the theatrical summer camp, run by the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). During her teens she does various jobs to help the family financially, as a babysitter or on the tennis courts of the country club. Teenage Sevigny, however, was by no means what would be defined as a quiet girl, besides smoking, drinking and using drugs, she used to skip school in Darien to go to Manhattan; it was in 1992, during one of these “outings” in the city, that one of the editors of the time of the magazine Sassy he notices her, hiring her as a model.
Thus began her career in fashion, appearing in various magazines in the sector and becoming the testimonial face of many high fashion brands, which will lead her the following year to move to Brooklyn, where she alternates work as a model with that of a seamstress. his teenage hobby. In a short time she became the new “it girl”, thus consecrated by a very long article in The New Yorker, which also defined her “the most beautiful girl in the world”. Also in 1993 the acquaintance with the then aspiring screenwriter Harmony Korine allows her to make her film debut with independent, low-budget films Kids (1995) of Larry Clark as the female lead, 16-year-old Jennie. It is a glimpse of the life of young New Yorkers in the slums, which reflects the adolescence of the actress herself for the use of alcohol and drugs. Despite being her first experience, Sevigny’s performance in Kids is praised by critics for being a wave of tenderness in such a controversial film, also receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress.
The performance is so convincing that in 1996, the suburban young blonde gets a role in Bar flies by and with Steve Buscemi, where she is again a young teenage girl who is going to have a crush on the character of Buscemi. Her friend Korine gets back in touch with her for her directorial debut film, Gummo (1997), always focused on a group of young alienated nihilists with drug problems, becoming a real cult object. Later the actress starred alongside Woody Harrelson ed Elisabeth Shue in noir Palmetto – A murky deception of Volker Schlöndorff as a young kidnapping victim.
The it girl of the nineties is measured on the set with her peer Kate Beckinsale in The Last Days of Disco (1998), where she is described by the New York Times as “seductively demure”. Her career turning point came in 2000, when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars and Golden Globes for her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in Boys Don’t Cry (1999), bio-pic about the life of transgender Brandon Teena. In 1999 he returned to work with Korine, now his constant companion for years, in Julien Donkey-Boy with Ewen Bremner, fresh from the success of Trainspotting (1996), while the following year alongside Christian Bale in the cult thriller American Psyco (2000), whose secretary Jean plays. In the same he also made his debut on TV with the film Women (2000) as a lesbian woman, who attracts the sympathies of the gay community to her, although Sevigny later revealed that she accepted the role only to pay her mother a mortgage, calling the film the only film she made with profit-making purposes.
Lars von Trier want it in a small part inside Dogville (2003) and later Manderlay (2005), but also in 2003 the actress is also in the cast of Party Monster, film about the murder of Angel Melendez at the hands of Michael Alig, and of The Brown Bunny of Vincent Gallo, work known for the sensation created by a real scene of oral sex and which cost the actress the interruption of the collaboration with the William Morris agency. Although many have given, after this fact, her career for stricken, Sevigny has never lowered her head in the face of the accusations, in fact subsequently she was also directed by a contemporary master like Woody Allen in Melinda and Melinda (2004). He returns to TV again in 2004, appearing in an episode of the sixth season of Will & Grace. While the film career continues with small parts in large productions, such as the remake of Sisters (2006) and Zodiac (2007), and relevant roles in minor films, the television one is enriched with Big Love (2006), a TV series in which she is one of the protagonists, the shopping addict Nicki, second wife of a polygamist man. Nicki’s performance, carried on for five seasons, allowed her to win a Golden Globe in 2010.
2010 opens with two films on the big screen for Sevigny: the bio-pic Mr. Nice about hash smuggler Howard Marks, played by Rhys Ifans, and independent comedy Barry Murday. In the following years it is once again the small screen to give her the protagonist parts, first in Hit & Miss (2012) as the trans and mercenary killer Mia, then with the second and fourth seasons of American Horror Story (2012). Shares the set with Kate Backinsale once again in Loves and deceptions (2016), inspired by Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan. While continuing the television fame with The Mindy Project (2013), Those Who Kill (2014) and Bloodline (2015), 2017 sees her three times at the cinema with Beatriz at Dinner, The Dinner is The Snow Man. The following year he works again with Charlie Plummer – whom he had met on the set of The Dinner – and Steve Buscemi in Charley Thompson (2018).
THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY CHLOË SEVIGNY
The Dead Don’t Die
Queen & Slim
Beatriz at Dinner
Charley Thompson (Lean On Pete)
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THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES BY CHLOË SEVIGNY
We Are Who We Are