|Chloë Sevigny was born in Darien, Connecticut,
on November 18th, 1974. Her mother also lives in Connecticut and Chloë
has an older brother Paul
born in 1972. Her father, who died in 1996, was a distant descendant of
a 17th-century French aristocrat, the Marquise
de Sevigne, and was a major influence and love in Chloë's life.
Chloë divides her time between New York and Connecticut.
First discovered by "Sassy" in 1993,
Chloë worked as an intern for the magazine and soon became the
"IT" girl. She moved to Brooklyn at age 18 and appeared in music videos
for Sonic Youth's "Sugar Cane" and the Lemonheads' "Big Gay Heart".
Her true claim to fame came about with her gentle portrayal of Jennie,
a young teenager who learns she is HIV positive in Larry Clark's movie
Kids. Chloë has since appeared in several movies and in 1999 she
was nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar for her portrayal of Lana
in the highly acclaimed movie "Boy's Don't Cry". There are several more
movies in the works in which Chloë has anywhere from a small to
a significant role. The first is "Dogville" which also stars Nicole
Kidman. The movie is a thriller directed by Lars von Trier and was recently
premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. It's domestic release date
is currently March 2004.
Chloë was quite busy at the 2003 Sundance
Film Festival where two more of her upcoming movies premiered. "The
Brown Bunny", directed by Vincent Gallo, and pegged to be one of Chloë's
most controversial roles, and "Party Monster", about the famed Manhattan
club kid Michael Alig. You can find more information about these and
other upcoming films in our newly revised Film