Chloe Sevigny Biography
At the age of 18, Chloe Sevigny moved to Brooklyn and started living independently. Now a pretty face with a slim, sexy figure, she was discovered on an East Village street by a fashion editor of Sassy Magazine. She then started modeling for the magazine. She also modeled for x-girl, a fashion brand designed by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Around this time, writer Jay McInerney wrote a seven-page article about her for The New Yorker, and thus branded her as the new it girl.
Chloe Sevignys film debut was on the low-budget indie film Kids in 1995. The film caused quite a controversy due to its graphic sex scenes which involved minors, as well as explicit drug use. Kids was given an NC-17 rating and despite mixed reviews, it received cult status. Chloe Sevigny then followed this with another independent film Trees Lounge, starring Steve Buscemi. Another cult film was enlisted under her name in 1997, Gummo. She then added two more independent films including Palmetto, and The Last Days of Disco with Kate Beckinsale.
What made this actress one of the hottest stars in Hollywood was in the highly controversial independent film Boys Dont Cry in 1999. Based on a true story, she played the role of the girlfriend of a young transsexual man. Her performance in Boys Dont Cry earned her nominations for Best Supporting Actress in the Oscars and the Golden Globes. She then won an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the film.
Other film credits include American Psycho, Julien Donkey-Boy, A Map of the World, Demonlover, Death of a Dynasty, Party Monster, and Dogville. In 2003, Chloe Sevigny took on the lead role in the movie The Brown Bunny wherein she performed an unsimulated fellatio with co-star Vincent Gallo. Because of this film she was dropped from the William Morris Agency.
Chloe Sevigny has now signed up with another agency and continues to model and act. Her recent works include Shattered Glass, Melinda and Melinda, Broken Flowers, 3 Needles, and Sisters.