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Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthNovember 18, 1974
FactIn both Kids (1995) and 3 Needles (2005), Chloe's main character is involved with the HIV/AIDS epidemic awareness.

Chloë Sevigny is an American actress, fashion designer, director, and model. She is known for her work in independent films, as well as her roles in television series such as Big Love and American Horror Story.

Sevigny was born in Darien, Connecticut, on November 18, 1974. She is the daughter of Janine (née Malinowski), a stylist and former model, and William Sevigny, a businessman. She has three brothers: Paul, Shane, and Nick.

Sevigny attended the private boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. She later studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Sevigny’s acting career began with a small role in the 1995 film Kids. She went on to appear in a number of independent films, including Gummo (1997), The Last Days of Disco (1998), Boys Don’t Cry (1999), and Party Girl (1995).

In 2005, Sevigny made her directorial debut with the short film Death of a Pornstar. She has also directed music videos for artists such as Sonic Youth and The Kills.

Sevigny has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Emmy Awards.

Sevigny has been in a number of high-profile relationships, including with actor Vincent Gallo and musician Beck Hansen. She was married to actor and director P.T. Anderson from 2000 to 2005.

Sevigny has a net worth of $8 million.

General Info

Full NameChloë Sevigny
Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthNovember 18, 1974
Height1.73 m
ProfessionWriter, Fashion Designer, Model, Spokesperson
EducationDarien High School


ParentsJanine Malinowski, H. David Sevigny
SiblingsPaul Sevigny
PartnerHarmony Korine


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Act...
MoviesThe Brown Bunny, Boys Don't Cry, Love & Friendship, Gummo, American Psycho, Antibirth, The Last Days of Disco, Dogville, Party Monster, Zodiac, Trees Lounge, Demonlover, 3 Needles, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mr. Nice, Melinda and Melinda, Broken Flowers, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Shattered Glass, Palmett...
TV ShowsThose Who Kill, Hit & Miss, Big Love, American Horror Story, Portlandia

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1I was very troubled, yes. Me and my brother both - we were troubled and troublemakers.
2I think it's just a lot more pressure to make the scenes work when you're doing a film, because when you're doing a series you feel like, I have so many scenes, so many episodes, so if I don't get it exactly right this time, I have another scene later. You feel less pressure.
3My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don't really have any concept of how money works. I don't know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It's embarrassing.
4In Hollywood, you can't say anything bad about anybody or everyone is going to attack you. It's like you always have to put on a happy face, be the phony baloney, and I'm so not that. I never was that; I'll never be that. That is part of the business that I don't like.
5When I was younger, I was really anti-Hollywood. Now I'm more accepting of it because I'm less of a snob.
6It's not what you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories. Something like a beautiful designer bag or belt can make everything else look richer and more luxurious.
7I was having a very difficult time in school. I was miserable. I was dissatisfied with the town we lived in.
8[on Jennifer Lopez] I love her in the ghetto sense.
9[on her ambitions to act] I mean I'd gone to like summer theatre camp every year growing up and I had always aspired to be an actress. I was actually in some commercials when I was a kid. And then my mother pulled because she thought the world was a little too twisted and she wanted me to be a kid more. And so they hired a professional actress, Mia Kirshner and then two days before shooting they fired her and hired me, so that's someone else's misfortune.
10As of late [2011], I am more of a homebody. I like having people over. You can smoke in the apartment. I'm just not into going out so much. The crowd is getting younger and younger.
11I hate going to fashion shows. I find them boring.
12I've never felt like I had very much to say. Maybe that'll come later in life.
13I had an agent once who said that in an audition you have to make the women want to be you and the men want to fuck you. I said, I'm sorry, I can't just go into a room and, like, try to achieve that. That's not my motivation in life.
14I'm ambitious, but I'm not ambitious enough to move to Los Angeles.
15[on being cast in Kids (1995)] Harmony [Korine] just thought I was this sweet, cute girl and he liked my blonde hair.
16I don't want to be a movie star or be famous; I just want to do a few good movies and maybe move some people.
17I think it's sexy to be a little bit mysterious.
18I had a great family life - I would never want it to look as if it reflected on them. I think I was very bored, and I did just love taking hallucinogens. But I often feel it's because I experimented when I was younger that I have no interest as an adult. I know a lot of adults who didn't, and it's much more dangerous when you start experimenting as an adult. [on drug experimentation as a teenager]
19You hear about these actresses who avoid going to fashion shows lest they not be taken seriously. I don't like going because it's such a circus. It's always anticlimactic. But I'm not ashamed to admit it: Fashion is superficial, but I love it.
20I knew people would not understand it. It's a shame people write so many things when they haven't seen it. When you see the film, it makes more sense. It's an art film. It should be playing in museums. It's like an Andy Warhol movie. [on the oral sex scene in The Brown Bunny (2003)]
21I've always made films that are sort of avant-garde-y or whatever you call it.
22I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism.


1One of her favorite actors is Sean Penn.
2Longtime friend of Natasha Lyonne.
3Received her first screen kiss from Steve Buscemi in Trees Lounge (1996).
4Was a vegetarian for 14 years.
5Some of her favorite actresses are Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall and Linda Manz, who she starred alongside in Gummo (1997). Manz gave Sevigny the 'Elvis' jacket she wore in her 1980 film Out of the Blue (1980).
6Currently filming Peter and Catherine (2009) in Poland, Germany and Russia. [November 2006]
7One of her favorite films is The Night of the Hunter (1955).
8Is a fan of Terrence Malick. She has cited Badlands (1973) as one of her favorite films.
9Friendly with tattoo artist Scott Campbell.
10Often took a train into New York City during the weekends to attend rave parties and hang out with Manhattan skateboarders. Sevigny would say to her parents she was staying in Greewich Village with friends, but would actually attend all-night raves and sleep in park-lands when they finished. It was there in New York City that a 19-year-old Sevigny met Harmony Korine and Larry Clark, who later cast her in Kids (1995).
11Swept tennis courts of a country club in her home town while growing up for extra money.
12On the cover of Gigolo Aunts' Ep "Full in Bloom", 1993.
13Underwent dental surgery in December 2003 after falling in a pair of high-heeled boots and breaking four of her teeth.
14Was offered a small part in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) but turned it down.
15Often sewed and made her own clothes while in high school.
16Designed several men's, women's, and unisex clothing lines with Manhattan's Opening Ceremony boutique (2008-2009).
17Is a fan of musician Morrissey and his former band, The Smiths; she attended a concert of his in fall 2007 dressed as Joan of Arc, who is featured in the lyrics of one of his songs.
18One of her favorite films is Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).
19Auditioned for the role of KW in Where the Wild Things Are (2009).
20Is a descendant of French aristocrat Marquis de Sévigné.
21Turned down a $500,000 supporting role in Legally Blonde (2001).
22The money she made from Kids (1995) was spent on a vacation to Europe.
23She appeared on the cover of the album of Gigolo Aunts' 1994 recording "Flippin' Out".
24While in high school, she sometimes worked as a babysitter for Topher Grace.
25Owned a co-op apartment on East 10th St in East Village, Manhattan which she sold in 2014. She now lives in Park Slope.
26In both Kids (1995) and 3 Needles (2005), Chloe's main character is involved with the HIV/AIDS epidemic awareness.
27During her senior year of high school, she shaved her head.
28Became a spokesperson for the MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign (February 2004).
29Worked as a model for H & M.
30Was romantically involved with writer/director Harmony Korine during their late teens and early adult years.
31Her older brother, Paul Sevigny, is a well-known New York DJ.
32Was an intern for Sassy magazine in 1993.
33Her father died from cancer in 1996.
34Moved into an apartment in Brooklyn at age 18.
35Born to H. David Sevigny, an accountant turned interior painter of French Canadian heritage, and Janine Malinowski, a Polish American.




The Cosmopolitans2014TV SeriesVicky
The Beckoning2014/IShort
Those Who Kill2014TV SeriesCatherine Jensen
Electric Slide2014Charlotte
Little Accidents2014Kendra Briggs
The Mindy Project2013TV SeriesChristina
Doll & Em2013TV SeriesChloë
The Wait2013/IEmma
Portlandia2013TV SeriesAlexandra
Lovelace2013Feminist Journalist
Louie2012TV SeriesJeanie
Hit & Miss2012TV SeriesMia
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesChristine Hartwell
Big Love2006-2011TV SeriesNicolette Grant
All Flowers in Time2011ShortHolly
Fight for Your Right Revisited2011ShortMetal Chick
42 One Dream Rush2010Short
Mr. Nice2010Judy Marks
Barry Munday2010Jennifer Farley
The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfume Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves Its Victim Intoxicated2009Short
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done2009Ingrid Gudmundson
The Killing Room2009Emily Reilly
Big Love: In the Beginning2007TV SeriesNicki Grant
Sisters2006/IGrace Collier
Mrs. Harris2005TV MovieLynne Tryforos
3 Needles2005Clara the Novice
Broken Flowers2005Carmen's Assistant
Melinda and Melinda2004Laurel
Will & Grace2004TV SeriesMonet
Shattered Glass2003Caitlin Avey
The Brown Bunny2003Daisy (as Chloe Sevigny)
Dogville2003Liz Henson
Death of a Dynasty2003Sexy Woman #1 (as Chloe Sevigny)
Party Monster2003Gitsie
Demonlover2002Elise Lipsky
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet2002segment "Int. Trailer Night"
If These Walls Could Talk 22000TV MovieAmy (segment "1972")
American Psycho2000Jean
A Map of the World1999Carole Mackessy
Julien Donkey-Boy1999Pearl (as Chloe Sevigny)
Boys Don't Cry1999Lana Tisdel
The Last Days of Disco1998Alice
Palmetto1998Odette (as Chloe Sevigny)
Gummo1997Dot (as Chloe Sevigny)
Trees Lounge1996Debbie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Kids1995Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Beatriz at Dinner2017post-production
The Snowman2017post-production
Black Dog, Red Dog2017completedAli
Golden Exits2017post-production
Lean on Pete2017post-productionBonnie
The Dinner2017post-productionBarbara Lohman
Untitled Lizzie Borden Project2017pre-productionLizzie Borden
Look Away2016post-productionCarolyn
Dr. Del2016TV MovieBrandy Sommers
Bloodline2015-2016TV SeriesChelsea O'Bannon
Love & Friendship2016Alicia Johnson
American Horror Story2012-2016TV SeriesDr. Alex Lowe Shelley
#Horror2015Alex Cox


Big Love2006TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Party Monster2003performer: "Money, Success, Fame, Glamour"
Boys Don't Cry1999performer: "Bluest Eyes in Texas"


Ima Nema2011Documentary short executive producer




Kitty2016Short adaptation

Costume Designer



Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt2004Documentary thanks
Dogville Confessions2003Documentary thanks - as Chlöe Sevigny


Black Mirror2011ShortHerself
Oddities2011TV SeriesHerself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20112011TV MovieHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Beautiful Darling2010Documentary voice
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Deathbowl to Downtown2008DocumentaryNarrator
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
This Is Zodiac2007Video documentary shortHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHerself
Broken Flowers: Start to Finish2006Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
The View2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Road to Manderlay2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Silenci?2005TV SeriesHerself
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004Herself (uncredited)
Ceremonia de apertura del festival de cine de San Sebastián2004TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dogville Confessions2003DocumentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1998-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHerself
Making of 'Demonlover'2003Video documentaryHerself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (uncredited)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The Making of 'American Psycho'2000Video documentary shortHerself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Suporting Role
The 52nd Annual Directors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
The Frame2013TV SeriesJennie
American Horror Story2013TV SeriesShelley
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryNicolette Grant
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema2006DocumentaryLana Tisdel
Silenci?2005TV SeriesDaisy / Herself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHerself
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology2000Video documentaryHerself (segment "Root Down")


Won Awards

2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBig Love (2006)
2000CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaBoys Don't Cry (1999)
1999BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
1999LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
1999VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting PerformanceBoys Don't Cry (1999)

Nominated Awards

2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaHit & Miss (2012)
2011Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesBig Love (2006)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressBig Love (2006)
2010WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Drama SeriesBig Love (2006)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBig Love (2006)
2000OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleBoys Don't Cry (1999)
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleKids (1995)

2nd Place Awards

2000SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)
1999NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressBoys Don't Cry (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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