Chloë Sevigny is an American actress and former model best known for her role as Brandon Teena's girlfriend, Lana Tisdel, in the 1999 feature film Boys Don't Cry. For her role, Sevigny received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Sevigny has continued acting in mostly independent, but critically acclaimed roles in art house films and enjoyed success playing Nicki Grant on the television drama series Big Love, from 2006-2011.
In 2012 she starred in the television series Hit & Miss and American Horror Story.
Sevigny can be seen on the big screen in Mr. Nice, opposite Rhys Ifans and David Thewlis. This is the true story of international drug dealer and U.K. spy Howard Marks, based on his 2002 best-selling autobiography.
Bernard Rose wrote the adaptation and directs. The film was shot in London and Madrid and premiered in the UK and the U.S. shortly thereafter.
Chloë can also be seen in My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, directed by the German arthouse director Werner Herzog, with whom Chloë also worked in Harmony Korine's Julien Donkey Boy.
David Lynch executive produced the film which is loosely based on events surrounding a San Diego man who acted out a Sophocles play in his mind and murdered his mother with a sword.
She also appeared in the independent film Barry Munday. Written and directed by Chris D'Arienzo, Chloë stars with Judy Greer and Patrick Wilson in this very dark comedy. Munday was adapted by D'Arienzo from Frank Turner Hollon's novel Life Is a Strange Place.
In addition to films and television, Chloë's second fashion collection is in stores under the label: "Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony." The first collection was women's wear and was a huge success across the United States and the world.
Making its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival was The Killing Room, in which Chloë stars opposite Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon and Peter Stormare in the psychological thriller.
Chloë plays one of four volunteers who sign up for a paid marketing study, only to realize they are being used as subjects in a deadly government program. The film was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and written by Gus Kreiger and Ann Peacock.
Past films include Zodiac, Sisters, Lying, 3 Needles, Broken Flowers, Mrs. Harris, Melinda and Melinda, Dogville, Demon Lover, Shattered Glass, Party Monster, Boys Don't Cry, A Map of the World, American Psycho, Julien: Donkey Boy and KIDS.
Other film credits include Steve Buscemi's Tress Lounge, Harmony Korine's Gummo, for which Chloë also was costume designer, and Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco.
Stage credits include The New Group's Hazelwood Jr. High, written by Rob Urbinati and directed by Scott Elliot.
Additionally, Chloë is the face of the perfume of the French fashion house Chloë. In the past, she has been the face of/spokesperson for Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, the Gap and MAC Cosmetics.
Chloë lives in New York City.