Chloe Sevigny (born November 18, 1974) is an American actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boys Don't Cry (1999). Sevigny is famous for the string of indie films, in which she starred in, her first role was playing a teenager with HIV in the cult film Kids.
Sevigny was born in Darien, Connecticut. Her father has distant French ancestry and her mother is Polish American. Sevigny attended Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut.
Before she rose to fame as an actress, Sevigny interned with Sassy magazine. During that time, author Jay McInerney saw her around New York City, admired her fashion sense, and wrote a seven-page spread about her for The New Yorker.
Sevigny has been romantically involved with independent film maker Harmony Korine since they were both teenagers. She has also starred in both his films, Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy. She made her film debut in Kids, which was written by Korine.
Sevigny gained notoriety in 2003 for an unsimulated fellatio scene in The Brown Bunny with co-star, director and former boyfriend Vincent Gallo. Stills from the film are frequently downloaded on the internet by people interested in movie stars appearing naked. After the film's release, the William Morris Agency dropped her as a client, claiming the scene made her unmarketable. But she quickly signed with another agency and continued her career.
She played a colleague of New Republic writer Stephen Glass in the 2003 movie Shattered Glass.
In 2006, Sevigny co-stars in a new HBO television series Big Love, about a family of polygamists.
She is often seen as a hipster "style icon" for her offbeat fashion sense and frequent appearances in independent films. She frequently appears in tabloids wearing off-beat clothing, her photos bearing the tagline "would YOU wear this?"