Chloë Sevigny’s biographyOne of the most unusual and outrageous actresses of modern cinema, an icon of style, a talented designer, and just a cool girl who is not afraid to stand out from the crowd and never changes her life principles in favor of public opinion.
Childhood and youthChloë Stevens Sevigny was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the family of Canadian French David Sevigny and American of Polish origin Janine Malinowski. Chloë has an older brother Paul, who became a famous DJ in New York.
Chloë was an independent girl since early years and as a teenager, she turned into an outlaw. Her style of clothing purchased second-hand and at flea markets, confused others, and her independent and sometimes provoking behavior caused negative and deprecation.
Career in the fashion industryUndecided, the girl chose to rely on fate and after school, she moved to New York. Soon after arrival Chloë right on the street met the editor of the Sassy fashion magazine, whose attention was attracted by her creative appearance. Sevigny was offered to star in a commercial photo shoot, the result of which exceeded all the expectations. It turned out that Chloë very much loves the camera and despite her rude facial features, the photos turned out to be amazing. The girl immediately received an offer of long-term cooperation and began to actively appear in commercials and video clips.
Film CareerIt would be strange if such an outstanding creative person didn’t attract filmmakers, many of whom were among her friends. In 1994 Chloë’s buddy, starting screenwriter and director Harmony Korine invited her to the Kids picture. Sevigny was given the role of a teenage girl, infected with AIDS after her first sexual contact. Chloë brilliantly coped with the task and made a vivid impression on film critics. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and became a successful beginning for the starting actress’s cinema career.
But real recognition came to Chloë after the release of the Boys Don't Cry (1999) drama, where she played the beloved of a transsexual guy. This tough, tragic story based on real events, didn’t leave the viewers or critics indifferent. The actress was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.