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Chloë Sevigny

Actor

Born: 18 November 1974
Birthplace: Darien, Connecticut
Best known as:

Star of the indie film The Brown Bunny and the HBO series Big Love

Actress Chloë Sevigny was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Boys Don't Cry (1999, starring Hilary Swank), but these days she's more well known for her role as Nicki in the cable series Big Love. Sevigny has a reputation for appearing in independently-produced "arty" films, but her start in the entertainment industry came in the early 1990s, when she was hired by Sassy magazine. This led to modeling and acting, and she received good reviews for her dramatic performance in the film Kids (1995). Sevigny then appeared in a string of small movies that mostly played the arthouse circuit, including Steve Buscemi's Trees Lounge (1996), The Last Days of Disco (1998, with Kate Beckinsale), and Boys Don't Cry. (In the latter film Sevigny played the girlfriend of Brandon Teena, a Nebraska girl posing as a boy. Swank won that year's Oscar as best actress.) Sevigny's other films include American Psycho (2000, with Christian Bale), The Brown Bunny (2003), Dogville (2003, starring Nicole Kidman), Woody Allen's film Melinda & Melinda (2005) and David Fincher's Zodiac (2007). In 2006 she began her TV role as a polygamist's wife Big Love, co-starring with Bill Paxton; the show's successful run ended in 2011.

Extra credit:

Chloe Sevigny was in summer theater camp with That '70s Show star Topher Grace and used to babysit his younger sister.

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