Chloe Stevens Sevigny

Chloe Stevens Sevigny

Chloe Stevens Sevigny was born on November 18, 1974. Chloë Stevens Sevigny is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and former model. Chloë Stevens Sevigny became well known for her fashion impresario and starring in a string of critically acclaimed independent films in the 1990s before her first mainstream role as Brandon Teena’s girlfriend, Lana Tisdale, in 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 has recently enjoyed success playing Nicki Grant, on the American television series Big Love, playing a woman married to a polygamist.

Sevigny was born Chloë Stevens Sevigny in Darien, Connecticut to H. David Sevigny, an accountant turned interior painter, and Janine Malinowski. Sevigny’s mother is a Polish American who grew up in Roxborough and her father is of French Canadian heritage; he died from cancer in 1996. She has an older sibling, Paul, who is now a New York DJ. Sevigny was raised in a strict Catholic household, and attended Darien High School. While in high school, she babysat Topher Grace on several occasions.