American actor Chloё Sevigny has been a consistent presence in movies and television shows with some of the biggest names of the decade. Regular weekend trips from her Connecticut home to New York City eventually led to her being discovered on the street by a fashion editor for Sassy magazine, where she landed her first modelling job. After being offered her first movie role in “Kids” and a subsequent interview in The New Yorker, Chloё started to gain more attention. Now, Chloë co-stars in Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Lady Susan, along with Kate Beckinsale, Emma Greenwell, Steven Fry and Xavier Samuel. Love & Friendship is another addition to her wide range of roles as her career continues. To mark the release of Whit Stillman’s new period comedy, we’ve taken a look back at some of our favourite Sevigny roles.
American Horror Story (2012-2016)
This popular and long-running American show is considered one of the best television thrillers currently on TV. With each season being a different setting, Sevigny has played Alex Lowe in Hotel (current season) and Shelley in Asylum (season two).
One of many original series on Netflix, Bloodline is the story of a family keeping secrets of their dark pasts after their estranged brother returns home. Chloё plays the role of Eric O’Bannnon’s (Jaimie McShane) sister, who is also a nurse.
Those Who Kill (2014)
An American series, Chloё plays Catherine Jensen, a homicide detective who pairs with a forensic psychologist to seek the truth behind her brother’s disappearance. This high-action thriller involves tracking down serial killers to get one step closer to Catherine’s brother.
The Mindy Project (2013)
Starring Mindy Kaling from the USA version of The Office, The Mindy Project follows an Ob/Gyn in New York City in a comedic light. Chloё Sevingy plays Christina, a smaller reoccurring role as the ex-wife of Dr. Daniel “Danny” Castellano, played by Chris Messina. The Mindy Project is the latest popular comedy show that Chloё has made an appearance on.
Big Love (2006-2011)
Chloё Sevingy stars as Nicolette “Nicki” Grant in this drama that surrounds a fundamentalist Mormon man, Bill Henrickson, and his three wives in the American state of Utah where polygamy is still legal. As one of the three wives, Nicki is the second wife of Bill, surrounding her in all sorts of drama through the shows five series run. Big Love won Chloё Sevingy a Golden Globe for her supporting role on the show.
The Zodiac killer becomes an obsession for a cartoonist located in San Francisco, California in this star-studded crime masterpiece. Chloё played Melanie Graysmith, the wife of cartoonist Robert Graysmith (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who becomes an amateur detective. Mark Ruffalo also stars along with Robert Downey Jr. and Anthony Edwards.
American Psycho (2000)
This cult-classic is known as Christian Bale’s breakout role, it’s a movie adaptation of the controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Chloë Sevingy starred as Jean, Patrick Bateman’s (Christian Bale) secretary whom Bateman believes has a crush on him.
Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Based on a true story, Brandon Teena was a popular guy in a small town who hides the fact that he was born a woman. Brandon, played by Hillary Swank, is dating the popular and beautiful girl Lana (Chloё Sevingy) until his best friends find out about his secret. Transpiring events make this harrowing story a film that is still talked about today. Cholё Sevingy won numerous awards, including a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars.
Love & Friendship (2016)
American indie director Whit Stillman chose Sevigny for the role of American Alicia Johnson in his adaptation of unfinished Jane Austen novella Lady Susan. Best friend to the scheming Lady in question, Alicia brings wit and intelligence to a fast-paced period comedy that has won rave reviews in Sundance this year. Another role to add to Chloë’s eclectic repertoire!
Love & Friendship is released in the UK this Friday.