Chlöe Sevigny as Mindy Morrison

Chlöe Sevigny is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress who is known for her groundbreaking work across film, television and theatre. 

Sevigny has spent her career working with innovative and revolutionary filmmakers and artists including Lars von Trier, Jim Jarmusch, Mary Harron, David Fincher and Whit Stillman. She continues that work with several upcoming projects. Currently showing on Hulu is "The Act," a true-crime anthology series written by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (Mustang). "The Act" tells the true story of Gypsy Blanchard, a girl (Joey King) trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, played by Patricia Arquette. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder. Chloë plays Mel, who serves as the moral compass in the story.

Sevigny has now made the move into directing with three short films:"Kitty," which made an extremely successful debut in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and a second short entitled "Carmen," which proved equally successful at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on the third, entitled "White Echo," about a young woman’s relationship to her power. 

Recent past projects include Lizzie, which premiered at Sundance 2018 after being developed and produced by Sevigny. The film, in which she starred with Kristen Stewart, was released by Roadside Attractions in September 2018; Lean On Pete, directed by Andrew Haigh, which was released domestically in May 2018 by A24. Sevigny co-starred with Steve Buscemi in the coming-of-age story starring Charlie Plummer, based on the acclaimed novel by Willy Vlautin; Golden Exits, directed by Alex Ross Perry; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz at Dinner. The critically acclaimed television series "Bloodline" recently aired its third and final season on Netflix. 

On stage, Sevigny was most recently seen in the New Group’s Downtown Race Riot written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Scott Elliot. Sevigny was previously seen in The New Group’s productions of What the Butler Saw and Hazelwood Junior High. 

Filming was recently completed on Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe, with the original idea by James Frey. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith in the story of a black man and black woman on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop. Chloë’s character plays a pivotal role in deciding their fate. The film will be released in the U.S. by Universal on November 27, 2019. 

Chloë’s third directorial effort, "White Echo," will make its world premiere in Competition at the 2019 Cannes Film festival. The second of Chloë’s shorts to premiere at Cannes, the film explores a woman’s relationship to her power. The film is the only by an American in the Shorts Competition and is one of eleven films selected from a pool of over 4000 submissions. 

Sevigny has also appeared in many celebrated indie and cult-favorite films including The Last Days of Disco, American Psycho, Gummo, Dogville, Party Monster, Broken Flowers and Love & Friendship, and has appeared in television hits such as "American Horror Story," "Portlandia" and "Big Love," for which she won a Golden Globe

Sevigny made her film debut in the controversial Kids, directed by Larry Clark and written by Harmony Korine. For her performance in Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry, Chloë received nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe, among many others. She makes her home in New York. 

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