DARIEN, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Darien’s Chloë Sevigny!
Chloë Stevens Sevigny, who grew up in Darien, turns 41 Wednesday. The actress, fashion designer and former model, was born Nov. 18, 1974, in Springfield, Mass.
Sevigny gained reputation for her eclectic fashion sense and developed a broad career in the fashion industry in the mid-1990s, both for modeling and for her intern work at New York's Sassy Magazine, which labeled her the new "It Girl".
She made her film debut with a leading role in the controversial film Kids (1995), which led to an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance.
In 1999, she won eight acting awards and gained serious critical and commercial recognition for her first mainstream role in the critically lauded Boys Don't Cry, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
She continued acting in mostly independent art house films, such as American Psycho (2000), Party Monster (2003), and Dogville (2003) and her films since then have included Melinda and Melinda (2004), Manderlay (2005), Zodiac (2007) and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009).
From 2006-11, she played a leading role in the series Hit & Miss, American Horror Story: Asylum and received Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for HBO television series Big Love.
She has two Off-Broadway theatre credits and starred in several music videos. She also has designed several wardrobe collections, most recently with Manhattan's Opening Ceremony boutique.
In 2014, during the 29th International Festival of Fashion and Photography, she was a judge of the fashion jury and was also "working on a style book published by Rizzoli".
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