QUEEN & SLIM
CHLOE SEVIGNY (Mrs. Shepherd) is an Academy Award-nominated
and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director who is known for her
groundbreaking work across film, television and theater.
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 is currently in production on We Are Who We Are, for HBO/Sky, which was
created, written, show run and directed by Luca Guadagnino. The eight-episode
drama is a coming-of-age story about two American teenagers who, along with
their military and civilian parents, are living on an American military base in
Italy. The series centers on friendship, first love and all the unknowns of
being a teenager. We Are Who We Are is being produced by Wildside and
distributed by Freemantle.
Sevigny was also seen in Jarmusch's third film for Focus Features and Universal
Pictures International, The Dead Don't Die. The zombie-comedy boasts a cast
including Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Steve Buscemi and Selena
Gomez. Carter Logan and Animal Kingdom produced. Sevigny previously worked with
Jarmusch on Broken Flowers. The film made its world premiere opening the 2019
Cannes Film Festival.
Additional work includes Hulu's The Act, a true-crime anthology series
written by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
(The Mustang). The Act tells the true story of Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a
girl 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. Sevigny plays
Mel, who serves as the moral compass in the story.
Sevigny has now made the move into directing with three critically acclaimed
short films: Her most recent, White Echo, premiered in competition at the 2019
Cannes Film Festival, at which Sevigny was the only American female director in
competition. Sevigny's directorial debut, Kitty, also debuted at Cannes in 2016
and her second short titled Carmen, proved equally successful at the 2017 Venice
Recent past projects include Lizzie, which premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival in 2018 after being developed and produced by Sevigny. The film, which
she starred in alongside Kristen Stewart, was released by Roadside Attractions
in September 2018. Sevigny also starred in Lean on Pete with Steve Buscemi in
the coming-of-age story starring Charlie Plummer, based on the acclaimed novel
by Willy Vlautin and directed by Andrew Haigh, which was released domestically
in April 2018 by A24. Additional films include Golden Exits, directed by Alex
Ross Perry; Oren Moverman's The Dinner; and Miguel Arteta's Beatriz at Dinner.
Sevigny's television credits include the critically acclaimed series Bloodline,
which aired its third and final season on Netflix in 2017.
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 Jr. High.
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 she has appeared in
television hits such as American Horror Story, Portlandia and Big Love, the
latter for which she won a Golden Globe Award.
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, Sevigny received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award
nominations, among many others.
Sevigny currently resides in New York.
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