Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress Chloë Sevigny will soon begin production on Adam Bhala Lough's "Panarea." Sevigny stars opposite Mark Webber as a young married couple who find themselves vacationing on an exotic Italian island where their commitment will be tested and reaffirmed. Scripted by Adam Mansbach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "Go the F*ck to Sleep," "Panarea" is scheduled to go into production this summer. Legendary filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is executive producing. Mangusta Productions' Sol Tryon and Giancarlo Canavesio have partnered with Mike S. Ryan to produce.
Sevigny recently completed five seasons on the critically acclaimed and highly popular HBO series "Big Love." As everyone knows, Sevigny played the wickedly delicious Nikki, daughter of the prophet and second wife to Bill Henderson (Bill Paxton). The Golden Globe-nominated series was created by Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer and produced by Tom Hanks' and Gary Goetzman's Playtone Entertainment. Sevigny won the 2010 Golden Globe for her performance.
Past films include:
"Zodiac" directed by David Fincher ("Seven"). Sevigny plays the girlfriend of Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), the San Francisco Chronicle writer who tried to crack the mystery of the infamous serial killer who terrorized the Bay area from 1966 - 1978. The film is co-produced by Paramount and Warner Bros. and also stars Robert Downey, Jr.
Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers." The film, which won the Grand Prix at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, is about a man, played by Bill Murray, who discovers he has a son and goes on a search of his past lovers. Jessica Lange and Tilda Swinton also star.
Lars von Trier's "Dogville," opposite Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Davies and Paul Bettany. The thriller is about a woman (Kidman) on the run who takes refuge in the small town where Sevigny's character, Liz Benzen, and her brother Bill live.
"Boys Don't Cry" (Fox Searchlight). Sevigny received nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors' Guild Award, as well as winning an Independent Spirit Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the Boston Film Critics Award, Chicago Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics and a Golden Satellite Award for her performance.
"American Psycho" (Lions Gate), starring opposite Christian Bale, which made its world premiere at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Mary Harron ("I Shot Andy Warhol") directed and Guinevere Turner ("Go Fish") co-wrote the adaptation of the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel. The social satire follows Patrick Bateman and his excessive consumption in the late 1980s. The film shot in Toronto and New York and was released in April 2000.
Sevigny made her film debut in the highly acclaimed and controversial hit "Kids" (Miramax). Directed by photographer Larry Clark, with a script by Harmony Korine, "Kids" depicted 24 hours in the life of a group of New York City skaters and the havoc that runs through it. The film features a group of kids actually pulled from the streets of New York, as opposed to professional actors. Sevigny starred in the role of Jennie, which was the only part originally given to a professional actor. But only a few days before shooting began, Korine and Clark felt that Sevigny would better serve the part. With a surprise midnight screening at Sundance and a spot in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Sevigny's film career was well underway.
Sevigny has been the face of many fashion and cosmetic brands including the French fashion house Chloe, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, the Gap, and MAC Cosmetics, Uniqlo, Tomboy and H&M.
Chloë lives in New York City.