Chloe Stevens Sevigny ( born 18 November 1974) is an American film actress, fashion designer and former model, born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Sevigny gained reputation for her eclectic fashion sense and developed a broad career in the fashion industry in the mid 1990s, both for modelling and for her work at New York’s Sassy magazine, which labelled her the new “it girl” at the time, garnering her attention within New York’s fashion scene.
Sevigny as Nicolette Grant on Big Love, in a Golden Globe-winning performance.
Chloe Sevigny made her film debut with a leading role in the highly controversial film Kids (1995), written by Harmony Korine, which led to an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance. A long line of roles in generally well received independent and often avant-garde films throughout the decade established Sevigny’s reputation as an indie film queen.
It was not until 1999 that Sevigny 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.
Sevigny has continued acting in mostly independent art house films, such as American Psycho (2000), Party Monster (2003), The Brown Bunny (2003) and Dogville (2003). In 2006, Sevigny gained a leading role in the HBO television series Big Love, for which she received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2010. Additionally, Sevigny has two Off-Broadway theatre credits, and has starred in several music videos. She has also designed several wardrobe collections, most recently with Manhattan’s Opening Ceremony boutique
Jessica Chastain (born March 29, 1981) is an American theater, film, and television actress. She is known for her roles in the films The Help, The Debt,Take Shelter, and The Tree of Life. She broke out in 2011 with six films premiering. She won over 35 critics awards and was widely named as breakout star.
For her role in the film The Help she received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
On November 29, 2011, Chastain was announced as New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in The Help, Take Shelter andThe Tree of Life as well as gaining an Independent Spirit Award nomination the same day for her performance in Take Shelter. On December 1, 2011, she received aSatellite Award nomination as best supporting actress for her performance as Mrs. O’Brien in The Tree of Life, she went on to win the award and many other honors from critics including the: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Chastain has also completed a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde‘s Salome alongside Al Pacino and has filmed supporting roles for other adaptations such as Coriolanus. Her most recently announced project is John Hillcoat‘s prohibition era drama, The Wettest County in the World.