- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MS
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 4
American actress, fashion designer, and former model.
She gained a reputation for her eclectic fashion sense, and developed a broad career in the fashion industry in the mid-to-late 1990s for modeling and her intern work at New York City's Sassy Magazine, which labeled her the new "It Girl" at the time and garnered her attention within the New York fashion scene. Although most of her work has been in independent films, she received an Oscar nomination for her work in "Boys Don't Cry" in 1999.
She grew up in Connecticut and, as a young girl, was taken by fashion. Her original career goal was to be a model but she fell into films and found a niche.
Sevigny continued acting in mostly independent art house films, such as American Psycho (2000), Party Monster (2003), and Dogville (2003). Her role in the art house film The Brown Bunny (2003) caused significant controversy because of a scene in which she performs unsimulated fellatio. 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 to 2011, Sevigny played a leading role in the HBO television series Big Love, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2010. She then appeared in several television projects, including a lead role in Hit & Miss (2012), and recurring roles on American Horror Story: Asylum (2012–2013) and Portlandia. 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.