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Actress Chloë Sevigny was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film Boys Don't Cry, and later played a polygamist on the HBO drama series Big Love.
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For her portrayal of Lana Tisdel, the young woman who falls in love with Brandon's masculine alter ego, Sevigny earned numerous accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In early 2000, Sevigny starred with Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Vanessa Redgrave,
and Michelle Williams in the lesbian-themed HBO special If These Walls Could Talk 2. She also appears in the long-awaited film version of Bret Easton Ellis's novel, American Psycho, as the sweet-tempered assistant of the titular murderous Wall Street stockbroker. Starting in 2006, her role as second wife to a polygamist husband in the HBO series Big Love garnered critical acclaim.
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