A long line of roles in generally well-received and often experimental films throughout the decade established Sevigny as a mainstay in the independent film community.In 1999, Sevigny gained recognition outside of the independent film world for her role as Lana Tisdel in the fact-based drama Boys Don't Cry, earning her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.Friendly to a fault, Sevigny is keen to claim mediocrity. By wearing an insane outfit, I don't think I'm so boring and normal."Today she's looking fairly sane, though her low-slung shirt sits oddly with her schoolmarmish bearing and honking donkey laugh.She's the kind of girl who manages to be everything to everyone without really trying. To others, she's the deadpan big sister you always dreamt of."I think it's a beautiful film," she says, "but it's not for everyone.I mean, I think Vincent was dealing with a lot of issues regarding the act of sex.And Korine was her trusty companion, despite being addicted to heroin at the time.
, writing songs for Bjork and producing fine-art photo exhibits with artist Christopher Wool.In 1994, she attracted the attention of novelist Jay Mc Inerney, who wrote a seven-page article about her for The New Yorker, in which he called the then 19-year-old Sevigny the "coolest girl in the world".Sevigny made her film debut with a lead role in the controversial film Kids (1995), written by her then-boyfriend Harmony Korine and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance.Other roles that followed included in American Psycho (2000), Party Monster (2003), and Dogville (2003).Her role in the film The Brown Bunny (2003) caused significant controversy because of a scene in which she performs unsimulated fellatio.