Chloe Webb

Actor, Playwright
After drawing raves as one of the stars of the sardonic off-Broadway revue "Forbidden Broadway" in New York, Chloe Webb had difficulty transitioning to television and film work. While chance brought her to the attention ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Shameless 2011 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Repo Chick 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newton Boys 1998 (Movie)

Avis Glasscock (Actor)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

Nancy Swearinger (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

Tina Wilson (Actor)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

Birdie (Actor)

China Beach 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucky Day 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Queens Logic 1991 (Movie)

Patricia (Actor)

Heart Condition 1990 (Movie)

Crystal Gerrity (Actor)

The Belly of an Architect 1989 (Movie)

Louisa Kracklite (Actor)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

Linda Mason (Actor)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

Nancy Spungen (Actor)

Thicke of the Night 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Cries (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After drawing raves as one of the stars of the sardonic off-Broadway revue "Forbidden Broadway" in New York, Chloe Webb had difficulty transitioning to television and film work. While chance brought her to the attention of filmmaker Alex Cox, Webb's willingness to go the distance for the role of a lifetime won her the part of punk rock martyr Nancy Spungen in Cox's "Sid and Nancy" (1986). Art house acclaim arrived sooner than mainstream acceptance, with Peter Greenaway spiriting the young hopeful to Rome for a key role in his "The Belly of an Architect" (1987), an exquisitely mounted dud that nonetheless pointed Webb to a higher profile roles in "Twins" (1988), opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and on the acclaimed ABC series "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-1991). Her working class appeal and crooked smile typed Webb into supporting rather than lead roles in such films as "Heart Condition" (1990) and "Queens Logic" (1991), where her talents were largely wasted playing girlfriends. She fared better on television, enjoying her best post-"Sid and Nancy" exposure as the lovelorn Mona Ramsey in the miniseries "Tales of the City" (1993). Withdrawing largely from public life by the new millennium and contributing only the occasional cameo appearance to films, Webb returned to the spotlight with a flourish as the bisexual and bipolar matriarch of the dysfunctional Gallagher clan on Showtime's "Shameless" (2011- ), embracing at last the mantle of character actress, but committed to delivering nothing less than a star performance.

EDUCATION

Boston Conservatory of Music and Drama

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1996

Co-starred in the off-Broadway production of "The Waiting Room"

1994

TV miniseries debut, featured in "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" (PBS)

1991

First TV-movie, "Lucky Day"

1987

Had featured role on the ABC drama series "China Beach"

1986

Feautre film debut, "Sid and Nancy"

1983

TV debut as cast member of the late night talk-variety show, "Thicke of the Night"

1982

Was an original cast member of off-Broadway revue, "Forbidden Broadway"; contributes material to the show

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