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June 25, 1956 |
Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Chloe Webb (born June 25, 1956) is an American actress.
Webb was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. Her New York theater debut was in the original cast of the long-running musical satire Forbidden Broadway. She received Best Actress award from the National Society of Film Critics for her film debut in 1986's Sid and Nancy, based on the relationship of the Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. The following year she appeared in Peter Greenaway's movie The Belly of an Architect, and many independent films followed, most recently Repo Chick, directed by Alex Cox.
Webb's two decades of spoken word and performance art include Hal Willner's Poe Show at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, De Sade/Burroughs/Poe with Sean Lennon, Steve Buscemi and Richard Hell at The ISSUE Project Room, Lou Reed's The Raven with Laurie Anderson and Fisher Stevens at St. Ann's Warehouse and Let's Eat: Feasting on the Firesign Theatre at Royce Hall with John Goodman, Todd Rundgren and Ralph Carney.
Webb may be better known to a larger American audience as a USO volunteer in the Emmy-nominated television series China Beach and as Danny DeVito's onscreen girlfriend in the 1988 movie Twins. Webb also played the part of Mona Ramsey in the first miniseries of the PBS adaptation of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. She opted not to return for subsequent installments, and the role was recast.
- Denby, David (20 October 1986). "Sid & Nancy (review)". New York Magazine: 92.