Chloe Webb Biography

Chloe Webb is an American film, television and stage actress as well as a theatre play director. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: June 25, 1956

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 63 Years, 63 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Born Country: United States

Born in: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'4" (163 cm), 5'4" Females


Spouse/Ex-: John Thomas Gelder (m. 1975)

Notable Alumni: Boston Conservatory At Berklee

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee College of Music

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Chloe Webb is an American film, television and stage actress as well as a theatre play director. She is well known for her lead role in the film ‘Sid and Nancy’ and her recurring role in the television series ‘Shameless’. Growing up in New York City, she studied acting at renowned institutions and tried her hand at theatre at an early age. She travelled widely in her early youth, working various jobs. After returning to New York, she worked in off-Broadway theatre, where she caught the eye of a director who offered her the role of a drug addicted ‘Nancy Spungen’ in the film ‘Sid and Nancy’. Her career took off thereafter and she had noteworthy roles in films like ‘The Belly of an Architect’, ‘Twins’, ‘and television series like ‘China Beach’, ‘Tales of the City’, ‘Medium’, ‘Shameless’, etc. She also continued to act and direct plays in theatre, and has won several awards for her work in film, television and theatre. She continues to work in all forms of media and lives with her family in California.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Chloe Webb was born on June 25, 1956, in Greenwich Village, New York, USA. Her father was a road and bridge designer father.
  • She primarily lived in New York City with her grandmother, but also travelled widely with her father on his various jobs on the east coast of the U.S.
  • She was a student at ‘Bishop Grimes High School’. At the age of 16, she attended the ‘The Boston Conservatory’ and also graduated from ‘Berklee College of Music’.
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  • After completing her education, she tried her hand at theatre in New York, but got frustrated and travelled to the Midwest instead.
  • She worked at several theatre productions in Indiana, Seattle, Dallas and Chicago, and even worked at a horse ranch in Montana.
  • She also conducted theatre workshops for retarded adults in a town in the Midwest. She credits this experience to giving her an actual understanding of acting.
  • In 1982, she returned to New York and within a week, she landed a role in the Off-Broadway revue ‘Forbidden Broadway’ due to her mimicry talent.
  • While performing in Los Angeles, she did an experimental theatre play, ‘Addiction’ alongside an actor, who introduced her to Alex Cox, the future director of ‘Sid and Nancy’.
  • In 1983, she made her television debut with a small role in an episode of the series ‘Remington Steele’.
  • In 1986, she made her film debut with the dark love story ‘Sid and Nancy’ where she played the part of the ‘Nancy Spungen’, the drug-addict girlfriend of the punk band ‘Sex Pistols’ lead singer, Sid Vicious. She won several awards for her role in the move.
  • In 1987, she essayed the role of the lead actor’s wife in the drama film ‘The Belly of an Architect’.
  • In 1988, she played the ‘Primetime Emmy’ nominated role of Laurette Barber in the television series ‘China Beach’. She was also seen in the comedy movie ‘Twins’ that year.
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  • In 1989, she played an eccentric character in the ‘Ghostbusters II’ movie.
  • Along with films and television roles, she simultaneously continued to do theatre in Los Angeles and won several awards.
  • From 1990-92, she acted in several films like ‘Heart Condition’, ‘Queens Logic’ and the television film ‘Lucky Day’.
  • In 1993, she did cameo roles in films like ‘Twenty Bucks’ and ‘Heart and Souls’, a noteworthy supporting role in ‘A Dangerous Woman’ and of a Red Cross worker in the war drama ‘Silent Cries’. She played an unconventional character ‘Mona Ramsey’ in the television miniseries ‘Tales of the City’.
  • From 1994-98, she played small or supporting roles in films like ‘Love Affair’, ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘The Newton Boys’ and ‘Practical Magic’.
  • In 1999, she also reportedly appeared in a music video of ‘Blur’ called ‘Coffee & TV’.
  • From 2003-05, she did character roles or cameos in many popular TV shows like ‘Judging Amy’, ‘House’, ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Medium’.
  • In 2008, her directorial debut was with the award-winning documentary ‘Surfing Thru’ that was first showcased at the ‘Cannes Film Festival’. She also played a small acting role in the television series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ that year.
  • In 2009, she landed the part of ‘Sister Duncan’ in the comedy film ‘Repo Chick’.
  • From 2011-16, she essayed the award-nominated role of Monica Gallagher, the ex-wife of the lead character of the television comedy-drama series ‘Shameless’.
  • While working on her television and film projects, she also carved out time to act and direct in stage plays. She directed the play ‘Kaddish’ and a musical ‘The Kentucky Derby’.
  • In 2019, she was seen in an episode of the hit television series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’.
Family & Personal Life
  • Chloe Webb married John Thomas Gelder, a lawyer, in 1975. She currently lives with her husband in Pasadena, California, USA.
  • She reportedly enjoys kayaking, sky diving, running marathons and climbing mountains.
  • Her name is taken from the noted playwright ‘Maurice Ravel’s’ play ‘Daphnis et Chloé’.
  • She wanted to become a singer and practiced by singing in bars even though she was underage. But, she decided that she was a better actress than a singer.

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