Webb in 2013
June 25, 1956
New York City, U.S.
|Education||The Boston Conservatory|
Berklee College of Music
|The Belly of an Architect, China Beach, Sid and Nancy, Tales of the City, Twins, Shameless|
|J. Thomas Gelder (1975?-present)|
Chloe Webb (born June 25, 1956) is an American actress, best known for her roles in the films Sid and Nancy (1986), The Belly of an Architect (1987), Twins (1988), and Heart Condition (1990). She also was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role as Laurette Barber in the ABC drama series China Beach, and had a recurring role as Monica Gallagher on the Showtime comedy-drama Shameless.
Webb was born June 25, 1956 in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. She spent her youth in various locations on the East Coast,depending on where her father, a bridge and road designer, was employed, though she was primarily raised in Syracuse, New York, where she attended Bishop Grimes High School. At age sixteen, she enrolled at The Boston Conservatory and later, Berklee College of Music. Originally, she pursued her passion for singing by singing in bars despite being underaged; she realized that even though she greatly enjoyed singing, she was better at acting.
In April 1982, Webb joined Forbidden Broadway, an Off-Broadway revue parodying musical theatre, particularly Broadway musicals. Four years later, she made her film debut in Alex Cox's Sid & Nancy (1986); she portrayed the infamous, heroin-addicted Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of punk rock singer Sid Vicious. Her performance garnered best actress awards from the National Society of Film Critics, the Boston Film Critics and the San Francisco Film Critics.
She also appeared as Brian Dennehy's estranged socialite girlfriend in Peter Greenaway's 1987 drama film The Belly of an Architect and as Laurette, a young woman from Paoli, Pennsylvania with dreams to become a successful singer in ABC's drama television series China Beach. Other roles include the eccentric girlfriend of Danny DeVito's character in the Ivan Reitman comedy Twins (1988), and a cameo as a woman convinced that she had been abducted by aliens in Ghostbusters II (1989). Between roles in motion pictures and television series, Webb frequently appeared in several Los Angeles based stage productions: The House of Blue Leaves, for which she won a Drama-Logue Award, and The Model Apartment; her performance earned her a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and another Drama-Logue Award.
Webb co-starred alongside Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins in Heart Condition (1990). In 1991, she played a hairdresser in Queens Logic and a woman with a developmental disability who wins the lottery in ABC's made-for-TV film Lucky Day.
Webb has appeared on several television series: CBS's Judging Amy (2003), FOX's House (2005), CBS's Two and a Half Men (2005), NBC's Medium (2005), and CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008). Webb reunited with Cox in 2009 for his film Repo Chick; she played Sister Duncan.
Her most recent role was as Monica Gallagher, William H. Macy's character's estranged and unstable wife in Showtime's comedy-drama TV series Shameless; her performance earned her a nomination for Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series.
|1983||Remington Steele||Secretary||Episode: "Steele Away with Me: Part 1"|
|1986||Mary||Actress||Episode: "Steppin' Out with Mary Brenner"|
|1986||Sid and Nancy||Nancy Spungen||National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress|
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
|1987||The Belly of an Architect||Louisa Kracklite|
|1988||China Beach||Laurette Barber||7 episodes|
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
|1990||Heart Condition||Crystal Gerrity|
|1991||Lucky Day||Allison||TV Movie|
|1993||Twenty Bucks||Convenience Store Clerk||Cameo|
|1993||Silent Cries||Dinki Denk|
|1993||Heart and Souls||Patient in Psychiatric Ward||Cameo|
|1993||A Dangerous Woman||Birdy|
|1993||Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City||Mona Ramsey||TV miniseries|
|1994||Love Affair||Tina Wilson|
|1997||She's So Lovely||Nancy Swearingen|
|1998||The Newton Boys||Avis Glasscock|
|2001||The Ballad of Lucy Whipple||Sophie||TV Movie|
|2003||Judging Amy||Mrs. Goodman||Episode: "Tricks of the Trade"|
|2005||Two and a Half Men||Trudy||Episode: "That Old Hose Bag Is My Mother"|
|2005||Medium||Margaret Folsom||Episode: "Time Out of Mind"|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Evelyn Polychronopolous||Episode: "The Theory of Everything"|
|2009||Repo Chick||Sister Duncan|
|2011-2016||Shameless||Monica Gallagher||9 episodes|
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series (2012)
|2019||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rowan Mauer||Episode: "Missing"|