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How Clea DuVall Went From A Closeted Lesbian to a Proud LGBTQ+ Actress

Clea DuVall's Hollywood beginnings

Clea DuVall has starred in many American films and TV series throughout her rich 25-year career. In 1999, she was cast as Graham Eaton for the American teen comedy film entitled But I’m a Cheerleader. Her character, Graham Eaton, was a lesbian girl struggling with her identity. Unbeknownst to the film crew, Clea Duvall was a closeted lesbian herself at the time. She has since mentioned in interviews that she felt nervous filming for the movie because she hadn’t yet come out.

Clea DuVall on acting in But I'm a Cheerleader


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Her following films became more closely related to horror and thriller genres. Clea DuVall was cast as Ginny Isiana in the 2003 American thriller film entitled Identity, which was considered a box office success. She also portrayed Jennifer Williams in the famous supernatural horror film entitled The Grudge in 2004. A year later, Clea DuVall was seen as Abigail Spencer in one of the episodes of the popular American crime drama TV series entitled CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2012, she was cast as Cora Amburn-Lijek for the award-winning American thriller film entitled Argo, where the cast’s performance was greatly praised. It has been reported that she is currently preparing and filming for her role as Malvina Thompson in the new anthology series entitled The First Lady, which will premiere in 2023.

Are Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall friends?

Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall starred together in the movie But I’m a Cheerleader which premiered in 2000. In an interview for the 20 year anniversary of the movie, both of them confirmed they are still best friends and hang out to this day. They told the story of how they both ended up in the same movie. Natasha was given the script for But I’m a Cheerleader, after which she went to visit Clea in San Francisco. Clea saw the script and asked if she could be in the movie. They read the script together and asked the director if they could both be in the movie - after which they were both given the green light. Times were much simpler in the 90s.

Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne on the set


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What other than American Horror Story does Clea DuVall star in?

Clea DuVall also starred in several American TV series other than American Horror Story, which includes: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes, CSI: Miami, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

How old is Clea DuVall?

Clea DuVall was born on September 25, 1977, and she turns 46 years old in 2023.

Is actress Clea DuVall related to Robert DuVall?

Despite the fact they share the same last name, Clea and Robert DuVall are not related in any way. Robert DuVall is a veteran actor who debuted in his first film in 1965.

What is Clea DuVall’s nationality?

Clea DuVall was born in Los Angeles, California. She is an American actress. The actress’ full name is Clea Helen D'Etienne DuVall, indicating a French origin.

How tall is Clea DuVall and how much does she weigh?

Clea DuVall stands 5 feet and 5 inches or around 165 cm tall. She weighs around 130 pounds or 58 kg.

What is Clea DuVall’s estimated net worth?

Clea DuVall’s estimated net worth is around $1.5 million.

Is Clea DuVall single or married?

Clea DuVall came out as a lesbian in 2016 and it is rumored that she is currently married to Mia Weier. Clea DuVall is very private about her love life.

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