Chloe Maxwell - Biography & Career
It was a chance stroll down a Sydney street that would begin Chloe’s journey to stardom. In 1992, Chic Management’s founder Ursula Hufnagl was doing a story for A CURRENT AFFAIR on how to find the perfect model. ACA cameras followed Ursula into the Pitt St Mall and it just so happened that Chloe Maxwell was in the city that day and as she strolled confidently and purposely past, Ursula knew she had found her perfect model. Chloe Maxwell’s career began right there on national TV! Quickly becoming one of Chic’s most popular models, Chloe’s wholesome look and vibrant charisma scored big time on television commercials, like Toshiba and Honda (Japan), RayBan (USA), Sony (Malaysia) and a worldwide campaign for Impulse. In Australia Chloe did commercials for Skinny Milk, Sanitarium, LA Cola and Cadbury Dream. Most recently she appeared alongside Holly Valance and Harry Kewell for Pepsi and became the face of Honda scooters.
The Jeans West phenomenon:
It was, however, her infamous role as the Jeans West girl that accelerated Chloe to prominence. For three years, she did a series of commercials for Jeans West and her national popularity had TV networks everywhere scrambling to sign her up. Her first presenter role was in 2000 on Ten’s E! NEWS and this was immediately followed by Fox 8 casting Chloe alongside Antonia Kidman in their entertainment show, PREMIERE. She also hosted regular segments on STYLEBYTE, a fashion show on Arena. Chloe was soon a TV staple, appearing on such shows as GOOD NEWS WEEK (several appearances including the debate version), ROY AND HG MONDAY DUMP, BURKE’S BACKYARD, THE FOOTY SHOW, THE TODAY SHOW and multiple visits to GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA. Chosen to be a Good Will ambassador for the 40 hour famine, Chloe hosted her own documentary on Ten, AN AUSSIE GIRL IN ETHIOPIA. Somehow, she also managed to write a weekly newspaper column in THE DAILY TELEGRAPH called “You’ve Got FEMail”.
From TV to Film:
Chloe’s e popularity was assured after a three year stint on youth network Channel [V]. She was a regular host on JABBA’S MORNING GLORY, WHATUWANT, THE INFORMER and 50 MINUTES as well as hosting coverage of THE ARIAS RED CARPET, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS and THE BIG DAY OUT. In an ironic testimony to her teenage years, she also spent many late nights in nightclubs filming dance shows PEAKHOUR and ROOM 20. Chloe’s small screen skills were soon tested on the large screen. Her first role was in the short film MYSTERY CLOCK directed by internationally renowned director Alex Proyas (I, ROBOT).
Feature films to stage:
After several more short films, Chloe’s first feature film was the female lead in UNDER THE RADAR and for her performance, Chloe was awarded an ultimate accolade – an AFI nomination as one of 2004’s Best Actresses. On stage, she bravely tackled THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES in a special Sydney Opera House performance with Bec Cartwright.
A multi talented professional:
Radio wise, Chloe effortlessly filled in for Jackie O on 2Day FM and hosted her own show, HEADLESS SMOKE, on Pulseradio.com. In between gigs Chloe has a heavy schedule as MC and presenter at functions,sporting and fashion events and celebrity promotions. Soon after hosting WILD TV on Seven alongside regular Channel [V] co-host Mike Kerry, Chloe was snapped up for her biggest TV role to date, Ten’s multi-million dollar production of THE X FACTOR. Years and years of live television experience on Channel [V] paid off as she hosted her own live show every Sunday night, THE XTRA FACTOR.
Chloe and partner, rugby star Mat Rogers, have just celebrated the birth of their first child but Chloe still has a full book of activities including designing a new sports and leisure range to be launched later this year. What’s next for this versatile performer? Chloe has an uncanny feel for what is hot or likely to be hot in music, fashion and style. She connects immediately with the youth market but knows how to entertain all fun loving adults: so it will be more film and TV and look out for Chloe’s own fashion label