Sedgwick at the premiere of The Possession".
|Born||Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
August 19, 1965
New York City, New York,
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|Spouse(s)||Kevin Bacon (1988–present; 2 children)|
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010. The series ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season.
Early life 
Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia (née Rosenwald), a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, and her mother was Jewish. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), John Lathrop (American minister) (1740–1816), of Boston, Massachussets and is the great-granddaughter of Henry Dwight Sedgwick III, and thus the corresponding niece to his brother Ellery Sedgwick, owner/editor (1908-1938) of The Atlantic Monthly. Sedgwick is also the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, a niece of the writer John Sedgwick, a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick, and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern.
Sedgwick's parents separated when she was four and divorced when she was six; her mother subsequently re-married Ben Heller, an art dealer. Sedgwick graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.
Sedgwick made her debut at the age of 16 on the television soap opera Another World. In 1988 she made a strong impression in a TV version of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky. During the 1990s she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Singles (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Something to Talk About (1995) and Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character. She starred in the Emmy Award–winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity. She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film The Game Plan. She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman. She dubbed the voice of Batwoman in the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.
Sedgwick has starred in the television series The Closer since 2005. In 2007 she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode. Over the life of the series she was nominated for and won several awards for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. She received a Golden Globe award in 2007 for her performance as lead actress and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010.
Personal life 
Sedgwick married actor Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). She is also the aunt of R&B/pop singer George Nozuka and his younger singer/songwriter brother Justin Nozuka (their mother Holly is Sedgwick's half-sister). Sedgwick has identified herself as Jewish, and also stated that she does not participate in any specific religious activities for any faith except for attending some Passover seders. Sedgwick learned in 2011, via her appearance on the U.S. TV show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, that she and Kevin Bacon are 10th cousins, once removed.
Awards and nominations 
Until 2011, Sedgwick had made television history, being the only female actor to be nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award every year that her show aired in the eligibility period. However, that came to an end in 2011 when Sedgwick failed to receive a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 2011 Emmy Awards.
Film and video 
- Reach Me (2013)
- The Possession (2012)
- Man on a Ledge (2012) .... Suzie Morales
- Chlorine (2010) .... Georgie
- Gamer (2009) .... Gina Parker Smith
- Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) (V) .... Lois Lane (voice)
- The Game Plan (2007) .... Stella Peck
- Loverboy (2005) .... Emily and also Film Producer
- On the Set with 'Secondhand Lions' (2004) (V) .... Herself
- Something the Lord Made (2004).... Mary Blalock
- The Woodsman (2004) .... Vicki
- Personal Velocity: In Conversation Rebecca, Parker, Fairuza, and Kyra (2003) (V) .... Herself
- Personal Velocity: Creating 'Personal Velocity' (2003) (V) .... Herself
- Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) (V) .... Batwoman (voice)
- Secondhand Lions (2003) .... Mae
- Behind the Red Door (2003) .... Natalie
- Just a Kiss (2002) .... Halley
- Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) .... Delia Shunt
- Conversations with Jon Turteltaub (2000) (V) .... Herself
- What's Cooking? (2000) .... Rachel Seelig
- Labor Pains (2000) .... Sarah Raymond
- Montana (1998) .... Claire Kelsky and also Associate Producer
- Critical Care (1997) .... Felicia Potter
- Phenomenon (1996) .... Lace Pennamin
- Losing Chase (1996...Elizabeth Cole and also Executive Producer
- The Low Life (1995) .... Bevan
- Something to Talk About (1995) .... Emma Rae King
- Murder in the First (1995) .... Blanche, Hooker
- Heart and Souls (1993) .... Julia
- Oliver Stone: Inside Out (1992) .... Herself
- Singles (1992) .... Linda Powell
- Pyrates (1991) .... Sam
- Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990) .... Ruth Bridge
- Born on the Fourth of July (1989) .... Donna, Ron Kovic's Girlfriend
- Kansas (1988) .... Prostitute Drifter
- Tai-Pan (1986) .... Tess Brock
- War and Love (1985) .... Halina
Television roles 
- The Closer (2005–2012) .... Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and also Co-Executive Producer (103 episodes)
- Something the Lord Made (2004) (TV) .... Mary Blalock
- Cavedweller (2004) (TV) .... Delia Byrd and also Executive Producer
- Queens Supreme (6 episodes, 2003) .... ADA Quinn Coleman
- 100 Sexiest Artists (2002) (TV) .... Herself and Host
- Stanley (1 episode, 2002) .... Park Ranger (voice)
- Door to Door (2002) (TV) .... Shelly Soentpiet Brady
- Ally McBeal (1 episode, 2002) .... Helena Greene
- American Experience (1 episode, 2001) .... Herself and Reader
- Talk to Me (unknown episodes, 2000) .... Janey Munroe
- Miss Rose White (1992) (TV) .... Rose White
- Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991) (TV) .... Arlene Megeffin
- Lemon Sky (1988) (TV) .... Carol
- Amazing Stories (1 episode, 1986) .... Dora Johnson
- Miami Vice (1 episode, 1985) .... Sarah MacPhail
- ABC Afterschool Special (1 episode, 1985) .... Cindy Eller
- Another World (1 episode, 1983) .... Julia Shearer
- "Kyra M. Sedgwick And Kevin Bacon, Actors, Engaged". The New York Times. April 3, 1988. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- SEDGWICK.ORG – Sedgwick Genealogy Worldwide
- "Kyra Sedgwick calls time on The Closer". The Spy Report (Media Spy). December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- Kyra Sedgwick Biography (1965–)
- Sedgwick Genealogy Worldwide
- Scott, Walter (1993-05-30). "Personality Parade". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
- Famous Sedgwicks
- Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio, 2007
- Kyra Sedgwick Emmy Award Winner
- Miss Rose White (1992) (TV) – Awards
- Serpe, Gina (2007-01-26). "Hargitay & Meloni's $VU". E!Online.com. Retrieved 2007-01-26.
- Lynette, Rice; James, Hibberd (1/30/2011). "TNT extends 'The Closer' final season to ready potential spin-off". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7/8/2012.
- Interfaith Celebrities Kyra Sedgwick Baseballs Braun-y Interfait – InterfaithFamily.com
- j. "Book shines light on the private life of Jewish stars"
- Find Articles – Kyra Sedgwick – Interview
- Powers, Lindsay (2011-07-15). "Kyra Sedgwick Finds Out She's Related to Husband Kevin Bacon on TV Show (Video) – Hollywood Reporter". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
- Smolenyak, Megan (2011-07-18). "6 Degrees of Separation: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Are Cousins". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
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