|Born||Sosie Ruth Bacon
March 15, 1992
Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992) is an American actress and the daughter of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. She was largely isolated from her parents' careers during her childhood. Bacon's first role was playing the 10-year-old Emily in the movie Loverboy, which was directed by her father. James Duff, producer of The Closer, was compelled by Bacon's performance in Loverboy to suggest that she play the role of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson's niece Charlie in the fifth season of the show. Although her parents were opposed to her being involved in acting, Bacon accepted the role and appeared in four episodes alongside her mother, who played the role of Chief Johnson. She portrayed the character of Skye Miller in the TV series 13 Reasons Why.
Sosie Bacon was born on March 15, 1992 to parents Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Her mother gave birth shortly after filming Miss Rose White and named Bacon after the movie's art director, Sosie Hublitz. Despite her parents having successful acting careers, Bacon was provided with a "fairly ordinary" upbringing according to producer James Duff, and Bacon's parents were determined that she not get into acting. During the filming of The Closer, Bacon's mother would spend half of the year in Los Angeles, while Bacon would stay in Manhattan with her father and brother. Her mother credited this as leading to a closer bond between Bacon and her father.
While directing Loverboy, Kevin Bacon decided to cast his daughter Sosie in the film. Asked about the choice to cast his daughter, Kevin said he made the decision as a director, not as a father, because he believed his daughter was perfect for the role and that "Sosie was cool. She kind of got it out of her system. She said, 'Oh, that was fun—now I’m going back to school.'" Sosie portrayed the main character Emily in a flashback, while the adult Emily was portrayed by her mother Kyra Sedgwick. As Emily, she sang an a cappella version of the David Bowie song "Life on Mars?" that was described in a review from The New York Times as "grotesquely funny." Her brother, Travis Bacon, was cast in a smaller role in the film. Kevin praised her work on Loverboy, but said he would not be encouraging her to pursue acting further.
Her performance in Loverboy is what James Duff, the producer of The Closer, has said first prompted him to suggest that Bacon begin acting. Duff had wanted to write her into the series since she was twelve years old according to Sedgwick, who plays the role of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the show. However, Sedgwick was opposed to the idea, insistent on her not getting involved with acting. Eventually Duff says he was able to get Sosie's parents to agree to her having a brief role on the series provided it did not interfere with her education. He described the agreement as being "more like a treaty negotiation" than an arrangement. Sedgwick's version of events was different. She said she had told Duff she would discuss it with her husband, but that Duff went to Sosie directly who accepted the role and at that point and her mother said, "there was no turning back."
On the show, Sosie portrayed Charlie who is left in the care of her aunt (Johnson) and her husband, Special Agent Fritz Howard. The role lasted for four episodes and led to what Sedgwick has said was one of the hardest scenes for her on the show, where Brenda is telling Charlie that she has to go home with Charlie responding by asking "Do you not want me to stay?" Sedgwick has said she would not find it unusual if Duff offered Bacon a more regular role on Major Crimes, a spin-off of The Closer series.
Following her role on The Closer, Sosie began studying at Brown University and has studied at musical theatre company CAP21. She joined the cast of Fiction in Photographs in 2012, an Off-Broadway musical by Dan Mills and Randy Redd.
On November 21, 2013, Sosie Bacon was crowned Miss Golden Globe 2014. Chosen each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Miss Golden Globe assists with the Globes ceremony and is typically the daughter of Hollywood celebrities. The outgoing recipient was Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher. She was cast in the leading female role of the 2014 independent film Off Season opposite Chance Kelly.
Following up her role in 13 Reasons Why, Bacon has been cast in Here and Now, an upcoming HBO family drama series from award-winning writer-producer Alan Ball, as Kristen, the daughter of a couple to be played by Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter.
|2005||Loverboy||Emily (10 years old)|
|2009||The Closer||Charlie Johnson||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2014||Basic Witches||Sosie||TV series|
|2014||Wishin' and Hopin'||Frances Funicello|
|2014||Another Life||Maggie||Short film|
|2014||Lady Lonely||Lady||Short film|
|2015||Ana Maria in Novela Land||Poppy Lake||Movie|
|2015–2016||Scream||Rachel Murray||3 episodes|
|2015||Lost Boy||Summer Harris||TV film|
|2017||13 Reasons Why||Skye Miller||TV series|
|2017||Story of a Girl||Stacey||TV film|
|2018||Here and Now||Kristen||TV series|
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