Kyra Sedgwick

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/19/1965, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Although she started out on a daytime soap as a teen, Sedgwick made her name in films playing a variety of smart, sassy and usually supporting characters. By the mid-1980s, she was working consistently both on screen and on the stage. In 1996, she took her first job behind the camera as a producer for hubby Kevin Bacon's directorial debut, Losing Chase. Sedgwick attempted to transition to television with the failed sitcom Talk to Me, but at 40 she gave the tube a second try as a prickly but effective deputy police chief on TNT's The Closer. The gamble paid off, and she landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June 2009 and became a perennial awards-season contender. Off screen she maintains a low-key persona with her husband and their children.Kyra Sedgwick Fast Facts:
  • Made her professional acting debut at the age of 15 in the off-Broadway play Time Was.
  • Made her TV debut at the age of 16 in the NBC soap Another World and was succeeded in that role by Faith Ford.
  • Met her husband Kevin Bacon when they costarred in the TV-movie Lemon Sky (1988).
  • Executive produced Losing Chase in 1996 for Showtime. The film was her husband's directorial debut.
  • Worked on several independent-film projects during the late '90s and early '00s, including the critically lauded Showtime film Cavedweller and The Woodsman, both released in 2004. Her work in Cavedweller earned her an Independent Spirit Award nod for Best Actress.
  • Achieved mainstream success with her lead role in the TNT crime drama The Closer.
  • Daughter Sosie was named Miss Golden Globe 2014.
  • Kyra Sedgwick Relationships:
  • Edie Sedgwick - Cousin
  • Nicco Sedgwick - Brother
  • Kevin Bacon - Husband
  • Travis Sedg Bacon - Son
  • Rob Sedgwick - Brother
  • Sosie Bacon - Daughter
  • Kyra Sedgwick Awards:
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Drama Diva - Winner
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, United States; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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