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Kevin Bacon Biography

Birth Name:
Kevin Norwood Bacon
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Subject of the parlor game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which a player tries to link any actor to the prolific Bacon in six (or fewer) steps
  • Father, Edmund Bacon, was a celebrated Philadelphia city planner who made the cover of Time magazine in 1964
  • Studied acting at Manning Street Actors Theater in Philadelphia, and Circle in the Square Theater in New York City
  • Won an Obie award in 1982 for his performance in the off-Broadway play Forty Deuce
  • Met his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, when they co-starred in the TV-movie Lemon Sky (1988)
  • Made his directorial debut with Losing Chase (1996), starring Sedgwick
  • Daughter Sosie was named Miss Golden Globe 2014
  • Plays in a band, the Bacon Brothers, with his brother, Michael

Awards

  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated

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