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Kyra Sedgwick Biography

Birth Name:
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

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

Awards

  • 2017Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Drama Diva: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated

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