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See Sedgwick's roles through the years

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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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Another World

A 16-year-old Sedgwick made her television debut in 1982 on the NBC soap Another World. She played Julia Shearer for one year.
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Born on the Fourth of July

Sedgwick got her big break playing Tom Cruise's high-school girlfriend, Donna, in this 1990 hit.
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Miss Rose White

Sedgwick earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a Jewish immigrant who grapples with her ethnicity. The 1992 NBC TV movie was based on the play A Shayna Maidel.
5 of 10 Warner Bros./The Kobal Collection

Something to Talk About

As Julia Roberts' smart-talking sister in this 1995 comedy, Sedgwick snagged a supporting actress Golden Globe nomination.
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Sedgwick played Lace Pennamin, a single mom with whom John Travolta's everyman-turned-genius George is hopelessly in love.
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Secondhand Lions

Sedgwick played mom to Haley Joel Osment in this 2003 family film.
8 of 10 Universal Pictures

The Woodsman

Sedgwick and her husband, Kevin Bacon, have made four movies together, including this critically acclaimed 2004 drama in which Bacon played a convicted child molester released from prison. Sedgwick played his girlfriend.
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The Closer

Sedgwick won a Golden Globe and has earned five consecutive Emmy nominations for her turn as the workaholic and junk food addict deputy chief Brenda Johnson. The Closer is cable's most-watched show.
10 of 10 Walt Disney Pictures

The Game Plan

Sedgwick played The Rock's agent in this 2007 football comedy.