Kyra Sedgwick

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Kyra Sedgwick

Born

8/19/1965, New York, NY

Birth Name

Kyra Sedgwick

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Kyra Sedgewick
  • Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer.
  • Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer.
  • Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer.
  • Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer.
8.2
out of 10
User Rating
261 votes

Biography

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Kyra Sedgwick was born in New York City, New York, to wealthy parents, and spent her childhood attending private schools. She became a professional actor as a teenager, first appearing in Another World at age 16. She graduated from the University of Southern California, and has appeared in…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • As befitting the wife of Kevin Bacon, Kyra was born on exactly the same day as another famous Kevin - Dillon.

    • In 2010, Kyra won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series playing Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnsonon The Closer.


    • On December 20, 2007 Kyra Segdwick was nominated for a SAG Award in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance on The Closer . She and her Closer castmates were also nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series.

    • On December 13, 2007, Kyra Sedgwick was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Actress in a Leading Role - Drama Series" category for her performance in The Closer.

    • Kyra Sedgwick and John Cryer made the announcements for Emmy nominations on July 19th, 2007. Kyra was surprised to learn that she was nominated for her role as Dep. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in The Closer in the category of "Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series", as her name had not been read out during the rehearsals. She was also nominated in 2006 and 2008.

    • In December, 2006, Kyra was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category of "Best Actress, Dramatic Series" for her role in The Closer. The Golden Globes were broadcast on January 15, 2007; Kyra won the award in her category.

    • In 2006, Kyra won a Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama series for her role in The Closer; she also won a Satellite Award in 2005 in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Drama. In 2006, she was also nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the same role.

    • In 2005, Kyra was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role in Cavedweller (2004).

    • In 2005, Kyra was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama, for The Woodsman (2004).

    • Kyra is cousin to Edie Sedgwick, an actress who appeared in films attributed to Andy Warhol.

    • Kyra got her start in acting at age 16, when she joined the cast of Another World in the role of Julia Shearer.

    • Kyra and her husband Kevin Bacon have worked together in five Hollywood movies (as of 2005): Pyrates (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), Cavedweller (2004), and Loverboy (2005).

    • Kyra has two brothers, Rob and Nicco Sedgwick.

    • In 2005, Kyra was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award in the category of "Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama" for her role in the movie, The Woodsman (2004).

    • In 2005, Kyra was the recipient of the Copper Wing Tribute Award at the Phoenix Film Festival.

    • In 2005, Kyra was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category of "Best Female Lead" for her role in Cavedweller (2004).

    • In 2001, Kyra won the Video Premiere Award in the category of "Best Actress" for her role in Labor Pains (2000) in the DVD Exclusive Awards.

    • In 1997, Kyra and co-star John Travolta shared a nomination for an MTV Movie Award in the category of "Best Kiss" for their roles in the movie Phenomenon (1996).

    • In 1996, Kyra was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" for her role in the movie Something To Talk About (1995).

    • In 1996, Kyra was nominated for "Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" by the American Comedy Awards for her role in Something To Talk About (1995).

    • In 1993, Kyra was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of "Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV" for her role in Miss Rose White (1992, TV).

    • In 1994, Kyra was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" for her role in the film, Heart And Souls (1993) by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

    • As of 2005, Kyra lives in Connecticut with her husband, Kevin Bacon, and their two children.

    • TNT discovered Kyra (for The Closer) when she starred opposite William H. Macy in their Emmy nominated made-for-tv movie Door to Door.

    • Kyra married actor Kevin Bacon on September 3, 1988.

    • Kyra and Kevin Bacon met on the set of TV movie Lemon Sky.

    • Kyra and husband Kevin Bacon have two children: Travis, born in June of 1989, and Sosie Ruth, born in March of 1992.

  • Quotes

    • (admitting she probably would've flunked out of the police academy)
      Kyra: If a mystery gets too complicated, you lost me at the bakery. That's one of the reasons that playing Brenda is so challenging for me. She's so much smarter than I am.

    • Kyra Sedgwick: Everyone makes a difference. You don't deserve a place on this earth unless you take responsibility for it and its future.

    • Kyra Sedgwick: I don't own a lot of mirrors. I'm more concerned with what's inside. As the mother of a girl, it's an important message.

    • (about her diversity of roles)
      Kyra Sedgwick: I think I'm lucky in the sense that I don't have that kind of stardom that makes it difficult for people to swallow me in different settings.

    • Kyra Sedgwick: It's an unattainable goal to be good at everything.

    • Kyra Sedgwick: Confession...is good for the soul.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Down to earth actress, great personnaly and very naturally beautiful

    9.5
    I love watching The Closer, all the cast of actors are excellent, especially Kyra, her part is well done, running the department, trying to save her relationship, keep every one happy and going and most of all, solving the murder cases. Wish it was on an early time frame, like 9:00 pm or 8:00 pm
  • I love Kyra Sedgwick. No one, I mean no one, will ever be able to replace her as the closer. I hate to see that the show is going to end. Great show and cast!!moreless

    10
    I think Kyra Sedgwick is perfect as the closer. No one will ever be able to replace her. The entire cast is great, from serious characters to funny, as of course I am referring to the two inept detectives. I do not like the role Mary McDonnell plays and would prefer she never appeared again. However, the rest of the cast simply cannot be replaced. Some of my favorite episodes were the "body in the garage" and the "body that fell out of the casket" after a funeral. But Kyra is the driving force in this series. We will surely miss you, Kyra Sedgwick, and your wonderful crew.moreless
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