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  • Real name : Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
  • Place of birth : New York City
  • Date of birth : 19/08/1965

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  • Kiko
  • Sedgwick Kyra

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Kyra Sedgwick (1965)

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick

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Kyra Minturn Sedgwick is an American actress.

Sedgwick is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010. The series will end in Summer 2012, following the completion of its seventh season.

  Biography  

 early life
Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia (née Rosenwald), a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, and her mother was Jewish. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody , William Ellery , John Lathrop (1740–1816), of Boston, Mass and Ellery Sedgwick, owner / editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Sedgwick is also the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, a niece of the writer John Sedgwick, a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick, and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern.

Sedgwick's parents separated when she was four and divorced when she was six; her mother subsequently re-married to Ben Heller, an art dealer. Sedgwick graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.

 career
At the age of 16, Sedgwick made her debut on the television soap opera Another World. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as Singles , Something to Talk About and Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character. She starred in the Emmy Award-winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity. She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film, The Game Plan. She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman. In the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, she dubbed the voices of Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli, and Kimberly Brooks as Batwoman.

Since 2005, Sedgwick has starred in the television series, The Closer. In 2007, she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode. Over the life of the series, she was nominated for and won several awards for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. She received a Golden Globe award in 2007 for her performance as lead actress, and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010.

The Closer will end in the summer of 2012, following the completion of its seventh season; the series's broadcaster, TNT, said that the decision to retire the series was made by Sedgwick.

In 2009, Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.

 personal life
Sedgwick married Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon and Sosie Ruth Bacon . She is also the aunt of R&B/pop singer George Nozuka and his younger singer/songwriter brother Justin Nozuka. Sedgwick identifies her family and herself as Jewish; a 1996 interview referred to her as "an all-American Jewish WASP actress", but Sedgwick said in the article that she and her family do not participate in any specific religious activities for any faith except for attending some Passover seders. Sedgwick learned in 2011 via her appearance on the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? that she and Bacon are 10th cousins, once removed.

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