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Kyra Minturn Bacon (Sedgwick)

Also Known As: "Kiko"
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Dwight Sedgwick, V and Patricia Ann Heller
Wife of Kevin Bacon
Mother of Private and Private
Sister of Private and Private

Occupation: actress
Managed by: David John Bilodeau
Last Updated:
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About Kyra Sedgwick

Award winning actress Kyra Minturn Sedgwick plays Brenda Johnson, the homicide cop with a Southern accent and a penchant for cajoling confessions, in the TV series The Closer.

She was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City, New York to Patricia (née Rosenwald), a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her paternal ancestors include Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), and the Reverend John Lathrop. 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 father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, and Sedgwick's mother was Jewish. Her 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.

At the age of sixteen, Sedgwick made her debut on the television soap opera Another World. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as Singles (1992), Something to Talk About (1995) 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.[8] 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.

Since 2005, Sedgwick has starred in the television series, The Closer. In 2007, she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode. On January 15, 2007, she received a Golden Globe award for her performance as lead actress in that series. In August 2010, she also won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. She also has been nominated for several awards for that role. In the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, she dubbed the voices of Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli, and Kimberly Brooks as Batwoman.

Sedgwick married Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). 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.

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


Film and Video

Gamer (2009) .... Gina Parker Smith

Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) (V) .... Lois Lane (voice)

The Game Plan (2007) .... Stella Peck

Loverboy (2005) .... Emily and also Film Producer

On the Set with 'Secondhand Lions' (2004) (V) .... Herself

Something the Lord Made (2004).... Mary Blalock

The Woodsman (2004) .... Vicki

Personal Velocity: In Conversation Rebecca, Parker, Fairuza, and Kyra (2003) (V) .... Herself

Personal Velocity: Creating 'Personal Velocity' (2003) (V) .... Herself

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) (V) .... Batwoman (voice)

Secondhand Lions (2003) .... Mae

Behind the Red Door (2003) .... Natalie

Just a Kiss (2002) .... Halley

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) .... Delia Shunt

Conversations with Jon Turteltaub (2000) (V) .... Herself

What's Cooking? (2000) .... Rachel Seelig

Labor Pains (2000) .... Sarah Raymond

Montana (1998) .... Claire Kelsky and also Associate Producer

Critical Care (1997) .... Felicia Potter

Phenomenon (1996) .... Lace Pennamin

Losing Chase (1996...Elizabeth Cole and also Executive Producer

The Low Life (1995) .... Bevan

Something to Talk About (1995) .... Emma Rae King

Murder in the First (1995) .... Blanche, Hooker

Heart and Souls (1993) .... Julia

Oliver Stone: Inside Out (1992) .... Herself

Singles (1992) .... Linda Powell

Pyrates (1991) .... Sam

Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990) .... Ruth Bridge

Born on the Fourth of July (1989) .... Donna, Ron Kovic's Girlfriend

Kansas (1988) .... Prostitute Drifter

Tai-Pan (1986) .... Tess Brock

War and Love (1985) .... Halina


The Closer (2005-present) .... Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and also Co-Executive Producer (20 episodes)

Something the Lord Made (2004) (TV) .... Mary Blalock

Cavedweller (2004) (TV) .... Delia Byrd and also Executive Producer

Queens Supreme (6 episodes, 2003-2007) .... ADA Quinn Coleman

100 Sexiest Artists (2002) (TV) .... Herself and Host

Stanley (1 episode, 2002) .... Park Ranger (voice)

Door to Door (2002) (TV) .... Shelly Soentpiet Brady

Ally McBeal (1 episode, 2002) .... Helena Greene

American Experience (1 episode, 2001) .... Herself and Reader

Talk to Me (unknown episodes, 2000) .... Janey Munroe

Miss Rose White (1992) (TV) .... Rose White

Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991) (TV) .... Arlene Megeffin

Lemon Sky (1988) (TV) .... Carol

Amazing Stories (1 episode, 1986) .... Dora Johnson

Miami Vice (1 episode, 1985) .... Sarah MacPhail

ABC Afterschool Special (1 episode, 1985) .... Cindy Eller

Another World (1 episode, 1983) .... Julia Shearer,_Kyra/Biography/

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Kyra Sedgwick's Timeline

August 19, 1965
New York, NY, United States