Kyra Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, United States to Patricia Rosenwald, a speech teacher and family therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. She considers herself to be a Jewish. Her brother is an actor Robert Sedgwick. Unfortunately, her parents separated when she was 4. Sedgwick entered Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred to the University of Southern California, where she graduated with a theater degree.

At the age of 16 Kyra Sedgwick appeared on the popular television soap opera Another World. It was her debut on the big screen in her biography and became a professional actress. In 1988 she was given a role in a TV version of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky. After that success she appeared in several famous and well-known Hollywood films, including Singles (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Something to Talk About (1995) and Phenomenon (1996), in which she acted as the girlfriend of John Travolta's character. Kyra Sedgwick voiced Batwoman in the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

Being quite successful, she appeared in the television series The Closer. In 2007 she began earning roughly $300,000 per episode. Playing Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, she was nominated for and won several famous awards. What is more, she appeared many times on Daily News pages. She got a Golden Globe award for her playing as lead actress and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010. In 2009, Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.

Sedgwick stayed with The Closer through its seven-season run. After the show was completed in 2012, she was offered a few more roles. She appeared in The Possession, a 2012 horror movie, and the following year had a small part in Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe. In addition, Sedgwick was cast in an important role alongside Bella Thorne in the thriller Blue Sky.

Sedgwick produced The Proof for one single season. It is an American drama television series that aired on TNT from June 16 through August 18, 2015. In 2014-2015 Kyra Sedgwick appeared in such movies as The Humbling, Reach Me, Big Sky, The Road, 1 and Cop Car. She played Mona in a coming-of-age comedy-drama film The Edge of Seventeen directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig in the year 2016.

Kyra Sedgwick married Kevin Bacon, an actor, on September 4, 1988, when Sedgwick was 22. They had met on set of the Lanford Wilson play Lemon Sky in the late 1980s. He is an actor who had already achieved Hollywood fame for his roles in films such as Footloose and Diner. Kyra Sedgwick and her husband are happy to have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). The family lives happily on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The actress has an estimated net worth if $16 million. The sum is considered to be growing in 2017.

Last Modified: Jul 4, 2020

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