Kyra Sedgwick


Kyra Sedgwick

Infobox actor


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birthname = Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
birthdate = birth date and age|mf=yes|1965|8|19
birthplace = New York City, New York, United States
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spouse = Kevin Bacon (September 4, 1988 - present) 2 children
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2007 "The Closer" - Brenda Johnson
awards = Satellite Award for Best Actress - TV Series Drama
2005, 2006 "The Closer" - Brenda Johnson
Gracie Allen Awards for Best Actress - TV Series Drama
2006 "The Closer" - Brenda Johnson

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE1DB133FF930A35757C0A96E948260 Kyra M. Sedgwick And Kevin Bacon, Actors, Engaged - New York Times ] ] (born August 19, 1965) [ [http://www.sedgwick.org/na/families/robert1613/B/4/7/4/2/2/2/6/B4742226-sedgwick-kyra.html SEDGWICK.ORG - Sedgwick Genealogy Worldwide ] ] is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. In 2007, Sedgwick won Best Actress for lead role in a dramatic TV series at the Golden Globes for her role in "The Closer".

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. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/41/Kyra-Sedgwick.html Kyra Sedgwick Biography (1965-) ] ] [ [http://www.sedgwick.org/na/families/robert1613/ged/d0013/f0002657.html Sedgwick Genealogy Worldwide] ] On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick; Endicott Peabody, the founder of the Groton School; William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence; the Reverend John Lathrop; and Governor Thomas Dudley; as well as first cousin once removed of Edie Sedgwick, a star of Andy Warhol's early films, niece of the writer John Sedgwick, sister of actor Robert Sedgwick and half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern. [ [http://www.sedgwick.org/na/misc/famous.html Famous Sedgwicks] ] Her parents separated when she was three and divorced when she was six; her mother subsequently re-married to Ben Heller, an art dealer. Sedgwick's father was Episcopalian of English heritage, and her mother was Jewish. Sedgwick identifies her family and herself as Jewish; [ [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=4067605 Interfaith Celebrities Kyra Sedgwick Baseballs Braun-y Interfait - InterfaithFamily.com ] ] [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27456/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Book shines light on the private life of Jewish stars] ] 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. [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_n7_v26/ai_18693514 Find Articles - Kyra Sedgwick - Interview] ] Sedgwick attended Sarah Lawrence College and graduated from the Friends Seminary. She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.

Career

Sedgwick made her debut on the television soap opera "Another World" at the age of sixteen. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as "Something to Talk About" (1995) and "Phenomenon", in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character.Stated in interview on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2007] 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. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104886/awards Miss Rose White (1992) (TV) - Awards ] ] She played the part of Stella Peck in the 2007 film, "The Game Plan".

As of 2005, Sedgwick stars in the television series, "The Closer", for which she receives roughly US $300,000 per episode. [cite news|title = Hargitay & Meloni's $VU|url = http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=dad34051-20ae-46e0-b75b-f5fca69c432d|author = Serpe, Gina|date = 2007-01-26|accessdate = 2007-01-26
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] On 2007-01-15, she received a Golden Globe award for her performance as lead actress in that series.

Personal life

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). [http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=1014399] She is also the aunt of singer/songwriter Justin Nozuka

Awards and nominations

Awards

Golden Globe Awards
*2006 64th Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama "The Closer"Satellite Awards
*2005 Best Actress - TV Series Drama "The Closer"
*2006 Best Actress - TV Series Drama "The Closer"Gracie Allen Awards
*2006 Best Actress - TV Series Drama "The Closer"Primetime Emmy Awards
*2008 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series "The Closer"

Nominations

Screen Actors Guild Awards
*2006 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series "The Closer"
*2007 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series "The Closer"Golden Globe Awards
*2005 63rd Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama "The Closer"
*2007 65th Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama "The Closer"Primetime Emmy Awards
*2006 nomination for outstanding lead actress in a drama series "The Closer"
*2007 nomination for outstanding lead actress in a drama series "The Closer"

Filmography

Film and video

* "Game" (2009) .... Gina Parker Smith (post-production)
* "" (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
* "" (2003) (V) .... Herself
* "" (2003) (V) .... Herself
* "" (2003) (V) .... Batwoman (voice)
* "Secondhand Lions" (2003) .... Mae
* "Behind the Red Door" (2003) .... Natalie
* "Just a Kiss" (2002) .... Halley
* "" (2002) .... Delia Shunt
* "Conversations with Jon Turteltaub" (2000) (V) .... Herself
* "Montana" (1998) .... Claire Kelsky and also Associate Producer
* "Critical Care" (1997) .... Felicia Potter
* "What's Cooking?" (2000) .... Rachel Seelig
* "Labor Pains" (2000) .... Sarah Raymond
* "Phenomenon" (1996) .... Lace Pennamin
* "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
* "" (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

Television roles

* "The Closer" (58 episodes, 2005-2008) .... 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
* "The Woodsman" (2004) .... Vicki
* "Film Trix 2004" (2004) .... Herself
* "The Another World Reunion" (2003) (TV) .... Julia Shearer archive footage
* "Beauty in a Jar" (2003) (TV) .... Narrator (voice)
* "Queens Supreme" (6 episodes, "The House Next Door", "The Eyes Have It", "Permanent Markers", "Things Change", "Case by Case" and "Words That Wound", 2003-2007) .... ADA Quinn Coleman
* "100 Sexiest Artists" (2002) (TV) .... Herself and Host
* "Stanley" (1 episode, "Woodpecker Woes/P.U. Pup", 2002) .... Park Ranger (voice)
* "Film Trix 2002" (2002) .... Herself
* "Door to Door" (2002) (TV) .... Shelly Soomky Brady
* "Ally McBeal" (1 episode, "All of Me", 2002) .... Helena Greene
* "Hudson's Law" (2001) (TV) ....
* "American Experience" (1 episode, "War Letters", 2001) .... Herself and Reader
* "Talk to Me" (unknown episodes, 2000) .... Janey Munroe
* "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" (1998) (TV) .... Countess Olivia
* "Losing Chase" (1996) (TV) .... Elizabeth Cole and also Executive Producer
* "Family Pictures" (1993) (TV) .... Nina Eberlin
* "Miss Rose White" (1992) (TV) .... Rose White
* "" (1991) (TV) .... Arlene Megeffin
* "" (1990) (TV) .... Arlene
* "" (1989) (TV) .... Herself
* "Lemon Sky" (1988) (TV) .... Carol
* "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains" (1987) (TV) .... Lillian Salo
* "The Wide Net" (1987) (TV) ....
* "Amazing Stories" (1 episode, "Thanksgiving", 1986) .... Dora Johnson
* "Miami Vice" (1 episode, "Phil the Shill", 1985) .... Sarah MacPhail
* "ABC Afterschool Specials" (1 episode, "Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale", 1985) .... Cindy Eller
* "Another World" (1 episode, 1983) .... Julia Shearer

Award show appearances

* "19th GLAAD Media Awards" (2008) (TV) .... Herself
* "13th Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere" (2008) (TV) .... Herself
* "13th Critics' Choice Awards" (2008) (TV) .... Herself
* "17th Gotham Awards" (2007) (TV) .... Herself
* "59th Primetime Emmy Awards" (2007) (TV) .... Herself
* "" (2007) (TV) .... Herself
* "64th Golden Globe Awards" (2007) (TV) .... Herself
* "60th Tony Awards" (2006) (TV) .... Herself and Presenter
* "15th Gotham Awards" (2005) (TV) .... Herself and Host
* "20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards" (2005) (TV) .... Herself
* "Moving Image Salutes John Travolta" (2004) (TV) .... Herself
* "2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards" (2004) (TV) .... Herself and Performer at the "In America" segment

Talk show appearances

* "Entertainment Tonight" (4 episodes, "19 July 2007", "24 September 2007", "8 January 2008" and "28 January 2008", 2007-2008)
* "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (1 episode, "26 September 2007", 2007)
* "Race to the Emmys" (2007) (V)
* "Late Show with David Letterman" (2 episodes, "7 June 2006" and "12 June 2007", 2006-2007)
* "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2 episodes, "..." and "6 August 2007", 2006-2007)
* "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (2 episodes, "20 July 2005" and "24 July 2006", 2005-2006)
* "Sunday Morning Shootout" (1 episode, 2005)
* "The View" (4 episodes, "13 January 2005", "9 June 2005", "4 December 2006" and "18 June 2007", 2005-2007)
* "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (5 episodes, "6 December 2004", "18 August 2005", "13 June 2007", "5 October 2007" and "8 July 2008", 2004-2008)
* "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (1 episode, "13 October 2004", 2004)
* "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (1 episode, "12 October 2004", 2004)
* "The Howard Stern Radio Show" (2 episodes, "6 May 2000" and "9 December 2000", 2000)
* "Howard Stern" (3 episodes, "7 October 1997", "16 May 2000" and "11 December 2000", 1997-2000)
* "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (4 episodes, "12 August 1996", "26 May 1998", "4 April 2000" and "13 February 2002", 1996-2002)
* "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (3 episodes, "7 April 2000", "14 June 2007" and "9 July 2008", 2000-2008)

References

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* [http://television.aol.com/tv-celebrity-interviews/kyra-sedgwick Kyra Sedgwick interview]
* [http://www.kyra-s.net Kyra Sedgwick Fan - Your Source to Everything Kyra Sedgwick]


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