Kyra Sedgwick

Highest Rated: 96% Villains (2019)
Lowest Rated: 4% Reach Me (2014)
Birthday: Aug 19, 1965
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Born August 19th, 1965, actress Kyra Sedgwick was seemingly born into fame, as a cousin of '60s mod icon and muse of Andy Warhol Edie Sedgwick. While only 16 when she made her professional acting debut on the TV soap Another World in 1982, Kyra proved much more stable than her ill-fated predecessor, graduating from USC and going on to cultivate a successful acting career on the stage, screen, and television. With high cheekbones, piercing eyes, full lips, and a mane of striking blonde curls, the young actress had no problem landing the film and TV roles to sustain her life as a working actress, but her solid, pensive presence onscreen proved to be an even more useful asset than her looks. Landing at least two substantial parts a year, she built up a resumé over the next decade that included the title role in 1985's Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale and a part in the acclaimed 1987 TV movie Lemon Sky, where she met co-star and future husband Kevin Bacon. The two were married the following year and would have two children.As the '90s approached, Sedgwick gained big-screen attention with a supporting role in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July (1989). In 1992, she notably had the chance to embrace her Jewish side -- as a person who'd openly spoken about her mixed ethnic identity -- with a role in Miss Rose White, starring as a Polish-born woman sent to New York as a child to escape the Holocaust, but who is forced to confront the Jewish heritage she's since denied when she finds that the sister she was separated from is still alive.That same year, Sedgwick scored the "big break" part that she would long be remembered for when Cameron Crowe cast her as the female lead in his film Singles. A sweet and funny generational opus about life and love after college, the dramedy was filmed on location in Seattle in 1991, just as the grunge music movement was beginning to take off. In addition to supporting cast members like Matt Dillon and Bridget Fonda, the film featured artists like Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell in minor roles as musicians. Sedgwick's placement in a movie that would prove to be so iconic for its time and place endeared her greatly to Gen-Xers, though she would lie low throughout the '90s and 2000s, frequently choosing smaller, independent projects.In 2004, Sedgwick and husband Kevin Bacon undertook a joint project, The Woodsman, which Bacon also produced. Still more daunting for the spouses than the notoriously stressful task of working together, the film cast Bacon as a paroled pedophile, examining the character's recovery and the tentative relationship that he forms with a somewhat emotionally hardened fellow lumberyard worker, played by Sedgwick. While hardly blockbuster subject matter, the project was praised by critics, as was Sedgwick's intimate, minimalist performance.It seemed clear that Sedgwick's interests as an actor lay outside the harshest glare of the Hollywood limelight, but in 2006 she managed to stumble into its illumination anyway, starring in the TNT drama The Closer. Playing a Southern-born police detective with an uncanny skill for extracting confessions, Sedgwick brought a multi-dimensional quality to the character of Brenda Johnson that made the series considerably more well-rounded than the other procedural crime shows that flooded prime time. The complex nature of the role earned her immense praise, as in a singe episode, Brenda could share the screen with her arrogant co-workers, her flirtatious beau, her beloved but nagging mother, and several criminal suspects that she might persuade to confess through any number of personal approaches. Audiences were awed at the genuineness with which Sedgwick was able to portray a character who is so frequently choosing her words and actions with careful precision, and the series was picked up for a second season in 2007. That same year, Sedgwick took home a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama.When The Closer ended in 2012, Sedgwick ret

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
96% Villains Gloria 2019
50% Submission Sherrie Swenson 2018
No Score Yet After Darkness Actor 2018
No Score Yet Story of a Girl Director 2017
94% The Edge of Seventeen Mona $14.3M 2016
40% Misconception Actor 2016
79% Time Out Of Mind Karen 2015
18% Big Sky Dee 2015
80% Cop Car Dispatch $0.2M 2015
45% The Road Within Dr. Mia Rose 2015
51% The Humbling Louise Trenner 2015
4% Reach Me Collette 2014
8% Chlorine Georgie 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings Lucien's Mother $0.7M 2013
40% The Possession Stephanie $49.2M 2012
32% Man on a Ledge Suzie Morales $18.5M 2012
30% Gamer Gina Parker Smith $20.5M 2009
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier Lois Lane 2008
29% The Game Plan Stella Peck $90.6M 2007
18% Loverboy Emily Producer 2006
88% The Woodsman Vickie $1.5M 2004
No Score Yet Something the Lord Made Mary Blalock 2004
No Score Yet Cavedweller Delia Executive Producer Producer 2004
60% Secondhand Lions Mae $41.5M 2003
No Score Yet Behind the Red Door Natalie 2003
No Score Yet Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman Batwoman 2003
19% Just a Kiss Halley 2002
60% Door to Door Shelly Brady 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Delia Shunt $0.7M 2002
52% What's Cooking? Rachel Seelig $0.7M 2000
No Score Yet Labor Pains Sarah Raymond 2000
No Score Yet Montana Claire 1998
59% Critical Care Felicia Potter 1997
50% Phenomenon Lace Pennamin 1996
56% The Low Life Bevan 1996
39% Something to Talk About Emma Rae 1995
No Score Yet Losing Chase Producer Executive Producer Elizabeth Cole 1995
50% Murder in the First Blanche 1994
55% Heart and Souls Julia 1993
No Score Yet Family Pictures Nina 1993
79% Singles Linda Powell 1992
No Score Yet Miss Rose White Rose White 1992
No Score Yet Women & Men 2 Arlene Megeffin 1991
No Score Yet Pyrates Sam 1991
No Score Yet Cindy Eller Actor 1991
80% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Ruth Bridge 1990
No Score Yet Women & Men: Stories of Seduction Arlene 1990
89% Born on the Fourth of July Donna 1989
No Score Yet Lemon Sky Carol 1988
20% Kansas Prostitute Drifter 1988
No Score Yet The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Lillian Salo 1987
14% Tai-Pan Tess 1986
No Score Yet La Guerra y el Amor Halina 1984
No Score Yet Montana, (Nothing Personal) Actor

TV

CREDIT
70% In the Dark
2019
Director
  • 2019
55% Ten Days in the Valley
2017
Executive Producer Jane Sadler
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Producer Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson
  • 2018
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Madeline Wuntch
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Appearing Camouflage Carla
  • 2017
  • 2010
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
Camouflage Carla
  • 2016
  • 2014
53% Proof
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Helen/Helena Greene
  • 2002
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Carol
  • 1988
  • 1987

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