- NAME: Kyra Sedgwick
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress
- BIRTH DATE: August 19, 1965 (Age: 48)
- EDUCATION: Friends Seminary, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Southern California
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
- AKA: Kyra Sedgwick
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Actress Kyra Sedgwick's career took a new turn when she was cast as the lead on the TNT crime drama The Closer (2005-12).
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Sedgwick became even more selective in taking parts after the births of her children. She limited her appearances to small, quality roles,
such as the daughter of the characters played by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in the 1990 film Mr. & Mrs. Bridge. Sedgwick also starred as Julia Roberts's sister in 1995's Something to Talk About and mixed roles in films like Singles (1992) and Phenomenon (1996) with appearances in indie flicks as well as on television.
Sedgwick's career took a new turn when she was cast as the lead on the TNT drama The Closer, which premiered in 2005. She played deputy police chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a tough Southern cop with a knack for getting perps to confess to their crimes. Though initially reluctant to leave her New York-based family for six months a year to film in Los Angeles, Sedgwick accepted the role. The show, boosted by Sedgwick's winning performance, gained a robust audience as well as critical acclaim. In 2007 and 2009, respectively, Sedgwick won a Golden Globe Award (best actress in a drama television series) and a People's Choice Award (favorite TV drama diva) for her role on the series. In 2010, she was honored with an Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series—the first major award of her long and varied career.
"TV is a very intimate experience for people, and I know that because of the way they react to you when they see you on the street!" Sedgwick said of her new connection with fans. "They say, 'Oh, I loooooooove you!' It's this deep connection and a very intimate one. They feel like they know you; you're in their living room ... And I appreciate being that person that's accessible enough so that people can be intimate with me onscreen and on the street."
Sedgwick stayed with The Closer through its seven-season run. After the show ended in 2012, she took on a few film roles: She starred in The Possession, a 2012 horror movie, and the following year had a small part in Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Around this same time, Sedgwick was cast in a starring role alongside Bella Thorne in the thriller Blue Sky.
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