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Famous American actress cum producer Kyra Sedgwick has been in the movie industry for three decades and has established her name as one of the best in this profession. In spite of being brought up in a broken home, Kyra stayed focused and was able to land a degree in Theatre and for her, venturing into the field was no mistake. She came into limelight after her amazing role as Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT’s television series The Closer and in subsequent years, Kyra has appeared in several films and television series.
Kyra Sedgwick – Bio
The American actress hails from New York City, the United States of America where she was born on the 19th of August 1965. At age 4, her father, Henry Dwight Sedgwick V., a Venture Capitalist, separated from her mother – Patricia Rosenwald Sedgwick, who was a Speech Teacher and Family Educational Therapist. However, two years later, her mother got married to Ben Heller, an art dealer who became her stepfather.
Kyra started her education at Friends Seminary before proceeding to study at Sarah Lawrence College after which she attended the University of California where she earned a degree in Theatre.
Career Timeline & Achievements
The big screen actress began her career with a television soap opera called Another World, playing the role of Julia Shearer. As she continued to improve in her acting, Kyra also landed roles in notable Hollywood series like Ingles, Heart and Souls, Something To Talk About, and Phenomenon. She is also known to have played the role of a Jewish Immigrant in Miss Ross White and many other films which include Secondhand Lion as Mae Coleman, The Game Plan, playing the role of Stella Peck, and the movie The Woodsman, alongside her husband Kelvin Bacon
In 2005, Kyra Sedgwick was cast in the television series The Closer, that lasted for seven years for which she landed 6 nominations from the Gloden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series and won the title once in 2007. Other Gloden Globe Awards she has been nominated for is the 1993 Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for the film Miss Rose White and in 1996, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the movie Something to Talk About.
Kyra’s other achievements in the film industry include the recognition she gained over the years from associations like the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards who gave her the award for Best Female-Directed Narrative Feature for the 2017 film Story of a Girl, DVD Exclusive Awards gave her the award for Best Actress for the movie Labour Pains and she has landed awards from People’s Choice, Primetime Emmy as well as Satellite awards for her work in The Closer. To crown all her achievements was Kyra Sedgwick’s receipt of her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 8th, 2009.
Aside from her acting career, Kyra is also a director and has tried her hands on producing as well. As a director, Kyra Sedgwick is credited for directing the TV film Story of a Girl in 2017 and she is the producer of the movie Proof which aired for a season in 2015.
Husband – Kevin Bacon, Daughter
Details about the film star’s love life show that she is a happily married woman and a proud mother of two children. Kyra Sedgwick got married in 1988, on the 4th of September, to her lover Kelvin Bacon who is also a well-known American actor. The duo has been together since then, maintaining a top ranking on the list of long-lasting relationships in Hollywood.
Their union is blessed with two children, a son named Travis Sedgwick Bacon born 1989 and a daughter, Sosie Ruth Bacon who was born in 1992. Both children are into the film business like their parents and are also doing pretty well for themselves.
Although Kyra and her husband were said to have lost a chunk of their money via a dubious money scheme they, have managed to maintain a comfortable home located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in New York City.
Salary & Net Worth
It is worth knowing that the American actress has accumulated a good sum of money from her career. Although the exact amount she earns as her salary is not known, it has been estimated to be around $375,000 and this has contributed to Kyra’s fat net worth of $16 million.