Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama "The Closer"
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City. Sedgwick graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred from Sarah Lawrence to the University of Southern California, graduating with a theater degree.
Sedgwick made her TV debut at 16-years-old on the soap opera "Another World." During the 1990s she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including "Singles" (1992), "Heart and Souls" (1993), "Something to Talk About" (1995) and "Phenomenon," playing the love interest of John Travolta's character. She also 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. Later she played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's "Secondhand Lions" and Stella Peck in the 2007 film "The Game Plan." Sedgwick began starring in the television series" The Closer" in 2005. Over the life of the series she was nominated for and won several awards for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. She received a Golden Globe award in 2007 and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010. "The Closer" ended on August 13, 2012 after its seventh season.
Sedgwick has been married to actor Kevin Bacon since 1988.
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