Kyra Sedgwick

Birth Name: 
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
Best Known For: 

Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama "The Closer"

Short bio: 

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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Submitted by Paul Cunning (not verified) on

I just saw a record run of ‘The Closer’, about six seasons I guess and the more I watched the better I enjoyed it. The cast wast excellent and the hard work shows but especially was the attitude from the character played by Sara. When you left, the show was finished.
Thank you for your commitment to excellence in acting.

Submitted by Joy chittim (not verified) on

Your comments were exactly. Right. I think we need to call her to get back in the game

Submitted by Jane Strain (not verified) on

My husband and I are watching re-runs of "The Closer". We are on our 6th time of watching them. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. The last program in the series says she is going to the DA's office. Is there any way that could be another series. She is dynamic as a southern law enfocement officer. We have also watched the spinoff "Major Crimes" and it is very good also but we really miss Brenda.

Submitted by Joy chittim (not verified) on

I have watched the closer episodes at least three times. Ms Sedgwick bacon is a magnificent actress I wish we could see her in sometime currant

Submitted by leilani n cleveland (not verified) on

hi krya sedwick i am a big of the close and i just saw miss rose white
Love leilani

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