Born: 19 August 1965
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Best known as: Star of the 1992 film Singles
Kyra Sedgwick plays Brenda Johnson, the homicide cop with a Southern accent and a penchant for cajoling confessions, in the TV series The Closer
. Sedgwick has worked steadily as film and theater actress since 1985, when she starred in the movie War and Love
and had a guest role on Miami Vice
. She gained critical notices for her performance in Oliver Stone
's Born on the Fourth of July
(1989, with Tom Cruise
) and had a lead in the popular romantic comedy Singles
(1992). She also appeared in Phenomenon
(1996, with John Travolta
), Secondhand Lions
(2003, with Michael Caine
) and The Woodsman
(2004, with Eve
). She began her run in the The Closer
(also featuring Anthony Denison
, credited as John Denison) in 2005 on the cable channel TNT.
She married actor Kevin Bacon in 1988. They have two children: son Travis (b. 1989) and daughter Sosie (b. 1992)… Sedgwick is a cousin of Edie Sedgwick, who appeared in the experimental films of artist Andy Warhol.
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