Born: 19 August 1965
Birthplace: New York, 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.
Extra credit: 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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