Kyra Minturn Sedgwick is an American actress, producer and director best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. For her portrayal of Johnson, Sedgwick won a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010.
Early Life & Career
She was born in New York City in 1965. Her mother, Patricia is a speech teacher and educational/family therapist. Her father, Henry Dwight Sedgewick V made a living investing in business ventures. The actor, Robert Sedgewick is her brother and Mike Stern, the Jazz guitarist is her half brother. Her parents divorced when she was six years old and her mother later married Ben Heller, an art dealer. Kyra Sedgwick is a graduate of Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Southern California, where she earned her degree in theater. Her first acting role in television was at the age of 16, when she starred in the daytime soap, Another World. After that she began appearing in several films, made for television movies and videos. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
Krya Sedwick is perhaps best-known for starring in the TNT crime series The Closer from 2005-2012. During the airing of this series, Sedgwick earned a Golden Globe for Best Leading Actress in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress. She also won two Satellite Awards for Best Actress in 2005 and 2006, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Diva in 2009. Sedgwick has appeared in several films, including, The Game Plan, Phenomenon, Born on the Fourth of July, Heart and Souls and many others. Her appearances on television series and sitcoms include, Ally McBeal, Amazing Stories, Miami Vice, and one episode of an ABC's Afternoon Special, plus many made for television movies.
Kyra Sedgwick Salary
In the early seasons of "The Closer" Kyra earned $150 thousand per episode. For the middle seasons she earned $250,000. By the end of the show, she was earning $350,000 per episode.
Kyra Sedgwick met her husband, Kevin Bacon on the set of the PBS version of Lemon Sky. They were married in 1988 and have two children; Travis Sedgewick Bacon (born 1989), and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born 1992). After Barack Obama's presidential win in 2008, the couple appeared together in will.i.am's video "It's a New Day". They have also starred together in the films, Pyrates, Murder in the First, The Woodsman, and Loverboy.
Kyra Sedgwick is an award-winning American actress who has a net worth of $45 million.