|Kyra Sedgwick Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||August 19, 1965|
Kyra Sedgwick is an American actress, producer, and director who is best known for starring as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in the crime drama TV series The Closer (2005–2012). For her performance, she won the ‘Best Actress’ award at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards and the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick
New York City, New York, United States
Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Kyra had graduated from the Friends Seminary in New York City. She had then joined the Sarah Lawrence College, a private liberal arts college in Yonkers, New York, before getting a transfer to the University of Southern California. She had graduated from there with a degree in theater studies.
Actress, Producer, Director
- Father – Henry Dwight Sedgwick V (Venture Capitalist)
- Mother – Patricia Sedgwick (née Rosenwald) (Speech Teacher, Educational/Family Therapist)
- Siblings – Robert Sedgwick (Younger Brother) (Actor)
- Others – Edmund Norwood Bacon (Father-in-Law) (Architect, Former Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission), Ruth Hilda (née Holmes) (Mother-in-Law) (Liberal Activist, Elementary School Teacher), Michael Bacon (Brother-in-Law) (Singer, Film Score Composer), Betsy Maguire-Bacon (Sister-in-Law), Karin Bacon (Sister-in-Law), Elinor Bacon (Sister-in-Law), Hilda Bacon (Sister-in-Law), Prudence Bacon (Sister-in-Law), Mike Stern (Paternal Half-Brother) (Musician, Songwriter, Jazz Guitarist), Holly Sedgwick (Half-Sister), George Nozuka (Half-Nephew) (Singer, Recording Artist), Justin Nozuka (Half-Nephew) (Singer, Actor), Philip Nozuka (Half-Nephew) (Actor), Robert Minturn Sedgwick (Paternal Grandfather), Helen Peabody (Paternal Grandmother), James Benno Rosenwald (Maternal Grandfather), Dorothy Bleyer (Maternal Grandmother), Henry Dwight Sedgwick III (Paternal Great Grandfather) (Lawyer, Author), Ellery Sedgwick (Paternal Great Grand Uncle) (Editor/Owner of The Atlantic Monthly), Edie Sedgwick (Actress) (First Cousin Once Removed), John Sedgwick (Paternal Uncle)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kyra has dated –
- Matthew Broderick
- Kevin Bacon (1987-Present) – Kyra began dating fellow actor Kevin Bacon in February 1987. They got married on September 4, 1988, and have 2 children together – a son named Travis Sedgwick Bacon (b. June 23, 1989) (Actor, Musician) and a daughter named Sosie Ruth Bacon (b. March 15, 1992) (Actress).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her mother’s side and English, Scottish, German, and distant Dutch descent on her father’s side.
- Petite frame
- Shoulder-length, wavy hair
- Charming smile
- Has a mole on her neck
- Radiant face
- Has tattoos on her ankle, side, and lower back
Kyra has been featured in the print and TV advertisements for Tropicana‘s ‘Trop 50’ low calorie & sugar orange juice (2009).
She had also made a cameo appearance in one of her husband Kevin Bacon’s TV commercials for iPhone, in 2013.
Kyra Sedgwick Facts
- Kyra’s parents had parted ways when she was 4 years old and got divorced by the time she had turned 6.
- In 2009, she was honored with a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television’.
- In 2012, on the TV show Finding Your Roots, she learned that she and her husband Kevin Bacon are 9th cousins, once removed.
- She and Kevin had lost a substantial part of their savings in the infamous Ponzi scheme fraud conjured up by conman and swindler Bernie Madoff.
Featured Image by Kyra Sedgwick / Instagram