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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 August 1965New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameKyra Minturn Sedgwick
Nickname Kiko
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City, to Patricia (Rosenwald), a family and speech therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her mother was from an upper-class German Jewish family, and her father was from a wealthy Massachusetts clan of English descent, with many prominent ancestors (including judge Theodore Sedgwick and educator Endicott Peabody).

Sedgwick attended private schools. She made her professional acting debut at age 16 on the soap opera Another World (1964). A graduate of USC, Kyra has pursued a career that includes stage, screen and television. Kyra's reason for becoming an actor is that it gives her the ability to be compassionate and to walk around in the shoes of others. Her first brush with stardom came in Born on the Fourth of July (1989) as "Donna", the high school sweetheart of Tom Cruise. Two of her roles led to Golden Globe nominations: Miss Rose White (1992) and Something to Talk About (1995). She met her husband, Kevin Bacon, when they played leads in the television movie Lemon Sky (1988). They have two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (1)

Kevin Bacon (4 September 1988 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (21)

Has two children: Travis Bacon and Sosie Bacon.
First cousin, once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick.
Was a guest at Sarah Jessica Parker's 40th birthday party.
Older sister of actor Robert Sedgwick.
Sister-in-law of Michael Bacon and Betsy Bacon.
Aunt of up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Nozuka, George Nozuka and Philip Nozuka.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 8, 2009.
Received the 1988 Theatre World award for her stage portrayal of Muriel in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah Wilderness".
Graduate of the University of Southern California (Theatre).
Kyra and her husband, Kevin Bacon, lost an undisclosed amount of money in the Bernard Madoff scandal.
Aunt of Neal Bacon.
Her favorite actresses are Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, and Meryl Streep.
Made her big screen acting debut in War and Love (1985) and her producing debut in Losing Chase (1996).
Often confused with actresses Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Studied acting with Michael Howard at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
She is the half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern.
When she and Kevin Bacon appeared on the PBS show "Finding Your Roots", they discovered that they are very distant cousins (ninth cousins once removed).
Now lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. [November 2005]
Her mother's family was German Jewish. Her father was born to a prominent family of English descent, with roots going back to Colonial America of the 1600s.
Both Kyra and her husband, Kevin Bacon, have starred in historical movies which were set in, and primarily filmed in and around, Baltimore, Maryland. First, Kevin starred in Diner (1982) and 22 years later, Kyra starred in Something the Lord Made (2004).

Personal Quotes (7)

"It's an unattainable goal to be good at everything." - as quoted in Woman's World.
It was such a lovely, lovely, lovely night, and I was so happy to have my daughter and my husband there. And it does mean something. It means something in the industry, and it means something on a personal level. It was also a chance for me to get up there and thank the people I wanted to thank. It means a lot to me to say in a public way how much I love doing the show and what a great gift it has been for me and to thank the people who are a part of it. (On her Golden Globe win)
Also everyone's hearts are in the right place when you do a small movie. You're not doing it for the money; you're not doing it for the possibility of an Oscar nomination. You are doing it because you love the material.
I have too much respect for the characters I play to make them anything but as real as they can possibly be. I have a great deal of respect for all of them, otherwise I wouldn't do them. And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.
[on growing up watching and loving horror films] - Growing up I loved those films like "The Exorcist" or "The Omen" with Lee Remick. The acting was terrific, so I kept watching even though it scared the crap out of me. If you didn't sit through those things, you were a wimp.
We [her and her husband, Kevin Bacon] don't do what we do for awards, we do it for the pleasure of acting. However, I'd love to win an Oscar. I went to Susan Sarandon's. Her office has a small bathroom. All over the wall, all the way up, are her awards.
I enjoy fans coming over. I don't do this job and then look to run away from people and hide behind security. I love what I do. If a good play came along I'd grab it, but what I really want is more films. I'm a workhorse actor.

Salary (3)

The Closer (2005) $250,000 /episode (2007)
The Closer (2005) $275,000 /episode (2009-10)
The Closer (2005) $350,000 /episode (2010-11)

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