Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City and 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) (TV) and Something to Talk About (1995). She met her husband, Kevin Bacon, when they played leads in the television movie "American Playhouse: Lemon Sky (#7.5)" (1988).IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <email@example.com>
|Kevin Bacon||(4 September 1988 - present) 2 children|
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.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 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).
Aunt of Neal Bacon.
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).
"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.
|"The Closer" (2005)||$250,000/episode (2007)|
(November 2005) Now lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.
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