Most famous is the American actress Kyra Sedgwick for her recurring role as Madeline Wuntch in the police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine and for her leading role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in the crime drama The Closer, which is no new face in the forests of Hollywood. In fact, she is a Hollywood face that appears repeatedly on television and in films, and for this, she has received several awards and prizes.
With a career spanning three decades, the theatre and film actress found her way to acting at the age of 12. She became a professional actress at the age of 16 and, like most actors who pay tribute to their parents for their support, Sedgwick acknowledges her mother for guiding her through the paths of success she currently enjoys. Today there is virtually no role for which Kyra Sedgwick would be called that she would not confidently perform well.
Who is Kyra Sedgwick and How Old is She?
Born on August 19, 1965, Kyra Sedgwick is a New Yorker with a mixed ethnicity of faraway Dutch, English, Scottish, German and Ashkenazi Jews. She is the daughter of venture capitalists Henry Dwight Sedgwick and Patricia (née Rosenwald), an education/family therapist and language teacher. The couple named their daughter Kyra Minturn Sedgwick Bacon.
She has a brother Robert Sedgwick who is an actor; a half-brother Mike Stern who is a jazz guitarist; and a half-sister Holly, the mother of pop singer George Nozuka and songwriter Justin Nozuka. Unfortunately, her parents separated when she was just four years old. Their divorce was finalized when she was six years old and Sedgwick had to live with her mother, who married the art dealer Ben Heller.
Sedgwick completed her high school education at Manhattan’s Friends Seminary before attending Sarah Lawrence College and then moved to the University of Southern California where she earned a degree in Drama.
Sedgwick began her acting journey at the age of 16 with a recurring role in the NBC soap opera Another World. Her path to becoming a professional actress was not without much encouragement from her mother, who is an ardent theater lover and a strong fan of many Broadway celebrities. Sedgwick’s role in Another World paved the way for her appearance in other Hollywood films such as Heart and Souls, Phenomenon, Miss Rose White, Secondhand Lions, Singles, The Game Plan, Something to Talk About and many others. Her most notable film, however, is the drama series The Closer, which ran from 2005 to 2012 and featured her as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in 109 episodes.
As a film producer, Sedgwick produced the drama series Proof by TNT, which premiered in 2015. The latest TV series she has been involved in since 2018 is the popular ABC drama series Ten Days in the Valley, which premiered on October 1, 2017, and ran until January 6, 2018.
Is Kyra Sedgwick Married? Who is The Husband (Kevin Bacon)
Kyra is married to the American actor and musician Kevin Bacon, whom she met in the late 1980s when she played on the set in the PBS version of Lanford Wilson’s play Lemon Sky. As at the time of their meeting, Bacon was already known for his roles alone in many well-known films and series, including the musical drama Footloose, Slab Boys, Friday the 13th, and many others. He even won the Obie Award for his role in the 1982 drama Forty Deuce.
Sedgwick and Bacon were married on 4 September 1988 and on 23 June 1989 they welcomed their first child, Travis Sedgwick Bacon. The two have also starred together in films such as Murder in the First, Pyrates, The Woodsman, and Loverboy. On March 15, 1992, the couple welcomed their second child, Sosie Ruth Bacon, who currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Kyra Sedgwick’s Net Worth
Kyra Sedgwick has a net worth of $16 million, an amount she has gained from her roles in movies and TV series. In 2007, the star actress began earning about $300,000 per episode. Her enormous salary income followed her extraordinary roles in movies and TV series like The Closer. During this time she also earned most of her remarkable awards; a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2007 and 2010, two Satellite Awards for Best Actress in 2005 and 2006, and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role. She crowned it all in 2009 with a People’s Choice Award for favorite TV drama diva.
Her most recent earnings for the lead role in a single episode of a TV series are around 350,000 dollars. The actress and her husband lost part of their savings to a pyramid scheme. Although the amount they lost to the notorious swindler Bernard Madoff is not known, there were rumors that this almost led to their separation.